A big thank you to Thorsten Schmidt for a Danish space dinner for the complete #ISS crew with a Space Rock surprise! pic.twitter.com/V0tqsbURGF
— Andreas Mogensen (@Astro_Andreas) September 8, 2015
Last night, Danish ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen served a nice meal for all nine astronauts on the International Space Station.
Andreas Mogensen’s so-called bonus included a main course, a dessert and a chocolate surprise and was conceived and prepared by Michelin-star chef Thorsten Schmidt from Jutland in Denmark.
Thorsten Schmidt was trained as a chef in Bremen and founded the restaurant Malling& Schmidt in Aarhus in 2005, strongly inspired by Noma and New Nordic Kitchen. He loves physics, chemistry and history,and he has a scientific and experimental approach to cooking.
“I really wanted to bring some Danish food with me to give a Danish flavour to the mission but also to be able to gather all nine crew members on the Station, sharing a meal together and giving the long-duration astronauts something special” said Andreas.
The meal consisted of brisket with cabbage, vanilla custard with rhubarb and 'Space Rocks' chocolate.
Thorsten Schmidt has six weeks to develop and prepare the food, which had to be ready and packed in April ...