Despite not enduring the agonising pains of labour, food and travel writer Nick Baines decided to see what his wife’s placenta tasted like after his son was born – and took a few select ‘steaks’ home in a doggy bag.
Turning to the internet for inspiration, he first attempted a smoothie, blending the placenta with banana and coconut milk. It didn’t go down well – the drink had a ‘metallic, bloody backnote’ and ‘tasted like the delivery room had smelled’. Lush.
However, Mr Baines enjoyed his placenta taco, which he described as ‘rich, with a beef-like quality’.
“Since my wife and I first discussed having a child, the thought of this one-time opportunity to eat human placenta had been rolling around my mind,” he said in his Guardian article.
We’re glad he scratched that itch.
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