Fricassée d’Escargots 1755

Fricassee of Snails, 1755

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By Elisabeth Lambert Ortiz

Published 1973

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This snail dish was created in the kitchens of the de Leyritz Plantation in 1755 to celebrate a domestic event connected with the building of a petit chateau bordelais, the main house of the plantation, built near Basse Pointe, in the north of Martinique, by Michel de Leyritz at the beginning of the 18th century. It is still in the repertoire of the restored plantation, now a restaurant and small hotel, and is another example of the good cooking of the north of the i