“When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That’s my religion.” Abraham Lincoln
“All the things one has forgotten scream for help in dreams.”
“Anytime a person goes into a delicatessen and orders a pastrami on white bread, somewhere a Jew dies.” Milton Berle
2) In Pictures – When nature takes back
The Rev. Neil Struthers, an Anglican, wipes tears from his eyes as he holds a multidenominational service at the Methodist Union Chapel in Lyttelton, New Zealand, Sunday. Tuesday’s magnitude 6.3 earthquake left only one of Lyttelton’s five churches undamaged. (Photo by Mark Baker/AP)
La Paz, Bolvia A women crying after a landslide in the Kupini and Valle de las Flores districts killed at least two and injured dozens (Photo by David Mercado/Reuters)
Covent Garden in London, England, found a new hit with with visitors, Baby Gaga ice cream. The source of the milk for the ice cream does not come from our bovine friends, it came from the breast of one Victoria Hilley, who received £15 for every 10oz she supplied.
Zoe Williams samples Baby Gaga breast milk ice cream. (Photograph: Graham Turner for the Guardian)
Would you try some Baby Gaga ice cream? How much would someone have to pay you to?
As msnbc.com reports, if you did not make it to Covent Garden over the weekend you are now out of luck(?).
“Local government officials have confiscated ice cream made with human breast milk from a London shop amid concerns the dessert is unsafe.
A spokeswoman from Westminster City Council said Monday it was responding to two complaints from the public over whether a shop should be selling edibles made from other people’s bodily fluids and awaiting guidance from Britain’s Food Standards Agency. The official spoke on condition of anonymity in keeping with council policy.
The official said the ice cream, marketed as “Baby Gaga” and launched last week, is being tested with the full cooperation of The Icecreamists, the parlor marketing the dessert.”
As another article in AOL News reports this is not the first time human breast milk has been used in commercial adult food.
Breast milk lamb curry
In 2008, Hans Lochen hoped that dishes like breast milk lamb curry would be a hit with diners at his restaurant in Iberg, Switzerland. “I served the meals to my friends without telling them about the new ingredient, and the feedback was excellent,” he said. After his friends enjoyed the breast milk-spiked entrees, Lochen decided to put them on his menu and began trying to buy breast milk to stock up. But Swiss authorities shut him down before he could begin selling the meals made from mama’s milk.
More breast milk ice cream
Inspired by the Swiss chef, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals tried to convince the makers of Ben & Jerry ice cream to begin using human breast milk instead of cow’s milk in its Chubby Hubby and other indulgent flavors. Ben & Jerry said no, to nobody’s surprise.
Breast milk cheese
Last year, a New York chef named Daniel Angerer blogged about making cheese out of his wife’s breast milk. After hearing from curious foodies, he began passing out some of the breast milk cheese at his restaurant, Klee Brasserie. “I prepared a little canape of breast-milk cheese with figs and Hungarian pepper,” he told the New York Post. The local health department was none too pleased, but the free samples apparently ran out before they could do anything about it.
More recently, a New York University grad student, Miriam Simun, created the “Human Cheese Project” to bring attention to sustainable food issues. “What would be the most natural, local, ethical cheese possible?” she says she asked herself while conceptualizing the project.
Breast milk lasagna
Also in 2010, a 30-year-old mother from the U.K. told the sun newspaper that she swears by breast milk when cooking for her family. “Breast milk is sweeter and slightly oily — it actually tastes of goodness, whereas cow’s milk just tastes of chemicals,” she said. In addition to lasagna, Abi Blake also made cupcakes and cheesecake out of her extra breast milk.