Lauren Smith | Contributing Writer | Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Blogger Makes Sourdough Bread With The Yeast From Her Own Vagina

Blogger Makes Sourdough Bread With The Yeast From Her Own Vagina

The Debrief: Using flour, water and her own personal yeast, Zoe Stavri made vagina bread

We've perused various sourdough recipes on the internet over time (although never actually got round to making them, because it's just easier to go to Waitrose if you're in the market for wanky breads), but strangely enough, none of them involved vaginal yeast. 

Feminist blogger Zoe Stavri, who Tweets under the name 'Another Angry Woman', has live blogged/Tweeted making a loaf of sourdough with the yeast from her own vagina – and while it's sort of resourceful/an interesting experiment in its own way, naturally the internet has gone bananas about it. 

It started with Zoe Tweeting 'Have thrush. Genuinely considering using it to make sourdough,' followed by 'I'M FUCKING DOING IT' #cuntsourdough."

'It all started with a fatal combination of a slightly perverse sense of humour, a keenly scientific mind, and touch of the thrush' Zoe explains on her blog.

'Waking up on Saturday with the familiar itchy burny fanny, I giggled to myself "maybe I could make bread with that." And that ticked into, "well, I’ve always wanted to try making my own sourdough anyway" and then a "fuck, would that even work?" and then I got curious and the next thing that happened was I was scraping white goop off of a dildo into a bowl of flour mixed with water.'

Obviously it's totally up to Zoe to do whatever the hell she wants with her vaginal yeast, but her decision has sparked a completely unnecessary amount of outrage and vitriol, visible in her blog comments and on Twitter. I won't bore you with them all, but one sample quote includes: 'If a man jizzed into a milkshake and and thought it was completely normal to drink it and asked you to drink it I’m fairly certain you would say no…' 

Zoe argues it's just as 'gross' as making your own salami, or sourdough, and while one chefs chimed in and said her bread wasn't a good idea, another added that 'yeast is yeast.' So there's that. 

To be honest, the only thing I'm interested in knowing is – does it actually taste good? But apparently the bread is 'not ripe yet', so we'll have to wait and see what #cuntsourdough tastes like. Keep us posted, Zoe. 

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