The Antarctic Book of Cooking and Cleaning: A Polar Journey

The Antarctic Book of Cooking and Cleaning A Polar Journey A visually captivating novelistic travelogue that chronicles the first civilian environmental cleanup expedition in Antarctica an engaging true story told through anecdotes journal entries vignette

  • Title: The Antarctic Book of Cooking and Cleaning: A Polar Journey
  • Author: CarolDevine Wendy Trusler
  • ISBN: 9780062395030
  • Page: 178
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A visually captivating, novelistic travelogue that chronicles the first civilian environmental cleanup expedition in Antarctica an engaging true story told through anecdotes, journal entries, vignettes, recipes, and archival and contemporary photography The first thing that comes to mind about Antarctica is not likely the food But if you are going there, it is the secondA visually captivating, novelistic travelogue that chronicles the first civilian environmental cleanup expedition in Antarctica an engaging true story told through anecdotes, journal entries, vignettes, recipes, and archival and contemporary photography The first thing that comes to mind about Antarctica is not likely the food But if you are going there, it is the second Wendy Trusler and Carol DevineThe Antarctic Book of Cooking and Cleaning is a unique journey through an austral summer, when a group of dedicated individuals fifty four people from five countries picked up nearly three decades worth of garbage during a three month period in Antarctica.In this visually captivating polar journal, Wendy Trusler and Carol Devine transport readers back twenty years and thousands of miles to Bellinghausen, the Russian research station that became their temporary home Devine, a humanitarian who piloted the project, and Trusler, a visual artist and cook, use journal entries, letters, provision lists, recipes, and menus to document their voyage They share pithy, insightful observations on life, food, science, politics, and the environment Showcased throughout are modern and vintage photos and vignettes from Antarctica s short history all of which add delightful color and warm detail to this unique book.Trusler reveals the challenges of cooking in a makeshift kitchen during long, white nights at the bottom of the world While the dozens of eco tourists strive to help preserve the continent, she must figure out how to cook for all of them in the small camp kitchen, using limited ingredients The Antarctic Book of Cooking and Cleaning includes forty two eclectic, tasty, and hearty recipes tinged with Russian, Chinese, and South American influences, such as Honey Oatmeal Bread, Cheese Fondue, Great Wall Dumplings, Roasted Pepper Goulash with Smoked Paprika, Roast Leg of Pork, and Frozen Chocolate Cream All beautifully photographed, these dishes reflect the expedition s colorful cultural fabric and the astonishing raw beauty of their surroundings a continent uniquely devoted to peace, cooperation, and science.

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    1. Nick Klagge

      I picked up this book after reading a post about it on the Brain Pickings blog. It narrates the story of two Canadian women who, in the mid-90s, organized a volunteer trip to clean up junk/debris around a Russian science station in Antarctica. The story is presented in a sort of bricolage format, mixing together contemporaneous journal entries, current essays, recipes (one of the women went primarily to be the cook for the group), contemporaneous photos, and photos from historical Antarctic expe [...]

    2. Carolyn

      3.5 stars.This is an attractive book. In format it resembles a travel journal/scrapbook. It is the work of two Canadian women, environmentalist Carol Devine and cook and artist, Wendy Trusler. It chronicles journal entries by Devine, the woman who organized a three month volunteer effort January until March, 1996 to clean up 30 years of garbage at the Russian Antarctic station, Bellingshausen . Trusler was the cook, hired to feed 54 volunteer workers who arrived and left in shifts.When I started [...]

    3. Linda

      Really 6 stars for me. It's a cookbook / journal / travelogue / memoir / adventure tale The recipes are interesting; several are in my try-something-new queue: Honey Oat bread, White Bean and Roasted Garlic soup, Stoney Bay Chowder (made with chunky white fish), Ukranian Cabbage rolls, Roasted Pepper Goulash with Smoked Paprika, and the Minestrone soup. Comfort food on steroids; one-pot meal heaven! Left-overs for daysThe recipes are presented in the context of how they came together often to sh [...]

    4. Laura

      This was a quick read that I found awkwardly written in some spots. However I overall enjoyed this book as it gave me a bit of a different view of the reading I have already done on life in Antartica.

    5. Beth

      When I have some spare time, I love to just walk into a bookstore and peruse the shelves. I spend a fair amount of that time in the cookbook aisle, as I love to read them like books and have started amassing a fairly decent collection. It was during one of these spontaneous trips to the bookstore that I ran across this book. As a flipped through the pages, I became convinced that this was a book that just called to me. Having read it from cover to cover, I remain very, very glad that I gave in t [...]

    6. Fiona

      What an interesting book!Carol Devine worked for the VIEW Foundation and set up the beach cleanup camps in Antarctica. Yes, Antarctica. Apparently, there is no trash pickup or incinerator on the planet so there are lots of pipes and waste that is left behind by explorers. She had the cooperation of the Russian government to live next to their station at Bellingshausen which is on the peninsula closest to South America. Wendy Trusler was hired to be the camp's cook. From December - March 1986, vo [...]

    7. Reff Girl

      I will save you all from muddling this terrific performance piece that just happens to be bound as a book. In 1996, Canadian Carol Devine organized a volunteer program to clean up around research stations in the Antarctic. Carol was able to get space next to the Russian Research Station and hired Wendy Trusler to cook for the volunteers over a four-month period. Authors Trusler and Devine have created something that is a non-fiction hybrid of recipes and memoir and musings on the state of global [...]

    8. Chris Davidge

      Journals of two Canadians staying with the various science camps of Antarctica during a 1995 mission to push the clean up of debris left behind by human activity. One coordinating the logistics of the cleanup with the Russians and various voluntourists, and the other a camp cook, with logging camp experience and recipes to make the most of what's available into delightful meals for the isolated crews. Great mix of Antarctica observations and recipes to try at home.

    9. Kat

      I didn't finish this. While it's interesting, and beautifully presented, and I think important, it just didn't make my soul sing. It'll be making its way onto the Christmas present pile.

    10. Beth

      Gorgeous pictures and great recipes. I'd love to take this trip and do what these ladies did. Maybe someday

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