Fancy Dining in one of the most Remote Regions on Earth
There really is an art to preparing food on the edge of the Arctic ice floe. A three hour qamutik (kam-oo-tik) ride from the nearest town, the logistics of getting the food there in the first place aren’t easy – then the cooking itself, well I would have thought that there was only so much that was possible in such a remote area.
Having spent two days getting from Brighton (south England) to the Arctic floe edge (on the sea ice near Baffin and Bylot Islands), I was ready to move on from plane food.
Our chef for the week was Phil with the help of Katie, who was actually successfully growing rocket in Arctic conditions. These two people managed to keep the five of us hungry travellers, as well as the guides and expedition leaders, full for the week with sumptuous dinners, from a Mexican style feast to a three course steak dinner. Lunches were served out on the edge of the floe, or wherever we happened to be, and were always a delicious surprise.