Dr Proctor got as close to living on Mars as anyone can today. She served on a Mars-simulation mission as an analogue astronaut, and her special mission included food.
Food is vital for survival of course, but also provides pleasure and comfort. Even a mission that returns the astronauts to Earth will be long, sometimes terrifying, and sometimes tedious. What cup of tea would you want to curl up with at the end of the day? What flavors would you want to mash into your evening potato? What herbs would you grow in the settlement’s gardens?
Sometimes the lovely embedded video gets lost – if you don’t see it above, this is the You Tube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_Fvc3vSa0s&feature=youtu.be
Cooking for Mars is a fascinating topic. Test out some recipes from my scifi Mars colony here.