The Taste Bud: “Food Myths People Actually Believe are True”

The Taste Bud: “Food Myths People Actually Believe are True”

More and more evidence is surfacing, however, that milk consumption may not only be unhelpful, it might also be detrimental. This is in spite of the fact that the United States Department of Agriculture and other organizations advocate that even adults should drink at least three cups a day.
— Aaron E. Carroll, writing at the New York Times (17 Nov. 2014)

Speaking for myself, I believe that drinking milk is an aesthetic and culinary outrage on a par with Michelob Ultra and McDonald’s. I adore cheese, cream-based sauces, dairy-laden desserts and Milk Stout; obviously, I can tolerate lactose, but drink it from a glass?

That’s just wrong. An abomination, even.

Moreover, drinking milk constitutes the fruition of a conspiracy foisted on us by the multinational diary lobby. Last night I had a horrible nightmare during which I was drinking a glass of milk and commenting about how perfectly it paired with burritos.

Now I’m scared to set foot outside the house. Fortunately booze is the preferred antidote to this fragile condition, although at a time like this, probably not White Russians.

Now that I’ve gotten all this off my chest, our friend and colleague Kevin Gibson returns with another “The Taste Bud” column at his...Read more