Great British Menu Banquite For Returning Troops.

Discussion in 'Cookery' started by spike7451, Apr 23, 2009.

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  1. spike7451

    spike7451 RIP

    Been watching this on BBC2 & I'm curious.
    They say it's going to be for 100 returning troops,then troops & families but you can bet the will be senior officers & politicos.
    Are the Mil guests all from one regiment or a mix of regiments/services?
    Just miss spike rekons she's right & they're doing it for the troops but I rekon it's gonna be more about the seniors & politico's than the lads.
    Help me get one over OC Domestics.
  2. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor


    I believe it is for all ranks, tri service. So far no politicians have been mentioned and I would hope they would stay away.

    The criteria for the chefs are:

    1. A celebration meal

    2. A reminder of good old Beritish cooking which they have missed during their tour in Afganistan.

    Given the above and seeing what is being prepared by the chefs - very new-cuisine dishes, I can't see where the reminder of what they have been missing is coming from (#2).

    Nice looking food but I will bet that the ordinary soldier returning to Uk will not have sat down to meals like those being considered.

    Having said that I am sure whoever is lucky enough to get along will enjoy it, especially if there is plenty of suitable liquid to wash it down. (Several of the dishes have included a 'shot' as part of the dish so if the food is crap then at least they will have had some mouthwash.
  3. From Prue Leith's website.

  4. I hope there's enough booze there to sink a battleship.
  5. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    As we ain't go no battleships, will a canoe do instead :(
  6. A canoe each will suffice - just!

    And, if you're going, ask them to pre-masticate the food for you - not sure your old dentures will cope with a big scoff!! :D

    How the haemorroids and gout? :)
  7. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    The 'do'is for those deserving bods returning from Afganistan. No chance of that being me then, hence no invite.

    Gout fine thanks otherwise tingly :oops:
  8. This should do for the meal


    Spend the rest on the booze.
  9. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    I wonder if it is PAYD?
  10. Watched most of it since it started.

    Nice idea, but WTF do the judges know about what servicepeople want :?

    At least the troops will get some of our licence fees back :wink:
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  11. The_Duke

    The_Duke LE Moderator

    Units were requested to send in nominations (all ranks) for soldiers recently returned from Afghanistan (note, Iraq was specifically excluded).

    It was suggested that they be particularly deserving, with back-story to support it (ie wounded, gallantry award, deserving family circumstances etc).

    I hope the booze is laid on for free because the prices in the Gherkin will demolish your LSA payments in seconds!
  12. Steak and Ale pie, chips and peas.
    Faggots, chips and mushy peas
    Fish finger sandwiches and ketchup
    Cottage pie with cheese and carrot mash.
    Roast Pork with crackling and all the trimmings.
    Vodka jelly.

    Lots and lots of beer.

    That should keep the troops happy, just chuck some chocolate dish in for the kids and Doris and everyone's happy.
  13. My suggested menu was

    Jumbo sausage roll, chips and beans,
    Bathful of beer,
    Kebab, fight, shag, in any order of preference.

    Wouldn't believe this is what squaddies really missed.
  14. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    The chefs are the equivalent of the Luvvies in the acting profession.
  15. At least the 3 judges will know what soldiers returning from Ops woul love to eat.

    Er, cancel my last, those 3 "food tasters" wouldn't know a soldier like item even if it was a 5.56mm hitting them in the face.

    Another useless group of civvie cnuts assuming they know the workings of a military mind.

    Mind you, I'd finger Prue Leith until I got RSI.