A French astronaut who leaves Earth these days does not leave French food behind.
Here are some of the foods that Thomas Pesquet, a French astronaut who launched on a SpaceX rocket to the International Space Station on Friday, will enjoy during his six-month stay in orbit: lobster, beef bourguignon, cod with black rice, potato cakes with wild mushrooms and almond tarts with caramelized pears.
“There’s a lot of expectations when you send a Frenchman into space,” Mr. Pesquet said during a European Space Agency news conference last month.
Alas, alcohol is prohibited, much of the food is freeze-dried, and croissants do not work in orbit. They do have kale and ice cream. Here is the full story (NYT).