Food is rarely satisfying at higher altitudes. Your sense of smell is out of the question because dry air desensitizes your nose. The low pressure of the cabin dulls your taste buds. Airlines offer snacks and meals high in fats, salts and sugars in hopes that your food will taste like something because research shoes that your perceptions of taste are similar to those you would have during a cold. So what can a foodie do at 3,000 feet? The Daily recommends 4 great cocktails for flying and lots of water. Lots and lots of water.
Bacon, ribs, baked goods, produce, coffee. Escape the confines of your 9-5, your salvation can be found here.
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