Reader: Why is one mammal's breast milk any more objectionable than another's?

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Lori Midson
Samm Sherman, living the sweet life.
Samm Sherman was in college when she found her calling -- over pot au chocolat at The Kitchen in Boulder. Today she's the pastry chef for Linger and both locations of Root Down, cooking up sweet treats. None of which contain breast milk -- but as she joked in the first half of her Chef and Tell interview, if breast milk in desserts catches on, "my freezer at home is stocked and ready." With that, the comments started flowing -- and new mom Sherman noted that "just to clarify, I have not used breast milk in dessert (yet) as it is still being utilized as the main course."

See also: Breast milk in desserts? Samm Sherman, pastry chef at Root Down and Linger, says her freezer is "stocked and ready."

Says Kelly Watts:

Why is one mammal's breast milk any more objectionable than another's? So many people consume cow's milk, but human milk is off limits and gross? Consuming the lactation of another species is just fine for a good portion of the population. Gross on both accounts.
Watch for the second half of the Chef and Tell interview with Samm Sherman later this morning. And in the meantime, you can catch up on the first half -- and all the comments about breast-milk desserts -- here.




Location Info

Linger

2030 W. 30th Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Root Down

1600 W. 33rd Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant


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12 comments
Christopher David
Christopher David

Why is eating human meat any more objectionable than eating cow meat?

tucsonteach
tucsonteach

It is sad that so many of the comments are from people who did not read the whole article.  I did and I love this young woman's sense of humor and passion for her profession.  I can't want to stop into Linger or Root Down to sample the desserts........I think I might even skip the main course!

TheJeff
TheJeff

"So many people consume cow's milk, but human milk is off limits and gross?"

By that ridiculous rationale, you could say, "So many people consume cow meat, but human meat is off limits and gross?"  Kelly is a silly person.

jenbannister
jenbannister

Calm down people. A woman became a succesful pastry chef, had a baby, and still has sense of humor enough to go along with a joke about breast milk.  So......kudos to her! 


Todd Miller
Todd Miller

but the FDA does not like the sale and use of raw milk so - pasturized breast milk should be fine , right?

Chad Hill
Chad Hill

Have you read a westword before? Who is supposed to answer, ask a Mexican or Bill Breaths the weed guy?

elotescallejeros
elotescallejeros

Love the idea or hate it, mommy milk comes in good containers. Cat proof ones at that

Curiouser
Curiouser

You can actually pass on AIDS through breast milk. So yeah, I don't want to consume it in someone's restaurant.

kellyawatts
kellyawatts

@TheJeff Thank you!  I aim for silly on most days.  People take themselves far too seriously. They also take Westword articles far to seriously, obviously.

Save an animal.  Be an cannibal. :)

Mantonat
Mantonat topcommenter

@Curiouser Of course you mean HIV, not AIDS. Recent research indicates that this method of transmission is extremely unlikely. Milk-borne pathogens in cow milk seem far likelier to sicken a human.

Curiouser
Curiouser

@Mantonat My mistake - HIV. And the World Health Organization (WHO) has reported approximately 200,000 infants worldwide become infected annually with HIV through breastfeeding. 

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