Australian soldiers reject Dutch food
Wednesday 03 June 2009
Australian soldiers serving with Dutch troops in Afghanistan have complained so much about the food on the Netherlands-run Tarin Kowt base that 10 special Australian cooks are being flown in, according to media reports on Wednesday.
The issue was even raised in the Australian parliament during a debate on defence spending. Dutch food is found by the Australians to be tasteless. According to Australian tv, food with a more Australian flavour and more barbecues will now be served up.
'The least they could expect when they are deployed for six months is that they can eat decent food,' senator David Johnston was reported as saying.
Air chief marshall Angus Houston said the Dutch-prepared food was generally nutritious, but was not as fresh as Australians were generally accustomed to in their diets, ABC reported.