Do You Miss Dining on Airline Food? This Can Help…

Remember the days when people used to travel by airplane? Passengers used to be able to travel from Atlanta to certain destinations in Europe in as few as eight hours or from Shanghai to New York in as few as 15 hours — but even during those short periods of time, people would get hungry and be served a meal by members of the flight crew so that they may be able to dine while aboard the airplane on their way to their destinations…

Do You Miss Dining on Airline Food? This Can Help…

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines meal

Photograph ©2014 by Brian Cohen.

…and despite having a history of being ridiculed for their quality, airplane meals were still enjoyed by a majority of the passengers who depended on them for sustenance — but some people actually miss the experience of dining on a meal aboard an airplane…

…especially as the 2019 Novel Coronavirus — which is also known as COVID-19 or 2019-nCoV — pandemic continues to decimate the entire travel industry and cause airlines to either drastically cut flight schedules or close operations altogether until further notice.

If you are one of those people, this may be the solution for you: The United Polaris Cookbook from United Airlines, which “features a collection of mouthwatering recipes inspired by the United on-board dining experience. With over 40 recipes from United’s Executive Chefs and chefs from The Trotter Project, you’re sure to fall in love with the ingredients, techniques and flavors of these culinary creations.”

Originally sold for $29.99, you can purchase this cookbook for $20.88 — which is a discount of greater than 30.37 percent.

Summary

meal Etihad Airways

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Even if you do enjoy meals aboard airplanes, keep in mind that they are prepared and seasoned for dining at high altitudes, at which tastes can differ — so the experience may vary when dining on a similar meal on the ground or at home.

I personally enjoy dining aboard an airplane — even if I am seated in the economy class cabin — as it is part of the experience of flying, in my opinion…

…but I am not about to purchase that book. I will simply wait until I am able to travel by airplane again.

This article is the latest in a series pertaining to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus in an effort to get the facts out with information derived from reliable sources — as well as attempt to maintain a reasoned and sensible ongoing discussion towards how to resolve this pandemic.

Other articles at The Gate which pertain to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus include:

All photographs ©2014, ©2015, and ©2018 by Brian Cohen.

9 thoughts on “Do You Miss Dining on Airline Food? This Can Help…”

  1. colleen says:

    Oh, Brian, we’ve got to defeat this coronavirus in order to get you out of the house and away from your computer! 😉

    1. Brian Cohen says:

      You would really feel that way if you only knew about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus parody I have in my head, colleen.

      I am just not sure the timing is right at this time: would people think that would be too insensitive; or do people need some sort of humor to poke some fun at this pandemic?

      1. colleen says:

        too soon. most of the world is quite brittle these days.

        but maybe a deep dive into the multiple spellings of “cancelled”. 🙂

        1. Brian Cohen says:

          You are probably right, colleen — on both counts.

  2. Barry Graham says:

    For those of us that love kosher airline food (which is really good most of the time), the food from London from Hermolis meals are the best. Even better, you can order meals directly from Hermolis for any occasion! About 20 years ago, when our family was much smaller, we flew to England (which is where I am from originally) and stayed int the hotel that we used to stay in when I was a child, in the Lake District. We ordered all our meals from Hermolis and they delivered them and only charged a 50 pound delivery fee on top of the meals (it was at least a 400 mile round trip). It was amazing!

    As for the parody, did you find the spoof on Bohemian Rhapsody?

    1. Brian Cohen says:

      I did not find the spoof on Bohemian Rhapsody, Barry Graham

      …and I agree: Kosher food is quite good most of the time when served aboard airplanes.

      Going off topic here for a moment, as Pesach is nearing, I have a question for you: do you prefer your matzoh balls to be so light and fluffy that they float away in the air — or do you prefer the ones which are so dense that if you threw one at someone’s head, the person might suffer a concussion?

      1. Barry Graham says:

        Here it is
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KPbJ0-DxTc

        I prefer light and fluffy. How about you? The other danger of the dense ones is that the kids might actually throw one of them at someone’s head! If it were not forbidden to mingle right now I would invite you to one of our seders!

        1. Brian Cohen says:

          Concussion, Barry Graham — the type with which a spoon actually bends if you try to cut into one.

          Thank you for sending a link to the video — and thank you for the invitation.

  3. carol says:

    Many of us has taken this virus as a joke but just in 2 days the number of cases has crossed one lakh lets just stay home and save others and ourselves

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