DELICIOUS DECAY: Bakery and decomposition come together at Barts Pathology Museum this Halloween with morbid confections from the Conjurer’s Kitchen.
Delicious Decay: The Edible Body Farm
Morbid curiosity is getting a little sweeter this Halloween! Annabel de Vetten of Conjurer’s Kitchen, Carla Valentine, Technical Curator at Barts Pathology Museum, and forensic anthropologist Dr Anna Williams are collaborating to host Delicious Decay, an edible body farm where you will have the opportunity to learn about the science of decomposition while enjoying macabre consumables.
“The event is inspired in part by the unusual chemical indole,” the press release states, “which is present in coffee and chocolate as well as the decomposing deceased.”
The event will include talks on body farms and funerary cannibalism, smelling chemicals used to train cadaver dogs, cocktails, many grotesque edibles, and, of course, you get to dig through edible soil to exhume a full size edible corpse.
- Carla Valentine – “Mourning Coffee: how funerary cannibalism led to death cakes, death cookies, and funeral biscuits”
- Dr Anna Williams – “Nauseating or Necessary? Why we need Body Farms in the UK”
- Jamie Upton – “What’s Your Poison? Death Cocktails”
There will also be a makeup artist on hand to make you look decomposed.
Delicious Decay is happening October 28-29 at Barts Pathology Museum.
Info and tickets right here.