I was a medic in the Rangers - food was fuel, never something we consumed for pleasure. I traveled all over the world, tried all sorts of cuisines and took notes or begged cooks for recipes whenever I could manage it. Now that my time in the Army is over, I spend a lot of time in the kitchen making up for lost time. :) My specialty dishes are grilled or smoked beef, pork, chicken, lamb, goat, etc, and generally recipes from the American Southern states - but I do love Mediterranean dishes, and living in Greece, I have great teachers. I travel throughout Europe and Israel, and I still take notes or beg for recipes wherever I go... Maybe, at some point, I'll post some of the "recipes" common to Ranger units in the field - just so you can see why great recipes are such a treasure. By the way, I really don't suggest wasting your time trying any of the recipes! You can google "Ranger pudding" for a sneak peek if you're curious. I suggest this link, http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1412605/posts it illustrates the concept pretty well.