As I’ve previously mentioned, I am a huge fan of I Love Lucy, as are my mother and daughter. So when we found oursevles in Paris at an outdoor cafe, we had to re-enact part of Lucy’s French adventure episode. I ordered escargot intentionally, unlike Lucy, who had no idea what she was ordering in French. The waiter brought out our delectable dish and I almost — almost — asked him to bring me a bottle of ketchup like Lucy did. But I couldn’t bring myself to do it. I was afraid he’d whisk my plate of snails away.
Luckily, I was with two fun-lovers who will do anything for a laugh, so they did re-enact Lucy’s next stunt: they clamped the escargot tongs onto their noses just like Lucy did. Nearby I Love Lucy fans knew what they were doing, but to anyone else walking by, they just looked like crazy Americans.
Do you need a clamp on your nose to eat escargots?