This is How You Make a Taco in Space

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  • How can you eat as many tacos as you want without gaining weight? Eat them on the International Space Station! Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti shows off her cooking skills in the weightless environment of space. Making tacos is hard enough on the ground, but it takes on a whole new dimension when you have to worry about your ingredients floating away.

    The European Space Agency provides this description: “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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