Presented at Cannes, Ma Loute, the latest film from Bruno Dumont, puts human flesh on the menu. For any connoisseurs out there, Le Guide Fooding did a little research, hunting down Sweeny Todd’s apprentices, looking for the new rue des Marmousets…. Sure, our Best Of wasn’t “Made in France,” but nobody died, right?
Just the tip
To bite or suck on a finger, you could try your luck with a chili con carne from Wendy’s in San Jose, California. A restaurant chain founded in 1969, whose former slogan “You know when it’s real” has since been replaced by… “Now that’s better”! The affair dates back to March of 2005. We weren’t there, but La Dépêche reported that a 59-year-old woman claimed the appetite suppressant in question belonged to her….
My own, preferably
On April 16th, 2009, the New York Times reported this strange mucus case, with the proof to back it up. Amongst the supporting evidence was a video in which two Domino’s employees (who have since been fired) filmed themselves preparing a sandwich with boogers and flavoring it with… Video here. Article there.
I don’t swallow
Daily Kos, an influential political blog that we hope is serious, posted on January 29th, 2007 about a woman who sent back her order of chicken because it was too cold, and it came back… covered in sperm! Three cooks were behind it. Where? In the restaurant of an Italian chain, in Springfield, Illinois.
Just as delightful: Gawker wrote about one woman’s experience in 2011 at Planet Sushi (NY), who also found some seed in one of the sauces that was served with her sushi.
On Yelp, a man wrote the following about his misadventure: on March 16th, 2010, while dining at Oddfellow in Seattle with his girlfriend, they discovered a molar in their mac & cheese… The restaurant, which is still open today, doesn’t appear to have even responded to the accusation on Yelp.
At KFC, in Cardiff, an employee slipped a few curly hairs into a customer’s burger to punish her for having been rude to the staff. The employee, who has since been fired, even defended his actions on Facebook, promising any rude customers that they will “be picking pubes out of their teeth for a week”… Source: NY Daily News
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