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March 9, 2010

Breast-milk cheese

nurse-inAs a mother, I'm all for breastfeeding. As a home cook, I'm all for cheese making.

But as a restaurant-goer, I'm not sure what to make of the New York chef serving cheese made with his wife's breast milk.

Finally, as a journalist, I applaud the New York Post's lede on the story: "This Chelsea restaurant has gone from brasserie to brassiere."




After winding up their Berkeley nurse-in, maybe these nursing mothers can pop over to Chez Panisse and offer their cheese-making services to Alice Waters. AP photo


Posted by Laura Vozzella at 3:28 PM | | Comments (20)


I dare the crankypants brigade to find something political in this.

I know what to make of it: GACK!

Wouldn't that be illegal or violate FDA health standards?

New York state allows the mannufacturing of raw milk cheeses, though by law, must be aged for at least 60 days.

I have to second KristinB's reaction: Gack indeed! Just...yuck. Even if it's not, it should be illegal. Blech.

where oh where have all the hippies gone?

Lactastic. Wonder if she got tested for HIV.

1. Puts a new spin on cheesecake journalism.
2. I'd like you to meet my wife, Brie Manchego.
3. Titillating (sorry if I beat you to that, Bucky, et al)
4. Does this suck, or does it pump?
5. Let's milk this for all it's worth.

Thank you for keeping us abreast of the latest dining trends

Glad you were able to whey in on this development. He doesn’t seem like someone who will cowtow to establishment. Perhaps this will turn into a cottage industry. A visit to his restaurant will certainly stay in the customer’s mammary for quite a while.

glad to see someone weighing in with the obligatory lame d@l pun crap. i guess some things never change. maybe some genius can burp out some haikus now.

I feel like such a boob for my obligatory lame pun


I can't even think of a comment except to repeat "gack"!

It's true, hohum, puns and haiku aren't for everyone. So thank you, for all the scintillating comments and razor-sharp insights you have contributed to balance out the lameness.

No doubt this is one of the goofiest things I've heard of in a long time. But at the same time, I have to confess to a certain squeamishness on the subject of drinking cows' breast milk as well. It has never really sat too well with me. Just sayin'

Fetish Food

When being a "Foodie" is just too pedestrain.

As long as they don't leave an infant in the dining room, staring accusingly at you.

Good ones, jl.

Did you not notice, hohum, that haiku has that funny shape? Boring whiners, unfortunately, give no advance warning.

Breast milk haiku, now
Hopefully annoys hohum
Dreadful little troll

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Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

He takes restaurants seriously but not himself, and his favorite restaurant is the one you love, too.

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