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need help with a macabre "menu" (not for the squeamish)

mark Oct 22, 2007 11:27 AM

my halloween costume this year will be "cannibal chef" (maybe a celebrity chef turned cannibal, if i can figure out which chef to do - would love to be paula deen, but don't think i can pull that one off).

i need your help in creating a menu for my restaurant. i've tentatively named the place "raoul's". what i'm looking for are enough ideas to fill a one-page specials menu, preferably things that are a "pun"ny take on the real thing. alternatively, dishes that would visually lend themselves to substituting people parts would work, too.

so, help me out with some gruesome suggestions for meals...

ps. if vegetarians eat vegetables, then what do humanitarians eat?

(edit: please note, this is all in jest. i do not own a real restaurant, nor do i serve/consume people.)

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    Discoethan RE: mark Oct 22, 2007 11:56 AM

    Manburgers (or spiral-sliced man)
    Peo-ple Platter (as opposed to puu puu platter [sp?])
    Dork tenderloin
    Clark au Vin
    Fingerling sandwiches
    Mealoaf (w/ a picture of the singer)
    Vicky-soisse. and/or Bill-abaise.

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    1. re: Discoethan
      Richard 16 RE: Discoethan Oct 23, 2007 03:05 PM

      Don't forget the blood oranges! (You could even carve a face into them)

      You can get jello molds that look like brains.

      1. re: Discoethan
        ellaguru RE: Discoethan Oct 23, 2007 06:54 PM

        Ha! If you do nothing else, please use the meatloaf idea.

        1. re: ellaguru
          chowser RE: ellaguru Oct 23, 2007 07:00 PM

          Do this meatloaf cake. Get a phototransfer onto edible paper of Meatloaf (any picture of meatloaf would be macabre) to decorate the top.


      2. Gio RE: mark Oct 22, 2007 12:04 PM

        I'm thinking Sweeney Todd's might be an apt - etizing name for your restaurant.

        1. cayjohan RE: mark Oct 22, 2007 01:18 PM

          Are you cooking some of these things as a visual joke as well? Could be great fun!

          As the the "body parts" dish names, maybe think steak and kidney pie, chitterlings, tongue sandwiches, head cheese, liver-n-onions. Not Punny, but maybe filler for those killer puns. Or maybe source your menu items with the "donor's" name, e.g., head cheese charcuterie plate (many thanks to Bob.)

          Have fun - sounds like you have a great sense of humor. Please - do tell what you finally come up with!

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            Janet RE: mark Oct 22, 2007 02:24 PM

            leg of man
            baby cheeks
            breasts of chicks
            blood pudding
            New York stripper
            Chicken a la Elvis The King
            Sloppy Joes
            Human Wellington

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            1. re: Janet
              Alice Letseat RE: Janet Oct 22, 2007 02:29 PM

              Don't forget the basket of sweetbreads. And how about a Pate of Patty?

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              mark RE: mark Oct 23, 2007 05:31 AM

              great ideas everybody, thanks!

              and, yes, i might try to whip up a prop or two.

              1. chowser RE: mark Oct 23, 2007 05:37 AM

                soylent green

                fried green tomatoes and barbecue

                For a drink, you can stuff lychees w/ dates as a "olives" but they look like eye balls.

                1. danhole RE: mark Oct 23, 2007 06:58 AM

                  "ps. if vegetarians eat vegetables, then what do humanitarians eat?"

                  Did you know that the term "Long Pig" is actually human beings? It's a cannibal term, I believe, from a old book. So, now you know what humanitarians eat!

                  1. HungryRubia RE: mark Oct 23, 2007 10:17 AM

                    I don't know if you have a Party City store in your area, but they had en entire section called the Meat Market where they had all sorts of fake limbs packaged in styrofoam containers with shrinkwrap (to look like supermarket meat) and they even sold a fake grill covered in fake blood so you could "cook" your specialties. I thought it was very clever!


                    1. Emme RE: mark Oct 23, 2007 06:09 PM

                      Cream of Sum Yun Guy (alfredo?)

                      Long and thinly sliced beets in a salad... Brains

                      Eyeballs... Deviled eggs topped with an olive or caper for the pupil

                      Toasted Nuts... candied walnuts or pecans

                      1. chowser RE: mark Oct 23, 2007 06:58 PM

                        I made a brain cake once that was easy to do. I baked it in a stainless steel bowl. Cut it in half, cut the corners off and put it together (left and right half). Frosted w/ grayish red frosting (used black and red food coloring) from a pastry bag fitted w/ largish round tip to get the ridges. Then drizzled red food coloring on it. Looks like a big large brain.

                        1. danhole RE: mark Oct 24, 2007 01:53 PM

                          I read this in a comic strip, of all things, today that you can use pea soup for vomit! Gross, but isn't that what you are asking for?

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