Just when you thought 2018 was getting off to a nice, refreshing, nonsense-free start, this YouTube video that's currently going viral just had to come along and remind you that big changes can't always be made overnight.
A newly-viral video demonstrating something referred to as “mouth cooking” has amassed tens of thousands of views and a whole lot of head-scratching. The video is a long tutorial that shows a woman preparing a holiday turkey and stuffing using just her mouth and ... oh, boy.
In the 5:55 clip, a woman identified as “Riva Godfrey” — played by Iska Lupton, an English woman who describes herself as a “creative director” and “food editor” on her LinkedIn page — makes stuffing for a turkey.
Without using any utensil or cutlery, she gears up to prepare the dish by the “the safety and comfort of” her mouth.
Lupton begins by taking a sip of red wine, before quickly diving into the stuffing's preparation. She starts by chopping and grinding onion, celery, carrot and parsley to form a mirepoix, a traditional French vegetable base. She spits it into a clean glass bowl. Next comes raw garlic, parsley, a raw egg, and bread, all cut and/or chopped and delivered to the bowl via her mouth.
She even pours the raw egg into her mouth before sliming it back into the bowl. Finally — no flavour left untouched — Lupton zests an onion with her teeth and smashes whole black peppercorns with her now-seasoned teeth, spitting the debris into the bowl too.
She then mashes the mixture, sticky with her own saliva, and crams it into a waiting turkey. Once the turkey’s baked, she kisses it and plates it with her hands. Interestingly, serving and plating are evidently not part of “mouth cooking.”
Apart from the unorthodox technique of cooking, the things she puts in her mouth will also add to your unease as she comfortably eats raw eggs, a bar of butter, veggies, spices and bread.
Watch the mouth-churning video here: