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Cooking with human eggs

A meal no one has ever experienced!
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Bringing conspicuous consumption to a new level, this multimillion dollar dish would heavily feature harvested and cleaned human eggs. I have no idea what it would taste like, but it's something no one has ever had before, probably isn't illegal (if only because no one has imagined such an undertaking) and most importantly would be incredibly expensive.
Voice, May 13 2021

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       I suppose some cannibal somewhere/somewhen has feasted on ovaries. Testicles as well, though not from the same body. And at some point in the near future, it will probably be possible to culture both eggs and sperm from stem cells.   

       So you might get to try it!
a1, May 13 2021
  

       [blissmiss]; good pun!
I would suspect it would be something akin to caviar, but (being smaller) would be more soup-like.
I just took a quick look at the Wikipedia page on caviar... pasteurising (ie. making it safer) reduces the value. So adding time, processing and safety (and the cost of those) somehow cheapens it. People are weird.
neutrinos_shadow, May 13 2021
  

       Omelet that pun pass. The last thing we need is one of THOSE threads.
Voice, May 13 2021
  

       Well shit...   

       ...for me you just went from re-inventing the lighter, to me wondering if you're really [Ben Frost] in a single click.   

       //People are weird// Disputed. Though actually you are right, people really are weird, but this is not a good example, because there's a good rational explanation. Yes, the process of pasteurisation costs a small amount of time and money to do, and ends up with a "safe" product you can pull off the shelf and crack into. However, in the absence of pasteurisation you do not just guzzle on unsafe product, instead you require freshness, professional handling and preparation all of which cost a large amount of time and money. Hence unpasteurised product being by and large more expensive.
pocmloc, May 14 2021
  

       How's what?
pocmloc, May 14 2021
  

       If the eggs were voluntarily given then I suppose this would be acceptable to vegetarians (in the same way that black pudding made from donated blood is OK)
hippo, May 14 2021
  

       A perfect eggsample of something that invites multiple cringe making yolks.
xenzag, May 14 2021
  

       OK I thought you were asking me! I'll go and have a little lie down and try to manage my paranoia better!
pocmloc, May 14 2021
  

       Can we stop calling these eggs? Eggs have shells, come out of birds and lizards and sit in a nest until they hatch.   

       These are cellular proto-lifeformations or something.   

       They're not eggs, can we all agree that they were just named improperly? The scientists were lazy and un-inspired the day they named them that. Maybe it was a Friday or something.
doctorremulac3, May 14 2021
  

       One possible word for these: gametes - though that refers to both male and female haploid cells.
a1, May 14 2021
  

       Love it, anything but eggs.   

       Newflash! If this semantic abomination is allowed to persist, we're all hatched out of eggs.   

       HATCH: /haCH/
  

       Zoology verb, past tense: hatched; past participle: hatched
  

       1. (of an egg) open and produce a young animal.   

       There's a membrane we break out of. That's the "eggshell". Think an egg's outer layer has to be hard and opaque? Many if not most eggs are clear and have soft membranes as "shells". Like the egg YOU HATCHED OUT OF!!! You, fish, SNAILS AND SLUGS! Like that? You came out of a clear, soft egg just like a slug.   

       So congratulations Mr and Mrs Human on your baby hatching out of its egg.   

       And if you think breaking out of the egg inside or on the way out of the bearer makes it a birth rather than a hatching, I'll point out the seahorse.   

       Once this fact gets out, you can forget about cultural norms as we know them.   

       "December 25th is the day our savior was hatched." "Happy hatch day to you... happy hatch day to you.."   

       I think I like "proto-cell". Cell doesn't necessarily mean a single cell, it could be like a power cell which is a unit.   

       The male sperm (we can keep that) meets the female proto-cell and the process begins.   

       And if anybody points out they're already called ovums (then embryos) I will pretend to not have known that and change the subject.
doctorremulac3, May 14 2021
  

       <Alien anthropologists analyzing culture fragments.( translated) 2>
Got any theories for the specie die out?
From these cooking implements, It seems they got a taste for their own eggs.
The evidence looks pretty conclusive, write it up in The Book of Rules.
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wjt, May 16 2021
  

       Sorry, poc, it appears no matter what I do I leave some holes in the thread. This time it makes you look delusional. But then...hahahaha.
blissmiss, May 16 2021
  

       It doesn't take much!!!
pocmloc, May 16 2021
  

       [-] cannibalism
sninctown, May 16 2021
  

       It's not cannibalism unless developed and separated eggs are parts of a human. Is trichophagia (hair eating) cannibalism?

edit: So I see it's actually classified as autocannibalism and therefore the answer is "yes".
Voice, May 16 2021
  
      
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