Top 10 Culinary Finalists
The top 10 have been chosen and will come to Houston for the Final Culinary challenge on April 20th.
2022-202 3 Theme: Hearty Ethnic Soup/Stew
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Why is this NASA Culinary Challenge so important to NASA?
Food Physiology: The crew performed saliva collections on Tuesday (4/14/2020). The Integrated Impact of Diet on Human Immune Response, the Gut Microbiota, and Nutritional Status During Adaptation to Spaceflight (Food Physiology) experiment is designed to characterize the key effects of an enhanced spaceflight diet on immune function, the gut microbiome, and nutritional status indicators. These factors are interlinked, but diet is the only one that can be easily and meaningfully altered on Earth or during flight. This investigation aims to document the effect of dietary improvements on human physiology and the ability of those improvements to enhance adaptation to spaceflight.
Reviews and Quotes
Click here to see astronaut review of 1st year Culinary winners
Quote from Tom Marshburn on Expedition 66 on Burnett HS Chicken Francese (2021 winner)
The winner, a chicken dish in some sort of cream or cheese sauce, with lemon, was outstanding! We ate it over Christmas, loved it a lot and wish it were on the standard menu for ISS! They did a great job creating a unique dish with flavors we don’t get up here typically.
Quote from Increment 61 astronauts on Phoebus HS (2019 Winner):
To the winning HUNCH team, Spice 2 Space 2.0:
Daysi, Amarianna, Mya, Travis, Iyana, Wesleigh, and Tierra,
Quote from Expedition 59 astronauts on 2018 Culinary Winner:
The American Culinary Federation
The winners from the 2021-2022 year's culinary challenge were :