How's the food in the military? Is it just 'boil in bag' tier or is it borderline home cooking?

How's the food in the military? Is it just 'boil in bag' tier or is it borderline home cooking?

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  1. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    your OP is bad and you should feel bad
    ask a question that can't be answered by the very first result in any search engine, or at least say you want to talk about it in general instead of this zero effort shit

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Relating to the boiling, I am struck by how the Tasting History foods (curated by the guy to be stuff that sounds tasty, usually. Or if not tasty is weird and interesting) is versus https://www.youtube.com/@HistoricalItalianCooking these guys. They're legit, very much so. But when I watched it it felt like 90% of the meat was boiled. Not seared then boiled. Boiled. Looking now and I see more roast options and even fritters but I guess I was just seeing a lot of dark ages country fare kind of food.

      I know cooking oil wouldn't be as available but I think a lot of it was fundamentally just not knowing cooking options. Like the Japanese not having fried dough foods until the Portuguese showed up or conversely how stir frying is so cheap and so easy it ought to have been a fixture of pretty much every civilization but nomads
      >Have a little bit of oil? Have camp fire? Have metal bowl? Don't even necessarily need meat you g2g nigguh
      but nobody had it till the asians started to migrate.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Who knows, it might have been. What people assume we know how of historical societies pre-widespread literacy is vastly overestimated. So much has just been lost to never be recovered. But that pre-widespread literacy might also be why on a societal level people never figured it out. If you have a good idea it’s difficult to communicate it to a widespread audience unless you’re powerful or lucky.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Bear in mind that historical accounts don't differentiate between boiled and stewed
        To them, it's the same if you "boil" meat in a flavourful broth of oil, wine, vegetables, aromatics and stock. But if you look at beef bourgoignon, that's exactly what the frick it is, and it tastes good doesn't it?

        That being said, boiled meat and cabbage can taste pretty fricking good if you add just a bit of spice. Picrel is a common Chinese peasant dish - just boiled pork and cabbage with pepper and salt.

        And why do these cultures, armies, and peasants boil or stew their meat? Simple - you can slow-cook meat while working. Thus a peasant can prep their meals and put it on the stove while doing other stuff, probably house chores. For similar reasons, pies and pastys - basically stews in pastry - were also popular. Also, 1 person can prepare the equivalent meal for 10 and more, given a big enough cauldron.

        One more reason is because heavily salted preserved meats needs to be boiled anyway to wash off the salt, so they might as well be cooked in that way. This is relevant for Napoleonic-era armies which relied heavily on salted meat.

        Roast meat is likely to be not as uncommon in military camps for 2 simple reasons: 1, it tastes good, and 2, it's actually faster to sear off thin strips of meat than to boil, which will take most of an hour to render meat tasty. So in any long-established camp, or village, town and city, roast foods will be readily had. However, seared meat takes more time and effort per serving, so it would be much less common in any situation where mass feedng with limited manpower is necessary.

        >Tasting History
        Most of these Youtubers are amateurs focused on video presentation
        Actual historians publish their work in journals and books, not on Youtube

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          >Most of these Youtubers are amateurs focused on video presentation
          >Actual historians publish their work in journals and books, not on Youtube
          Tasting History is primarily a cooking show first, with history as something added on to talk about the dishes history or place in its society. He's not doing any sort of original research there, and he never purports to.
          As far as the cooking goes, he uses historically published recipes from as close to period books as he can get. This is potentially where original "research" comes in, because those old recipes can be very lax on actual information on how to do certain things, which you have to glean from other texts or from historical understanding of how certain food was expected to be handled.
          I do think though that understanding historical cooking must always be done with the lense of things like what you said; what is practical and makes sense in the context. Boiled meats are just easy to do, and hard to frick up.

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            My point was that not only is that Youtubers such as Tasting History would not only be more cooking-focused, they wouldn't even be greatly aware of the most up-to-date research on the topic
            Even historians can get outdated, and one would really have to be well-versed in the history (of a specific period) to discern fact from meme.

            >what is practical and makes sense in the context.
            Very much so
            Armchair historians tend to frick up when deriving facts merely from what was discovered and described, without looking at the practicality

            History should be studied and conclusions arrived at with the assumption that the ancients were logical, not morons, and made decisions that made sense (to them) given the practicalities of the day

            • 1 year ago
              Anonymous

              >without looking at the practicality
              I feel like even professional historians can often fall into this.

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                yeah, that's what I meant by "armchair historians"

                I've read and watched a lot of history books and documentaries, mainly military history, and it's quite obvious the difference between ivory tower types and those with practical knowledge

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >All the French Foreign Legion ate was soup. Everything had soup with it. I probably had more soup in Corsica than I have had in my entire life.
      I eat soup with every meal, because I remember when I had no soup.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/G7t1nsI.png

        your OP is bad and you should feel bad
        ask a question that can't be answered by the very first result in any search engine, or at least say you want to talk about it in general instead of this zero effort shit

        The French had some good shit at Kandahar, I often ate there, as I’m Canadian from Quebec. I don’t think their supplies were better, but they did care when cooking, adding herbs, cream or red wine, always good seasoning and cook just right. It’s just the little extra step that made it stand out from the regular mass produced food, making it feel like home cooking. They weren’t into spicy food though, I wish the Mexican Air Force was there too.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Upon seeing a Sharpe post i naturally gave the order to reply. That's my style sir.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          For whatever reason I liked that Sharpe had these old generals that still had some steel behind their blubber. The “I remember when I had no soup” and “I sit like I was poured! Sir!”. It felt more realistic for men who would’ve been expected to lead men under fire earlier in their careers.

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            >I remember when I had no soup
            it's a depiction of the French army which had a lot of generals promoted from the rank and file, because as you will remember they guillotined most of the aristocracy; in contrast to all the other armies they fought

            a general of other armies at the time would never have made that remark because he would never have been that poor lol

            • 1 year ago
              Anonymous

              It was a reference to the retreat from Russia, after the guy who questions him having soup for breakfast leaves he turns to one of his officers and says something to the effect of “we ate men like that”.

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            The Sharpe series generally divides it's characters into several categories throughout its books.
            >competent officer who is very religious
            >competent officer who doesn't like Sharpe but respects him
            >competent officer who's kinda insane
            >Incompetent officer who hates his guts
            >Competent moustache twirling villain
            >competent villain who likes Sharpe
            And for women there's:
            >Sweet innocent virgin(who wants to frick Sharpe's brains out)
            >Sex fiend femme fatale(who also want to frick his brains out)

            • 1 year ago
              Anonymous

              That's all of Bernard Cornwalls books

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                True but they are so damn fun.
                Cornwell is that specific kind of writer that you know has written assloads of books and then you get flabbergasted when you find out he's written multiple book series each with a dozen novels. Like that madman turtledove.

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                I'm not saying its a bad thing, love Sharpe and the Anglo Saxon Chronicles.
                The latter has like 20 books in it, I almost suspect that he has ghost writers, but then he has been doing it his whole life

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                If you like his stuff read the eagles of the empire series, it's in the same style but it's about a couple of Roman legionaries.

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                If I read Uthred describe his fricking swords one more time I'm tossing the book in the fireplace

            • 1 year ago
              Anonymous

              That's all of Bernard Cornwalls books

              based

            • 1 year ago
              Anonymous

              You forgot a third category for women:
              >A wife who's dead set on cucking Sharpe as hard as humanly possible, despite the fact that everyone who even remotely fricked him over always ends up dead as a best-case scenario
              I mean, this was the 19th century. Beating the piss out of your wife over a mild annoyance was pretty much a competitive sport. If he'd said "Excuse me sir, I'm taking leave. Gotta go pummel my prostitute of a wife like a wrathful force of nature", he'd probably gotten a "Cheerio, see you in a month good sir!" as a reply.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          I am making you a janny of moderators. Banning and deleting. If I can moderate the site I can moderate the shame.

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            But sir, The fault was not mine, Sir. Janny Lennox must answer.

            • 1 year ago
              Anonymous

              Janny Lennox was a damned fine officer. Did I ever tell you of the time he did it for free?

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                >the whole thread was wavering and ban evaders were posting though.
                Jenny Lennox went to the top of the posts and cleaned all the way down to the bottom.
                For free.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          He who loses the king’s doubles loses the king’s friendship

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Hey quit being so mean its not like this board is popular or anything

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      OP is a vatnik fishing for demoralization. He just wanted to post that unflattering pics of troops eating.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/KuKrslT.jpg

      >All the French Foreign Legion ate was soup. Everything had soup with it. I probably had more soup in Corsica than I have had in my entire life.
      I eat soup with every meal, because I remember when I had no soup.

      what was in the soup?
      sounds positively 19th century

      https://i.imgur.com/GzXNG4X.png

      Been in 7 years and some change in the air force, went through a 2 year pipeline for tech school before i got to my first base. I can list a couple
      Lackland (basic training) - no real memory
      Lackland (for aircrew fundamentals, think it was called live oak or something) - better than a lot of restaurants, felt like eating at a nicer golden corral, i specifically remember the turkey they had being some of the best id ever had
      DLI (army post in monterey california) - Hit or miss, there were 2 main DFACS and when i was there i went to the one called Bellas since it was between the air force dorms. Was pretty shit but i made due eating mostly chicken, rice, beans and spinach and shit. The chili wasnt horrible.
      Goodfellow AFB - Pretty good, better than DLI since it was an air force base, I think it was being remodeled when i left (some time in 2017) so its probably better now
      Fairchild AFB - well i was in the SERE corner of the base without a car, was absolute shit. I just remember there being a small restaurant/bar thing there, I cant recall if there was a dfac there. It was like 2 or 3 miles separated from the main base too so I just ate there all the time
      Bonus: went to Yeoungsan army base in Seoul while I was there and it was bad. Just eat korean food if youre there.

      >Yeoungsan army base in Seoul
      tell me moar anon
      Koreans seem to subsist on spam, ramen and kimchi

      I served on a carrier. It's actually not bad, the only people that complained were the childish picky eaters. These were the same people that only ate from American chain restaurants in foreign ports. Don't be that guy.

      I thought carrier food WAS American chain restaurant food

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

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  2. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I ate at Pensacola Naval Air and it was legit some of the best grub I've ever had.
    Then again that cafeteria has won awards so it's not quite a fair assessment.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >6332
      Yeah Pensacola is GOAT, going from there to Cherry Point was a fricking 180 in everything.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      My A school was in Pensacola too. Best food in the Marines/Navy.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      I was a tall skinny after boot camp. I stuffed my face at that chow hall. Because of the PT schedule, I still didn't gain any weight.

  3. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Depends
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    where you are, you dumbass.

  4. 1 year ago
    Anonymous
    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Shit really hasn't changed much

  5. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Airforce defacs are really good. From what I have heard from Marine buddies, Marines are lucky if they don't get food poisoning. My defac in the Army was hit or miss, on special holidays it was fricking amazing but on most regular days it was ass. Breakfast was hard to frick up, but once you have had to eat the runny eggs too many times it doesn't bother you anymore.

  6. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Eggs come in a bag that they add water to.

  7. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    This is literally the same setup that was a JRTC a few months ago. Exactly the same. I could've made this video.

  8. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    One time the ship made lamb curry with white rice, and it was amazing. They spiced it really good, the lamb as perfectly tender. Top 5 meals I've ever had, no joke. I still remember it fondly.

    But a lot of the time it's incredibly bland and if been at sea for longer than 20 days, there's a lot of leftovers and food stretching. No more fresh food. Hope you like bean salad if you're at sea for an extended period of time.

    Also if you hit up some exotic ports you might get some cool shit.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Was that the Officer's Wardroom, the Cheif's Mess or the Captain's personal chef? It obviously wasn't the Enlisted Messdeck.

  9. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Been in 7 years and some change in the air force, went through a 2 year pipeline for tech school before i got to my first base. I can list a couple
    Lackland (basic training) - no real memory
    Lackland (for aircrew fundamentals, think it was called live oak or something) - better than a lot of restaurants, felt like eating at a nicer golden corral, i specifically remember the turkey they had being some of the best id ever had
    DLI (army post in monterey california) - Hit or miss, there were 2 main DFACS and when i was there i went to the one called Bellas since it was between the air force dorms. Was pretty shit but i made due eating mostly chicken, rice, beans and spinach and shit. The chili wasnt horrible.
    Goodfellow AFB - Pretty good, better than DLI since it was an air force base, I think it was being remodeled when i left (some time in 2017) so its probably better now
    Fairchild AFB - well i was in the SERE corner of the base without a car, was absolute shit. I just remember there being a small restaurant/bar thing there, I cant recall if there was a dfac there. It was like 2 or 3 miles separated from the main base too so I just ate there all the time
    Bonus: went to Yeoungsan army base in Seoul while I was there and it was bad. Just eat korean food if youre there.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Former contractorgay here. The food at Buckley AFB was alright. The Prairie Dog was pretty not good though. Nothing but meh fried food. The burgers and chicken fingers were okay, I guess.
      When they got their new cafeteria the regular food was a bit better, but occasionally was still incompetently made. If you had a good eye, and a good understanding of what they were likely to frick up, you could typically get decent food day after day. Sometimes you'd get something that was actually really good.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      was at Fairchild for like 5 years, never understood why the sere side never had it's own actual dfac. Was never in that restaurant though, was the food any good? Worked security forces midshift and if nothing was going on I'd chill on the sere side down by the MSA, occasionally looking for the goatman

  10. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I served on a carrier. It's actually not bad, the only people that complained were the childish picky eaters. These were the same people that only ate from American chain restaurants in foreign ports. Don't be that guy.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      The smaller boats have better food tho

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        I thought it went Subs>capital ships>small boats.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          Subs probably have good food, but the destroyers probably have better food than the carriers

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      I was on an LHD and the food was pretty good for the most part, though it got a little mediocre right before a resupply at times. Never once complained about chow hall food, and quite liked some, until I went to Virginia Beach, that chow hall was terrible. It was so bad I literally ate nothing but Panda, Chik Fila and subway my time there. Had to run 5 miles a day to survive. The best by far Camp Buering, I still miss that chow hall

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        God damn anon you are right. Buering's DFAC is fricking phenomenal. I ate so good the week that my Platoon was stuck there.

  11. 1 year ago
    Hashbrowns

    Armygay here
    >Fort Jackson
    Basic DFAC. Pretty good, actually. Sometimes had hashbrowns. Was fun hooking up the boys with stuff as much as I could when the jannies were watching.
    >Fort Gordon
    AIT. Pretty decent. Two lines with either the same fast foods every day (pizza, burger, fries, chicken sandwich) or the daily changing line. Sweets were changing and plentiful.
    Love hashbrown pucks. hate egg slurry in a bag. hate bacon that is barely cooked. Fricking AWESOME holiday stuff. Lobster tails and steak for Valentines day, Steak and way more for holiday dinner. Drills in their service uniforms serving food. Even officers were doing it.
    >Schofield Barracks
    Duty station. Good shit. AIT DFAC food but even better. No hashbrown pucks sadly, just blackened potato pieces. Good meats. Good quality.
    >Wheeler Army Airfield
    Adjacent airfield. Basically the same thing but they had some water coolers with cucumber and lemon and shit. pretty good. No hashbrowns though
    >Fort Shafter
    No DFAC. No Commissary.
    No hashbrowns. Frick that noise.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >Schofield Barracks
      >Duty station. Good shit. AIT DFAC food but even better. No hashbrown pucks sadly, just blackened potato pieces. Good meats. Good quality.
      Agree

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Lemme add a few for this guy:
      >Benning
      Very basic food, but it's all you need for what you're there for
      >Fort Riley
      Ever have medium rare chicken? You will.
      >Camp Zama
      Some of the best but they only have about 10 options per lunch/dinner they build their menus around, which means it gets boring quick.
      >Fort Lee
      Around Olive Garden quality

  12. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Breakfast is delicious as frick
    >pancakes with peanut butter dipped in syrup
    >frick ton of eggs and sausage
    >chocolate milk
    Lunch and dinner is usually dogshit unless they’re serving meat spaghetti or something

  13. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    For US it goes
    Navy>AF>>Army>>>>>>

    [...]

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Navy food is pretty dope, for the most part.

  14. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    >French Foreign Legion dining

    this looks sad
    can anyone identify the cheese?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Honestly doesn't look nearly horrible, just cheap and kind of bland. Needs some greens. Can't make out the cheese.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        >cheap and kind of bland. Needs some greens
        that's what I thought

        I'm surprised an Army, let alone the FRENCH, wouldn't at least throw in some boiled spinach and steamed carrots

        given how expensive troops are, they should at least be getting their five a day

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        At least the meat portion is decent

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      That is WAY too much fricking bread though holy shit, anyone who eats that whole thing is a fatso

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        that looks like a 12" baguette, isn't it?
        I know soldiers need carbs but holy shit that's a lot
        and not a lot of cheese for it

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        >WAY too much fricking bread

        I can tell you're american

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          Only the French and Italians think that's ok. Either way you're fat and your opinion doesn't matter.

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            >fat

            Cope, I'm a tall skellington and I eat at least three bread slices with every appropriate meal. Not my fault that burgeroid bread is basically cake batter.

            • 1 year ago
              Anonymous

              >I can eat 3 bread slices
              >Picture was half a baguette per person

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                Read anon, I sad at LEAST three bread slices.
                I can easily eat half a loaf myself of I'm eating some good shit like beans or a good stew.

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                but here you're to eat that with a small pack of what appears to be generic cheddar, a chicken thigh and a plateful of fried rice

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                So? Bread goes well with rice in some cases.
                I eat bread when I eat chicken and rice.

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                >Bread goes well with rice
                I've only ever seen dogshit poor asians eat that way

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                quintessentially british

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                >quintessentially british
                >dogshit poor Asians
                as I said

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                He's agreeing with you, you mong.

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                And I, with him

            • 1 year ago
              Anonymous

              Not a burger, friend. Aren't most burgers asleep at this time aside from the autistic weirdos? But that's not good, anon. You shouldn't rely on that much bread for carbohydrates, or really anything else, unless bread is your only option. Even if you are skinny, you've got the mentality of a fatass.

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                >Even if you are skinny, you've got the mentality of a fatass.

                That's the perk of not being able to get fat lol, i just like my bread.
                Sidenote, has anyone here tried lard over bread? It's delicious.

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                I've got some bad news for you when you get older, friend.

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                Nah, neither my dad or grandpa were fat, granps was still a wiry fricker even in his 70s and all he ate was fried eggs and beans.

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                It's not just about getting fat, friend.

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                >Muh blood pressure

                Only pussies care about that and when it catches up to you you're too old to care anyway.
                Stop being a pussy and eat good gay.

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                Not that either, friend. You and your gramps eat like the type of skinny men that would be holding up our marches because you're gasping and ready for a break a kilometer into it. Don't try and act like you can do that either, friend. I know your type.

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah and? I'm not in the army nor do I plan to be. Also don't talk shit about my gramps, I may be an unfit b***h but he worked in the steelworks for 30 years as a single father with three sons.

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                Sorry friend, but you and your grandmother ate like shit, but this thread is about the American's military and how they eat. So get fricked, friend.

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                >ate like shit

                Cope more homosexual I eat a diverse and balanced diet of vegetables and meat and other shit, you probably consume more corn syrup in one meal than I ever will in my whole life.

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                You said otherwise earlier in the thread, friend. Sounds like just have some unresolved issues with both your diet and your grandfather, friend.

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                you have issues with bread

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                No at all, friend. Just trying to advise my friend on how to eat properly.

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                Enlighten us then, mind you that just screeching BREAD BAD isn't advice.

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                you've gone from claiming that eating half a baguette will cause obesity to... whatever this is

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                >Too much
                Not for me or anyone I know
                >every meal I can
                No, every meal that's appropriate for bread

                I call for a bread-off: both you Black folk tell us how much bread is recommended

                the board will decide your fate

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                None if you are eating soup, pasta or casseroles.

                In all other cases two to three slices is sufficient.

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                >None if you are eating soup
                Seems a little extreme
                Tomato or mushroom soup and toast is one of the most universal comfort foods I've ever seen, whether in the USA, Europe or Asia

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                Here it isn't as common since slav soups are basically chicken or beef stock with some veggies in it.

                Although I agree mushroom soup is fricking delicious and I love it with croutons

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                depends on the what you're eating I'd say.
                Both of them are fricking moronic but the 3 slices dude is really fricking moronic.
                Pretty sure he's samegayingg too

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                That's a loaded question, friend. I can't tell you exactly what the ideal amount of bread is, but a half baguette or three, if not more, slices where it's "appropriate" isn't it, firend.

                Sir, this is a Wendy's.

                heheh
                >

                depends on the what you're eating I'd say.


                Both of them are fricking moronic but the 3 slices dude is really fricking moronic.
                Pretty sure he's samegayingg too
                He most definitely is, friend.

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                I'm not samegaygin I just like bread.
                Is more than one slice really that strange?

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                If you want those multiple slices of bread, then go for it, friend. I was just explaining that that isn't ideal or very healthy. This is a thread about military food. Not trying to offend you, outside of that earlier comment, friend. I am just stating that isn't ideal or very healthy.

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                >i thought that we clearly established that this is a Sharpe thread

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                >I am just stating that isn't ideal or very healthy
                They're not on a keto diet, some bread is fine as long as it's not made out of complete shit ingredients and you're going to want the carbs anyway if you're running about all day.

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                >three, if not more, slices where it's "appropriate" isn't it

                If you want those multiple slices of bread, then go for it, friend. I was just explaining that that isn't ideal or very healthy. This is a thread about military food. Not trying to offend you, outside of that earlier comment, friend. I am just stating that isn't ideal or very healthy.

                >that isn't ideal or very healthy
                a thick slice of baguette is only 150cal at most, out of a typical adult RDA of 2000cal
                seems a little extreme

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                >said otherwise
                No, I said that I liked bread and that Americans are weird for eating so little of it, probably as a consequence of having shit bread.

                Your weird bread obsession in baffling honestly.

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                You just admitted to basically loading up on too much bread on every meal you can, and I'm not American either, friend. Seems like you're the one obsessed with bread and defending the "substantial" amount of it you eat, friend.

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                >Too much
                Not for me or anyone I know
                >every meal I can
                No, every meal that's appropriate for bread

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                That is more or less every meal you can, friend. We were also arguing about

                https://i.imgur.com/c5CqooG.jpg

                >French Foreign Legion dining

                this looks sad
                can anyone identify the cheese?

                , which is about a half of a baguette, that is too much bread, especially with what looks to be rice and cheese. If that is your idea of a meal that should be served to troops, then it is probably best you are not in the military. This thread is about the American military's food, not you and your family's shitty diets, friend.

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                you're gasping about bread you fricking phonecel

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            If one of your childhood memories isn´t going to the bakery for the lunch bread and eating like a quarter of the still hot loaf while returning for your house I don´t know what to say to you, anyone not born at the embrace of the mediterranean is cursed.

            • 1 year ago
              Anonymous

              The French deserve to be snobs because of the way they have developed cuisine, but Italians have nothing special; their cookery is basic and dependent on good ingredients

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        yeah the french are known for being fat, you stupid ketomong

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Ketogay BTFO
        We eatin' gluten in this b***h
        Go boil an unseasoned chicken breast

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      that looks fricking delicious
      be nicer if they could cut up the bread and toast each piece and have some kind of creamy dip

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Probably industrially processed Saint Paulin.

      It's a classic in "cantine" food here.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Thank you!
        How is the President brand regarded in France?
        And these "industrially-processed" cheese in general?

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          it’s the regular supermarket cheese, for stuff like sandwiches. It’s the everyday cheese, not one you buy to savor.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      i fricking love carbs

  15. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    >/k/ - Food

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >food isn't a weapon
      ngmi

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        >food isn't a weapon
        Anyone who's ever held a week-old baguette knows that this statement is naïve.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          Dwarf bread

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            how's life down in the fat mines?

            • 1 year ago
              Anonymous

              Going to drop a fat lode on your mother's face

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      newbie, get out. The best discussion you'll find on any board is on vaguely off topic stuff.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >He doesn't know about PrepHole crossovers being the best threads on /k/

  16. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    You should ask how's the rape in the military. I heard there's plenty of rapes but men don't report it out of shame.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Well you still get free room and board if you get raped, better than prison, prisoners don't get M4s

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Do ask, did tell, since 2010

        These are politically correct male rapist pederasts

  17. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    It's free, three hots and a cot, very appealing to my previously homeless self

  18. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Any Scott AFB anons know if that Burger King everyone use to go to is still shit? Hated being there. Stuck eating fast food most of the time.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >You WILL get a wrap from BK
      >You WILL pound gas station energy drinks
      >You WILL get freebies at Golden Corral

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        God no, just to make me interact with the ANG guys...

  19. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Proper military chefs in field catering units can work wonders and even beat permanent mess halls. We deployed to Albania once with a field kitchen and they did an excellent job, even when half the food didn't turn up for 3 days

  20. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Just on one base, you have many DFAC's (now the homosexuals changed them to Warrior Restaurants). On Ft. Hood near me, there are 8 just on that one base. And they vary in quality fairly significantly. I go to them about twice a year to see how things are and to get into the heads of the current active duty in various parts of the Army. Quality lately ain't bad, but it has definitely declined in the last 3. The remaining active duty are utter fricking messes that would all have been kicked out for just being half as ate up as they are now back in the early 90's... I spook the guys who don't get what I am. Old veterans chowing down at a DFAC is considered weird, and honestly I would do it even if I wasn't working on post. I do contract work on avionics. It was never cool to eat in the mess hall, so many don't and throw money away off post. But that's been changing. Inflation has 'em DFAC'ing like I've never seen before, even as the quality started sliding a bit. Hell, last time I was at the north Ft. Hood DFAC, there was a couple of families eating in there.. So inflation must be really fricking shit up. Kids did not look amused.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >Warrior Restaurants
      I can't cringe enough

  21. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Imagine suffering anxiety about eating carbohydrates.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      At this point I think the only people who freak out over this gay shit are burgers who have been so ruined by their overprocessed shit food that they traumatize themselves into thinking some foods are bad.

  22. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    On Base it's honestly really good usually. Hard to get people to potentially explode for you if the grubs bad.

  23. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Sir, this is a Wendy's.

  24. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Air force gay here.
    Lackland Air Force Base: Don't remember it too well. The bone in chicken was fricking delicious while the bone out chicken breast was so dry you couldn't even chew it. Ribs were mediocre. Was deeply shaken and disgusted to find out some people put gravy on their rice.
    Keesler AFB: DFAC was the only thing about that base that wasn't shit beyond words. Good salad bar. Good chicken breast sandwiches.
    Osan AB, first time: Utter fricking shit. Food was bad, DFAC was worse. Ceiling was caving in from mold and they didn't have enough seating for everyone since even NCOs lived in the towers next to the place and had to eat there. Issue was exacerbated by the fact that you could only take your food to go if you were working. My shop started a cult where we took something like 3-5 rice crispy treats a meal and paid them as a tithe to the cool NCO in the shop, literally had two entire desk drawer towers full of them.
    Joint Base Elmendorf_Richardson: Fricking top tier. All the food was prepared well and had great variety, had a monthly changing stall outside the main lines with special options like traditional ramen, curry, cajun food, Korean, Puerto Rican etc. on a monthly basis. Off base contracting companies would fight for the bids to provide food to the base so we always got the best shit as a result. If you can believe it, some days the army's chow was even better.
    Eielson: Pretty shit but don't remember it too well, only there for a month.
    Osan again: Still dogshit.
    Daegu AB: Pretty good, but the Korean options were better, which makes sense since it's a Korean base with just a tiny American enclave.
    Misawa AB: Decent. No real complaints but nothing special either. My troops can eat at on-base restaurants like the burrito joint, bowling alley and the golf course on the government dime, which is cool. The JASDF actually has an extremely cheap ramen joint on base I'm an absolute fiend for.
    >t. fatass who still somehow scrapes a 90 on his PT tests.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >Was deeply shaken and disgusted to find out some people put gravy on their rice
      that's pretty common in Asia

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        there are people that eat their rice dry?

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah I've been stationed in East Asia for a while and don't get me wrong, I'm not advocating that rice should only ever be served plain. I love all the extra touches to the dish I've had since. My big gripe there was that it's not any special gravy or seasoning like you'd find with Filipino or Korean food, it's just regular fricking brown gravy the same as you'd put on mashed potatoes. That and the fact that sometimes the hags serving it wouldn't even ask you if you wanted it, just slap the rice down and then slop the chunky gravy over it right after. I still ate it because I was hungry and I wasn't going to waste it, don't get me wrong, but I did not enjoy the experience.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          >it's not any special gravy or seasoning like you'd find with Filipino or Korean food
          uh newsflash bro we don't make any special gravy either
          what I ate growing up for nigh on 20 years was granny's stir fried pork and veg in brown gravy, and you eat rice with the gravy
          that's part of the reason why chinese food, even the bastardised US takeaway version, is dripping in oil and gravy - to eat on rice
          >t. chinese

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            Hey man I don't know what to say, it was the first time I experienced brown gravy on rice and it tasted horrible. I'm sure having it home cooked in a proper kitchen it'd probably be better, I've enjoyed pretty much all other rice dishes I've had since. Can you really blame a guy for making an uneducated biased opinion on PrepHole?

            • 1 year ago
              Anonymous

              >pic
              basically Dunning-Kruger

              >it tasted horrible. I'm sure having it home cooked in a proper kitchen it'd probably be better
              yeah no shit
              there's even a chinese term for the cheapass version you find in budget diners: "gravy water"

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >Was deeply shaken and disgusted to find out some people put gravy on their rice
      that's pretty common in Asia

      there are people that eat their rice dry?

      Brown gravy you've made in the same pan you cooked pork or beef in over rice is great. White gravy would be nasty as shit though.

  25. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    The real issue I hear about military food is often less the food itself and more the circumstances of having to force it down ASAP

  26. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Pretty good but my friend is convinced they put something in it because he lost the urge to jerk off

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      When I started taking a certain blood pressure medication, I couldn't get hard for a few months.

  27. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Food on the bases was pretty awesome. Decent quality cafeteria, with lots of options.
    On the boat, I tried to eat food that was hopefully not raw on the inside. It got to the point where I would order meal replacements, and try to get by on one a day, with lots of rack time. The galleys were a shit show.

  28. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I know people are going to be making fun of me but what are the vegetarian options like?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Limited on deployment. Pretty good in port.

  29. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    It's thursday.

  30. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    It's say it varies but then again I'm AF so automatically I get "better quality" food, some of it is pretty good and then there's the driest chicken ever conceived by man, never mind it being the stalest thing to ever eat, but some of it is good. I'd say JBSA Lackland for BMT, was the best one so far damn that was pretty good honestly I miss the rolls, the cereal, the Syrian Stew and other stuff. Sheppard AFB was alright no real complaints, they had chocolate pancakes Wednesdays and this one lady was fricking phenomenal at making them, wraps were good.

    Where I'm currently stationed the omelettes are pretty damn good, and breakfast is over all good, past that is complete hit or miss, could actually be something good let's say... actually its mostly decent, God forbid I see stale pale dry chicken, no amount of water or seasoning they pour all over it is going to save it lmao, I'll just fricking grab a couple fruit and some drinks or just fricking go someplace else, there are 2 restaurants on base besides Taco Bell or Popeye's and those 2 are pretty good the Chicken Alfredo at one of them is da bomb

    Just to clarify previously I damn near always ate my moms food and to this day nothing will compare to the sheer amount of love and soul she puts into the food, never mind the fact that it's just fricking delicious so I might have skewed standards. Then again a SSGT did tell me that the steak boxes at the DFAC say "For Military and Prison use only"

  31. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    They eat better than the civilian workforce

  32. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    three kinds generally
    >hot field ration
    >mre
    >dfac cooking
    hot A's. They're already made, packed and sealed, heated up by placing the pack in hot water, served. They're mre food but bigger
    mre. Google it, it's retort packed and dehydrated shit
    dfac. Mostly shit that comes in a bag and gets heated up or cooked there. Some things you need to add water. The famous dfac eggs are a yellow powder, water added, cooked on a stove.
    It's hospital food, school food tier, institutional food dude.
    Occasionally it's really good but most of the time it's on the between ok and unacceptable

  33. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Stuffing his face like a pig aside, that does look like a good meal.

  34. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Go watch Steve1989MreInfo, you'll see.

  35. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Depends which branch you are in. The Army, don't worry about the food, if it sucks just hit the salad bar. If none of it looks good just shovel it into a pile and try to eat it as fast as possible. You get bag lunch days with mre's, don't frick around with the heater unless it's fricking freezing and you want to warm up your hands. You're going to eat the things so often in your unit you're gonna know them by heart and love or hate a couple of them and just consider it like GOD DAMNIT A BULLET WOULD TASTE BETTER THAN THIS even if you liked one before, someone will rat frick every mre for candy and peanutbutter and honestly if you are worried about your weight you're going to start throwing out 2/3rds of it anyway. AIT actually has decent food in the cafeteria if you're on a base. They'll spread rumors the air force treats people like human beans and gives them proper living conditions and not sleeping in holes in the dirt and eating better food and stuff. You know like it's bullshit but your entire life is bullshit you're government property they're going to misappropriate funds for wherever they are and you're going to work 14+ hour days and they're going to break regs and frick you every time they don't have to fill out paper work to do it, the people filling out paperwork are trained to frick you on that.

  36. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    >Lackland for BMT
    Great, not even joking
    >Keesler for tech school
    God-tier
    >Ramstein
    DFAC closed for renovation, got double BAS instead. A Ninja Foodi was the best investment I've ever made.
    >Buckley
    No DFAC, got double BAS instead again.

    I would rate my overall experience in the military as "not bad" but my experience with food in the military as "Incredibly Fricking Based".

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      The premade fold over omelettes at lackland were amazing

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