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Sailor Prepares Recipe for Success

Oct. 12, 2018 | BY Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric Melone

Watching culinary specialist Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Frida Karani put together her next dish is more akin to watching an artist sculpt a modern-day piece of art. Her confidence cuts through the chaos of the kitchen. At the same time, she makes you feel like you are in her home, making you laugh and smile while she delicately slices one vegetable and vigorously chops the next. Frida aims to perfect her skills to provide comfort through food for hundreds of troops. If the military travels on its stomach, this Navy sailor definitely helps get them where they need to be!


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