French frog fair goers down seven tonnes of legs

26th April 2004, Comments 0 comments

EPINAL, France, April 26 (AFP) - The French reputation of treating frogs' legs as a gourmet staple made a big leap forward when attendees at a fair downed seven tonnes of the amphibians' limbs, according to organisers.

EPINAL, France, April 26 (AFP) - The French reputation of treating frogs' legs as a gourmet staple made a big leap forward when attendees at a fair downed seven tonnes of the amphibians' limbs, according to organisers.

The 32nd annual Frog Fair, held over the weekend in the western French town of Vittel, attracted around 30,000 people, many of whom munched down a cooked leg or two, the local guild of frog-legs tasters said.

As an extra, frozen frogs' legs imported from Indonesia were on offer for experts to test the difference. They were frozen for the transport, "but very good nonetheless," opined one diner.

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