A meeting of 2 passions...
How did these meals come to be aboard the ISS? It all began with a pedagogical project undertaken by the cook Richard Filippi and his students at the Lycée hôtelier de Souillac in the Lot. In 1996, he obtained certification to supply tinned meals fro the Cassiopee mission. Following unanimous praise by the Russians, French and Americans who had tasted the meals, CNES wished to continue the project with professionals.
"Space certified" dishes
The meals are not only intended to taste good but also to match requirements following scientific research into human physiology, as part of the CADMOS activities at the CNES Technical Centre in Toulouse. ADF will be working on new recipes particularly for breakfasts.
Extract from CNESMAG - September 2006