Burnt Toast Podcast

In the Renaissance, We Believed Milk Turned to Cheese in Our Stomachs

May 18, 2017

Throughout history, the same thing we eat with our morning cereal has inspired myth, magic, and superstition—like the fact that if you don't sit still after drinking a glass, it'll turn to cheese in your stomach.

In our latest episode of Burnt Toast, we speak with a historian to dig into our complicated relationship with milk, sparing none of the strangest misconceptions.

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Kenzi Wilbur

Written by: Kenzi Wilbur

I have a thing for most foods topped with a fried egg, a strange disdain for overly soupy tomato sauce, and I can never make it home without ripping off the end of a newly-bought baguette. I like spoons very much.