It’s a twofer: We’re a food blog and a French blog!

We last heard from Le Blog de Merlin discussing the US Army in Afghanistan. Our faithful reader in the land of Oz, Aaron Poeze wondered what the Frenchman thought of our food. Asked and answered!

Breakfast is more than welcome because it’s very hearty and totally fits for morning patrols or any other activity. It’s made of eggs, fried bacon (forget about your diet), various cereals, pancakes with cheese, fruits, spicy sausages and peppered minced-beef cream (???) which comes with balls of salty bread that one must cover with that same cream. Not much is missing from this meal, although; a purist like me would say that it lacks a good piece of grilled bread topped with a thick layer of salty butter. I am talking about feeling the grains of salt under your teeth and feel it melting on your buds (not place for cheap butter, you’re a Breton or you’re not).

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Go over to Aaron’s and read the whole thing.

11 thoughts on “It’s a twofer: We’re a food blog and a French blog!”

  1. “peppered minced-beef cream (???) which comes with balls of salty bread”

    HAHAHAHA!!! He’s talking about biscuits and gravy. That’s too funny. I loved that stuff and honestly never found gravy as good as what we got in the chow hall since.

  2. Well now not only do i know what;

    “peppered minced-beef cream (???) which comes with balls of salty bread”

    is, I also know what biscuits and gravy means as well.

  3. ROTFL! I had biscuits and gravy the first day at basic, just like my dad.

    They’re not kidding about the French MRE’s. They even include goose liver pâté.

  4. They’re not kidding about the French MRE’s. They even include goose liver pâté.

    Pate? No wonder half their friggin’ tanks and planes don’t work, they’re spending their entire defense budget on pate.

  5. Now that you’ra part foodie blog, didn’t an Army sponsored team of Army “Chefs” (I use that word advisedly) win some sort of prestigious world championship cook-off a few years back against all comers in the civilian world–to include the French?

  6. I hadn’t seen that, Virg. But I’ll tell you this, one of my fellow recruiters was by MOS a food service specialist. He had just completed a tour as an orderly to a general officer. He liked to bake and cook for us. It was amazing. I know recruiters always pack on a few pounds, but this guy was fattening us up for the slaughter.

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