Sunday, November 28, 2010
Can a Food Be So Gross That It's CRUEL to Serve It?
American readers should be familiar with the Eighth Amendment to the US Constitution, which prohibits "cruel and unusual punishments."
When I think of the Eighth Amendment, I usually imagine torture techniques like drawing and quartering or being burnt at the stake. But there are some folks who believe there's a certain food that's so disgusting that feeding it to imprisoned criminals constitutes cruel and unusual punishment. It's not a toxic or rotten food. It's healthy and wholesome. Just unbelievably disgusting.
It's called Nutraloaf. According to this fascinating article, it's often served to prisoners who misuse food or bodily waste.
Want the recipe? (I'm talking to you, Remy.) Well here it is! Bon Appetit!
(I'm pretty sure my mother used to make this.)