With the start of Lent upon us, I’ve found something that I think I’ll have no trouble giving up – breast milk ice cream (although it’s not quite in the spirit of Lent since I’ve never tried it).
You might have seen the widespread reports that a London restaurant has been serving ‘Baby Gaga’ ice cream – made with breast milk donated by a London mother. The milk was reportedly expressed on site and pasteurised before being churned with Madagascan vanilla pods and lemon zest. The ice cream has now been removed from the restaurant.
From a professional perspective, this is certainly not a straight forward case, but it’s important that any food sold is safe, especially with regard to possible risks from blood borne diseases, and I support the local authority’s decision to detain the ice cream until further investigations have been carried out.
From a personal point of view, I gave up drinking breast milk when I was six months old and it’s not something I’ve ever considered going back to.
What are your experiences of weird and wonderful foods?