My dad was in the Army during WWII and he …

Comment on Classics: Creamed Chipped Beef on Toast by Julie.

My dad was in the Army during WWII and he said they called it SOS because the cooks made it with ground beef instead of chipped beef. They would have been thrilled to get creamed chipped beef – wasn’t happening!

Malcolm Bedell is co-author of the critically acclaimed "Eating in Maine: At Home, On the Town, and On the Road," as well as the taco-centric blog "Eat More Tacos," and the junk food-centric "Spork & Barrel." His contributions include Serious Eats, Down East, L.A. Weekly, The Guardian, and The Huffington Post and his food truck, "'Wich, Please," was named "Hottest Restaurant in Maine" for 2015 by Eater. Finally, he finds it very silly to be trying to write this in the third person.