Thursday, 18 Sep, 2008 Offbeat

Swiss Cook to Serve Human Breast Milk Specialties


A gastronomist owning a restaurant in Switzerland raised concerns and controversy around the peaceful Alpine country by stating that he is going to serve meals cooked with human breast milk.

The man, who owns a restaurant called Storchen, located in the exclusive Winterthur resort, announced that he will enrich his menu with new meals, including meat stew and a wide gamma of soups that will include at least 75% of breast milk.

"We have all been raised on it. Why should we not include it into our diet?" said Hans Locher, now the most controversial restaurant owner in the small republic.

When the man posted this week ads that he seeks women donors, his announcement instantly attracted the German-speaking media. Mt Locher mentioned that he will pay 3 pounds for 14 ounces of human breast milk.

"I first experimented with breast milk when my daughter was born. One can cook really delicious things with it. However, it always needs to be mixed with a bit of whipped cream, in order to keep the consistency," he said.

The Swiss food control authorities seemed to be confused due to the fact that there is no legislation regarding the use of human breast milk. It is difficult to say whether the cook should be banned from serving his exclusive meals.

"Humans as producers of milk are simply not envisaged in the legislation. They are not on the list of approved species such as cows and sheep, but they are also not on the list of the banned species such as apes and primates," mentioned Rolf Etter of the Zurich food control laboratory.

Source: Telegraph

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