La campaña para normalizar los ZOMBIS avanza: ahora crean hamburguesas con sabor a CARNE HUMANA

Crean hamburguesas con sabor a carne humana

Inspiradas en The Walking Dead, y tomando como base los testimonios de caníbales y personas que consumieron carne humana, se preparó el macabro platillo

Agencia | 27/09/2014 | 11:23

Inspirados por la quinta temporada de la serie “The Walking Dead”, dos restaurantes londinenses agregaron a su menú hamburguesas que buscan recrear el sabor de la carne humana.

Las hamburguesas fueron creadas por el chef James Thomlison, quién llevó a cabo una exhaustiva investigación para intentar recrear el sabor de la carne proveniente del ser humano.

Tomando como base los testimonios de caníbales y personas que consumieron por algún motivo este producto, se preparó el macabro platillo utilizando carne de puerco y de ternera.

Los fans de la serie de muertos vivientes ahora podrán comer este producto en un restaurante especial ubicado en la zona este de Londres.

Las hamburguesas de “carne humana” serán servidas el próximo 30 de septiembre hasta agotar existencias, de manera completamente gratuita.

“The Walking Dead” iniciará su quinta temporada el próximo mes.



‘The Walking Dead’ Burger: It Tastes Like Human Flesh! (Really!)

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A 'Zombie' member of staff bites into a burger during a photocall to launch 'human flesh'-tasting burgers to coincide with the launch of Season 5 of 'The Walking Dead' at Corbet Place Bar & Lounge on September 29, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

A ‘Zombie’ member of staff bites into a burger during a photocall to launch ‘human flesh’-tasting burgers to coincide …

In case you plan to stop by British chef James Thomlinson’s Terminus Tavern pop-up restaurant in London on Tuesday to sample one of his Walking Dead-themed human flesh burgers, let us assure you: No actual humans were harmed in the making of the sandwiches.

But the burgers, created to celebrate the upcoming fifth season of the AMC zombie apocalypse drama, are meant to mimic the taste and texture of human flesh, and Thomlinson went right to the source — or rather, sources — when concocting his recipe: cannibals. One of those sources was the late New York Times journalist and author William Seabrook, who once convinced a medical student to procure for him hunks of human meat that he then turned into, according to him, tasty vittles.

[Related: ‘The Walking Dead’ Producer Greg Nicotero Talks Season 4 Highlights and Season 5 Hints]

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,” Seabrook wrote in his 1931 book Jungle Ways. “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.”

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Burgers during a photocall to launch ‘human flesh’-tasting burgers to coincide with the launch of Season 5 of ‘The …

Thomlinson, who along with London food artist Miss Cakehead was hired by U.K. The Walking Dead network Fox to stir up something special for Season 5, tells Yahoo TV that descriptions from Seabrook and serial killers such as Dorangel Vargas, Alfred Packer, and Issei Sagawa led him to create a burger that is comprised of veal, pork, and bone marrow, and ends up tasting “really good” and — “different.”

“I’m hoping that they’re going to go down really, really well,” says the London Mess chef, who will be front and center at Tuesday’s pop-up at Corbet Place Bar at the Old Truman Brewery in East London. “They’re really tasty, [but] it does taste different. It’s not something that you are used to when you are putting a burger in your mouth really… It’s not a very strong beefy flavor, which you expect. It’s actually quite a fairly mild sort of taste, but the combination of the veal and pork together in a mince just gives you a sensation that it’s not a meat that you have tried before. Which is what I was trying to go for basically with the simulation of human flesh.”

Final 'human flesh' burger going through the burger press. One of several to be given away on Tuesday at #terminustavern — James Thomlinson/Instagram

Final ‘human flesh’ burger going through the burger press. One of several to be given away on Tuesday at #terminustavern …

And the texture?

“It’s really good. It’s really, really juicy actually. The bone marrow really helps that along, gives it an extra juiciness,” says Thomlinson. “I have used very good quality meat, as well. So nothing is rubbery or chewy or anything. It’s just very nice and tender and juicy.”

This is what to expect tomorrow if you are coming down to old Truman's brewery E1 for 'human' burger giveaway for launch of Fox's the walking dead season 5. #terminustavern — James Thomlinson/Instagram

This is what to expect tomorrow if you are coming down to old Truman’s brewery E1 for ‘human’ burger giveaway for …

The burgers, which will be handed out free to those whose tummies can handle the idea of a snack that’s supposed to make you feel like Hannibal Lecter, will be dressed simply, with lettuce, Gouda cheese, and Thomlinson’s signature bacon ketchup on a sesame seed brioche bun. (Too bad they weren’t launched earlier this year, when they could have been washed down with the goat brains beer that a Philadelphia brewery created to honor TWD).

The burgers will also come with a colorful wrapper that contains several nuggets of info the chef learned during his research, like the fact that cannibalism is not illegal in most countries, and that the average human body contains enough protein to meet the nutritional requirements of 60 adults.

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The Terminus Tavern pop-up, meanwhile, is designed to look like a scene from The Walking Dead Season 4 finale, when Mary (Denise Crosby) was (wo)manning a grill, cooking up some protein slabs that — no spoilers here — may or may not have been the remains of former Terminus dwellers.

“We are recreating that scene completely, and all my staff will be dressed in the same sort of gear that the actors wore in the scene,” says Thomlinson, who also watched the 1993 movie Alive for inspiration while coming up with the human flesh burger project.

[Related: Is ‘The Walking Dead’ About to Out Resident Heartthrob Daryl Dixon?]

And speaking of those — such as the survivors of the Andes plane crash who resorted to cannibalism to survive who’ve noshed on people, would Thomlinson ever consider tucking into a human rump roast if given the opportunity?

“Would I try it if it was actual human flesh?” he asks. “Actual human flesh? Hmmm, if it was [in order] to survive, yes. This is the only grounds where I would be saying yes.

“But you really wanted me to say ‘yes,’ didn’t you?”



4 comentarios

  1. Cada cual con su nivel de conciencia, pero que asco, despues que? pasaremos a consumirnos uno a los otros.

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    octubre 5, 2014 en 8:57 pm

  2. perroufeelme

    Reblogueó esto en Living in my mind.

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    octubre 6, 2014 en 9:45 pm

  3. perroufeelme

    Reblogueó esto en The Hidden Dream.

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    octubre 6, 2014 en 9:46 pm

  4. Porque el VIH y el ébola compartan las vías de contagio no significa que se deban tomar o tratar por igual. Una cosa que comparto contigo es que los medios son como otra “pandemia” en lo que se refiere a sembrar el pánico y expandirlo.
    No obstante no considero que el ebola sea un virus tan inofensivo como lo describes en el post. Primero partamos de que el ébola es muchísimo mas virulento que el VIH, por lo que creo que basta como para que una persona enferma de ébola no pueda ir tranquilamente por la calle. Después está su mecanismo de acción siendo muchisimo mas rápido que en el sida. Estamos hablando de que el VIH se incuba en meses, a veces años, sin contar que una persona puede portar el virus sin activarlo y “enfermar” de sida. Del ébola estamos hablando de días, y una vez tienes síntomas, de horas de vida si no se te trata.

    Esta claro que la situación actual creo que es de vergüenza en general. Vergüenza de que una incompetente como Ana Mato esté al frente de esta situación cuando contamos con muchos profesionales muchísimo mas dignos de encabezar un cargo como el que requiere y necesita esta situación. Creo que en general estamos hartos de sentir tanta ridiculez, y que nos tomen el pelo.

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    octubre 9, 2014 en 9:49 am


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