Team Cargols is a Perpignan-based association created back in 2014.
Their goal: promoting and developing snail cuisine, in particular, the “petits gris” (little greys), at a local, national and European level.
Via their culinary crusade, they also seek to forge social connections and build friendships, raising money and awareness to shape a more humane society.
Well, if snails aren’t bothered by gender, colour, religion, political persuasion or age, why should we be?
Images from the 2019 Aplec du Caragol in Lleida
Snail Fest – 23rd & 24th September, Toulouges
The four pillars of the Snail Fest are:
1. The conviviality of the cargolada, gastronomic heritage of Roussillon.
2. The Catalan culture and the richness of the Pyrenees Orientales region.
3. The participation of associations and exhibitors representing the area.
4. A varied programme, free of charge, to stimulate curiosity.
So whatever your opinion on the slippery little suckers, this is a great occasion to (re)discover the epitome of Catalonia.
Head to the Parc de Clairfont in Toulouges in September for plenty of local produce, snails and otherwise!