Now all roads lead to France and heavy is the tread
Of the living; but the dead returning lightly dance.
Edward Thomas, Roads

Monday, September 5, 2016

The Doughboy Cookbook

This has been one of the most visited sites at our DOUGHBOY CENTER Website over the years.  Visit it
at: to see all the recipes for the favorite (or well-remembered) rations of American soldiers in the Great War.


  1. Vietnam Recipe: “Wolfhound Stew”
    Those days helmets were made of steel known affectionately as a steel pot, rather than the current Kevlar edition. Use the steel pot as the cooking vessel; pour in the contents of various “entré” C Ration cans: turkey loaf, beans & franks, meat loaf; avoiding if your smart, the ham & lima beans with its big globular fat cluster. Combine in and stir; be creative in choosing a stirring tool; using as a heat fuel source chunks of C4 from a Claymore mine. Heat, stir and enjoy.

  2. Where's the recipe for pie?! :) I love the Doughboy poem "Home is Where the Pie Is":