11 August 2010

Monaco Street - Death to the Snail!


Not for the squeamish...the snails are about to be poured onto the fire. But before that there is the ritual of praying for the snails as the musicians walk in a line and then each player drops a solitary snail into the pan as he says goodbye.

A reminder of the great website of Les Taraf Goulamas if you missed it yesterday.

More tomorrow...

8 comments:

Gunn said...

You have so many great street shots/action shots.
Is it also happening outside the summer seasons.

puddinglane said...

I see one little snail with his head up saying -no don't cook me- I'm wondering how many snails does it take to make a single plate?
~Dianne~

Marie said...

Tes photos sont fort intéressantes, Jilly, mais c'est quand même une pratique barbare. :-)

B SQUARED said...

I wand to know if their culinary talents are on par with their musical abilities?

domino said...

They taste better if you cook them alive!

MIQ said...

Mosquitos are worse then we're. They usually consume us without cooking even... ;-)

PS
I like your blog very much. Rgds.

Chuck Pefley said...

Looks like they are being given last rights as they drop into the pan. I hope you'll explain the significance of this ritual.

Jilly said...

Chuck, I don't think there is any significance other than it's fun. You are quite right - the last rights is what the snails are being given!

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