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Andrew explores Winkles as edible coastal food. They appear in prehistoric shellfish middens throughout Europe , and is therefore known to have been an important source of food since at least 7500 BC in Scotland . They are usually picked off the rocks by hand or caught in a drag from a boat. They are eaten in Great Britain and Ireland where they are commonly referred to as winkles or in some areas willicks or wilks , and in Belgium where they are called crickles .Periwinkles are considered a delicacy in African and Asian cuisine . The meat is high in protein and low in fat .Andrew also shows how to cook limpets. Watch the full series on