We’ve all heard — and some of us have experienced — that pregnancy can do funny things to the brain and to one’s cravings. Vicky Jacob-Ebbinghaus and Juarez Rodrigues took it upon themselves to share with the world all the bizarre foods that pregnant women have craved in Eating for Two.
The virtual cookbook is comprised of recipes submitted by real pregnant women and mothers. Yes, this means that someone actually wanted to eat a medley of soaps and a buttered watermelon at some point in time. All the recipes were re-created, tested and rated by Rodrigues and Jacob-Ebbinghaus.
The websites warns visitors to “try [the recipes] at your own risk.”
Jacob-Ebbinghaus tells mom blog The Stir that the goal of the project is to lessen the embarrassment some of these future and present moms may experience due to the cravings. So maybe, just maybe, the popcorn-and-sauerkraut lady can now eat her super-salty snack in peace.
“We realized a lot of women are embarrassed about their cravings, so we thought it would be cool to document all the strange things pregnant women want to eat,” Jacob-Ebbinghaus says.
Eating for Two is open to crowd-sourced content and even has a submit form on the site, but asks only for pregnancy craving recipes: “Please no stoner recipes or midnight snack cravings,” the website states. Food and Wine reports that a physical cookbook could be in the works once more recipes are obtained.