Island Conservation Jason Zito at Pizza NIght

On Antipodes Island, Friday Night is Pizza Night

How do you know what day it is on Antipodes Island? If it’s pizza night, it must be Friday.

Island Conservation MDM Chef spinning dough

Chef Pete Kirkman spinning dough. Credit: MDM

Long weeks of hard work in the field on a subantarctic island call for a special treat to kick off the weekend, and Million Dollar Mouse chef Pete Kirkman makes the best pizza Antipodes Island has ever seen. Toppings included chicken and apricot, smoked salmon, bacon, and of course, chorizo.


The pizzas are laden with mouthwatering toppings. Credit: MDM

These hand-made pizzas became welcome and nourishing calendar-markers for the isolated restoration team. In fact, they look so delicious, you just might start to think that fieldwork in subantarctic isolation is something you could enjoy!

Featured photo: Enjoying pizza on the island. Credit: Million Dollar Mouse
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About Sara Kaiser

Sara received a BA in anthropology from UC Santa Cruz in 2014. As a freelance writer and editor, she seeks to clarify the importance of biodiversity, ecological awareness, and the urgency of extinction prevention efforts. She embraces the philosophical dimensions of conservation and seeks to better understand how patterns of thinking play into our relationships with ourselves and the natural world.

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