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Old 17th Feb 2016, 16:03
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3 Year Pizza

Unnerving military inventions....

U.S. Army Develops Pizza That Can Last For Three Years

The U.S. Army is always on the lookout for ways to give its soldiers a piece of home, even if they're stationed thousands of miles away from the United States. Given that few things are more American than a slice of pizza, the military branch just developed a special type of pie that can last for up to three years in harsh conditions, according to Tech Insider.

The U.S. Army’s Natick Soldier Research, Development, and Engineering Center has spent the past five years developing “MRE #37” (Meal Ready to Eat). "It's a fully assembled and baked piece of pizza in one package," food technologist Lauren Oleksyk told Tech Insider.

The biggest challenge, according to Oleksyk, was in figuring out how to stop bacteria from growing on the pizza dough and sauce, which needs water for taste, but is also a breeding ground for mould. The solution came in the form of a method known as Hurdle technology which, according to Tech Insider, creates “‘barriers’ that stop bacteria from forming on the pizza over the years.” The end result is a pizza that has a shelf life of three years, which Oleksyk described as tasting like, “day after pizza’ or the kind you'd find in a school cafeteria.”

The pizza can be eaten straight out of its pouch cold, or warm with its included MRE heater, which activates when mixed with water.
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Since when was Pizza American?
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It's Greek.
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the kind you'd find in a school cafeteria
Whatever its origins, this sounds awful.
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I'll take a cardboard box, thanks. You can have my bag of crisps.
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Pizza for school dinner ! The world has gone mad ... Dear old Mrs Bodger (I kid you not with the name), the Head Cook at my old Grammar School, would be turning in her grave ... Steamed Steak & Kidney Pudding with plenty of green veg every Wenesday lunchtime ahead of Rugby, Hockey and Football in the afternoon during the Autumn and Winter Terms ...

Get a grip America
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Ppppppffffttt

Six year old McDonald's

McDonald's Happy Meal after 6 years - Business Insider
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Old 17th Feb 2016, 23:18
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The real history of pizza starts in Italy. Or Greece. Perhaps Egypt? There are good arguments for each, depending on how we define pizza. Starting with the loose yet scientific definition of "some kind of flat bread with stuff on it," we know that pizza dates back to at least the 1st Century.
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Pizza? History is ambiguous it would seem.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pizza
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Most of the pizza available in the USA is only distantly related to honest, authentic Italian pizza (and yes, I've had pizza in Italy, also at an Italian restaurant in southern Switzerland).

Also, "American" pizza covers a wide range of styles (one of which is fairly close to the Italian style, but it's not a common style). So yes, I'd say the pizza that is commonly served in the USA is an American dish. Note that this is not uncommon - much of the ethnic food available in the USA is only distantly related to the original - it's been adapted to be more acceptable to the typical American tastes. Further, this doesn't just apply to the USA. I lived in Indonesia for a while and I know Indonesian food. Several years ago I had a business trip to Amsterdam - there was an Indonesian restaurant next door to our hotel. What we were served was Indonesian in name only .

BTW, I love pizza - but the idea of MRE pizza sounds repulsive...
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Yummy

MRE pizza sounds repulsive...
Meal Ready to Enjoy. Hope I never have another one!


Concur with the comment above that American pizza is nothing like what you find in Europe. I find room for both in my life.
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What next ... Dwarf Bread??
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Back in the 80's and 90's we were getting rat packs with packets of Rolos that had labels in Arabic, we reckoned they were left over from Suez......
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Whats wrong with baby's heads? Have these Americans NO taste?
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Mixed fruit pudding and pilchard. Surprisingly tasty
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Consider a pizza of radius "z" and height/depth "a".

Its volume will be Pi.z.z.a [old maths joke]

Hat, coat .............
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.....there was an Indonesian restaurant next door to our hotel. What we were served was Indonesian in name only
True of most restaurants offering food from another country. Anyone who has been to China would be hard pushed to find anything resembling the crap that most 'Chinese' restaurants offer. Ditto Indian restaurants, which I avoid like the plague, Thai and so on.

Clearly Americans like their version of pizza but like any 'long life' type of food the Pizza MREs will most probably be utterly disgusting.
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Arabian Rolos, I remember those!
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Old 18th Feb 2016, 11:55
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My wife can do even better. She makes pizza that looks like it's three years old already and you could also use them to prop up wobbly tables, patch up holes in plasterboard walls or throw them like frisbees.

That reminds me, must get that oven thermostat fixed....
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