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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP10 Dec 2019 12:03 p.m. PST

"In early 2017, a photographer, a videographer, and a chef whose dad served in the military walked into a bar. Over drinks, Henry Hargreaves, Jimmy Pham, and Chuck George discussed George's military family and the calorie-dense MREs (Meals Ready to Eat) his father would bring home. By the end of the night, Hargreaves, Pham, and George had decided to transform MREs into high cuisine. And document the results.

The sealed pouches of bread, sauce, peanut butter, and crackers in MREs need to last a long time in extreme conditions. Taste isn't the primary consideration. Some soldiers call MREs "Meals Rejected By Everyone." Hargreaves, whose specialty is food art, calls them "gruel." By plating rations as if they came from a Michelin-starred restaurant, the team hoped to highlight the wide gap between "excellent" food and the food given to soldiers…"

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Legion 410 Dec 2019 3:19 p.m. PST

If anything the MREs should be reduced in calories. As with the C-Rats before you couldn't expend all those calories short of climbing a mountain in a snow storm.

So I hope since I left the Army in '90, they reduced the calories.

Old Wolfman11 Dec 2019 6:51 a.m. PST

I used to package that stuff years ago.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Dec 2019 10:35 a.m. PST

(smile)


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