Food Flight

No one looks forward to a meal on an airplane. But many don’t realize that the poor flavor of food in-flight actually has to do more with the environmental factors than bad cooking. British Airways is combating the lackluster meals with the cheekily-named Height Cuisine, working with experts taking into account altitude, air pressure, and humidity to make airplane food more palatable.¬†Leatherhead Food Research’s team of scientists conducted a series of taste-tests on board, finding that delicate foods tend to lose their flavor. In turn, British Airways is adapting their menus, with items like¬†Indian chicken tikka and rich tortellacci with tomato and olive.