Sunday, June 07, 2015

Food food Glorious Food

So how can astronauts cook a decent meal in space?

European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti hosts her own cooking show on board the International Space Station. Samantha who makes the food in zero-gravity conditions makes cooking in space look easy.


And how is China feeding it's Army and (more importantly) it's Navy now that young folks don't want to survive on rice balls and dried fish? From StrategyPage

All this was seen on the new Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning, which has a crew of 2,500 and is expected to go on training cruises lasting a week or more. Operating a carrier, especially one conducting a lot of takeoffs and landings, is very stressful for the crew. So burgers, fried chicken, and reheated frozen Chinese dishes are served. This is expensive but it maintains morale and the ability to keep the busy schedule going.


StrategyPage also has a discussion on the lowly MRE (plastic pouch foods that replaced K ration cans for the military).

a long discussion about the importance of food, and the MRE revolution on supplying the soldiers, as done by various countries.

why is this important?

 it is one thing to scrounge up the cash to pay for lots of field training, but you'd better feed them good while you've got them out there, or you well only have a lot of surly, well trained soldiers. This is not a good thing.

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