|Green pea risotto|
Food Diary (December 25, 2011)
Lunch: Green pea risotto
Dinner: Potato, carrot and onion omelet
Baking/sweets: Toscatårta (Swedish Almond Cake), shortbread cookies
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This is weird and slightly disgusting. Please don’t continue reading if you are eating something now, are a vegetarian, have a sensitive stomach or just not in the mood of reading something unpleasant.
Cannibalism is legal in the Netherlands. Two Dutch TV hosts cooked and ate each other's flesh. A butcher advised presenters Dennis Storm and Valerio Zeno on which were the best cuts of human flesh. A surgeon removed the strips of muscle from Storm's left buttock cheek and Zeno's abdomen. A chef fried the flesh, and served it to Storm and Zeno with green asparagus on the side.
Zeno described the experience as similar to eating a piece of car tyre, and took a while to swallow his food on air. It seems to me that Zeno has tried eating car tyre too. I am not sure which is worse, eating human flesh or car tyre. In any case his food choices are “special”.
On the other hand Storm cleaned his plate and jokingly likened his own "meat" to Kobe beef because he takes good care of his body and health.
Eating human flesh sounds unappealing, maybe because we are not used to it. It makes me think of human milk. We drank it when we were small but if human milk was offered I am guessing many of us will find it unappealing. Instead we prefer to drink milk that comes from any other animals. Humans take care of themselves, eat well, follow good hygiene and live in sanitary conditions. Yet human milk may not be very appealing. Instead we prefer milk from animals which live outside, don’t take showers, eat off the ground and some are pumped with all sorts of chemicals. Are we strange?
Pork butt is yum, I love it. But not human butt, from a consumption perspective that is. The environment in which the butts are ‘raised’ is quite different. One is more cleaner than the other, and which one do we choose.