European Space Agency
— Women in the Kitchen? Yes, But in Space
Samantha Cristofetti is an ESA astronaut and military aeronautics pilot. For six months, as part of the long-term ASI mission “Futura”, she has lived and worked hundreds of kilometres from Earth, aboard the International Space Station. And from there, along with the scientific videos of planet Earth, she has sent us her “space show-cooking” videos.
Dishes created using the “bonus food”, special ingredients that astronauts take to the space to remind them of the tastes and flavours from home. Turmeric chicken with brown rice and peas, for example. From space, Samantha gave us a cooking lesson, but a life one. Perhaps weightlessness is the secret ingredient? After all, it always takes a certain amount of lightness, as well as competence, for experiments to work. From those in orbit to those in the kitchen.