Kimchi in Space? What Would You Take With You?

Hilarious story in the NYT
about how South Korean astronauts crave kimchi – the spicy red-peppered
cabbage that is the nation’s staple dish – so that scientists have now
perfected a form of kimchi that can be eaten in space.

Writes the NYT:

"Three top government research institutes spent millions of dollars and
several years perfecting a version of kimchi that would not turn
dangerous when exposed
to cosmic rays or other forms of radiation and would not put off non-Korean astronauts with its pungency."

“This will greatly help my mission,” astronaut Ko San, said. “When
you’re working in spacelike conditions and aren’t feeling too well, you
miss Korean food.”

That got me thinking – what is the one food I would have to have in space?

My taste buds tell me it’s paella….or fresh coffee.

What about you? I’ve started a new forum over on Gastrokid.com to kick a space wish list around.

Let’s compile a favourite foods in space and maybe NASA chefs can get cracking!

- Matthew

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