Ask A Scientist: Food

From Tucker High School in Atlanta, Georgia

What kind of food is available for the scientists to eat at McMurdo Station and where is it grown?

We eat almost entirely food that is flown in or brought in by ship the year (or in some cases many years) before.  The  food is pretty amazing as a whole team of chefs make a diverse array of fresh breads, desserts, meat and veggie options and sides galore.  The real challenge is not eating too much.  Fresh salads are delivered by plane but when no flights come down these disappear from the menu.  Later in the season we will take you on a tour of the Galley and Dining area so you can see first hand.

 

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