• It is only by softening and disguising dead flesh by culinary preparation that it is rendered susceptible of mastication or digestion, and that the sight of its bloody juices and raw horror does not excite intolerable loathing and disgust.

    Percy Bysshe Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1839). “The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley”, p.86