Chef Chuck George is giving ready-to-eat military meals a five-star makeover.
Also called MREs, military rations typically don't require cooking. The ingredients could include beans, rice, bread and various meats or vegetables.
But George decided to transform those bland meals he ate when he lived on a military base as a kid.
George wanted give MREs the same "reverence and elevation" that he gave other ingredients from top-notch kitchens.
He also experiments with MREs from other countries' militaries.
"You can tell a lot about how valued someone is by the food they are given," George says.
As Task and Purpose notes, George certainly reinvented the look of the meals — but because he uses the same ingredients, the taste probably doesn't change.
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