Chicken

Just a pipe-dream since these so-called government shutdowns that happen every few years never amount to anything other than to allow politicians to play the blame game and purposely make life as unnecessarily difficult as possible for the average citizen. They have to try and prove how important they are and that we would all […]

Continue reading about Government shutdown, sure wish USDA would go away forever

  Is transportation between here and China and back really that inexpensive? Hard to believe. Is labor really that cheap compared to here? I live in an area with at least one big chicken processing plant and most of the line employees are Mexican. I don’t know their pay rates, but I doubt it is […]

Continue reading about USDA stoops to new anti food lows – US chickens to be processed in China!

Virgil on October 28, 2012

One of the wonderful things about being home from Iraq is the ability to get good food. Regardless of what you think the food tastes like, the food is of the lowest quality possible, I call it sub-institutional level. The contractor gets paid a lot per head per meal, but they get the lowest cost […]

Continue reading about Locally grown rocks

Virgil on September 22, 2012

We spent a few days in Selcuk, Turkey, in July. This is the busiest time of the year and Selcuk is a center for seeing some fantastic sights, such as the ancient city of Ephesus. I don’t recommend coming here in July, mainly because the main destinations like Ephesus are packed with tourists, especially the […]

Continue reading about Dinner in Selcuk, Turkey, Ejder Restaurant

Virgil on August 11, 2012

Three Maudies – good I wrote a previous article about how many fast food places there are in Kuwait City, Fast Food Hell.  And, indeed, there are. It seems that the main street food one sees in Kuwait is schwarma, minced meat kebabs, and manakish (like a pizza). Right now, I will discuss a Kuwaiti […]

Continue reading about Kurdo, Kuwait’s own fast food chain, review

Virgil on June 13, 2012

This post was originally going to be about survival cooking. Survival in the sense of trying to occasionally find an alternative to mess hall food here in Iraq. I will say that the mess hall where I am run by KBR USA is a lot better than when the Army was contracting with KBR UK. […]

Continue reading about Emergency veggies for a cookout

Virgil on February 6, 2012

You can get almost everything you need at the Old Souk in Kuwait City, including cookware, clothes, housewares, health and beauty supplies, electronics, handmade carpets, and perfumes. And more. When I walk through the meat and vegetable part of the Souk, I just wish I had a kitchen. If I did, I would be loaded […]

Continue reading about Meat and Vegetable Souk in Kuwait City

Virgil on January 30, 2012

Five Maudies – Highly Recommended Location: Souk Al Kuwait, I wish I could be more specific, I will try and identify it on a satellite map next time I go there Short story is that I have had the best two meals in Kuwait in this tiny restaurant with only outdoor seating on the edge […]

Continue reading about Tanor Al Deera Restaurant, Kuwait City, Review

Virgil on November 20, 2011

If you have read my posts about the mess halls in Afghanistan, you will know that the food is horrible, penitentiary inmates get better food and would be suing and winning if they got the swill they serve here. Some FOBs (Forward Operating Bases) actually have restaurants. On FOB Ghazni, we have the Oasis Restaurant, […]

Continue reading about Oasis Restaurant, FOB Ghazni, Afghanistan – Review

I am not a fan of factory farm produced chicken or even free range, but this cooking method produces an incredibly good chicken. My brother-in-law Hugh and his wife Anastasia gave us a “special” chicken cooker. I have no idea what it is called and can’t even find it on the Internet. My best guess […]

Continue reading about Roasted Chicken with Herbs Using a Super-Duper Upside-Down Chicken Ass Defiler