Mike is one of our most helpful, long standing members of the Chef2Chef forums. He’s also an Army cook tasked with feeding hungry soldiers still stationed in Afghanistan. The problem: the military provides basic ingredients, but very few of the seasonings necessary to produce great tasting grub.

You can help by donating any of the following ingredients to Mike and his crew. Our soldiers serving overseas will thank you! We’ve had great success with this campaign in the past, but supplies are running low! Note that dollar and big box stores often sell these items for a fantastic price. If you can’t send much, don’t fret–every little bit helps.

If you’d like to participate, please send an email to the following email address to request the proper mailing address: chef2chefnet[at]gmail.com – replace the [at] with a @–I modified it to foil spambots.

Thanks so much!

Mike’s Wish List:

Lawry’s season salt
Old bay
Basil
Bay leaves
Cinnamon
Dill
Ginger
Mace
Nutmeg
Sage
Thyme
Garlic powder
Onion powder
Curry powder
Vanilla
Chili powder
Cayenne
Liquid smoke
Allspice
Cumin
Paprika
Parsley
Crushed red pepper
Chicken veggie or beef base
Sriracha sauce
Rosemary
Cup a soup during the winter months
Tea, black and green
Gallon-size Ziplocs

Bonus Items:
Gummys
Red Vines
Gobstoppers
Crunch and Munch
Instant Miso
Wasabi peas
Mixed Nuts
Ramen Noodles
Chex Mix

Notes:
Flat-rate shipping boxes work great–they’ll work for overseas shipments to military sites.
Alcohol and pornography are prohibited (sorry!)
Take caution when sending liquids–double bag in Ziploc bags if there’s a chance they’ll leak.

Thanks so much!