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James uses family heritage, traditions to score culinary silver
Staff Sgt. Aqueelah James, a U.S. Army Reserve Culinary Team member with the 3rd Medical Command (Deployment Support), Fort Gillem, Ga., talks with Chef judge Gunther Heiland about her Island Dream Dessert during the Practical and Contemporary Hot Food Cooking/Patisserie category at the 41st Annual Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event, March 7, 2016, at Fort Lee, Va. James, who earned a silver medal in the category, used the influences of her family heritage from the islands of Saint Kitts and Nevis and the Dominican Republic, as inspiration for the dessert. (U.S. Army photo by Timothy L. Hale/Released)