Looking at food from another perspective- that which drives the armies of the world.
Over here in Singapore, we have quite a wide range of MREs to choose/trade around, from Asian stuff like Chicken Porridge, Fried Noodles, Bobo Chacha (a sweet coconut based dessert) to Western cuisine- Pasta, pasta and more pasta. Aside from the typical MREs, there’s a lot of other shit thrown in our packs, Horlicks Candy, Sweet fruit favored tea, Smarties(shitty M&Ms), Fruit bars (I personally love these), Biscuits, Instant noodles (usually taken raw), 3 in 1 Milo (also at times taken raw), Packet drinks, Canned drinks- the list goes on.On on hand, i guess, it’s hard to take Singaporeans away from their food. I mean you’re out in the jungle, its 31 degrees, the mosquitoes are biting through your slacks, camo on, its fucking raining while the sun is out, the foxhole’s halfway done, but when it’s time to eat, all the problems seem to fade away.
Also, we’re kinda conscripted to they have to give us that.
A quick peek at what’s for dinner.
Based on these pictures and descriptions, certain nuances and cultural elements be identified? Can you guess which country do these MRES/Combat rations hail from?
Using food as medium to instigate changes through perspective and environment which ultimately lead to a change in the atmosphere.
Imagine being served breakfast late into the night, or a 5 course meal in the middle of a coffee shop.
This shift in the atmosphere might lead to whole new range of interpretations, reactions and sensations through the consumption of said food. And based on these physical and metaphysical alterations lead to different triggers to our memory.