March 01, 2016

Astronaut Scott Kelly has been off the surface of the Earth for 11 months, and for 11 months his twin brother has been lovingly torturing him with pictures of food.

So we asked our staff: What would your first meal be upon returning to Earth? The answers ranged from comfort foods to specific cravings. And now we're hungry.

"My mom’s home-cooking!  My mom’s from the Philippines so I’d want some lumpia, adobo, and pancit."

Lumpia, minus the rolling.

"Pizza! Not just any pizza though, I’m talking hand-tossed crust topped with a heavenly marinara sauce, piled high with luscious veggies and sprinkled with gooey mozzarella cheese. Then, I’d pair it with a crisp and refreshing IPA."

One vote for amazing pizza

"Bac'n Cheeze Burger with Tots from Arlo's vegan food truck in Austin, TX. My husband and I ate these on our honeymoon and literally ran a mile through a storm back to our hotel while using our umbrella to shield the burgers instead of us. Totally worth it and definitely worth a stop after returning to earth."

"Fried chicken and mashed potatoes and gravy!"

+Bacon, because it's been 11 months, people.

"I would dive head first into a vat of queso and a big ol' bag of crunchy tortilla chips. Accompanying margarita, not optional."

Chips & queso, naturally

What would you crave?

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