Expert Foodies Deem Certain Foods Not Fit for Air Travel

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    http://abcnews.go.com/Travel/best-worst-food-plane/story?id=18753173

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    Airplane food largely deserves its bad reputation (in coach, anyway), and airport food isn't much better. The only other option: pack food from home. We asked some foodies for advice on what to bring and what to leave home.

    What travels well
    Bite-sized foods that taste good at room temperature are your best bet. Maggie Battista of EatBoutique.com recommends fruit, chocolate, and cheese cubes. If you want something a little more gourmet, you could go for "spring rolls [or] hand pies," says Battista, or even mini-quiches, according to Aun Koh, founder of ChubbyHubby (chubbyhubby.net).

    Hosea Rosenberg, winner of Season 5 of Top Chef, agrees. "Snack mixes. Chocolate-dipped pretzels. Hard candies. Crackers," he says. But sometimes travelers want something more substantial. In that case, Rosenberg says, "If you want to bring a sandwich, put it on a bagel. They are firmer and can handle the abuse of being shoved in your pocket. That or a firm bread, like a baguette. Not too much mustard or mayo, so it doesn't get soggy if you decide to nap first. Just lots of delicious cured meats."

    What if you're on a special diet, though? Vegetarians often find few choices at airports. Michael Natkin, author of Herbivoracious.com and CTO of ChefSteps.com, makes mujadara, "a Middle Eastern pilaf of rice, lentils and caramelized onions. [It's] great for a plane because it is hearty, filling and compact." Get the recipe here.

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