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Monday 16th April 2007

*WILD FOOD* - A new food blog EVENT!

May Wild Food Event

Inspired by our local New Zealand “Hokitika Wild Food Festival,” David’s recent “Weird Food” post and Rob’s “Ear-resistible” post and the subsequent interesting comments…
I’m excited to announce a new WILD FOOD blogging event.

Yes, I’m inviting all food bloggers to take a walk on the WILD side with me and show us your inner WILD self, lets get really WILD, and reach out for that fear!!

My chosen theme for the inaugural 1st round is…

-Edible Reptile!-

You can choose to create something new, share your first or a past experience cooking and / or eating any legal reptile meat sold as food i.e crocodile / alligator meat, rattle snake meat, frog legs etc.
Yes, I do realise many of us don’t have access to such products, so if that is the case or for the more shy, any meal, dish, dessert or treat that has been given the Edible Reptile treatment, theme, shape, name etc. is totally accepted!
This is a fun event aimed at using ones’ imagination, I know you won’t be silly enough to go out hunting endangered species, or serving up animals from unknown or illegal sources!!

So to get you started on some ideas…

  1. think Marinated Crocodile Steak,
  2. A Jelly Snake,
  3. Wilted Dinosaur Kale,
  4. Chocolate Lizard cake,
  5. Fred Flinstone’s recipe for Brontosaurus Burgers
  6. or perhaps a little Mock Turtle Soup
  7. - these are all acceptable entries

Find the WILD Reptile within and use your imagination.

I’m hoping WILD FOOD will become an ongoing event, I am keen to host this and the subsquent first few rounds from which point I’ll be encouraging other keen and WILD food bloggers to sign up and host a round.

I’m giving you plenty of time to enter, so there’s no excuses now! You have from now until the end of May, I’ll have the roundup posted soon after and also announce a new WILD FOOD theme for June.

Please send your entries with the heading Edible Reptile to me by midnight on May the 31st Send your entries to me with the heading Edible Reptile

  1. Remember to include…
  2. your name
  3. your approximate location
  4. your blogs name
  5. your Edible Reptile’s name
  6. your Edible Reptile’s url / permalink

Katherine from Toast Point has quickly jumped to the challenge and sent in her delightfully WILD entry already, she has also alerted me to a US source of Exotic Meats who offer plenty of Reptillian delights… Alligator, Crocodile and Rattlesnake to name a few!
Check them out here at!
Thanks Katherine!

Thanks heaps, I’m looking forward to some fun, weird and WILD FOOD!

Filed under Food Blog Events, WILD FOOD


  1. Ooooooo! Good idea Bron! So . . . I know snake is off the menu for us here in NZ, as to what is available, I shall have to do some research . . .

    Emma — Monday 16th April 2007 5:28 pm

  2. Nice one Bron. Hmmmmm. Thinking, thinking.

    barbara — Monday 16th April 2007 5:59 pm

  3. AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i know what im doing, i know what im doing.

    Paul — Tuesday 17th April 2007 12:50 am

  4. Bron, what a theme! Uhm, see what I can come up with! This sounds like a lot of fun. :D

    Anh — Tuesday 17th April 2007 11:14 am

  5. ooo! what a great idea bron. :-) i can’t wait to see what kind of reptile i can get my hands on for this one. it’s sure to be an exciting event.

    amanda — Tuesday 17th April 2007 7:46 pm

  6. Hi Emma, look forward to what you come up with!

    Thanks Barbara, can’t wait to see where your thoughts lead you! ;-)

    Hehe Paul, thanks mate, look forward to it!

    Hi Anh, I’m hoping it will be a lot of fun too, thanks for your comment

    Thank you Amanda, I’m sure you will share something exciting too!

    Thanks again everyone!

    bron — Friday 20th April 2007 9:01 am

  7. gee, I have to look at inside me if I’m wild enough to get wild!! hehehe… Is there any crocodile meat around here? I’ve eaten tiger’s meat, but haven’t eaten any croc yet.

    arfi — Monday 23rd April 2007 9:42 pm

  8. […] For those who follow the vibrant food culture online cannot have failed to have run across the wonderful Bron Marshall writing down in New Zealand. She has just announced a fun little ‘theme’ for the myriad bloggers out there - Wild Food - Reptiles. Basically a recipe is required for some form of reptilian dish - Crocodile perhaps or snake. Maybe a chocolate Crocodile! […]

    » In Search of… Frogs LegsThe Foodie List » Blog Archive — Thursday 26th April 2007 12:10 am

  9. […] Don’t forget to send me your entries for the first WILD FOOD Event! There’s still plenty of time so please don’t chicken out! There seems to be have been some confusion unfortunately… you don’t need to cook actual reptile “meat!” for this event, but please do so if you’re keen to. Any way you wish to represent “reptiles” with any type of food is accepted! Which does mean that keeping a dessert and pastry only blog won’t be an excuse this time… hehe ;-) […]

    WILDFOOD - Edible Reptile! — Thursday 17th May 2007 11:48 am

  10. What a creative idea.Is funny and looks delicius !!!
    Have a nice day

    Sylvia — Friday 18th May 2007 6:10 am

  11. Ooooooh nasty one!! This is gonna be good to follow. As much as I would lurve to I unfortunately cant participate as I dont have a blog or URL but its sure gonna be fun to see what others enter.
    Great Stuff Bron, keep up the good work, I am loving your blog.

    Colleen — Friday 18th May 2007 9:07 am

  12. […] Don’t forget to send me your entries for WILDFOOD - Edible Reptile Entries close midnight on the 31st of May, so you have approximately 10 days to go! […]

    WILDFOOD - Another Reminder! — Tuesday 22nd May 2007 8:44 am

  13. […] Today (Yesterday NZ time!) is/was the last day for sending me your entries for this first round of WILDFOOD - Edible Reptile, however since I’m quite disorganised myself… I’m willing to give you until Monday, from when I hope to have the roundup up for anyone who wishes to send in any last entries. Thanks heaps to those of you who have already entered, you are truly WILD! […]

    Last Call for WILDFOOD - Edible Reptile — Friday 1st June 2007 2:48 pm

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