This offbeat account of an effort to clean up a Russian research station in Antarctica is a testament to the power of food to connect people from a wide range of backgrounds. Volunteers joined to collect twenty-eight years’ worth of garbage accumulated at the station, a difficult and often frustrating task. Trusler, who was hired to feed the volunteers, ended up sharing recipes with the Russians on-site as well as learning from the volunteers themselves. Woven among the recipes are frank, often funny accounts of the struggle to make all the work pay off, and some good stories of others who had visited Antarctica before. A surprising treat.
Hardcover. Color photographs throughout.