Naval Traditions: Naval Cookery | World of Warships

Naval Traditions: Naval Cookery | World of Warships

Naval Traditions Naval Cookery Did you know that on today’s fashionable
restaurant menus you can find dishes that were once invented
by ordinary sailors? Take, for example, farinata. According to a legend,
it was invented in the 13th century by Genoese sailors coming
back home after their victory over Pisa. During a storm, several barrels
with olive oil and chickpea flour broke in one of the ships’ holds. Their contents mixed
with the sea water and, as there were no
more provisions left on the ship, the sailors tried to dry
the mixture in the sun. The flatbreads
turned out to be so tasty they were called “the gold of Pisa”. Or this one. Labskaus is an old-time dish
of North European sailors. Corned beef, herring,
potatoes, pickled beetroot, eggs, onions, and
pickled cucumbers were all thrown into a cauldron
and stewed for a long time. It is believed that “labskaus” means
“a dish for sturdy men” in one of the European dialects. In ancient Greece,
the basis for the seafarers’ diet was constituted by
the so-called “Mediterranean triad”— wheat, olive oil, and wine. Since it was mostly slaves
who were rowers at that time, no one really cared about
the diversity of their menu. Captains and merchants,
on the other hand, are a different matter: their tables were overflowing
with delicacies. There were quite original solutions, too. For example, it is known that
the ancient Chinese fleet included ships used for growing rice. A sort of floating plantation. The most recognizable attribute
of the seafarers’ ration— the biscuit—has survived
unchanged to this day. Oh, how many lives it has saved,
this bullet-proof piece of stale bread. During Columbus’ expedition, every sailor received 50 grams of beans, half a litre of wine, and
700 grams of biscuits daily. That’s the ration that once
helped people discover new lands. Glory to His Majesty the Biscuit! The life of a sailor has never been easy. In the Golden Age of sailing,
when Britain ruled the seas, food supplies on Royal Navy ships
became the concern of the State. From the Crown, sailors received
a kilo of corned beef each week, which could also be used to make buttons. As for crackers, experienced sailors
advised to eat them in the dark so you wouldn’t see
the worms swarming in them, while the rum provided
to sailors on a daily basis was just a very diluted sweet pop wine. Surprisingly enough, English sailors
never rioted because of bad food. In the second half of the 19th century,
preserves were invented. The technology for packaging
ready-to-use products into tin cans on an industrial scale revolutionized
the ship’s food procurement. Home-made fast-food, though,
didn’t lose its popularity. During World War II, British and American
sailors could have coffee with a sandwich while in the action station, attendants on
duty on the Japanese Imperial fleet ships could grab a bite of onigiri—
rice balls filled with fish or vegetables. At the beginning of the 20th century, the Russian Imperial Navy served
pasta with meat to sailors as a reward for heavy
emergency work on the ship, for example, for the loading of coal. Today, there’s hardly anyone in Russia
who doesn’t know pasta navy-style. Naval culinary tradition is a fusion
of sailors’ centuries-old experience, cultural traditions of different peoples,
and governmental regulations. It is true, though, that today
a sailor’s meal doesn’t differ much from that of an ordinary
worker’s at a factory canteen. Traditional naval dishes
can be sampled at any port city restaurant.

77 thoughts on “Naval Traditions: Naval Cookery | World of Warships

  1. Must be a lake near the restaurant, because a gold fish would die in salt water.

    Also the galery fine was a invention of the 15th century, the original roman and greek galleys were maned with professional sailors. Otherwise they would not been able to do the favorite ramming tactic of that time.

  2. Small correction. The rowers in ancient Greek navies were actually citizens of the city states and received full payment for their services. It was the Romans who used galley slaves.

  3. The best series is back!!!
    Now I know the refernce of Ido Tashkent love of Italian spaghetti… Or is it pasta? How many Italian would be angry if I can't differ between those two anyway.

  4. Slaves generally didn't row Greek (or Roman) galleys. That was the work of freemen. They (convict rowers) were actually a relatively modern invention (a punishment in 17th-century France). I think we owe it to Ben Hur for the depictions of "galley slaves," but that was a fictional work.

  5. Cough you please fix the crash on blitz version for us please , after all of the updates it start to crashing other people’s game alot for weeks now

  6. So, while the customers of your game are almost ready to uninstall your game, you focus on …. the food ? :d we see what's your priority ahah

  7. Well, too bad the Imperial Navy can’t produce a traditional cuisine out of all of its conquering and voyages because our technology is far more advanced that we really don’t have to worry about anything except from eliminating our enemies the way we want to eliminate them. Still, huge respect to all the naval sailors around the universe who has respectable and unique traditions.

  8. NOA_marksman – chipped beef white gravy on toast (English biscuit) or tomato based fried hamburger over toast points was often aboard.

  9. Cv rework is like flying jet. Unlimited respawn and unrealistic gameplay. Fix the dam game or very ship class is force to snipe and hugging teammate for aa.

  10. OMG that “The Great Gatsby” reference! Bravo to you sirs and ladies! I thought you the captain was just angry they were serving up his friend. But just turns out he was skipping the bill, lol.

  11. Drink some grog. Grog is watered down rum, spiced with a cinnamon stick. It can be drank hot like cider.

    Unfortunately, in the U.S. Navy. We cannot drink alcohol at sea unless we get a “beer day,” but those are only allowed after being out to sea without any port visits. We called them “steel beach picnics.”

    Ugh! Just heard it! It’s not “onijiri,”. It is a hard “g” sound “onigiri.”

    Anyhow, the social classes STILL exist to this day in the U.S. Navy. Enlisted people sleep on thin mattresses, eat less flavorful food & are not allowed to pass through certain p-ways (hallways) or go up or down certain ladder wells (stairs) due to officers claiming those public spaces as their own.

    If you got caught, they would yell at you & call you a “blue shirt.” It is very much like class warfare.

    Officers have different menus, thicker mattresses (as if they do any work to even deserve having a thicker mattress than the people doing back-breaking work on the deck plates).

    Every time we had general quarters, nearly all the officers would run & hide in safe spaced while we, enlisted, would address ship casualties. Each repair locker would have one officer, but it was alway a junior officer or a warrant officer (former enlisted).

    Honestly, in U.S. Navy officers are worthless, pampered assholes, with the EXCEPTION of pilots, EOD, CB, SEAL or some other type of specialized officers. Line officers are lazy & don’t do what they are supposed to do when something goes awry: accept responsibility for the actions of their subordinates.

    I’ve seen so many line officers throw their subordinates under the bus to save themselves from any blame as a leader.

    SPECWAR, pilots & other specialized officers work side-by-side with enlisted. They can catch a bullet, or otherwise get killed just as easily as the enlisted can, therefore there is a mutual respect with them & their subordinates.

    Anyhow, officers should eat the same food, menu as the enlisted. There should not be separate messes, separate menus & differences in mattresses.

    They use fraternization as their excuse.

    However, on my first ship, our XO, who is a SEAL who no longer could physically perform in the field, was cool as f…! He used to drink with us engineers & deck sailors (I was an engineer before becoming a public affairs specialist) at port calls.

    He HATED being called sir. He would point at you & yell at you, “Don’t call me sir, I work for a living! Call me ‘first.’”

    One night, in home port, he saw me in a bar. I was older (I was 30 at the time) & our personalities “clicked.”

    He came to my corner, sat next to me & told the barkeep “Get him whatever he wants, on me.”

    I said, “That’s OK, first. I got it.”

    He said, “Hell no, you’re drinking with me, tonight.” Then, said, drop the first, out here. My name is Mark. What is yours? I told him my last name which is standard U.S. Navy response. He wanted to know my first name.

    We drank, chilled & talked. It did NOT adversely affect my respect for his position of authority. In fact, it made me respect him more knowing he respected me & didn’t just view me as a mindless, lower-class worker.

    I would have gone to war alongside that guy & fought to protect him as much as I know he would fight to protect me.

    In fact, I felt badly because after I transferred to Ft. Meade for further training, 9/11 happened & my first ship got sent to the Persian Gulf.

    I was sad because I wasn’t with my shipmates. I felt I SHOULD be with them.

    I eventually got sent to war & we kicked off the ILLEGAL invasion of Iraq, but I was at war with a different crew, not the people who I already had established friendships & or working relationships with.

    Anyhow, sorry for the sea stories. I know I went off on a tangent. But, that is what us sailors do, tell sea stories. Well, that & cuss a lot; usually we do both simultaneously.

  12. Salt and vast amount of pepper, jalapenos, chili and salt, salt, salt. The air is salt, so much so you die by breathing

  13. I was expecting you to mention the common British expression "a good square meal" referring to the square plates used by the navy in the age of sail.

    Also the Japanese navy copied the idea of serving curry on their ships from the British, and would serve it once a week to help sailors keep track of the passage of time.

  14. it stuns me to know yall are too busy finding fun facts like this rather than fixing the games new problem of CV strikes FIX IT PLZ allow our long medium and short range aa to overlap

  15. They say that in the Navy the chow is mighty fine. However , a chicken jumped off the table and killed a friend of mine !!!! I'll stick to SOS and C Rats !!!!!!

  16. It whould be cool if World Of Warships add the Norwegian WW2 Ships in the game but in premium in low tier because the ships were not so strong in ww2 here is a list over all the ships in the norwegian navy ww2

    1) Cruiser Norge Tier II
    2) Cruiser Tordenskjold Tier I
    3) Destroyer Æger Tier II
    4) Destroyer Gyller Tier I
    5) Destroyer Sleipner Tier III
    6) Destroyer Troll Tier I
    7) Battleship Bjørgvin Tier III

    It will be soo cool to be added to the game The Norway🇳🇴 Tech Tree

  17. Fuk your new patch!! The game became unplayable, resulting in playing torpedo beats, against the CV players who do not require any skill. That is they play spamming tactics, and AA is completely useless! So fuk you and I will not be spending any more money. Hope others do the same!

  18. DONUTS
    Edit: donuts were invented from biscuits. Story: on some random ship a sailor had some of his favorite treats from his mom. The sailors ate it and were really delicious until the sailors threw up (it was a sailors favorite treat though made from his mom though so that’s him not the sailors)
    When the source of the bad stuff in the middle was found it was cut out same thing happened without them throwing up and it became the world famous donut

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