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Alternative names Hooch
Type Stew
Main ingredients Pemmican (dried meat, fat, cereal)
Cookbook: Hoosh  Media: Hoosh

Hoosh (occasionally spelt hooch[1]) is a thick stew made from pemmican (a mix of dried meat, fat, and cereal) or other meat, thickener such as ground biscuits, and water.[2][3][4] It was the common food of early twentieth century Antarctic expeditions, used, for example, by the expeditions of Robert Falcon Scott (1910–1913) and Ernest Shackleton (1914–1916).[5][6]

Sometimes, the term was also used for mixed food rations for ponies and mules (e.g. in The Worst Journey in the World by Apsley Cherry-Garrard).

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Ponting, Herbert. "Sledging rations". Antarctica Extreme Wilderness. Royal Geographical Society. Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2007-04-25. 
  2. ^ "Antarctic English...". Lingua Franca. ABC. 2002-01-05. Retrieved 2007-03-12. 
  3. ^ "Antarctic Expedition: Glossary". National Zoological Park. Archived from the original on 2007-03-21. Retrieved 2007-03-12. 
  4. ^ Hince, Bernadette (2000). The Antarctic Dictionary: A Complete Guide to Antarctic English. CSIRO Publishing. p. 169. ISBN 0-9577471-1-X. 
  5. ^ Priestly, Raymond E. (January 1914). "Work and Adventures of the Northern Party of Captain Scott's Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913". The Geographical Journal. The Geographical Journal, Vol. 43, No. 1. 43 (1): 1–14. JSTOR 1778808. doi:10.2307/1778808. 
  6. ^ "Ask Adventure". National Geographic Adventure. February 2004. Archived from the original on 2007-01-31. Retrieved 2007-03-12. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Anthony, Jason C. (2012). Hoosh : roast penguin, scurvy day, and other stories of Antarctic cuisine. Lincoln, NB: University of Nebraska Press. ISBN 978-0-8032-2666-1.