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Jul 7, 2011 09:53 PM

Which animal have you eaten every single part of?

Obviously, only counting the edible parts. But I suppose "edible" is open to interpretation.

But I digress.

Which animals have you eaten every single section, part, sector and region of?

For me, I think the list would be the following:

- Chicken
- Duck
- Fish
- Crustaceans
- Goose
- Pigeons
- Hens
- Sea Cucumbers

I want to say cows (or bulls) and pigs, but I don't think I've had cow or pig eyeballs, or bull testicles or cow bladder.


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  1. Well, since you definitively went outside of the "animal" range in your list, I can say, plankton, mushrooms/fungus and amoeba.

    4 Replies
    1. re: Quine

      Ok, fair enough, "living organism"

      1. re: Quine

        Quine, every thing on that list is in kingdom animalia, and also generally considered as food. Mushrooms not so much. Have you eaten every category of plankton, or just some? Did you like them?

        Having eaten a whole fried sweetfish, I guess that is the only animal I've eaten every part of. I just can't bring myself to eat brains most of the time, so I am missing that part on my list of fowl and livestock. Also haven't felt a great need to chew on bull pizzle. There are parts of the animal that are technically edible that I just don't feel wasteful not consuming. I will eat most but not all.

        1. re: itwillmakeaturd

          well since I said, mushrooms/fungus: I have one word for you, yeast. I am sure everyone has eaten this and many consider it a part of their basic diet.
          Be that as it may, I now exit this cute, but definitively ipsedxit thread. Ips..I swear times I see your thread topics and I wonder, does this person stay up all night thinking of these...and look at me posting in reply at 1:30 AM! But I always read them and sometimes think you're crazy, but hey, me too!

        2. re: Quine

          Fungi aren't animals! Neither are some types of plankton, so those don't count! :P

        3. I think I've eaten every part of the chicken you can buy to cook, including gizzards, hearts, feet, livers and testicles. Definitely for fish, because I've eaten whole fish.

          1. I think it'd be fish/seafood (that's an easy one), chicken and rabbit.

            I query chicken in my mind - as I'm unsure if I've eaten gizzards. I recall them being cooked when I was a child and refusing food was not an option at our house - parents used to say that you dont know you dont like something till youve tried it.

            1. The elusive Tofurkey. Every last bit.

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                1. re: DeppityDawg

                  And they're currently in season, as this photo, taken only last month, evidences