Joshua Stein says:
Chef Robert Gadsby in LA is doing an "Outlaw Dinner" which is kind of crappy since none of the food are actually illegal. Here's a list of actually illegal foods including fugu, raw cheese, ortolan and, awesomely, a mellified man, a manmade dish popular in ancient Arabia. According to Mary Roach, author of Stiff, men 70-80 years old, on death's doorstep anyway, would cease to eat food, instead partaking solely of honey. Pretty soon, they would be mellified, that is, "he excretes honey (the urine and feces are entirely honey)." Soon he dies and is placed in a honey-filled coffin which is then sealed for 100 years. At the end of the 100 years, the goop is eaten up.