22 Cooking At The Battle Field

Cooking At The Battle Field

Some soldiers are not only good at military schooling but also at cooking. Today we’ll meet those of them who attend the military school house and become real professionals.

The military cook house was created in 1961. Logisticians spend three months on becoming familiar with every detail of kitchenry.

“Left facing, right facing, face about, marching in place”.

The school commander.

Preparation of soldier’s bread.

Former cadets of the school can be met everywhere including Moscow restaurants.

Breadmaking is one of the main subjects of the course.

To get tasty bread the work had to be done manually.

The temperature in the furnace is 35-40 degrees Celsius.

Putting bread inside the furnace.

Bread will be made inside the tent.

The cadets can use not only a ladle but also a hammer.

Soldiers get the place ready during 2 hours and are busy with bread making after that. The largest bakery weighs 17 250 kg and produces 587 kg of ready-made products. It takes 9-12 (sometimes 4,5) to make bread.

There are 7 similar schools in Russia but this school is the biggest one.

Mobile kitchens embracing 10, 20, 30, 75 and 170 people are located at the spot.

Just learn how the gas can be turned on, and the teacher will guide you through the rest of the process.

Opening fish cans in the next tent.

Cooking a red-beet soup.

They have only 2.5 hours to cook the dinner.

Studying military characteristics of the field kitchen.

Arrival at another spot.

Getting a battalion meal station ready.

It takes 20 minutes to assemble the tent which has everything necessary to make food.

Bread is ready.

Let’s go to the classrooms.

‘Laboratory of practical food making’

Food models.

Every soldier is offered two variants of menu and baked food including pies and rolls. Those who are going to attend the cook school are even more lucky as they once a week they will have home made food.

The instructor tries the meal and gives marks. After that the students can start eating.

Soldiers can move around the territory only as a unit.

They will have a dinner outdoors.

The doctor checks whether their utensils are clear.

Food wastes are almost absent.

They play musical instruments too.

via dervishv

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22 Responses to “Cooking At The Battle Field”

  1. zld says:

    often fall into the army professional chefs who have worked to the army in good restaurants. usually they are the same and cooks in the army. so in some military units are fed quite well.

  2. Boritz says:

    The cooks do not appear to be very happy. Perhaps it is because of the silly hats they must wear.

  3. ZeroDrop says:

    Food making is a serious subject in Russia! That’s cool, to have quality food is important!

  4. Archy Bunka says:

    we’re not in sweden ree ree

  5. viktor says:

    Looks good. I want my borscht now!

  6. Musa says:

    Ah it looks great, I wish I had some of that hot freshly baked bread to eat right now.

    • OLUT says:

      Me, too! That salad looks really good, too.

      Where I lived before, there was a bread-bakery owned by some people from eastern Europe, maybe Serbia or Ukraine, I forget. It drove me crazy, because the baking breads smelled so good. I ate a lot of their bread, LOL. The old phrase “you can’t live only with bread and water” obviously never ate there!

  7. Otis R. Needleman says:

    Interesting. US military cooks can get opportunities to train at hotels and civilian culinary training institutions.

  8. Ivanko says:

    Hmmm… my favorite… mystery fish from a can!

  9. testicules says:

    You have to admit those cans looked like dog food

  10. Montesquieu says:

    It was likely a typo. Considering that it generally takes bread at 240 Celsius to bake well for an hour. The fact that it’s a golden brown only demonstrates that it was a higher temperature.

    Anyway, I’m surprised that they use such small conventional fish cans, you’d think that they would be using the biggest ones on the market. Than again, the armed forces don’t shop at Costco.

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  12. James says:

    ^ Not quite :)

  13. oldeafcoot says:

    Is that really a Major General in charge if a military school? In the West a school commandant would be a Lieutenant Colonel, Colonel at the most.

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