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