How to cook and eat a gourmet meal in Antarctica

Very quickly. Before it, and you, freeze.

On Cyprien Verseux's Twitter account, wonderful snapshots of fun with food on the bleak, frozen ice sheets of Antarctica.


“I had no idea that having lunch on the roof was not a good idea,” Lucien says, about the spaghetti shown here and in his hands in the top photo. Shot by Carmen Possnig, ©ESA, at Concordia Station Antarctica 2018.

Cyprien Verseux is an astrobiologist, and currently the head of Concordia station in Antarctica.

When he decides to have lunch outdoors, it's not like you or me having lunch outdoors.

Where he is, it's -94ºF / -70ºC.

Swiss raclette, spaghetti, nutella, you name it. He pulls it off.

Everything is possible with hunger, determination, and the right fuel.

Below, some of the fun photos from his adventures.

“Raclette at #ConcordiaStation. Credits: @ CPossnig and @ CyprienVerseux .“

“A balanced breakfast on the roof of Concordia Station.” Credits: Cyprien Verseux and Carmen Possnig, © ESA

“Nutellart, or: even the snack is not easy to take on the roof of # ConcordiaStation . Credits: @ CPossnig and @ CyprienVerseux . © # PNRA ( @ ItaliAntartide ) / # IPEV / @ esa”

“Attempted (failed) scrambled eggs at # ConcordiaStation . Credits: @ CPossnig and @ CyprienVerseux . © # PNRA ( @ ItaliAntartide ) / # IPEV / @ esa
# Antarctic # DC14“

“Aurora australe, observed with @marcobuttu, the astronomer of #DC14.” Photo by Marco Buttu, © PNRA / IPEV.

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