Everyone’s favourite Canadian astronaut/YouTube sensation is back to explain how food tastes in space. The answer: different! Sort of. As soon as you enter orbit, your body, freed from the shackles of gravity, celebrates by shooting a bounty of fluids into your head and sinuses. So you’ll barely be able to breathe through your nose, much less taste anything.
But, once a few days go by, your body adjusts, and everything goes relatively back to normal, including taste. So, as Hadfield tells us, you can still enjoy all your favourite Canadian staples: maple cookies and maple syrup in a tube, naturally.
But wait — there’s also the more exotic Canadian fare such as “chocolate”, “salmon pate” and “buffalo beef jerky”. In other words, solidified maple syrup, maple syrup in a can, and buffalo-flavoured maple syrup, respectively. Bon appetit. [Canadian Space Agency]