Watch a chef try valiantly to make military MRE rations appear gourmet

New York chef Chuck George gathered up military MRE (meals ready to eat) rations from different countries, then tried to present them as gourmet meals. Videographer Jimmy Pham and photographer Henry Hargreaves recorded his efforts.

Turns out that some militaries have much more appetizing rations than others:

We wanted to see how different Armies go about feeding their troops. You can tell a lot about how valued someone is by the food they are given. In respect to servicemen and woman across the globe we wanted to take these meals and elevate them to Michelin Star quality meals. In essence taking some of the most unappetizing food, thats given to the bravest people and making it look fit for the nation's leader.

Some do look nice, but most look like they smell and taste not so nice.

MRE (YouTube / Jimmy Pham)