Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Let Them Eat Cheese....?

Looks kinda yummy right? Like something from a fancy restaurant, fresh cheese with pistachio and what appears to be a beet underneath. I'd try it, I might even like it (knowing my personal affection for cheese, I'm sure I would). But what if I told you this delicious dish was made from human breast milk?

Yup, you read that right. NYC chef David Angerer had a surplus of his wife's frozen breastmilk and decided to try some recipes. Now to be clear, by law he cannot serve this in a restaurant, but he has been sharing with friends and family and on his food blog.

It must have made the headlines because my radio show was talking about it this morning with ample amounts of disgust. I'm not quite sure where I fall on this issue.

Given that I have never had the kahunas to drink my own breastmilk, I guess I would fall more toward the 'yuck' reaction. BUT, I'm also a supporter of the idea that there is nothing in the world more natural than breastfeeding and breastmilk. And let us not forget that human adults are not designed to digest milk, but we guzzle cow's milk by the gallon, so wouldn't guzzling human milk be even MORE natural?

I say it's their milk, let them go for it. Just don't go serving it to me at a dinner party before I'm well aware what it is.


phasejumper said...

I didn't know human adults are not designed to digest milk....what's all that two servings a day talk then? I'm pretty sure I wouldn't try it.

Anonymous said...

I don't know if I could eat that made from someone else's milk. It just seems too personal.

Marcie said...

I read an account of one lady who used her very last bit of frozen mommymilk from her very last kid to make a sourdough starter . . . "so it could go on forever." That was a little weird to me, like, yeah, the kids grow up and so should you!

Remember the days of wet nurses?

erin said...

hmm, i didn't know we couldn't digest it either. ive never really thought about it but you make a good point between cows and people. remember on friends when they drank the breastmilk? they said it was kinda sweet. like sugar water or something. maybe you should make charlie some milk ice popsicles!!!