Whether you're a zombie or cannibal, there's little out there as singularly delectable as human flesh. Take it from Issei Sagawa, a 65 year old Japanese man, infamous for murdering and eating a Dutch woman in the '80s. "It melted in my mouth like raw tuna in a sushi restaurant," Sagawa claimed. Or William Seabrook, a late American writer and occultist, who wrote that man meat "was like good, fully developed veal, not young, but not yet beef. It was very definitely like that, and it was not like any other meat I had ever tasted."
Ahem, got pretty bleak there didn't we? Not to worry though. Even though the upcoming Terminus Tavern pop-up advertises its burgers are made from "human flesh," the patties actually comprise a much tamer blend of veal, beef, pork, chicken liver, and bone marrow. Phew.
In promotion of the season five premiere of AMC's The Walking Dead, "edible art" venture London Mess has partnered with macabre baker extraordinaire Miss Cakehead to give away free "human burgers" next Tuesday (9/30), at a yet undisclosed location in East London. The recipe, supposedly, was inspired by the writings of Seabrook, Sagawa, and others.
Still, if you'd rather not take their words for it, you can find the final pop-up location by following #terminustavern on Twitter and try authentic faux human flesh yourself. Not that you're into that kinda stuff or anything. Just, you know, for science.