No meat, take potatoes - vegetarian days are introduced in the Finnish army
In Finland, will eat a new way. Meat dishes will partly disappear from the daily ration of soldiers. Russians are not threatened.
In the fall of the Finnish privates not will succeed catch meat in the soup. Since September, canteens in the army units are switching to the half-vegetarian regime. Two times a day, cooks will exclude beef, pork, chicken and even fish from the soldiers menu. Instead, they will serve potatoes, soybeans, corn, and pasta to servicemen. The initiators of the innovation are confident that such a partial rejection of meat will have a positive effect on the health of the soldiers, as well as improve the environmental situation - reducing the proportion of consumption will also reduce harmful emissions from production. A menu with "vegetable" bias in the army of Finland existed before. Cooks made a separate list for vegetarians. In addition, when “herbivorous” soldiers entered the army, it was enough to notify the authorities about their special taste preferences and the chefs immediately included vegetarian dishes on the menu.
Unlike the Finnish army, vegetarian dishes are not served in our canteens. Yes, and supporters of soy cutlets and vegetable casseroles can not be found at all. Meals in military units are built on the "buffet". Russian fighters come to the dining room on the rights of guests and choose for themselves what food and drinks will be on their tray.
Breakfast of soldiers, as a rule, consists of one or two dishes with a boiled piece of meat, cutlet or sausages. For cheerfulness, cooks pour coffee with sugar and condensed milk to soldiers. In addition, dairy products are necessarily present in the morning ration. The soldiers' lunch is altogether reminiscent of a business lunch in one of the city cafes - soldiers choose from two salads, two soups and three whole hot dishes. On the distribution line boiled beef, pork chop, chicken fillet, liver with gravy. You can combine all these meat delicacies with buckwheat, rice, mashed potatoes or pasta. In the evening, ordinary soldiers eat boiled, fried or stewed fish. In all its diversity, drinks are also presented - tea, fruit juice, jelly on the distribution line. In addition, soldiers receive an edible bonus every week - boiled eggs and buns. “A few years ago, the buffets and salads in our dining rooms seemed like a curiosity. And now everyone is used to them. We are no longer putting soldiers on a tough menu: here you have 320 grams of buckwheat porridge and a piece of cod. Eat and be pleased. There is always a choice now, ”says Russian Deputy Defense Minister, Army General Dmitry Bulgakov.
Previously, a mile from the dining areas was made with barley and braised cabbage, which were served for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The fighters themselves were in charge of the kitchen business - they were on duty “at the stove” for almost a day; their duties included food delivery from the warehouse, cooking, cleaning dirty dishes, cleaning vegetables, including potatoes. The “kitchen outfit” was considered worse than a guard, and the privates did not have time to even sleep at work.
Today, worries about consortium comrades in a military unit conscripts bypassed. As part of the modernization of the Russian army in the dining rooms are now preparing civilian chefs. The menu is made taking into account the geographical features of the location and seasonality. In winter, the soldiers ’diet contains more high-calorie foods, such as honey and lard, and in the summer - vitamins: fresh fruits and vegetables. Among the dishes, the soldiers particularly distinguish the hodgepodge, chops with pasta, chicken with buckwheat, and the sweet creations of chefs came to the taste of the sweet tooth in uniform.
Transformations in the army canteens were beneficial, first of all, to the soldiers. The duty-free time is now occupied by combat and drill training. No enemy is terrible to such fighters.
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