London-based chef James Tomlinson and “freelance creative” food designer Miss Cakehead say no human beings were harmed during the development of their new “human flesh burger”, a hamburger designed to taste uniquely like human flesh. The burger was developed as part of a one-time promotion to mark the launch of the fifth season of The Walking Dead television series.
The chefs based the taste of the burgers on descriptions supplied by real-life cannibals such as 1920’s explorer William Seabrook who likened the taste to “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 human flesh burger meat will contain pork, veal, chicken liver, and bone marrow. It will go on sale in East London on September 30, 2014. Owners say the location of the “pop-up restaurant” will be revealed via the #terminustavern hashtag on Twitter.