A new restaurant is set to open in Berlin that features human meat called Flime. But even more shocking are the ads they put out for “members” to “donate” body parts as long as they submit medical records. The restaurant will even pay for your hospitalization! The restaurant has also put ads out for an “open-minded surgeon”.
Whoa. More on this German Cannibal restaurant after the jump.
Apparently (and obviously) the restaurant has caused an uproar, especially since a Berliner was murdered by a cannibal not long ago. But according to Brazilian Waricaca tribe as inspiration for the so-called “Wari cuisine.” According to the Guardian, the tribe “once practiced the ritual of ‘compassionate cannibalism,’ or eating parts of the corpse of a loved one to emphasize the connection between the living and the dead.”
What do you think? I’ve spoken about how food and what people eat is often culturally dictated, so is this cannibal restaurant really any different than a German restaurant in America? I mean, minus the whole eating dead people part? Would you give it go if you had the chance? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section!
August 27, 2010 Slate article