Dinner on board space station: Beef burgundy or lobster?

A chef from French chef Alain Ducasse's team preparing a low-temperature cooked salmon (pictured) for French astronaut Thomas Pesquet at a canning factory in Pouldreuzic, near Brest, western France.
A chef from French chef Alain Ducasse's team preparing a low-temperature cooked salmon (pictured) for French astronaut Thomas Pesquet at a canning factory in Pouldreuzic, near Brest, western France.PHOTO: AFP

A French astronaut who leaves Earth these days does not leave French food behind.

Here are some of the foods that Mr Thomas Pesquet, a French astronaut who took off on a recent SpaceX rocket to the International Space Station, will enjoy during his six-month stay in orbit: lobster, beef bourguignon (or beef burgundy), cod with black rice, potato cakes with wild mushrooms and almond tarts with caramelised pears.

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