The Antarc­tic Book of Cook­ing and Clean­ing by Wendy Trusler and Carol Devine (Harper De­sign, 2015)

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From the pref­ace: “The first thing that comes to mind about Antarc­tica is not likely food.” If you can find truer words than those, drop every­thing and start a re­li­gion. The heart of this dense and com­pelling book is its love of “the last place on earth.” Ge­og­ra­phy, his­tory and sto­ries (the ghosts of Shack­le­ton, Scott and Amund­sen haunt the chap­ters) are wo­ven among the di­ary of a multi­na­tional ex­pe­di­tion launched to re­me­di­ate south po­lar sites (the “Clean­ing” of the ti­tle) af­ter gen­er­a­tions of hu­man con­tact. In this black and white, windswept tale, food emerges as colour­ful com­fort. By all means, try the Canada House Cazuela; just never come be­tween a leop­ard seal and the sea.

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