A terrifying culinary twist.
And how would you feel if you had to eat similarly prepared meats day in and day out? A squirmy, struggly, slimy pesce crudo, foca crudo, delfino crudo, umano crudo? I think bored. I think as bored as the savagely hungry Great White shark must feel.
Chase, bite, squirm, squiggle, eat, yawn.
Well, in a horrifying new twist, it appears as if the ever-evolving beasts are experimenting with new culinary techniques in order to keep things interesting, as it were.
Namely, pressure cooking.
You are, of course, aware of the method popularized in 1666 France wherein steam is increased, without release, inside a pot thereby forcing liquid into meat and tenderizing it.
Now, the vicious Great White has not yet learned how to use pots but has all the pressure he needs there in his deep blue domain and it can only be assumed that a 16-foot Cape Town monster was attempting to utilize its esculent power when dragging an unsuspecting vacationer out into it but let’s not speculate. Let’s read directly from the soon-to-be-Brexited Mirror:
A holidaymaker had a lucky but terrifying escape after he was dragged out towards the deep sea by a great white shark.
Theodore Prinsloo, 47, was spear fishing on the coast of South Africa when he caught a 9kg musselcracker fish for the family barbecue.
He tethered his catch to a flotation buoy attached to his belt by a line, but before he could bring it in it was snatched by the 16ft predator.
As the shark swam off with Mr Prinsloo’s catch, it began dragging him out to sea for about 160ft and appeared to pull him under the surface as people on the beach looked on in horror.
Rescuers raced to the scene at Salt River, a suburb of Cape Town, but they found only the buoy and the head of the speared fish about 650ft from shore.
Thankfully, Mr. Prinsloo was spared a gruesome finalé though, I’m sure Michelin Guide approved, fate but his ordeal does beg the question.
What piquant modé will the Great White dream up next?
Best not to surf in, or around, South Africa until we answer.
More as the story develops.