Here’s how cannibal serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer described what human flesh tastes like – SCREENSHOT Media

Here’s how cannibal serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer described what human flesh tastes like

By Alma Fabiani

Published Sep 22, 2022 at 11:20 AM

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Jeffrey Dahmer, also known as the ‘Milwaukee Cannibal’ or the ‘Milwaukee Monster’, was one of the world’s most famous serial killers. Between 1978 and 1991, the cannibal sex offender dismembered and murdered 17 young boys and men.

In the true crime and serial killer-obsessed online community, it’s no surprise why Dahmer made such a striking impression. Necrophilia, cannibalism, the permanent preservation of body parts—you name it, Dahmer probably did it.

But after getting caught and sentenced to 15 terms of life imprisonment in February 1992, the serial killer continued to shock the world, this time through greatly detailed interviews on his fantasies, killings and what human flesh actually tastes like.

With the new spine-chilling Netflix show Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story hitting the streaming platform on Wednesday 21 September 2022, more and more intrigued netizens have been looking up the Milwaukee Cannibal in search of traumatising quotes to dissect.

Starring Evan Peters as Dahmer himself, the soon-to-be hit show was co-created by Ryan Murphy—Glee, American Horror Story, Nip/Tuck—and Ian Brennan, who also worked along Murphy on Glee.

But back to the million-dollar question: what does human flesh actually taste like? After being beaten to death behind bars at the age of 34, Dahmer revealed to an FBI agent that he had fantasised about tasting the ‘forbidden fruit’ ever since he was a kid.

A perfectionist at heart, once done with murdering his victims, Dahmer always made sure to take his time when it came to preparing human meat before consuming it. In fact, he ate so much human flesh that he became able to figure out which cuts are tastier.

Eventually, Dahmer told the FBI agent that the ‘crème de la crème’ in human parts tasted just like fillet mignon—a cut of meat taken from the smaller end of the tenderloin or psoas major of a cow. Though the serial killer didn’t precise which exact body part tastes like the French recipe, he did share with his interviewer that he would cook “thighs, biceps, and various internal organs” in a stovetop skillet before consuming them.

Oh, and he was ‘generous’ too—in a twisted turn of events, the Milwaukee Monster’s neighbour, Pamela Bass, admitted that she was likely given human meat by Dahmer. And because she obviously didn’t know at the time, she ended up eating it.

Dahmer spent only two years in prison before he was beaten to death by a fellow inmate while performing cleaning duty in a bathroom at the Columbia Correctional Institute gymnasium in Portage, Wisconsin.