rapiertwit t1_j1arecd wrote

Reminds me of Korean "army base stew," a mixture of cheap local ingredients and US Army ration canned beans and SPAM that emerged from necessity after the Korean war but is still apparently enjoyed today.

My dad grew up on rations during and after WW2 in Britain, and had a life long nostalgia for stuff like Marmite, which was introduced as a nutritional supplement to compensate for the poor wartime diet.


rapiertwit t1_j0bs3yf wrote

There's thousands of years of careful cultivation that go into those vines. You can't just take the American variety and breed it to reproduce each individual variety of grape, flavor-wise, in a few generations.