I am completely sure we've had plenty of discussions about traditional preparations of very-recently-live octopus tentacles. On their otherwise uninteresting program "Chef vs. City: Holllywood" the food network included a competition where two teams of chefs were required to eat a plate of live octopus tentacles after the restaurant proprietor cut them from the body while holding the live octopus on a cutting board. Needless to say, I was appalled at how disrespectful, I guess, the attitude toward the preparation was, simply a means of providing some 'ick-factor' entertainment for a meaningless competition. Yes, I know it happens all the time, and there's not much we can do about it, but I emailed them anyway. Probably futile, I doubt it will be read by anyone that isn't an auto-reply robot, but if you want to send them an email too, the contact page is here: http://www.foodnetwork.com/contact-us/package/index.html Ugh.