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Posted on Thursday, April 19th, 2012

Dave!Airplane food is never going to raise any bars for stunning cuisine. Not to say that it can't be good... I've had some amazing meals in-flight... but that most of the time it's just there and something to eat when you're hungry, not something to be enjoyed.

My first meal yesterday was a nice rice dish with some kind of pea mash that I thought sounded great, so far as vegetarian options go. But the peas were inundated with so much mint that it was like chewing a stick of gum with all the wrong textures, so I didn't end up eating it. Instead I ate a small roll that was on the tray.

The second meal I got was a bag with a tiny sandwich and an apple in it. By this point I was pretty hungry, but the roll on my sandwich was sopping wet and disgusting, so all I got was a small apple.

After 8-1/2 hours with nothing but a piece of bread and a dwarf fruit in my stomach, I was hungry enough to eat just about anything. So when my third (and final) meal of a roasted vegetable sandwich was put in front of me, I tore into it. The bread was actually nice and crusty... but the vegetable mix in the middle tasted metallic and kind of funky. That should have been a red flag, but I ate it anyway because I was famished.

Then proceeded to be sick to my stomach almost immediately.

So instead of driving straight home over the mountains yesterday, I instead crashed at my sister's place so I could recover and drive directly to work this morning.

Where, despite having two (nearly) back-to-back vacations, it felt as if I never left.

If not for the photographs I took, it hardly seems as though I were gone at all.

Which means now I need a vacation.

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  1. DrRuss says:

    I have given up on eating airplane food. Being diabetic, they never have good options for me. Regular means are carb laden and the diabetic meals are just as bad as the one you described. Now, I bring my own food and snacks even though it pains me to spend my own money on something that should be provided as a cost of the airfare.

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