No, not the Nebraska Cornhuskers -- although I guess their poorly-played 7-6 outscoring of Pitt was officially a victory, raising them to 3-0 for the season -- but the Culinary Specialists from USS Nebraska (SSBN-739) who were victorious against tough competition last week. [Intel Source: The Sub Report]:
"The kitchen was hot and the race was on as six teams raced against the clock to make the best of their culinary skills in the first-ever Pacific Northwest Navy Iron Chef competition on Wednesday at Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton.
"Those competing in the event were culinary specialists from the USS Nebraska, USS Columbus, USS John C. Stennis, USS Abraham Lincoln, Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor’s Trident Inn and the Air-Dales from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. And in the end, after the mixing, baking, grilling and not to mention a little determination and anticipation, it was the team from the Nebraska that took home the title of Pacific Northwest Navy Iron Chef.
“It feels really great,” said Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Ross Edwards of the Nebraska, a Bangor-based Trident submarine, who won the competition along with team members Culinary Specialist Seaman Joshua Hiatt and Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Colin Walker. “It was fun doing all of it, but now (winning) makes it all the better.”
"All three team members were presented with the grand prize of a three-day class at the Culinary Institute of America in Greystone, Calif."
Everyone always says that submarine food is the best in the Navy, and it is... as long as you've only been out a week or so. After that, all the fresh fruits and veggies are gone, you're on powdered milk, and the cycle menu starts getting a little stale after the second time around. Plus, if you have an inexperienced Supply Officer ("Chop") who got talked into ordering a pallet-full of rabbit by the Squadron chop, you'll end up with an unhappy crew. I've seen people go back for seconds and thirds of especially unpopular meals and head straight for the trash, because they didn't want to see it recycled for midrats.