OMG: safe food Queensland says raw eggs risky (sorta)

The Melbourne Cup horse race starts in a couple of hours and the twitter-comms types at safe food Queensland have said something, in writing, I’ve never seen before:

omg“Avoid eating raw foods such as salad dressings and sauces made with raw eggs e.g. mayonnaise, hollandaise and aioli or uncooked foods containing raw eggs e.g. cookie dough, mousse, cheesecake, tiramisu.

“Check to see if sauces or salad dressings are pasteurized.”

About time.

The safe food advisory also contains poor attempts at humor such as, “It’s the race that stops a nation so don’t let food poisoning have you galloping!”


Clueless star feeds her baby like a bird

I’ve been around parents and little kids for 30 years and had endless discussions about home-birth, breastfeeding, nutrition, and the consistency of baby poop.

Bird feeding hasn’t come up.

But you may after watching this video.

Alicia Silverstone, the star of Clueless and dozens of failed movies, named her son Bear Blu, and decided it would be wise to tell the world she feeds her 11-month-old son by chewing on some vegan food and letting him eat it out of her mouth.

And post the video.

Dr. Jennifer Landa, M.D. said, “There are those who think that a mom chewing a baby’s food provides helpful enzymes from her mouth but it doesn’t seem like a hygienic practice. Various viruses and bacteria, but especially herpes virus, may be passed from mother to baby. These microbes present a challenge that the infant’s immune system may not be ready for. So the practice is questionable for safety, and then, there’s a certain ick factor here that needs to be considered.”

Forget the minimal biological risks. This is ripe material for Freud, Jung, or AA when Care Bear gets older and has to watch this crap over and over and over.

Alicia Silverstone will teach you how to poo

She was great in those Aerosmith videos, cute in Clueless, terrible in 1997’s Batman and Robin, and insufferable as a vegan spokesthingy.

And now she can teach you how to poop.

Alicia Silverstone,
who has been a vegan for ten years, has a new book, The Kind Diet: A Simple Guide to Feeling Great, Losing Weight and Saving the Planet.

Some Alicia-isms:

"Remember, dairy was designed to make little baby calves turn into 400-pound cows, so that’s what it does to you. …

"Most people aren’t pooing. I know two girls in my life who are good friends, who were not pooing, but now they’re pooing ’cause I helped them. I taught them how to poo."