Riddle on a Plate: What Am I?

Stone walls Aran Islands Ireland

Vitellus stares out from its wreath of albumen;
cured and smoked belly strips dare.

Fermented endosperm thanks magical fungus;
lycopene flaunts from its sphere.

Tuberous nightshade’s with musical fruit;
spore-bearing wonders are near.

Sliced pudding’s sincerely iron-ic.
Clearly, there’s plenty to share.

{Update: The riddle is explained in the comments, and you can check out a photo here: Gargleblaster page, #24 of 42}

  1. I believe I know the answer. I have written it down on a piece of paper, time stamped it, placed it in an envelope (which I sealed afterward) and gave it to my lawyer for safekeeping. He has been instructed to open the envelope at the end of the challenge and pass my answer on to you.

    Ha ha. This was great Marcy.

  2. I was very curious which of your travel adventures would be the source of your gargleblaster answer this week.
    I have a general answer to the riddle, but I’m stumped on a few of the components. The musical fruit is my least favorite addition to the plate.
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  3. I never partook of the full Irish breakfast when I was there. Mostly because at that time I was vegetarian. I missed out on quite a bit of food because of that. “Lycopene flaunts from its sphere.” Way to make a tomato sound like a harlot.
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  4. Wow, Marcy, I think this is the first time somebody answered the question with a riddle. I think Douglas Adams would approve. I really love the lush vocabulary – it’s obviously intended to obfuscate, but such beautiful words! Great poem – thanks for linking it up!
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    • Aw thanks, but the plate of food was good, although very heavy. I wasn’t crazy about the last item, but the rest of it was delicious.

  5. Thanks for all the great comments. Here’s the answer to the riddle.

    Full Irish Breakfast, featuring (line by line):

    An egg (vitellus = yolk, albumen = egg white),
    bacon,
    bread (wheat thanking yeast),
    tomato,
    potato, beans (the musical fruit),
    mushrooms,
    black pudding (blood pudding).

    I’ll post a photo when I add it to my Gargleblaster page: http://www.tootimidandsqueamish.com/42-2/

    Thanks for playing along 🙂
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