A chef has created burgers that taste like human flesh using first hand accounts of cannibalism to get the flavour as close as possible. James Thomlinson designed his burger using gory testimonials describing the taste of human flesh, mixing veal, chicken livers, bone marrow and pork to make the macabre meal.
The chef, working in partnership with fellow food creative Miss Cakehead, will be giving away the controversial cannibal burgers at a secret pop-up restaurant in east London to mark the forthcoming fifth series of hit TV show The Walking Dead.
The burgers were inspired by the season four finale of FOX TV series The Walking Dead, in which lead character Rick Grimes, played by British actor Andrew Lincoln, discovered human remains which looked to have been eaten by zombies, or 'Walkers'.
Without having ever tasted human flesh, Mr Thomlinson, who runs culinary company London Mess, researched accounts of cannibalism - including by 1920s New York Times journalist William Seabrook who had persuaded a medical student to give him a chunk of flesh from a man who had died in an accident.