A Bloody Mary: what more could you want one cold November afternoon? They’re deliciously equipped with tomato juice, a splash of Tabasco and vodka; but at St Bartholomew’s Pathology Museum there was a twist on the traditional mix. Bacon was delicately floated in the beverage to create the suitably named cocktail, Charred Remains.
And that wasn’t the only edible curiosity available at London event Eat Your Heart Out. There were STD cupcakes, vials of urine, stool samples, pus-ridden wounds, popping candy placebos and white chocolate skulls – all beautifully packaged for a wondrous culinary experience amongst the real-life anatomical specimens of the Pathology Museum.
Graihagh Jackson talked to the organiser, Carla Connolly, as well as the cake creators to find out how they engaged the public in the scientific disciplines of medicine, toxicology and pathology.