Hoosh is a stew made of pemmican*, crushed biscuit, and what fresh meat as can be caught, all mixed and heated through with water.

In a pinch, hoosh is just pemmican and boiled water.

In an even tighter pinch, serve it up DIY-style by just chewing on the pemmican cubes.

*Pemmican: drief beef pounded to a powder, mixed with suet or fat; sometimes including dried fruit as well.

Just add water...

Just add water…

Some typical Antarctic dry food supplies (pictured are supplies from the Terra Nova Expedition) © RGS-IBG, as reprinted in Hoosh: Roast Penguin, Scurvy Day, and Other Stories of Antarctic Cuisine by Jason C. Anthony.

About Ernest Shackleton

Polar Explorer. Leader of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-1917.
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