I've eaten some strange things in my time. I ate sushi in London (and again recently, to prove a point). I ate kangaroo in France. I ate horse, also in France (which was actually a lot nicer than you might think).
But I never expected to eat cactus. I mean, surely the mechanics alone would seem to prevent that?
Well, it turns out that cactus is a not-unpleasant vegetable. It's very fleshy, and has a very slightly bitter taste. But it was rather nice actually.
So, add another one to the list!
#14: "The Many Deaths of the Black Company", by Glen Cook