United Airlines believes that their in-flight meals are so good, you'll want to eat them at home... so the airline has released a cookbook based on their in-air menu! Airline food is generally known for being terrible - it's a running joke, even though more and more airlines are working hard to try and change that experience for the better.
Some airlines are definitely making improvements, too. Emirates Airline is building a vertical farm to grow food for its meals with less impact on the environment, changing the way that we think about the entire process of making in-flight meals. Other airlines are going for indulgence, rather than eco-credentials. Delta Airlines has tested three-course meals and sparkling wine, while Swiss Air has hot cheese fondue and chocolate tarts on their new menu. But now, Delta is taking their in-flight meals to a whole different level... with the release of a cookbook based on their food.
The cookbook is for sale via the official United Airlines shop, and retails for $29.99. It includes over 40 recipes, all inspired by the United Airlines Business Class, aka 'Polaris' (hence the name: Polaris Cookbook). The recipes are created by the United Airlines executive chefs as well as chefs from the Trotter Project - and a portion of the proceeds from sales of the Polaris Cookbook will go to The Trotter Projectitselff.
The recipes are described as 'inspired by' United's food experience, so don't expect to be able to get all forty dishes while in the air (not even in business class). However, some are sure to come straight from the airline menu, while others are a chance for the chefs involved to stretch their creative legs a little.
Whether you love the in-flight meals at United, or simply want to pick up a new cookbook, Polaris may be a good choice. Once you get past the airline-food association, the recipes look delicious (like a coconut soup with sambal oelek chicken). In addition, the Trotter Project is an organization that helps young people from disadvantaged backgrounds break into the hospitality industry, and it's always a good idea to give a little something back when you can. (United is the official airline of The Trotter Project, and works with chefs from the project when creating their own menus, as well).
Source: The Daily Meal