Food for thought: top chef creates ‘brain burger’ to raise money for Parkinson’s

Europe

Author: Geoffrey ChangPublished: 7 June 2016

Parkinson's LifePrep: Parkinson's LifeCook: Parkinson's LifeServes:

Brain burger

A celebrity chef with Parkinson’s disease has served up a slice of brain food in aid of leading Parkinson’s charity


Renowned nose-to-tail chef Fergus Henderson has launched a limited edition ‘brain burger’ to raise money for Parkinson’s UK.

The brainchild of Henderson, who has Parkinson’s disease, the burger is made from a slice of calf’s brain fried in panko breadcrumbs. It is served in a potato and onion roll topped with sauce Gribiche, homemade mayo and shredded cabbage.

Announcing the new burger on the website of his world-famous London restaurant, St John’s, the celebrity chef said: “Brains are close to my heart, literally. The wires from my chest to my brain to treat my Parkinson’s are a miracle. This brain burger is another step in my strange journey with the brain.”

He added: “As many will know, I have Parkinson’s myself, which is kept under control by electrodes running from a battery in my chest to electrodes in my brain. What a miracle! And every time I eat brains (which I do as frequently as possible) I think what a miracle these things are.”

The dish will be available at three London branches of burger chain MEATliquor throughout June.

If you want to try one for yourself, you’ll need to book in advance here – supply is limited to just 15 servings per day at each restaurant. The cost (£30 plus booking fee) includes the burger, fries and a limited edition butcher’s apron also designed by Henderson. All profits go to Parkinson’s UK.

Looks offal-ly good to us… What do you think?

Brain burger girl


Check out our recipes and nutrition page here

Photo credit: MEATliquor

Go Back

Share this story

Comments


Related articles


Parkinson's Life voxpops video

Perspectives

VIDEO: What do you know about Parkinson’s disease?

We took to the streets to find out how much the public knows

READ MORE

Interviews

Radio DJ releases charity album to raise money for Parkinson’s research

Radio DJ brings 16 artists together for Parkinson’s charity album

READ MORE

Advances

Parkinson’s UK to launch largest plant-based oil trial in the world

The trial will be carried out over three years

READ MORE