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FoodBlog’s Around the World Series: Antarctica in just 2 Dishes 🌏

FoodBlog’s Around the World Series: Antarctica in just 2 Dishes 🌏

We bet your travel bug is really kicking in right about now, with the Covid-19 pandemic hopefully dwindling away soon, travel plans could be in our near future… but till then FoodBlog’s Around the World Series will keep you hungry the way we know best… with food, food and a whole lot more food. Here’s Part 8 of the series… happy dreaming! 💯

For our final trip around the culinary globe, we’re going for the content of Antarctica, a place where there are no permanent residents (unless you count the penguins, or the scientists who do their research for month-long periods of time). 🐧



Antarctica is extremely cold, so it is extremely difficult for produce to grow, making it even more difficult for this continent to have its own cuisine. The Antarctic wildlife is protected, and there aren’t any farming lands here. So if there’s no permanent population, no farms, no vegetables and protected wildlife, how can there be a traditional cuisine? 🤔

Since Antarctica is known amongst researchers and scientists for expeditions, there are two Antarctic ‘dishes’ that are common amongst these researchers, mainly because they are crucial for survival. 🥶


Sledging Biscuits

These biscuits are a popular snack in Antarctica because they will not go bad easily. They are hard biscuits that are small in size, so they are easy to carry. If you want to try them out at home, all you need is flour, baking soda, salt, butter (not the diet-friendly kind!) and water. During expeditions, sledging biscuits are used as a good replacement for bread. 🍞



Pemmican

Being basically a mixture of dried, ground meat and approximately an equal amount of fat, pemmican is full of protein and fats. Therefore, it gives an expedition team a great boost of energy that is very well needed in such cold temperatures. 🧊



Both of these dishes are super high in calories (mainly from protein, fats and carbs), so they can literally save a person who is on the brink of death due to hypothermia. They might not be the best tasting meals you’ll ever have, but they will give you what you need if you’re on an expedition in Antarctica. 🏔️


Would you ever try these meals?


Even though there is no permanent population in Antarctica, food still managed to make its presence known through these two very important dishes. Who knows? Maybe in the future, the human race will evolve into a species that can live in below-zero temperatures and we would be able to create a new cooking population in Antarctica!

This brings us to a close in the FoodBlog’s Around the World Series but if you missed out on the rest of our culinary adventures, check out Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6 and Part 7 where the rest of the globe is fully explored.


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