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Escargots have made it to Somerset.  We’re excited that Somerset Escargots have joined us for the 2020 Exmoor Food Fest. Hopefully you’ll be able to taste them at a number of restaurants taking part in the festival. But you could also try cooking them at home!

Here is what they have to say about themselves:

We’re Somerset Escargot and our mission is to make the South West snail central!  Think great quality, free range escargot used in innovative recipes.

It’s a fantastic ingredient for our modern diet – high in protein, low in carbs and with a low carbon footprint compared to other meat sources.

Escargot has been a popular food source in many countries for centuries.  It’s thought it was introduced to Britain, via Somerset by the Romans.  It was certainly popular in the 1960s, this little video is about the Miners Arms in Priddy, where ‘Mendip Wallfish’ was a very popular dish – escargot poached in cider, as well as with the traditional garlic butter.

We’re farming our Helix Aspersa Muller and Helix Aspersa Maxima on our small holding in West Buckland and in the near future we will also be producing escargot caviar – think adult popping candy, with a salty, earthy flavour!

It’s been quite a journey as we’re building a breeding room and outdoor enclosure – you can follow our adventures here on Facebook and Twitter.

Contact us to purchase fresh, free range escargot – 07950 914328, lyn@somersetescargot.co.uk

Calling all restaurants, pubs & tearooms: Register for the 2018 Exmoor Food Fest

The 2018 Exmoor Food Fest is going to be even bigger and better than our previous festivals. Once again, we will be celebrating the best that our region has to offer all through February.

We are now calling all food related businesses – restaurants, pubs, tea rooms – to sign up to be part of the 2018 Exmoor Food Fest and offer amazing Exmoor Food Fest deals* to their customers.

 

We are also looking for local producers who would like to take part in our “Taste Exmoor at The Beach Hotel” event in Minehead on 3 and 4 February 2018.  It is going to be a fun weekend with cook-offs, bake-offs, presentations and workshops, and of course a food & drink fair. You can sign up here.

Do you have any further questions? Then please don’t hesitate to ask. Just send us an email, and we’ll get back to you asap.

(*) We will explain this all in great detail when you sign up!

 

Dunster Food Festival starts tomorrow 

Over 40 producers and street food traders will be at the Dunster Tithe Barn from 10.30am till 4pm on Saturday and Sunday, while a number of restaurants and local traders have also got into the spirit offering Exmoor Food Fest deals in the village.
    
Please note that there are no parking facilities at the Dunster Tithe Barn.