31 Days of Happiness Countdown: This cooking show in space is just so delicious.( Day 17)

February 12, 2018

Thanks for stopping by for Day 17 of Upworthy’s 31 Days of Happiness Countdown! If this is your first visit, here’s the gist: Each day between Dec. 1 and Dec. 31, we’re sharing narratives we hope will bring elation, smiles, and laugh into our lives and yours. It’s been a challenging year for a lot of us, so why not end it on a high note with a bit of happiness? Check back tomorrow( or click the links at the bottom) for another installment !

I’m pretty sure the one thing that kept me from being an astronaut is the face-melting liftoff … well that, and the decades of advanced math and science. But mostly the liftoff. I get nauseous on carnival rides, so investigating the final frontier just wasn’t in the cards for me.

However, I am various kinds of obsessed with the cosmonauts who live and work in space. You know, the folks living in the space station, speaking to school children on Skype while their hair stands on end, and doing somersaults and experiments all the time. That’s the kind of anti-gravitational fun I live for.

So when I procured European Space Agency( ESA) cosmonaut Samantha Cristoforetti’s videos, my mind basically explosion.

While living on board the International Space Station, Cristoforetti constructed cooking videos. Yes, cooking videos! THIS IS TASTY IN SPACE, Y’ALL!

Generally, the meals in the final frontier are pretty criterion, but every astronaut gets “bonus food” that reminds them of the flavors of home. In this video, Cristoforetti takes us lowly Earth-dwellers through the process of attaining turmeric chicken and whole red rice with mushrooms and peas. Forget outer space, Cristoforetti is living in flavor country.

I don’t wishes to spoil the whole thing, but here are some highlightings.

First, Cristoforetti doesn’t use plates because that would be pointless. Instead, she plates her meal on a tortilla. This is a tip I will incorporate into my own life.

To get the food to stick to the tortilla, she employs smashed pea cream as an adhesive. This is a tip I will not incorporate into my own life.

Also as she cooks, her dinner simply maintains floating away which is hilarious the first time, and even better as she adds more food to the tortilla. #spaceprobz

You can( and totally should) watch Cristoforetti make a entail dinner below. It’s got everything: space travel, mushrooms, floating tortillas. WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT, PEOPLE?

( Plus, it’s likely the most delightful dinner you’ll find all day, unless you know an otter feeing Christmas cookies .)

Oh, and if you’re as hungry as I am, here’s a walk-thru on how to build Cristoforetti’s exact snack — weightlessness on the side. Bon appetit , space nerds!


More days of happiness here : DAY 1/ DAY 2/ DAY 3/ DAY 4/ DAY 5/ DAY 6/ DAY 7/ DAY 8/ DAY 9/ DAY 10/ DAY 11/ DAY 12/ DAY 13/ DAY 14/ DAY 15/ DAY 16/ [ DAY 17 ]/ DAY 18/ DAY 19/ DAY 20/ DAY 21/ DAY 22/ DAY 23/ DAY 24/ DAY 25/ DAY 26/ DAY 27/ DAY 28/ DAY 29/ DAY 30/ DAY 31

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