Winner, Andre Simon food and drinks e-book Award - certain Commendation
Winner, ForeWord publication of the 12 months Award - commute Writing
Silver medal, self reliant writer ebook Award - artistic Nonfiction
Finalist, Maine Literary ebook Awards - Nonfiction
Antarctica, the final position in the world, isn't well-known for its food. but it really is recognized for tales of heroic expeditions during which starvation used to be the only spice every body carried. on the sunrise of Antarctic delicacies, chefs improvised below not possible hardships, castaways ate seal blubber and penguin breasts whereas fantasizing approximately illustrious feasts, and males looking the South Pole stretched their rations to the brink. this present day, Antarctica's kitchens nonetheless watch for provisions on the some distance finish of the planet's longest offer chain. clinical study stations serve up cafeteria fare that frequently bargains extra sustenance than sort. Jason C. Anthony, a veteran of 8 seasons within the U.S. Antarctic software, bargains an extraordinary workaday examine the significance of foodstuff in Antarctic heritage and culture.
Anthony's journey of Antarctic food takes us from hoosh (a porridge of meat, fats, and melted snow, usually thickened with overwhelmed biscuit) and the scurvy-ridden expeditions of Shackleton and Scott during the 20th century to his personal preplanned 300 food (plus snacks) for a two-person camp within the Transantarctic Mountains. The tales in Hoosh are associated via the ingenuity, sturdy humor, and indifference to gruel that make Anthony's story as enjoyable because it is enlightening.
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