Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti shows, as they prepared tortillas in weightlessness.

Food is an important item in space, also on the psychological side; that’s why astronauts are allowed a certain quantity of the so-called ‚bonus food‘ of their choice that reminds them of their home cooking tastes. We asked Samantha to show us how she manages to cook one of her bonus food recipes in microgravity: a quinoa salad with dried tomatoes, mackerel and leek cream, all wrapped in a warm tortilla.

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Cooking in space: mackerel, quinoa and leek cream tortilla