A man has done the unbelievable by having a chunk of his flesh cut off and having it cooked so that he could know how the human meat tastes.
Do you know what human flesh tastes like? That was the curiosity that pushed a man to remove a small chunk of flesh from his leg and cooked it. He says it tastes somewhere between pork and lamb, with a smell that ‘similar to beef and ale stew.’
Journalist Greg Foot took the extreme measures and the analysis revealed the muscle contains fibers similar to those found in both chicken Bosom and some cuts of beef.
Because eating human flesh – even if it’s your own – is illegal, the BBC science journalist cooked his biopsy for chemical analysis of the aromas.
Smell is a huge component of taste, and Foot says sniffing his cooked meat will give him an accurate idea of what it would be like to eat it.
After initially recoiling, Foot says: ‘That actually smells quite nice. It’s really meaty… a lot richer than pork or chicken.’ A chemical analysis places his flesh as somewhere between pork and lamb.
Using the aroma from his flesh sample, Foot then made a replica burger using lamb and pork.