Japanese Chef Serves Up Own Twig & Berries For Dinner

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/...itals_n_1543307.html?ref=weird-news#s=1018957
Mao Sugiyama Cooks, Serves Own Genitals At Banquet In Tokyo (GRAPHIC PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | By Andy Campbell Posted: 05/24/2012 4:12 pm

This chef's got balls.

Mao Sugiyama, a self-described "asexual" from Tokyo, cooked up, seasoned and served his own genitalia to five diners at a swanky banquet in Japan last month, Calorie Lab reported.

In most cases, "asexual" is a word used to describe a person who is non-sexual. Sugiyama, however, embraces it as a way to show that he does not affiliate with either gender.

Sugiyama sparked a firestorm of interest on April 8 with one tweet:

"[Please retweet] I am offering my male genitals (full penis, testes, scrotum) as a meal for 100,000 yen …Will prepare and cook as the buyer requests, at his chosen location."

Just days after Sugiyama's 22nd birthday, the artist underwent elective genital-removal surgery, divvied up the severed penis shaft, testicles, and scrotal skin between five people, and garnished it with button mushrooms and Italian parsley.

On April 13, five of six diners who signed up for the $250-a-plate feast, sat down to dinner. The sixth person was a no-show.

The next day, an organizer posted a blog -- subsequently deleted -- containing pictures of the event. Images showed dozens of people who attended the event just to catch a glimpse of the rare treat.

The extra diners were served crocodile-based dishes while Sugiyama cooked up the exclusive meal.

The story went viral in Japan. Some showed even more interest, while others complained. But Calorie Lab called Japanese authorities, who deemed the banquet legal because there is no law against cannibalism in the country.
 

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You're so right Cherry, there are no words

:wtf:
 

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Ok, there are still things left that can shock me! :shock:
 

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:shock: It's garnishing it with button mushrooms that's strangely disturbing. If he'd served it with chipolatas it could have gone a lot further.
 

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Mythopoeika said:
To add further to this, he only made $1500 dollars from the banquet.

I'd have charged more.
It was a right cock up.
 

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I'm shocked that you're all shocked!

Gender realignment is (relatively) commonplace nowadays, I don't find it any more shocking that someone may have the lot whipped off if they don't want 'em.

And when they're off, why not make some cash out of it?

How much could I get for a scab? :lol:
 

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It's not having them whipped off, it's the serving them up as nibbles...and it would be nibbles, divided between five people.
 

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Basho 1644-1694

Instead of mouth, eyes
Begin to water. Somehow,
I'm hungry no more.
 

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Urgh that's vile. I HATE parsley.....
 

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Presumably the soup course was cock-a-leekie.
 

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Well, at least its some proper meat and not tofu or some ghastly stuff the Japanese seem to like.
 

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You guys don't realize that testicles are normal culinary fare. I have collected a few links for you:

http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Cookbook:Sweetmeat
http://whatscookingamerica.net/History/RockyMtnOyster.htm

With a very sharp knife, split the tough skin-like muscle that surrounds each testicle. Remove the skin (you can remove the skin easily if the testicles are frozen, then peel while thawing). Slice each testicle into approximately 1/4- to 1/2-inch-thick ovals.
http://www.foodsubs.com/MeatvarMisc.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Offal
 

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On the other hand ... eating the penis might take some careful preparation. One person who tried failed miserably:

Meiwes amputated Brandes' penis and the two men attempted to eat the penis together before Brandes was killed. Brandes had insisted that Meiwes attempt to bite his penis off. This did not work and ultimately, Meiwes used a knife to remove Brandes' penis. Brandes apparently tried to eat some of his own penis raw, but could not because it was too tough and, as he put it, "chewy". Meiwes then fried the penis in a pan with salt, pepper, wine and garlic; he then fried it with some of Brandes' fat but by then it was too burned to be consumed. He then chopped it up into chunks and fed it to his dog.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armin_Meiwes

:twisted:
 
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