Killer Meals and Food to die from. Vulture soup, anyone? Or how about some fried python with a side order of diesel-dipped dog biscuits?
Specialised Cooking – The Recce Way give a unique perspective on the lives of South Africa’s legendary Special Forces soldiers. The book combines tongue-in-cheek recipes with anecdotes of the men’s experience during the Border War, and up to 1997, putting the gruel into gruelling. It shows what it takes to live out of a rucksack for weeks on end and how to make do with what nature has to offer.
Highlighting the scope of activities of the first 25 years of the Special Forces, the book takes us from Durban to Langebaan, through Phalaborwa into the rest of Africa, and from the firing line to a braai on top of a submarine out at sea. Most importantly, it overflows with the Recce philosophy for excelling in adverse conditions – stay in the moment, adapt, and just get on with it!
WARNING: While most of the meals in this book are edible, some should never, ever be repeated.