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Feb
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2018

Steve1989MREInfo · 7:00pm Feb 10th, 2018

So, three of my minor interests are military stuff, the culinary arts, and history.

So I'm tickled pink whenever I find something that's about all three at the same time. Like this dude, 'Steve1989MREinfo.'

As you can probably decipher from the name, he's a MRE (Meal Ready to Eat) effectionado. Ever played Metal Gear and had your ass saved by a Ration? Yeah, he reviews slash tries those things.

I just find it fascinating how you can stuff a whole meal—often a really decent one, into a bag that fits into somebody's pocket. To me, at least, it's the ultimate way you can look at cooking as a technical and scientific challenge, compared with as an art. And not that there's anything wrong with that viewpoint, but in this age of cooking shows on every channel you don't get exposed to the 'craftsman' side of the culinary arts nearly as much as the 'artist' one, and I think that's a shame since both have really neat things going for them.

There is a twist to his channel, though, and it involves a forth of my minor interests:

People eating really old and/or gross stuff, and telling my schadenfreude-gasmic self how it tastes. :pinkiecrazy:

(Cut for the squeamish.)


'1942 WW2 US Army Field Ration C B Unit'

'1943 US Army Field Ration K Dinner Unit'

'1863 American Civil War Hardtack' (!)

...

So, yeah, probably lost half off you already, and the other half is going 'isn't it a bit early for April's Fools?' but I honestly find this type of stuff fascinating. There's just not much (readily available, at least where I live slash have noticed) on historic foods, so seeing somebody with a modern palate not only explain the historical detail, but compare how these things compare with modern foodstuff?

Just fascinating, wonderful stuff to see preserved in video form like this when, and I hope at least a few of you think the same.

And hey, the guy's got a real eye for presentation, and a voice as smooth as velvet, so real bonus there.

Link to channel itself.

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Comments ( 5 )

Oh man, I'm in love. Also, for the WW2 CB ration, I think the top biscuit is supposed to be a penicillin ration. ;)

4793978

Glad to hear it! :pinkiehappy:

...Except that bit about a whole cake of old penicillin. Wow, really? They really used to serve and pack it like that? :twilightoops:

Be sure to say that over on the YouTube page. From what I've seen so far I think Steve'd get quite the kick out of knowing that.

4793989
Nah, I was just joshing about the biscuit. Just considering penicillin is basically refined bread mold, one could consider it an ad-hoc replacement if you were desperate for medicine.

4793993

Heh, fair enough. You got me. :twilightblush:

Good old Meals Rejected by Ethiopians.

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