Earlier this year a Philadelphia microbrewery paid tribute to The Walking Dead with a beer containing smoked goat brains, but as difficult as it is to believe, that now pales in comparison -- and in potential grossness -- to what's been cooked up.
London's Metro reports that Fox TV U.K. has teamed with creative director Miss Cakehead and Chef James Tomlinson from Mess London to develop a hamburger that ... tastes like human flesh. To promote the upcoming fifth season of The Walking Dead, and its Terminus storyline, of course.
The duo relied on testimonials from cannibals to arrive at a recipe that would replicate the taste and texture of long pig (aka human flesh). They ended up with a mix that includes pork, veal, chicken livers and bone marrow. Note "includes."
"It was like good, fully developed veal, not young, but not yet beef," journalist and author William Seabrook wrote in his 1930 book Jungle Ways. "It was very definitely like that, and it was not like any other meat I had ever tasted. It was so nearly like good, fully developed veal that I think no person with a palate of ordinary, normal sensitiveness could distinguish it from veal.
Daring foodies and Walking Dead fans will be able to sample the human flesh burgers for free Sept. 30 at the Terminus Tavern pop-up restaurant in East London (the secret location will be revealed with the #terminustavern hashtag on Twitter).
The Walking Dead returns Oct. 12 in the United States and Oct. 13 in the United Kingdom.