Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Today's Recipe

From the Guardian:

Placenta Venetian style (with apologies to Simon Hopkinson)

3 mild spanish onions

5 tbsp vegetable oil

8 thin slices of placenta, cut into cubes

1 tbsp parsley

2 tbsp red wine vinegar

Cook the onions over a very low heat in half the oil for 20 minutes. Heat the other half of the oil until it smokes, then toss in the placenta for 20 seconds. Add the onions, parsley and, lastly, vinegar. Stir and serve.

My sincere apologies if you were eating something while reading this.

The reason for posting recipes that use placentas is the rumor that the Scientologist actor Tom Cruise plans to eat his fiancee Kate Holmes's placenta now that she has given birth. It's most likely a joke, but placenta-eating has an honorary tradition among animals and some human mothers do it, too. Though not usually the fathers. The high iron a placenta is supposed to contain can be helpful for the woman who may have lost blood giving birth.

This is a disgusting post, isn't it? I suspect I'm burning out on this blogging bidness.