Seeing that topic in another blog makes me wonder now.
Humans, technically speaking, are omnivores. We take meat as well as vegetable. And from our long list of meat-menu there is this bipedal animal dubbed the Homo Sapien. Are you not curious? Head hunters in Borneo were well known for cannibalism, though the practice has since been decimated following the arrival of Christianity. Tribal groups in Africa practise cannibalism, because food is
scarce at time and you have to treasure every opportunity of obtaining protein in order to survive.
Of course, there is one form of human meat that's considered just about acceptable to eat. Many people choose to eat the placenta after childbirth, a practice known as "placentophagy". Gross picture of placenta-not for the faint of heart. To prepare it, you need to remove the umbilical cord and membrane, and then treat it in a similar fashion to liver. You can chop it up and fry it, or mince it to make quite a rich Bolognese.
That's all very lovely, but like the liver the placenta probably isn't that representative of the general taste of human flesh. You have to go for the arm of leg~
I personally of course will not be able to devour a piece of myself, given that I know it is a piece of human flesh. Also I am confident that none of us who are sane enough are capable of swallowing a chunk of flesh peeled off someone else's arm.
Hence we have to look into the history for guidance, because there were people who cannibalized their neighbors and achieved superstardom overnight. Some of us have gone through hell studying what we're majoring in and yet we are still anonymous even in our own faculty. Time to take a bite at someone's butt eh?
We'll start off with Armin Meiwes from Germany.
I read about his story roughly three years ago, in the dorm of University of Malaya-got disgusted and couldn't eat my meal properly..
He put up an advertisement on the internet for volunteers who are "willing to be butchered and eaten". Many signed up but soon backed off, but there was this dude Bernd Jürgen Brandes who bravely answered the advertisement. You can read the rest of the story here.
Bernd Jürgen Brandes
Having eaten an estimated 20kg of his victim, Meiwes is something of an expert on the subject, and in an interview from his prison cell he was more than happy to explain the taste: "The flesh tastes like pork, a little bit more bitter, stronger. It tastes quite good."
Next we'll meet the infamous Pole Karl Denke, "a devout, peaceful, generally respected citizen of Ziębice" who "turned out to be a cannibal who killed 40 people before his arrest (and immediate suicide) in 1924. He pickled their flesh in jars and sold it on the Wrocław market as 'pork'."
The same tactic was allegedly employed by Fritz Haarmann, a German who killed at least 24 people in Hanover, generally male prostitutes whose throats he bit while sodomising them. Rumours suggest he too sold his victims as pork on the black market, before his execution by beheading in 1925.
Another German serial killer, Karl Grossman was arrested in 1921 having enthusiastically murdered his way through the Great War. Grossman sold the meat from the estimated 50 women he killed on the black market, and even ran a hot dog stand where he offloaded the flesh, throwing the inedible remnants in a nearby river.
It turns out that many people may have eaten human flesh unintentionally, because these serial killers have been selling them as pork. And most of them are Germans o.O
Hence, we have reached a conclusion here; since there are a lot of them cannibals saying that human flesh tastes like pork, we could somehow suggest that we do somewhat taste a little bit like pork, indeed the taste is similar enough that the cannibals were daring enough to sell them as pork to pork-lovers in pre-WWII Germany.
Unless some of you could present any evidence of how we taste like, I would suggest to you that you are no tastier than a swine.