June 29, 2005

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Gitmo's 'gourmet fare' (James Langton, June 29, 2005, LONDON DAILY TELEGRAPH)

The prison is known more for the accusation that it's a gulag than for goulash, but a new cookbook aims to counter the reputation of the detention center at U.S. Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Several hundred recipes prepared for the inmates at the camp are to be published next month in "The Gitmo Cookbook," including dishes such as mustard-and-dill baked fish and honey-and-ginger chicken breast.

The recipes -- most of which use fewer than eight ingredients and originally were created to feed up to 100 persons -- were developed by the U.S. Navy cooks in charge of the camp's kitchens.

They must serve food that meets the Islamic halal requirements of the 540 detainees, who mostly are from Afghanistan, Iraq and other Arab nations.

Not only do they live and eat better than we did at Summer Camp, we had to pay for it.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 29, 2005 8:31 AM
Comments

Put it on sale in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Posted by: Sandy P at June 29, 2005 11:19 AM

Sandy: Nah, put it on sale in Berkeley and Ann Arbor...

Posted by: b at June 29, 2005 11:31 AM

Not that the Geneva Convention is relevant to anything, but it requires is that prisoners be fed the same ration as soldiers in the capturing army.

This was a problem for Americans in Vietnam, who almost starved on N. Viet rations.

Posted by: Harry Eagar at June 29, 2005 8:03 PM
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