Apparently there is a cooking book centered around using semen as a cooking ingredient. It is called Natural Harvest and it has been around since 2008. "The taste of semen is complex and dynamic," the cookbook maintains. "Semen is inexpensive to produce and is commonly available in many, if not most, homes and restaurants." Free range.

Because Natural Harvest exists, a group of female friends were a little annoyed that there wasn't a cookbook utilizing naturally occurring feminine secretions. So an MD/PhD-enrolled student at the University of Wisconsin, set out to unlock the inner food-maker. Cecilia Westbrook hypothesized that because the vagina is lined with healthy bacteria, and micro-organisms, yogurt was the place to start.

We'll give the vaginal floor over to Janet Jay, who wrote about the cultivation for VICE's Motherboard:

Every vagina is home to hundreds of different types of bacteria and organisms. These organisms produce lactic acid, hydrogen peroxide, and other substances that keep the vagina healthy. The dominant bacteria is called lactobacillus, which also happens to be what people sometimes use to culture milk, cheese, and yogurt.

Westbrook knew enough about the chemistry of the vagina to think that eating a batch of yogurt made from her ladyjuices would be good for her. The reason was probiotics—friendly bacteria that, when ingested, are believed to help in keeping our intestines healthy.

The "collection method" was done with a wooden spoon. [Westbrook] set up a positive control (made with actual yogurt as the starter culture) and a negative control (plain milk with nothing added), and combined her own home-made ingredient to the third batch of yogurt. Left overnight, the magic of biology created a respectably-sized bowl.

So how'd it taste? Westbrook reported that, "her first batch of yogurt tasted sour, tangy, and almost tingly on the tongue. She compared it to Indian yogurt, and ate it with some blueberries." What are you having for breakfast tomorrow? Are you practicing patriarchy, or having a bowl of feminine worship?

[via Motherboard]