CNN Correspondent Karl Penhaul is getting a first-hand look at the food being delivered to the Chilean miners trapped 2,300 feet below ground. He tells Eatocracy that the unique challenge has been in finding items that will fit down - and survive the journey through - the 4-inch tube that's currently the 33 miners' only link to the surface.
Penhaul will be speaking with the team in charge of preparing the food, but in the meantime, he reports that the the menu thus far consists of:
Also of note, beans are off the menu, though they're a staple of Chilean cuisine. Jorge Diaz, one of the leading medics looking after the trapped men told Penhaul that beans "will have to wait for the future." Diaz said he wants to avoid all possibility of giving the men "intestinal gas," which he says would naturally be unpleasant in a confined space.
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