What snails do cooks use in cooking?

Commonly, they are known by the French word Les Escargots...which means snails. Food always sounds better with a French name. Helix pomatia is most often eaten. Helix aspersa you will often find steamed and served as a tapa in Spain. The cork with the pins in it is for picking the meat out of the shell. Helix lucorum is another species that is eaten.