Virgil on December 18, 2011

Iranian Pistachios The other day, I went to the PX here and they were pretty much out of everything. Usually, I’ll buy some Planter’s pistachios, which are pretty good. No pistachios in stock. I didn’t know if the little Iraqi store had any, so I checked. This little store sells a variety of things, such […]

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Virgil on December 14, 2011

It is hard to write about food when you are in a place like Iraq. Complaining about how bad the mess hall is and our inability to get mail gets old. So, I write about food related things that I am passionate about. I also peruse food blogs to live vicariously, since I can’t actually […]

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Virgil on December 12, 2011

Naked Juice Company has been sued for false advertising I have always known that a label or marketing phrase claiming that a food product is ‘natural’ has no meaning and certainly doesn’t mean a food that has no chemicals, genetically modified organisms (GMO), or otherwise nasty stuff. All you have to do is look at labels to […]

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Virgil on December 4, 2011

It is interesting to be in Iraq now, to say the least. The soldiers are almost totally gone and the State Dept has taken over. The Army treats US citizen contractors pretty poorly, but we are really second class citizens under State. I love my tax dollars paying elitist government employee salaries. That is all […]

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