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Students in French class eat snails

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Provided to the Tahoe Daily Tribune. Students at South Lake Tahoe High School not only learn to speak French, but to eat French as well, in this case, escargot lessons were magnifique, merci beaucoup.
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The Exploring Romance Language class of South Tahoe High School would like to thank Chef Camille of Mirabelle Restaurant for providing us with an unforgettable experience of tasting escargot as part of our French studies. Madame Miller, STHS French teacher, encouraged the class to expand their cultural horizons after a unit of study on French food. As a first-time experience, many students were excited and nervous, but ended up eating the delectable delight.

With expressions of curiosity and angst, several students explained that the texture was different and chewy, but tasted absolutely amazing. Students Nataly Gomez and Shelbi Spicer commented they were both “so surprised that snails are that good” and also thought that “the bread and sauce were really good,” then added “everyone should try it.”

Robin Buchan, who was among the first to enjoy the snails, described the experience as “extreme, but very exciting.” Rosa Tinajero and Christine Castillo said that the escargot was “magnifique” and they can’t wait to go to Mirabelle to taste more foods. Donna Tapia and Sabrina Trisler, along with the class, suggest to people in the community to stop being snails and try something new and experience the French delicacy of escargot.

Students designed cards of gratitude for Chef Camille, and everyone left class that day with huge smiles across their faces. Merci beaucoup, C’etait incroyable et delicieux!


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