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Celebrate Bastille Day with... luxury basil-fed snails?

Gilt Groupe, the luxury flash-sale site, has finally brought its sale expertise to eager foodies. The newly-launched Gilt Taste – now in beta testing mode – shares appetizing deals on artisan products: everything from olive oil cake to handpicked star anise. Like a more upscale Foodzie, the online market also features celebrity chefs and acclaimed writers, including author Ruth Reichl, who se
Celebrate with snails? Gilt Taste's Bastille Day sale offers a signature French fish.
Celebrate with snails? Gilt Taste's Bastille Day sale offers a signature French fish.Gilt Taste

Gilt Groupe, the luxury flash-sale site, has finally brought its sale expertise to eager foodies. The newly-launched Gilt Taste – now in beta testing mode – shares appetizing deals on artisan products: everything from olive oil cake to handpicked star anise. Like a more upscale Foodzie, the online market also features celebrity chefs and acclaimed writers, including author Ruth Reichl, who serves as editorial advisor.

To mark Bastille Day on July 14, haute-cuisine chef Daniel Boulud is guest-curating the tasty site, which means French game recipes, stories and oddly helpful cooking tips and observations ("Pigs' feet have a lot of bones" Melissa Clark writes in "10 Things I Learned from Daniel Boulud").

Also on tap is, of course, fun French merchandise, including gourmet truffles, semi-boneless quail, and basil-fed snails (sacre bleu!), which go on sale tomorrow. Order your slimy delicacy, pick up a bottle of Bordeaux and celebrate with a truly sexy French meal.

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