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IT employee quit his job to raise snails

Avatar of Nick John By Nick John Dec27,2023 #employee #snails
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IT employee quit his job to raise snails 2

In a barn on a farm on the outskirts of Vienna (Austria), Andreas Gugumuck is preparing a `love room` for guests.

However, Gugumuck was no innkeeper at all.

Gugumuck’s farm is harvesting snails.

Every year, Gugumuck sells 1.5 tons of snails to restaurants across Austria and exports mainly to Germany and the US.

Gugumuck grew up on a farm, but he had no interest in taking it over from his father.

But even so, he always felt `something was missing`.

IT employee quit his job to raise snails

Andreas Gugumuck has been raising snails for 6 years.

Today, France is a country famous for consuming this animal, but Gugumuck knows that since the Middle Ages, Vienna has been the center of snails.

After researching how to raise and breed snails, Gugumuck took over the family farm in 2008. In 7 months, he prepared a plot of land to grow vegetables and herbs like thyme, then bought 20,000 snails.

After harvesting his first batch of snails, Gugumuck began experimenting with how to best cook them, since most restaurants only wanted to buy pre-cooked items.

However, Gugumuck said that although chefs are very satisfied with the quality of snails, many restaurants are still hesitant to buy them because they are worried that customers won’t eat them.

IT employee quit his job to raise snails

Snail eggs and snail liver are canned.

The popularity of these two events helped restaurants in Vienna become more open and Gugumuck’s sales began to skyrocket.

In recent years, Gugumuck has also sold eggs and snail livers.

They are said to be crunchy and have a stronger flavor than fish eggs.

IT employee quit his job to raise snails

Snail liver has a spiral shape like a snail shell.

However, he is still most proud of the snail liver, because this product is very rare.

Gugumuck also earns money through farm tours.

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