Today, I’m joined by Robert Strong, who is the owner of Pretty Thai specialty sauces and spices brand, and also runs the Palmer Nicklaus Foundation, which helps local area families getting fed in hospitals in trying times. Robert was a staff sergeant in the Air Force and had some unique experiences overseas.
We dine on some delicious lemongrass marinated pork shoulder, pineapple ginger panini, and pork belly carnitas. The food is all fantastic, but what’s even better are the stories that Robert has to share.
Having served in the military, he shares with us what kind of food troops get to eat when they’re on tour, and where the military sources its ingredients from. We also talk about how easy it is to get in shape in the army, and how important diet is to our overall health.
Robert is a hilarious guy, and cuts me no slack with his wit. He has me laughing so much it’s hard to eat my food, but it being so tasty I just about manage…
00:42 – Where we’re getting food from and what we’re eating.
01:51 – Who are guest today is and what he does.
04:24 – What Robert did in the military, and his connection with Edward Snowden.
08:33 – Roberts first and second deployment, and where he was stationed.
09:59 – Working with the Navy Seals in Iraq.
14:32 – What Robert ate while on tour.
18:23 – Where the army gets its ingredients.
20:22 – What gladiators used to eat.
21:55 – How food affects both your mind and body.
23:54 – Cooking for yourself in the military.
25:11 – Getting lean, ripped and healthy.
26:47 – Our food arrives…
33:45 – Trying the pork belly carnitas.
35:39 – Doing the Camino, and how exercise allows you to drink more.
36:33 – What we think of the panini and pork shoulder.
38:00 – How much the food was.
39:53 – The Fellatio Cafe.
43:28 – Plants that emit an ‘ultrasonic scream’ when they get hurt and what that means for vegans.
49:22 – The need to move towards a grain diet due to climate change.
55:30 – Our quick fire question round.
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