Sunset's One-Block Feast

Discover how we learned to eat almost entirely from the land around us ― and how you can, too

Inside The One-Block Feast

Take a peek at our book about how we tried to raise every ingredient we’d need for 4 seasonal menus—right in our backyard. Plus: recipes

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The One-Block Feast: Team Escargot

Team Escargot

Growing edibles inevitably means growing snails, especially because our garden is organic and hospitable to wildlife. We have a big snail population snacking on our carefully tended leafy vegetables. One day our Test Garden Coordinator suggested that we eat them. Eat them? As in—escargots?

That was definitely the French approach to dealing with snails in the garden. But were ours the type of snails that could be eaten? And, most important, how would we make them taste like the French gourmet item served in overpriced restaurants?

After experimenting and consulting several authorities on snail-raising and cooking, Team Escargot finally got the hang of it—with delicious results fully detailed in The One-Block Feast.


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