Real Horror: BBC Presenter Cooks His Own Flesh [Just To See What It Tastes Like]


When you think of the word “cannibalism”, you probably think of zombies, or movies such as Cannibal Holocaust or The Green Inferno. It’s an odd concept – man eating man – that has been around for centuries. Even the Aztecs, who believed in the practice of eating another human, believed that by devouring their brethren; they would earn their “powers” or “abilities” in something that was more of a ritual, than a taboo. Cannibalism is one of those strange crimes that has always had the ability to physically turn stomachs as well as seem so incredibly disrespectful. For many people, it’s an absolutely sickening thought: eating another human being. But for others, there is a strange fascination when it comes to the thought of eating human flesh. Now before anyone jumps at me in the comments, I am in no way saying it’s okay or even promoting the idea of harming anyone in order to try and taste them. Instead, I’m here to talk about a BBC Presenter by the name of Greg Foot, and his Youtube video where he goes on a [personal] mission to discover what human flesh would actually taste like when it’s cooked. You read that correctly: BBC presenter Greg Foot cut out chunk of his own leg in the name of a taste test experiment. To begin this..”test”, Foot visited a local Doctor who took a biopsy of one of his quadriceps – located in the thigh- just so he could get it ready to cook and ultimately, eat.


[picture source: BBC]

As grim, and painful, as it sounds; Greg had a chunk of thigh removed and analyzed [by a food specialist] to learn more about the make up of the “meat” and it’s flavor. It was revealed that it was made up of the same type of muscle as chicken breast, as well as having a likeness to certain cuts of beef. Going even further, he then took the leg samples off to be analyzed to learn that his now cooked flesh smells ‘really meaty, a lot richer than pork or chicken. It smells a bit like beef and ale stew.’  BUT before we all get too excited – he didn’t actually eat the pieces from his leg. [wait, what?] Unsurprisingly, it is illegal to eat human flesh, even if it’s your own, so instead Greg worked off the smells he observed and made a composite burger out of similar flavors and the smells that were present.


[above: the actual “pieces” from Greg‘s biopsy]

Considering a total of 80% of the composition of the flavor is the smell, Greg cooked up a lamb, pork and beef burger to “mimic” what he imagined would be his own leg. Although it’s not technically his leg, it’s pretty close, which allows him to get as close to cannibalism as the law will allow. Greg was later quoted as saying: ‘I think that’s the closest I’ll ever get to eating human, and I tell you what – it’s pretty good.’ Now, the good part: above I mentioned how he did it for a Youtube video, and that was no exaggeration – I’ve included the video in this post, [I mean, why wouldn’t I?] and you’ll just have to tell me: given the chance, would YOU eat your own flesh? [At least, in the name of science] Let me know in the comments! So while it’s probably not what you expected, it goes to show that zombies might have the right idea when it comes to their preferred type of “meat.”


FIRST red band clip from Eli Roth’s “THE GREEN INFERNO” will have you “eye-ing” for more!

If there’s one film I keep holding out for, it’s Eli Roth‘s The Green Inferno. I’ve actually talked about it a good amount: from mentioning how it’s looking more and more exciting, and more importantly – how someone started a petition to ban the film! However, with the film eating it’s way into theaters next week, [I’m so excited!] red band clip has surfaced; subtly called “Punishment“. This clip shows on viewers Aaron Burns’ character, “Jonah”, suffer in ways that will make you want to scream, cover your eyes in terror, and for the gore hounds: it’ll make you more excited for the film than you already were! Heading deep into The Green Inferno are actors Ariel Levy, Daryl Sabara and Kirby Bliss Blanton[amongst others, obviously] with the story following a group of student activists who, from New York City, travel to the Amazon to protect [what they consider] a dying tribe, but crash in the jungle and are then taken hostage by the very natives they had “planned” on saving. If it doesn’t sound like a fun time of a horror film, I have a very convincing ‘tweet’ that will tell you just how good the film is:

That’s right: Stephen King has told the world of horror that he fully enjoyed Roth‘s latest film! This tells us that – not only is it a good movie – but that the King of the genre himself is giving it his praise. [sorry about that terrible pun by the way..] Naturally, I’d assume that Eli Roth was stunned, knowing that one of his heroes – one of my heroes – just gave him a positive review on his film.. and it’s a pretty big thumbs up! So with that, I’ll leave you with the clip “Punishment” – though it might make you sign into Youtube for age restriction purposesand if you enjoyed the clip tell me: does it make you excited for The Green Inferno? Or did it make you groan; cause you find yourself tired of Eli Roth [I know a lot of people give him hate on the internet, but I find myself to be a fan of his!]

“Dark and primitive customs still rule the Amazon jungle: cannibalism and other mind, body and soul-destroying rituals. Trapped in the village, these high-tech modern-world students experience the ultimate in primal barbaric terror, suffering unspeakable acts of violence in an intense and chilling rituals reserved only for the most threatening intruders.”

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I mean, I guess this could be considered “cute”..right? just me?