Burger Designed To Taste Like Human Flesh
If you consider yourself an adventurous eater, there’s a burger that’s got your name on it. A pop-up venture in London is offering diner...
If you consider yourself an adventurous eater, there’s a burger that’s got your name on it.
A pop-up venture in London is offering diners the chance to try a “human flesh” burger.
Beore you fall off your chair in horror, don’t panic – the burger isn’t actually made of human flesh, but is simply meant to taste like it.
The unsavoury treat has been concocted by Messhead, a collaboration between chef James Tomlinson of London Mess and Miss Cakehead, a "freelance creative" who is known for her macabre food creations, to mark the start of the fifth series of the zombie television show The Walking Dead.
Thankfully, the pair didn’t have to nibble human flesh themselves to create their burger: instead, they read accounts from various cannibals about what human flesh tastes like. Inspiration came from flesh munchers including William Seabrook, an explorer who described human flesh as tasting like "good, fully developed veal, not young, but not yet beef" and the murderer Issei Sagawa, who said it “melted in my mouth like raw tuna in a sushi restaurant".
The final recipe for the patties included pork, veal, bone marrow and chicken livers.
The burger will be available at at a pop-up in East London (where else?) on Tuesday Sep 30. The location isn't yet known, but will be revealed via the #terminustavern hashtag on Twitter. We dare you to try it.
The Walking Dead Season 5 premieres on Monday October 13 at 9pm on FOX.