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William Buehler Seabrook, a journalist with the New York Times, traveled to West Africa and lived with the Guere tribe. He asked the chief what human meat tasted like, but the chief couldn't describe it to Seabrook's satisfaction. Seabrook had the opportunity to try it himself, a man while had recently died in an accident. He got a portion of stew with rice as well as a "sizeable rump steak, also a small loin roast to cook or have cooked" however he wanted. In his book "Jungle Ways," he described it as follows:

"It was like good, fully developed veal, not young, but not yet beef. It was very definitely like that, and it was not like any other meat I had ever tasted. It was so nearly like good, fully developed veal that I think no person with a palate of ordinary, normal sensitiveness could distinguish it from veal. It was mild, good meat with no other sharply defined or highly characteristic taste such as for instance, goat, high game, and pork have. The steak was slightly tougher than prime veal, a little stringy, but not too tough or stringy to be agreeably edible. The roast, from which I cut and ate a central slice, was tender, and in color, texture, smell as well as taste, strengthened my certainty that of all the meats we habitually know, veal is the one meat to which this meat is accurately comparable."

The Polynesians and Melanesians in the South Pacific called Europeans 'Long Pig' because they claimed their flesh tasted sweet like pork and much different compared to their neighbors. American firefighters often cannot stand the smell of bacon because it reminds them of burnt human flesh.

So we have two opinions: veal and pork.

As with any meat sold in the market, the taste will vary depending on what the person was raised on. A high-pork diet such as Europeans have, will result in a "pork" flavor. A high beef diet will result in a taste of veal (such as the quote above). An all-fish or vegan diet will produce a completely different taste.

People in Vanuatu (South Pacitic) say they still terribly miss eating human meat, both as a source of protein and the ultimate way to humiliate members of rival villages. They claim female flesh tastes considerably better than male, although this is due to the fact that the men spend much of their time drinking the strong peppery Kava plant, which "taints the meat." So again, it depends upon one's diet.

The person's health would obviously affect the quality. A sickly person would be like eating a sick cow. The meat would be tainted and frankly unhealthy. Someone obese would have a greasier flavor than someone lean.

So in conclusion, the flavor of human meat depends upon one's diet and health. Age and sex many play a role as well.
I've heard that it tastes like chicken but i don't know! Also, DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT EATING HUMAN! YOU WILL BE A CANNIBLE! :)

(2) a more likely assumption is it tastes like pork as Pacific Island cannibals referred to human flesh as 'long pork'. As with animal meat I assume that different cuts (heart, kidney, liver, the flesh from the thigh) would have different flavours.

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