Ever wondered what human flesh tastes like? Well, if chef James Thomlinson’s creation is anything to go by, it’s supposedly like a mash up of veal, chicken livers, bone marrow and pork.
At least that is what the Thomlinson’s research into the first-hand accounts of cannibalism are telling him.
According to Daily Mail, the chef found accounts from people like 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.
In his book, Jungle Ways, he said: ‘It 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.’
In another account, cannibal killer Issei Sagawa, a Japanese man who murdered a Dutch woman in 1981, had described human meat as being like tuna fish.
An American likening human flesh to veal and a Japanese to tuna… sounds like cultural factors may be having a strong influence on our taste buds after all.
Dying for a taste of this pseudo human burger? The chef will be giving away the controversial cannibal burgers for free at a secret pop-up restaurant in east London. Follow the chef’s Twitter and use the #terminustavern hashtag to find out the secret location.