Edinburgh Fringe 2009
Plane Food Cafe
Richard DeDomenici/Escalator East to Edinburgh
Venue: New Town Theatre, Freemasons Hall, George Street
Festival: Edinburgh Fringe
Genuine, freshly stewed airline mush, served piping hot with your choice of beverage and some frightening statistics. Eat it if you dare.
My carbon footprint must be as big as an elephant’s. My day job (do you really think I make enough writing this stuff to provide for my dotage?) means I spend more time in aircraft than is good for me or for our challenged environment. Latterly, I have started taking my own food on flights wherever possible and after my experience of eating the mush they serve you at 30,000 feet whilst taking a ground level trip with Plane Food Café , I will continue to do so. I had what was allegedly meat balls with spaghetti but it tasted like a salt bomb. Reason? Height, a pressurized cabin and a lack of humidity knackers your taste buds making food taste pretty bland, so it all gets salted up to cope with the conditions. Oh, and they bung the meal full of fats too, so you’ll sleep and allow the crew to have a good blether.