Roast Penguin? Jason Anthony On Antarctic Cuisine

Apr 15, 2013

Antarctic fishing
Explorers fishing for food in the Antarctic in the early 1910s.
Credit Flickr Photo/State Library of New South Wales/Credit Frank Hurley

What is there to eat in Antarctica? Not much, though you could try penguin. In 1897, stranded Captain Georges Lecointe said penguin tasted like “beef, odiferous cod fish and a canvas-backed duck, roasted together in a pot with blood and cod-liver oil for sauce.” Desperate and trapped Antarctic explorers have eaten all kinds of awful things. Author Jason Anthony explains the culinary lengths people will go to in order to survive.

Also this hour: Everett Herald reporter and columnist Jerry Cornfield catches us up on what's happening this week in Olympia. Then, University of Washington Communication professor Ralina Joseph discusses her book Transcending Blackness: From the New Millennium Mulatta to the Exceptional Multiracial.