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I love that you asked this question because it really gets at the soul of cooking and eating—on and off Earth. Part of what makes food so wonderful, is its ability to bring people together. Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) enjoy eating together and even take turns “hosting” one another on special occasions or for weekend meals. The ISS includes a dining module and kitchen table for this purpose!
I found a great video that you might enjoy watching. Apparently Thanksgiving dinner made its way to the ISS last year, and this video shows three NASA astronauts displaying their special foods for this American holiday: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81Cjb9-gnuY
Do you have a favorite holiday? How would you recreate this experience (tradition, ritual, food, culture, etc.) in space?