Aviation

Travel hack: How to make plane food taste good

Lauren Croft

If you hate plane food, we’ve got the perfect hack for you!

Here’s a spoiler: plane food isn’t exactly our favourite form of food. Is it anyones, really?

We usually find ourselves picking at goopy mash potatoes or ordering three extra bread rolls to keep us sustained – in between munching on the grocery-store’s worth of snacks we brought on board, of course.

This is particularly relevant on long-haul flights in economy, where the snacks can only last so long before you’re craving a good, hot meal.

Now don’t get us wrong: not all plane food is terrible. But is that really a chance you want to take when it’s your only choice for 13 hours? No.

Which is why we’ve got a solution for you!

Jason Atherton is the owner of restaurant group The Social Company, and spilled in an interview with Mint last week that he actually tries not to eat on planes at all. The food is that bad.

Well, once you’ve earned a Michelin Star for your food, it’s probably fair enough that he tries to mostly bring his own food on board planes.

But on the really, really long-haul flights, like Atherton’s homeland England to Australia?

Atherton said Tabasco sauce is the go. Well, technically, actor Jude Law said it.

Which is good news if you love hot sauce.

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“It was (the actor) Law who told me to always take Tabasco on a plane,” Atherton said.

“Airplane food is always bland, so it’s great to give it kick. But I just try my hardest not to eat on planes (at all). I can normally do it up to about 12 hours.

“If I go to Australia, I have to eat, obviously, because it’s 24 hours on a plane for me. I just eat the protein, drowned in Tabasco, which tastes OK—well, it tastes of Tabasco, to be honest,” he added.

Wise, life-changing words. Perfect for the European summer the whole of Australia is planning on heading for in the next few weeks.

Just make sure you pack Tabasco!

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