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Marine Museum Sponsors MRE Cook-Off

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The National Museum of the Marine Corps held the second annual MRE Cook-off over the weekend. The winner: John Crist's sloppy-Joe-and-cheesy-garlic-mashed-potatoes-smothered-imitation-pork-thingy sandwich.


Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne.

These days there are plenty of culinary competitions, though few as tough as the MRE Cook-off; meals ready to eat or, as some call them, meals rarely edible. The annual competition, held at the National Museum of the Marine Corps, emphasizes flavor over looks, reported The Washington Post. And the winner: The sloppy-Joe-and-cheesy-garlic-mashed-potatoes-smothered-imitation-pork-thingy sandwich.


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