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One of the culinary specialties from Belle Ile : goose barnacles. Well it takes a bit of dedication to eat them as their aspect is quite peculiar. The moment they arrive on your table is a special one and the surprised look of other customers is quite funny.

Goose barnacles (order Pedunculata), also called stalked barnacles or gooseneck barnacles, are filter-feeding crustaceans that live attached to hard surfaces of rocks and flotsam in the ocean intertidal zone. In Portugal and Spain, they are a widely consumed and expensive delicacy known as percebes. Percebes are harvested commercially in the northern coast, mainly in Galicia and Asturias, and are also imported from overseas, particularly from Morocco and Canada. The indigenous peoples of California eat the stem after cooking it in hot ashes.

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  • Copyright: Emmanuel BINOT (speedymanu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 395 W: 5 N: 199] (3701)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2014-08-19
  • Camera: Olympus TG1
  • Exposure: f/3.2, 1/100 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-10-28 4:55
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