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    Alactraz Kitchen

    The tedium of Alcatraz--the sameness of the people, work and living space--was
    broken only by the variety of the menu. The food was practically considered part
    of the security program at Alcatraz.

    The quality was reputed to be the best in the prison system--officials claimed they
    spent more money for food per inmate than other prisons did, and there was
    plenty to eat for everybody. The Alcatraz guards ate the same food in their dining
    room.

    It was reported that, while Federal regulations stipulated a minimum allocation of
    2,100 calories per day, per federal prison inmate, at Alcatraz the inmates generally
    received more than 3,000 calories per day, per inmate. The inmates on Alcatraz
    Island had fresh bread and pastry, butter on the tables and pie and ice cream for
    dessert.

    Wartime food rationing and occasional budgetary challenges led to a few bumps
    in the culinary road, but overall, especially given conditions across America during
    the Depression and war years, dining at Alcatraz was a pretty good deal. Good food
    meant inmates who were relaxed and content.

    In the mess hall, inmates could have as much food as they wanted, but if they left
    food on their trays, they could miss their next meal. If it happened again,
    punishment could be more severe.

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    Awesome. Thanks for posting this.

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    MY wife was here recently. They talked a while about how good the food was there.
    Starting this harvest I'm a starving startling artist/
    Lyrical arsonist it's arduous spitting this smartest arsenic/

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    Cool thread thanks Steeley!
    Huw
    In order to make delicious food, you must eat delicious food. Jiro Ono

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    Nice menu!

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    My fantasy football team name is "Turdman of Alcatraz".
    "See... the problem here is that... my little brother, this morning, got his arm caught in the microwave, and uh... my grandmother dropped acid and she freaked out, and hijacked a school bus full of... penguins, so it's kind of a family crisis... so come back later? Great."
    -Lane Myer (Definitely not as in Oscar Mayer)

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    I have been there many times, but I prefer to be fishing from my boat looking from the outside..The best Alcatraz tour happens Halloween night using flashlights.They sure had some serous industrial mixers back in the days of Capone and the Bird Man.

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    Very cool! Thank you.

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    I bet those old steam kettles still work. I'd love to brew some beer with them.

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