There seems to be a certain disconnect from reality in restaurants this week. In California, a restaurant is accused of openly selling whale meat in violation of federal law (here). In New York, Chef Daniel Angerer is openly discussing his sale of cheese made from his wife’s breast milk despite the fact that it is also presumptively illegal.
Angerer insists that his wife’s breast milk tastes like cow’s milk, but must be doctored up for use in cheese due to the lower fat content. However, he recommends eating his wife’s cheese with a Riesling. For her part, Lori Mason insists that there is nothing wrong with being milked for cheese because “the breast is there to make food.”
Public health officials, not surprisingly, disagree.A spokesperson for the Department of Health warned “[t]he restaurant knows that cheese made from breast milk is not for public consumption, whether sold or given away.”
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