David Saint-Jacques: Let’s spice it up! A lot of astronauts complain that because of fluid shift, their head is kind of swollen a
bit, we’re congested, so that reduces your sense of smell and of taste, so it can make food taste a bit
bland. So for that, most people like to add some spicing or condiments to their food. But you can’t just
add salt or pepper. Imagine that flying in the air. That wouldn’t work. So, if we want to add salt, well, it
comes like this: liquid salt. If you want to add pepper, this is it: liquid pepper. You just squirt it on your
food. I like to use olive oil, again, squirtable olive oil. Or soya sauce, squirtable soya sauce like this. We
also have classics like mustard, of course, squeezable pots. Dijon, also great on steak. Spicy Asian
sauce. Maybe some balsamic reduction vinegar. And I guess it counts as seasoning, but for the
morning, when I feel far from Canada, I have some maple syrup. A little secret stash here in a tube.
Great, great addition to any breakfast. Voilà! That’s how we spice it up in space.