In the New York Times Opinion Section, graduate student Angela Zoumplis reminisces about the late celebrity chef and writer Anthony Bourdain's visit to the McMurdo Dry Valleys during the 16-17 field season. She writes, "He wanted to know about the projects we were working on and why scientists pursue research in such a forbidding place." and "He hadn’t come to Antarctica for the food. When you look back on his shows, you see that he rarely went anywhere just for the food. Food was a common ground. It was a means to conversation." To read more: When Anthony Bourdain Went to the Bottom of the World. Photo credit: Marci Beitch.