Semen Recipes Collected in New Cookbook

Posted Dec 2, 2008 by David Silverberg
Natural Harvest
A new book called "Natural Harvest," available online, lists recipes that can be made using sperm. The promo for the book says, "Semen is inexpensive to produce and is commonly available in many, if not most, homes and restaurants. Despite all of these positive qualities, semen remains neglected as a food. This book hopes to change that."
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If you thought semen was simply sexual, then you should check out Natural Harvest: A Collection of Semen-Based Recipes. While this book sounds like a joke, it's actually a serious cookbook filled with ejaculate-friendly recipes for adventurous chefs.
Digital Journal -- You may have heard about wayward kids contaminating salad dressing with semen. Or hair products infused with bull sperm. But what about a cookbook filled with recipes using semen?
That's the basis of Paul Photenhauer's new book Natural Harvest, available only on self-publishing site The book introduces its concept with a saucy teaser: "Like fine wine and cheeses, the taste of semen is complex and dynamic.... You will be surprised to learn how wonderful semen is in the kitchen. Semen is an exciting ingredient that can give every dish you make an interesting twist."
While the cookbook may make some people throw up a little in their mouths, Photenhauer takes his sperm-esque cuisine seriously: he has published recipes for man-made oysters, tuna sashimi with dipping sauce (hmm, wonder what that sauce is made from?) and an "almost white" Russian. Also, on his recently created blog, Photenhauer posted a recipe for a cinnamon rice drink dashed with a tablespoon of semen.
Photenhauer also said within a week of the book's launch, his Lulu page has accumulated 35,000 hits and he has sold nearly 200 books.
As original as this cookbook may be, it may not reach mainstream success since its key ingredients can be, well, pretty hard to swallow for some cooks.