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Marine Museum Sponsors MRE Cook-Off

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne.

These days there are plenty of culinary competitions, though few as tough as the MRE Cook-off; meals ready to eat or, as some call them, meals rarely edible. The annual competition, held at the National Museum of the Marine Corps, emphasizes flavor over looks, reported The Washington Post. And the winner: The sloppy-Joe-and-cheesy-garlic-mashed-potatoes-smothered-imitation-pork-thingy sandwich.

It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.