Story by Vanessa Chiasson
Airplane food! Boy do I have thoughts and opinions on this. So, the best way to get an interesting dish on a flight is to select a dietary choice between 30 days and 3 days before your international flight (as you rarely get a meal on a domestic flight unless you are first class) There is a very large list for various dietary concerns and food communities, for instance you can select “vegan”, “vegetarian”, or “Hindu vegetarian”. I’m quite partial to Hindu vegetarian, especially if my flight is departing from London (it’s not great departing out of certain markets). I have friends that swear by the kosher meal and always select that even though they don’t eat kosher on the ground. Keep in mind, it is a roll of the dice, the specialty meal might be amazing and far better than the standard selection, but it could also be crappy, and you can’t switch as your seat is now assigned with that dietary restriction for all meals and snacks served. For the most part I have had positive experiences and if you want to experience fun alternative options in the air, I recommend it. You may just want to make sure you have a back up snack in your bag, just in case.
I love, love, love cottage cheese! Always have. As a kid, when we’d go out to restaurants that had salad bars, that’s all I would load up on. I love it with peaches or chopped up tomatoes and pepper. I’m going to have to try hot honey and peaches. Yum!