I recently read a piece in the New York Times about the changes in airline food. We all know the story by now: It used to be good, now it sucks. One of the readers posted a comment in which he reminisced about being called the night before a long flight and asked if he would prefer lobster or steak for his meal. Can you imagine?
So I'm not saying that Turkish Air gave me lobster, but check out this meal they gave us on a flight that was only three and a half hours long (from Istanbul to Amsterdam):
That's fresh feta, cucumber, and tomatoes, a honey-soaked cake with real whipped cream, a salad with a dressing packet containing nothing but extra virgin olive oil and lemon (!), a warm roll, and roasted eggplant, zucchini, and carrots beside the kofte (sort of like flat meatballs) that were so good we could smell them long before we could see them.
We were ravenous, and every part of the meal was delicious. And just now, Michael and I were discussing which was our favorite meal in Turkey, and I nominated this one.
Tomorrow we fly home on Delta. How will their meal compare, I wonder?