Today’s special: Roasted man-flesh

This is what happens when you don’t have health inspectors.

Nigeria: Restaurant Served Roasted Human Heads.

A restaurant in the Nigerian state of Anambra has been shut down after the authorities reportedly found it has been selling dishes made of human meat.

The police recovered at least two fresh human heads when they arrested 11 people from the restaurant including the owner, six women and four men, following a tip-off.

Reports of cannibalism sometimes emerge in Nigeria, but this is the first time a restaurant has been booked for selling human meat dishes.

During the raid the police also found AK-47 rifles and other weapons, as well as ammunition and mobile phones.

Many questions come up here: “Why?” being the main one. Human heads are hard to come by. Do they do this often? What happens to the skulls? Does no one find them? Was this some kind of specialty? A way to get rid of crime victims? I’m at a loss to understand or even accept this story, but Nigeria will suffer from low ratings on Yelp.

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  16 comments for “Today’s special: Roasted man-flesh

  1. Chris Howard
    February 7, 2014 at 1:29 PM

    Perhaps they were trying to pull off a Roald Dahl, “Lamb to the Slaughter” inspired getting rid of the evidence?

  2. Lagaya1
    February 7, 2014 at 2:09 PM

    I’m at a loss- why the koala pic?

    • February 7, 2014 at 3:10 PM

      He’s surprised. The picture of raw meat was a bit offputting.

      • Lagaya1
        February 7, 2014 at 3:36 PM

        I see. He’s marveling at the wonder of humanity.

        • Irritated Kalifornian
          February 7, 2014 at 11:18 PM

          He’s also cuter than roasted man flesh.

      • BTC
        February 7, 2014 at 5:26 PM

        I thought it was a drop bear.

  3. Peebs
    February 7, 2014 at 6:48 PM

    Once again no recipe!

    Having said that one of the finest meals I’ve ever eaten was in Lagos when teaching the Nigerian Navy.

    Mmmm, African Land Snail!

  4. Pam
    February 8, 2014 at 12:42 AM

    None of the reporting agencies posts are from Nigeria. This is how slander is spread.

  5. February 8, 2014 at 1:28 PM

    I’ve been a health inspector for more than twenty years and can tell you there is nothing against serving human flesh to the public in the FDA Food Code as long as it is cooked to the proper temperature and properly kept and handled and from an approved source. Not sarcasm.

    • Chris Howard
      February 8, 2014 at 4:04 PM

      I’ve been a chef for ten, and I have no idea how to prepare human flesh, or what sides to serve with it?

      Fava beans and chianti? ;-)

      • Peebs
        February 8, 2014 at 4:40 PM

        According to the people of Papua New Guinea humans are known as ‘Long Pig’.

        So cook it as you would pork.

    • Alex Murdoch
      February 21, 2014 at 3:43 PM

      I wonder what an approved source for human flesh would be?

  6. Cathy
    February 9, 2014 at 5:18 PM

    I’d always heard as “long pork”, so yes, as pork.

  7. February 10, 2014 at 3:35 PM

    Would such dishes have been served by their head waiter?

  8. Chris Howard
    February 10, 2014 at 7:24 PM

    Man, I’m seriously curious about this, now.

    A North Carolina pulled pork style sandwich (little shack in Corolla on the OBX has the best!) served on a warm yeast roll with a nice slaw on top. Fresh fried sea salt and cracked pepper kettle chips, and an icebox dill pickle, Fireman’s 4, in an ice cold mug.

    Hmmm?

  9. busterggi
    February 21, 2014 at 9:04 PM

    That would be either a USDA meat processing plant (no such thing OR a local supplier granted an exception by a local Director of Heath).

    And you thought there was no answer.

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