Last week, Chicago Parent posted
an article in which a Chicago Doctor reacted to the
apparent trend of mothers eating the placenta following their
child's birth. This week, the Dads react to the psychological,
dietary, and culinary implications of chowing on
Placenta Polenta by ChicagoParent
Eating placenta is SO a thing right now, and you are missing it.
WDP's Todd Jay thought ahead and brought a Coleman grill into the
delivery room, so he got a fresh placenta with grill marks and much
of the fat drained away. D.M. doesn't even know why he bothered to
cook it when it's that fresh. Them's good eatin'.
Matt Rocco ponders what could make a placenta "Chicago Style".
D.M. Engel suggests that it's deep dish, Todd thinks it is hot and
wet, like a beef. (Then he begs for this conversation to stop.)
Matt says he'd like his placenta "dragged through the garden" -
with the sport peppers and the celery salt and all.
Then the Dads go after the placenta gourmands of the world,
citing that any vitamins available in eating a chunk of your baby
could easily be found at a vitamin store - happily
available to humans, even if bears and sharks need to find their B6
According to the doc, the placenta is a filter - the Dads
contemplate eating a filter, particularly in big cities, where all
filters are extra filthy. (As is everything else.)
Next, our hosts fire up the WDP Judge-O-Matic and try and decide
what motivates the people who eat their kids placentas. The
verdict: They are attention wh@&es and a$$es.
Engel assures the audience that the number of people actually
eating placenta is minimal, and Matt goes after proponents of
so-called "non-Western medicine." Then the placenta recipes start
to come out. Todd says that Matt would love Placenta Polenta
because he'd eat ANYTHING on polenta, and D.M. says he couldn't
stop his wife from doing anything birth related, even if he wanted
to. Also bandied about is the terribly apropos "placenta clam
soup", placenta ceviche, and placenta jerky.
Finally, the Dads make a couple of Cubs cracks, because, hey,
why not? Next week, the Dads hope to get Alpana Singh. To recommend
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