Army Food Is Something to 'Bragg' About
Posted March 20, 2001 6:00 a.m. EST
FORT BRAGG — They used to be known as slop shops. These days, Army mess halls are called dining facilities and the meals are definitely worth talking about.
The soldiers doing the daily cooking at Fort Bragg also whip up fancy fare like seared scallops with mediterranean couscous and chocolate mousse tarts.
Many of the soldiers doing the cooking are gourmet chefs with award-winning recipes.
At a U.S. Army Culinary Arts Competition last week, Fort Bragg's team won 10 of the 16 awards, including Installation of the Year.
The competition's purpose is to improve overall quality of Army food and training for soldiers.
Fort Bragg has won Installation of the Year at the cooking competition four of the last five years.
Need a recipe idea for dinner for two? Try thisoriginal recipefrom Ft. Bragg's award-winning team!