Apr 28, 2015

President of the Mess and Recruiting Station Louisville Commanding Officer, U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Donald L. Hotchkiss ,center, conducts the traditional “tasting of the beef” during a mess night at the Campbel House Hotel in Lexington, Kentucky, March 28, 2015, in order to ensure the food is fit for human consumption. It is tradition that this piece of beef is tainted with copious amount of spices and heavily overcooked. (Courtesy photo by Marine Corps Coordinating Council Kentucky)

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