When someone’s food is chosen to be served at major occasions or for certain people, it is definitely a singular honor to be chosen. There is nothing like being asked to cook for some of the people with the toughest and riskiest jobs – our astronauts.
The honor has been given to celebrity chefs Emeril Lagasse and Rachael Ray. Their recipes were analyzed, tested, processed, dehydrated and packaged into food packets for space. The astronauts then got to enjoy the taste of these special dishes which must have made a nice break from the regular fare.
Rachael Ray contributed her Swedish meatballs, spicy Thai chicken and vegetable curry recipes. Chef Lagasse on the other hand sent our astronauts some green beans, jambalaya, mashed potatoes with bacon, rice pudding and fruit. The astronauts of expedition 13 also appeared briefly via satellite last August on Chef Lagasse’s show “Emeril Live”.
Will other celebrity chefs be sending up their dishes? No word has yet been said. It is sure though that our astronauts love the food.