Recipes using placentas
and even aborted fetuses
of not only the human variety but also of animals were common in Asia
right up to now. The Asian
belief that you absorb what you eat was literally applied to these yummy little dishes, and soups
made from fetuses
were given to sterile
women, supposedly to help them with their condition. Nasty business. In Hong Kong
two years ago, the police
busted a ring of fetus runners
selling their wares for insanely high prices to pharmacies
. Apparently the main source was Japan
, where for some reason the birth control pill
was still not been legalized, and millions of abortions
are performed every year. On a sidenote, Viagra
was approved in six months. How ridiculous is that?
It doesn't stop there. Recipes involving the male genetalia of animals were widely consumed for men who are either impotent or desiring a better sex drive. Common animals included tiger and deer. Again, the belief that consuming the essence of another's penis, be it human or not, was supposed to increase your libido. Right......
Just the more macabre side of the story, because it involves the groinal region. It applies to all body parts. For example, pig brain soup was supposed make you smarter. My mother ate that as a kid, it had no obvious effect on her intellect or her grades. I hate superstitions.