When Wendy Trusler and Carol Devine moved into Bellinghausen—the Russian research station in Antarctica that became their temporary home—they knew that they would have to revise their understanding of everyday life. Here the duo uses journal entries, letters, provision lists, recipes, and menus to document their voyage. As they set up house in this unique environment, they share pithy, insightful observations on life, food, science, politics, and the environment. Showcased throughout are more than 100 modern and vintage photos of Antarctica, and the recipes include Honey Oatmeal Bread, Cheese Fondue, Roasted Pepper Goulash with Smoked Paprika, Roast Leg of Pork, and Frozen Chocolate Cream.
"What a lovely, beautiful, wonderful book. [I] am immersing myself in it."—Michael Ondaatje