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

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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.

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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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