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Watch This Guy Eat And Review US Field Rations From World War II

Typically, we’re not too interested in covering food reviews, but there’s something pretty unique about a man who only evaluates field rations from the past.

YouTuber Steve1989 describes himself as someone who will eat just about anything. His page is essentially a virtual museum. In each video, he opens up cans of rations from a plethora of militaries and wars and takes an intimate look at the foods frozen in time within them.

Check out his review of US Army field rations from World War II.

In this video, Steve tries a WW2 Ration Type C B-Unit and analyzes each item as he goes. The can is stuffed with candies, coffee, and even some questionable cookies. Listening to this soft-spoken guy talk about field rations is so soothing. His excitement to try the 75-year-old snacks is also pretty darn commendable.

Check out the video to see his thoughts on the rations and the rest of his channel as he tries other rations from history. Dude’s probably got a stomach of iron.

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After Dual-Arm Transplant, Marine Pursues Dream To Become A Chef

Since he was a young boy, John Peck’s dream was to become a chef. Instead, he became a Marine.

Unfortunately, in 2010, John’s military career ended while on tour in Afghanistan, after he stepped on an explosive device. He was lucky to survive as a quadruple amputee.

Still, without his arms or legs, Peck’s aspirations of becoming a chef never faltered.

Now, with the help of a recent dual-arm transplant, Peck says he’s traveling to Italy, enrolling in culinary school, and plans to become the next Food Network star.

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Peck is now the second person in the world to receive a dual-arm transplant.  On Wednesday October 5, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA, Peck spoke at his first public post-transplant press conference, where he thanked the family of his donor and explained his plan for the next chapter of his new life.

“My dream job since I was 12 was to be a chef. Now because of my donor’s gift, I actually have a fighting chance of doing this. I plan on going to culinary school, traveling to Paris and Italy, learning their techniques, coming back, and competing as the next Food Network star.”

Still a Marine at heart, Peck exudes a die-hard motivation to pursue his dreams and will not settle in his current situation.

“I am unwilling to accept this until the day I die,” he said in an interview with The Washington Post.

Through more than four years of excruciating recovery, Peck has documented his journey on John Peck’s Journey Facebook page. Since his story broke, there’s been an outpouring of support.

Thankful for the well wishes, Peck has announced a live Q&A session that will be hosted on the John Peck’s Journey Facebook page Thursday, October 6 at 8:00 pm EST.

Peck’s story not only serves as an inspiration for those who are recovering from injuries of war, but should resonate heavily with those who are still in pursuit of their culinary goals.

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Military Brownie Recipe: 26 Pages Long

“Whole eggs may be liquid or frozen and shall have been processed and labeled in accordance with the Regulations Governing the Inspection of Eggs and Egg Products (7 CFR Part 59).” Yes that is in a brownie recipe.The Pentagon has created this recipe that follows very specific rules and regulations to make just the right kind of brownies for our troops. Why is all this necessary to make ordinary brownies you might ask? It is because these are not just your normal baked goods. If the directions are followed exactly and if the brownies are packaged well, these treats can last up to three years. The taste however, according to NPR, has much left to be desired with its dense, dry, and crumbly texture and flavor. The Pentagon just updated this recipe, but not to make it shorted, it is now 31 pages long. Probably make you think twice from now on about making brownies huh?