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Unusual Food In Meals/snacks On Flights

Wed Jul 13, 2005 4:06 am

Several years ago, when a person I worked with was going to a Ufa, a city deep into Russia to adopt a child from there, she had to travel by Areoflot or some domestic Russian airline to and from Ufa and Moscow. She was warned not to eat the 'sausage' in the meal on such flights as it was supposed to be made from horsemeat (or who knows what). Have any of you out there ever seen 'unusual' foods, that is unusual to Euro/American tastes served in meals/snacks during flights?
 
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RE: Unusual Food In Meals/snacks On Flights

Wed Jul 13, 2005 4:40 am

When I use to work for a Tour Operator and we chartered Allegro for some of our Mexico flights, for a short period of time they served a tuna snack with individual cans of tuna and crackers and such, can you imagine the smell in that plane. That was short lived as we demanded they switch what they were serving out customers.
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RE: Unusual Food In Meals/snacks On Flights

Wed Jul 13, 2005 4:42 am

Horse meat is considered a delicacy in France and Belgium. Not that uncommon.
Deer and moose are considered normal in North America, yet in Brazil they're as exotic as snake and alligator.
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RE: Unusual Food In Meals/snacks On Flights

Wed Jul 13, 2005 5:39 am

Pickled Herring for breakfast on flights to/from Finland on FI anf KL, I am sure that some people like that for breakfast, but oh the smell on a 6:00AM flight.  Smile
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RE: Unusual Food In Meals/snacks On Flights

Wed Jul 13, 2005 6:11 am

What about caribou, muskox and Arctic char on First Air flights....and this is good!

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RE: Unusual Food In Meals/snacks On Flights

Wed Jul 13, 2005 6:15 am

Quoting Antiuser (Reply 2):

Deer and moose are considered normal in North America, yet in Brazil they're as exotic as snake and alligator.

They aren't normal at all.

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RE: Unusual Food In Meals/snacks On Flights

Wed Jul 13, 2005 6:17 am

Quoting Antiuser (Reply 2):
Deer and moose are considered normal in North America, yet in Brazil they're as exotic as snake and alligator.

It is much more regional than that. Moose meat is common in Alaska. Good luck finding it in the southern US. In Florida and Louisiana, alligator meat is very common, nothing exotic. In Florida ostrich meat is also common.
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Wed Jul 13, 2005 6:22 am

Quoting Aa757first (Reply 5):
They aren't normal at all.

Well, in such a large country, of course it depends on what region you're in. If you live in hunt country it's definitely normal. My wife's from Minnesota and she says they used to eat deer all the time.
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RE: Unusual Food In Meals/snacks On Flights

Wed Jul 13, 2005 2:57 pm

Quoting Antiuser (Reply 2):
Horse meat is considered a delicacy in France

Everything that moves is considered a delicacy in France.Snails,frogs, horses....

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RE: Unusual Food In Meals/snacks On Flights

Wed Jul 13, 2005 6:02 pm

A very timely thread as I was jusrt thinking the same myself after flying with SAA from Jo'burg to London last week.

In business class our starter was ostrich. Common in SA I believe, but not something you often get in the UK - and I've certainly not seen it on a flight before.
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RE: Unusual Food In Meals/snacks On Flights

Wed Jul 13, 2005 6:26 pm

Quoting Aa757first (Reply 5):
Quoting Antiuser (Reply 2):

Deer and moose are considered normal in North America, yet in Brazil they're as exotic as snake and alligator.

They aren't normal at all.

AAndrew . . . I guess that's perspective . . . and your statement displays your ignorance.

Not only is moose quite normal in Alaska, so is caribou,

And Walrus

And whale

And Salmon

And Halibut

And Deer is quite normal in season in your neighborhood . . .Pennsylvania

And Iowa

And Illinois

And Kentucky

And . . .

You see . . . the more you know . . .

Quoting Cornish (Reply 9):
In business class our starter was ostrich.

Great place for Ostrich on Curacao!
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RE: Unusual Food In Meals/snacks On Flights

Wed Jul 13, 2005 8:21 pm

Quoting Cornish (Reply 9):
n business class our starter was ostrich. Common in SA I believe, but not something you often get in the UK - and I've certainly not seen it on a flight before.

My local Tandoori serves an Ostrich curry (Jaipuri I think) - I've never been tempted to try it though! Maybe I will.

Got served some interesting stuff on LAN Chile/Peru, Varig, and Aerolineas Argentinas. Best not to ask what it was exactly. Meat is meat as far as I'm concerned though insects, grubs, worms etc are a different matter entirely. Llama is nice though I didn't eat it on the plane.

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RE: Unusual Food In Meals/snacks On Flights

Wed Jul 13, 2005 9:34 pm

Quoting Geoffm (Reply 11):
though insects, grubs, worms etc are a different matter entirely.

I did get a cockroach in business class on BA/Comair last week between Cape Town and Jo'burg on BA/Comair last week. fortunately it was crawling up the wall rather than sitting on the plate !!

Don't know whether it was on a frequent flyer upgrade ticket or not.....
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RE: Unusual Food In Meals/snacks On Flights

Wed Jul 13, 2005 10:02 pm

Most unusual snack ever served to me on a flight, albeit many years ago, was an orange (yes, just the plain fruit) and black tea on a SU flight from LHR to SVO.

Flying with Air France once, they served something that looked like a lean steak but was too red and had a different texture. The F/A assured me that it was steak but I am still convinced it was horse meat.

Quoting Cornish (Reply 9):
In business class our starter was ostrich. Common in SA I believe, but not something you often get in the UK - and I've certainly not seen it on a flight before.

Ostrich was stocked at our Sainsburys superstore for a while, but discontinued due to lack of demand. Not surprising for the UK.
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RE: Unusual Food In Meals/snacks On Flights

Wed Jul 13, 2005 10:29 pm

Ostrich is widely available in the US and is very tasty.

Also, we have a chain of Restaurants owned by Ted Turner (of CNN fame) called Ted's Montana Grill that serves buffalo in burgers, ribs and steaks. It is also very tasty.
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RE: Unusual Food In Meals/snacks On Flights

Thu Jul 14, 2005 2:03 am

In Texas, too, Deer is very, very common....alligator as well.....and in some areas, Wild Boar. Just make sure you soak everything in milk first, man do I hate that "gamey" taste.
 
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RE: Unusual Food In Meals/snacks On Flights

Thu Jul 14, 2005 2:26 am

Quoting 1MillionFlyer (Reply 14):
Ostrich is widely available in the US and is very tasty.

What does it taste like? And please don't say chicken... *everything* unknown tastes of chicken!

Quoting 1MillionFlyer (Reply 14):
Also, we have a chain of Restaurants owned by Ted Turner (of CNN fame) called Ted's Montana Grill that serves buffalo in burgers, ribs and steaks. It is also very tasty.

Buffalo is pretty easily obtainable in the UK despite no buffalo roaming around.

I decided to redefine most of the world's steak as simply beef after I visited Argentina. Steak from there makes everything else taste like rubbish. When you can eat steak with a butter knife and prefer no accompaniements like sauces or pepper because you want to savour the full flavour of the steak, then you know you're on to a winner!

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RE: Unusual Food In Meals/snacks On Flights

Thu Jul 14, 2005 3:00 am

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 10):
Great place for Ostrich on Curacao!

Thought I was the only one who knew about the Ostrich farm in CUR! Spent a month in CUR in 2002 and ate there numerous times, some of the best meals I have ever had.
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RE: Unusual Food In Meals/snacks On Flights

Thu Jul 14, 2005 3:33 am

A friend had veal and fish together in a meal in C class on an IB flight from BCN-LHR *shudder*
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RE: Unusual Food In Meals/snacks On Flights

Thu Jul 14, 2005 3:59 am

Quoting Geoffm (Reply 16):
What does it taste like? And please don't say chicken... *everything* unknown tastes of chicken!

It tasts kind of like a mild beef actually, it really has it's own flavor. consistency of Turkey more or less.

Quoting GhostRider (Reply 15):
alligator as well

the restaurant chain Joe's Crab Shack has alligator on the menu in most of it's restaurants. I know I can get it Tennessee.
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RE: Unusual Food In Meals/snacks On Flights

Fri Jul 15, 2005 11:49 pm

Quoting Cornish (Reply 9):
In business class our starter was ostrich

I have had that here in the UK, with my sis crying nxt to me lol

Only reason was at the time she was in one of her veggie phase's, and i was eating this buger, with a pen full of em outside. Strange, can neverrecall eating meat with the animal it came from right outside
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RE: Unusual Food In Meals/snacks On Flights

Sun Jul 17, 2005 2:24 am

The happy meal instead of the crew meals in CAI....

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