The most curious thing about this is the marrowbone ( oh, he gave them eggs and marrow bones and he made them suck them all ) you all know the song. Marrow bones are eaten a lot in France and I haven't really seen them eaten anywhere else in the world. These are the big bones of the femur of the animal. They are used in the traditional Pot Au Feu in burgundy and they are also roasted and served as an accompaniement or on their own. They are delicious. You eat them as you would a boiled egg , you spoon the marrow out with teaspoon.