When you say food you say Italy. It’s inevitable.
When talking about spacefood, you’re talking about Italy, again.
And it’s italian Argotec, the company chosen by European Space Agency to develop -in the SpaceFood Lab- the food supply program for European astronauts in the ISS (International Space Station). This kind of special food (called “bonus-food”) is specifically studied for each astronaut, and also has the purpose to support him/her psychologically during the permanence in space. For italian astronauts Argotec made, for example, tiramisù and lasagne.
NASA is also studying new proteic spacefoods based on edible insects.
It ‘s just a matter of time, but we’ll see astronauts eating spaghetti made with cricket flour and tomato sauce. Italian-style.
For terrestrials interested in trying spacefoods, Argotec’s products are available on ReadyToLunch