Canada on the Menu

Canadian foods were featured on previous Canadian astronaut missions. Julie Payette and Robert Thirsk both brought a selection of authentic Canadian products with them on their 2009 missions. Here are a few examples :

Canadian foods onboard the ISS during Expedition 20/21 with Canadian astronaut Robert Thirsk

Tadka tempter
Indian red lentil curry
Toledo, Ontario

Mission Specialist Julie Payette brought with her a selection of authentic Canadian products. She is pictured with a tortilla with Quebec's maple butter on it. (Credit: NASA)

Smoked Salmon Pate
Smoky pate prepared with fillets of wild pink salmon from Canada's West Coast
Salt Spring Island, British Columbia

Couscous sultana
Wheat semolina, chick peas, and raisins in a Moroccan sauce
Lachute, Quebec

Arctic char jerky chips
Spicy arctic char jerky
Rankin Inlet, Nunavut

Dried cranberries with raspberry flavour
Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes, Quebec

Dark Chocolate Cranberries
Tart cranberries surrounded by dark chocolate
Abbotsford, British Columbia
St. Hyacinthe, Quebec

Canadian foods sent to space during mission STS-127 with Canadian astronaut Julie Payette

Cheesy Palak
Traditional Indian palak paneer curry
Toledo, Ontario

Wild Smoked Salmon Jerky
Strips of smoked wild Pacific salmon marinated in soy sauce and garlic
Salt Spring Island, British Columbia

Maple Butter
Quebec

Dark Chocolate Cranberries
Tart cranberries surrounded by dark chocolate
Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec and
Abbotsford, British Columbia

Maple Leaf Cookies
Cookies made with pure Quebec maple syrup
Don Mills, Ontario

Beef Jerky
Cold Lake, Alberta

Shrimp and Garlic Pasta
Shrimp and garlic sauce over farfalle pasta
Lachute, Quebec