Guest blogger Ronda Kaysen: Breast milk soufflé, anyone? Or how about some steamed breast milk with for that latte? Leave it to a Swiss restaurateur to put mother's milk on the menu. Hans Locher, owner of Storchen restaurant in the exclusive Winterthur resort, made headlines this week when he added human breast milk to his restaurant's menu.
Diners can now enjoy meat stews, soups and sauces made with 75% human breast milk. "We have all been raised on it. Why should we not include it in our diet?" Locher told reporters. Apparently, the idea of mother's milk as an ingredient came to him after his daughter was born. It looks like sleep deprivation led to the Midnight Mama Milkshake special.
Locher might think mother's milk is a worthy ingredient to serve upscale diners, but he thinks little of its economic value. He's offering women about $5.30 for 14 ounces of their liquid gold. (For anyone who's ever spent time attached to a breast pump, that's some sorry compensation.)
Swiss authorities are flummoxed about what to do: The law is unclear when it comes to feeding breast milk to grownups. Go figure.