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Bullets and Bread – Feeding the Greats to the Grunts in WWII

Directions: In a bowl, put in humor, World War II stories,, stir in K rations, warm canteen water and heat on running tank engine. Add favorite foods of leaders with recipes from WWII, military cooking manuals, blend in info from victory gardens and add a pinch of M&M’s, SPAM and 12 ounces Pabst Blue Ribbon. Memories, Photos, WWII Recipes and History with awarm serving of S.O.S… that “Stuff” on a Shingle!

Sample Story - Cooking for Jarheads

“I was a cook during WWII in the Pacific. We did our best in every way. Sometimes things just don’t go right. But we all tried our best. Once we were cooking up some soup and 

stew and such in some huge pots and this Jap plane flew over shooting things up. I was outdoors brining in some supplies. We all scrambled to holes and cover and started filling the sky with light fire. I looked over and I was standing there with a marine and I said something like “Hope that son of a @#$%$ don’t blast up my cooking!” The marine never blinked and said “Well… maybe he was trying to save me from eating it!” I could not think of anything to say. Years later I was telling that story to an older Marine I met and he said “That’s what happens when you’re cooking for jarheads. We always like to have the last word. Even when it’s chow!” Everyone appreciated the effort of a hot meal served up in a cup, helmet or a bowl.


– Submitted by J.S.


cairforceCoast Guard Spar High Heel Chow

“We weren’t equipped, having come from California (to New York) in high heels, no hats and summer clothes, We got up with the bugle and started right out in a military way, high heels and all, marching to chow.”
- Seaman 2nd  Class Patricia M. Raddock USCG – Spars

 Green Eggs

 â€œThe only time I had a problem was during a St. Patrick’s Day breakfast some cook decided to put green dye or something in the eggs. But they didn’t have enough food coloring so nobody really knew what was going on. The eggs had a faint tint of teal in them and around the edges which scared most of us off! We thought it was mold or something.  Word got around about the real cause of the discoloration and the guys finally started eating them. I had to cover mine with Ketchup. That made the color even worse.”
– Submitted by B.T. United States Navy Retired

  • beerBest and Worst Chow memories from World War Two Veterans
  • History of Military Ration development from the labs to Piggly Wriggly
  • Recipes from WWII miitary cookbooks
  • WWII Museum Section
  • Favorite foods of WWII Military leaders
  • Hollywood WWII favorites
  • Victory Gardens 

Media Contact for The Meals of WarContact Information:

Don Bracken
(Tel) 845-398-8161
History Publishing Company LLC
Palisades, NY

Pub date October, 2011
Chow Line 9781933909370

Kent Whitaker
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