Women Eating Placenta Like Crazy. Husband’s Aren’t Watching!!
If you are to believe the New York magazine some women are serving up a plate of human placenta for dinner.
At first glance I thought it was a polenta cookbook. I like polenta, but not enough to buy a polenta cookbook, or even read a full article about preparing polenta. But the article was not about polenta, it was placenta. This was a serious article about cooking and eating placenta. Apparently some women feel that eating placenta will provide special nutrients that will help mend the damage of childbirth. Or maybe impart a special something in breast milk that will give a boost to her newborn baby. I’m all in favor of eating foods with healing properties. By This I Mean Normal Foods. There are many things in this world that I would rather eat than placenta. Keep in mind I do not have a placenta recipe. I also don’t have recipes for any type food that has animal eyeballs as an ingredient.
Eating Placenta? Try These Foods Instead
Here is a list of foods that I would much rather eat than placenta. As a matter of fact I would say that I’d take seconds on these if I didn’t have to eat placenta.
- Liver and Onions. I don’t know of any restaurant that serves
it. There is probably a good reason for that. Placenta and onions doesn’t sound nearly as appetizing.
- Beef Tongue. I’ve seen it on restaurant menus before. But I figured, hey, it’s more expensive that a New York Strip Steak. Guess what I ordered. But I doubt if I’d order a baked potato with a medium rare placenta.
- Okra and something Gumbo. I actually ate okra before. It was very slimy. But infinitely better than I could imagine placenta.
- Gefilte Fish. I did eat this once. This is boiled balls of ground fish. Served in a fish stock. I would imagine that eating placenta would be a far worse experience.
- Cod liver oil. Although this is more of a vitamin supplement that a food even the smell of it is enough to cause my stomach to become queasy. But the thought of someone squeezing the oil out of all those cods sounds better to me than eating a placenta casserole.
- Drunken Shrimp. I’ve never seen this but I’ve heard that little live shrimps are put in a bowl of wine. You chase them with your chopsticks and the bite their heads off. I don’t think it is good etiquette to spit the head out. If you have a couple of glasses of wine in you this may be fun!! A lot more fun than looking at a bowl of afterbirth swimming in a bowl of wine.
- Chicken feet. I saw these in a grocery store in north central Florida. I thought “Huh, that’s weird.” There a lot weirder things to eat in my opinion.
- Scrapple. Had this before. It’s basically made all the parts of a pig that no one else wants. I had this when I was young. Every now and then I get a hankering for it. About once every ten years. See? I will eat various animal parts. Not human parts..
- Spam. Had this when I was a kid. My father loved it. Apparently when he was in the service they fed it to him 365 days a year and he developed a taste for it. I could develop a taste for spam much quicker that I could placenta.
- Pickled pigs feet. I see those in a large jar at a convenience store near my house. Been going there for years. Never saw the level drop in that dust covered jar. I don’t think they have better luck pickling placenta, though.
Not that I would never eat placenta. Eating placenta has to be much more tasty than some things. Bugs for instance.