I love the flatbread here in Afghanistan, it is a type of nan (Indian name) flatbread and, in fact, it is called nan by some here. Fresh, hot, out of the oven Nan-e Afghani is unreal for eating saucy foods of any kind, especially curries and other types of middle eastern / Indian meals. Use […]

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Virgil on June 13, 2011

While we were working on the Observation Post (OP) camera at a location in Afghanistan, the camera on the other OP crapped out. Oh joy, another climb up a steep hill, luckily much shorter than the other OP. I was so tired by this point in the day, any climb was going to kill me. […]

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Virgil on June 12, 2011

A previous blog entry discussed Afghan farmers and poppy cultivation, a crop that is currently illegal, but has heavy incentives and minimal negative consequences for growing. Indeed, there are probably more negative incentives for not growing poppies in many areas. The international community has long looked for and pushed alternative crops for Afghan poppy farmers. […]

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Virgil on June 10, 2011

Long range view of area in Ghazni Province On a recent visit to a Combat Outpost in Khost Province, Afghanistan, I had a very interesting discussion with a Civil Affairs officer. We talked of many things, but what is relevant to the Cooking with Little Buddy blog is farming. I fly in helicopters all over […]

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