A chef paired up with a marketer to offer a tasty-looking human flesh burger. It's a stunt to advertise The Walking Dead.
The recipe includes
minced pork, minced veal and bone marrow, along with "pockets of fatness," [chef] Thomlinson says...
Presentation is key, of course:
the burgers will be presented in a way that's, dare we say it, tasteful. They'll be topped with Thomlinson's signature sauce, a bacon ketchup, along with lettuce and cheese, and served inside a sesame brioche bun. For an additional media event Monday night, he added in sweetbread nuggets accompanied by Bloody Marys...
Kudos to the chef for decent research:
Thomlinson took the assignment seriously, researching accounts of cannibalism. One came from the explorer William Seabrook, who procured human flesh from a hospital intern at the Sorbonne and ate it. As he wrote in his book Jungle Ways, "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."
Thomlinson also took inspiration from Issei Sagawa, a Japanese cannibal who was interviewed in 2010 by Vice, and the 1993 film Alive, based on the true story of a Uruguayan rugby team that survived a plane crash in the Andes Mountains by consuming some of the team's members. These sources all led him to look for a blend of meat that was like veal but pinker than beef.
(thanks to Thomas Burkdall)