Written, produced, directed and hosted by military veterans, "Meals Ready to Eat" travels coast to coast and abroad exploring the foodie culture and gourmet culinary practices of the military-veteran community. Navy veteran, food aficionado and show host August Dannehl goes behind the scenes into the vibrant world of military food operations, from gourmet recipes developed inside military dining halls to a Marine veteran who utilizes his military experience to command a first-class kitchen. The series features interviews and cooking demos with key Los Angeles chefs and food influencers including Mike Williams (Norah), Neal Fraser (Redbird), Mei Lin (Bravo’s "Top Chef"), Holly Jivin (The Bazaar at SLS), Tim Hollingsworth (Otium) and mixologist Matt Seigel (The Nice Guy). Produced in partnership with military-veteran media brand, We Are the Mighty.

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Coast Guard and Philly

Food can be a strong source of comfort and enabler of camaraderie as expressed by Coast Guard cook Arianna Gunn and South Philadelphia Fire Department resident chef and Marine veteran Bill Joerger. Chef de Cuisine Holly Jivin, who leads a team of more than 30 people at The Bazaar by José Andrés at the Beverly Hills SLS, prepares the restaurant’s signature interpretation of a “Philly Cheesesteak.”

  • 2018-06-22T07:30:00-07:00
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Israel

Journey to Nablus in The West Bank and the streets of Tel Aviv in search of food that brings people together. Tim Hollingsworth, former chef de cuisine for Thomas Keller’s Michelin-starred restaurant The French Laundry and now Executive Chef at downtown L.A. restaurant Otium, cooks up a “Middle-Eastern Beef Tartare with Bulgur, Yogurt, Mint & Walnut Muhammara” inspired by his wife of Palestinian and Iraqi descent.

  • 2018-06-29T07:30:00-07:00
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