PopSugar – Sure, Gordon Ramsay has high standards, but is there really anything he would never eat? Turns out it’s more of a place where he would never eat rather than one specific food — and that’s on a plane. In an interview with Refinery29, Gordon revealed his feelings about airplane food and why those feelings might be justified. “There’s no f*cking way I eat on planes,” he said. “I worked for airlines for 10 years, so I know where this food’s been and where it goes, and how long it took before it got on board.” Yikes. The man has a point — there’s no denying that airplane food is not the best.

So what’s a traveler to do to avoid midflight hunger, according to the world-renowned chef? If you’re like him, you’ll make time to stop at a nice Italian restaurant for a little meat and cheese. “A nice selection of Italian meats, a little glass of red wine, some sliced apples or pears with some parmesan cheese,” Gordon says of his ideal airport snack.

Alternatively, of course, you could eat at Gordon Ramsay’s very own Plane Food, a restaurant in Terminal 5 of the London Heathrow Airport. There, you’ll find truffle mac and cheese, Szechuan squid, and spicy tuna tartare . . . certainly nothing that’s reheated in convection ovens on an airplane.

 


When you hear somebody speak #RealTalk, you must respect that #RealTalk. Then, you take that shit a step further and write a blog to show your utmost respect and appreciation for that #RealTalk. So in case you were wondering where in the hell this blog was going, this fine little quote by Gordon Ramsay is, in fact, some of the realest #RealTalk I’ve ever heard.

Alright, so it’s not like Ramsay’s making some sort of revelation here about how bad airplane food is. Everyone that’s ever flown on an airplane before knows that airplane food is the god damn WORST. That still doesn’t mean we’re shoving those disgusting little Biscoff cookies down our throats the moment we’re hungry, though.

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Gordon Ramsay, on the other hand, will starve himself because he ain’t about that bullshit. And I must say, I respect the hell out of a stance like that.

A few quick thoughts on this. Since I’m a huge Gordon Ramsay fan, I know the guy spends the majority of his time between London and LA. A quick google search tells me that’s a brutal 10.5 hour plane ride. If you’re like most people, you’re stuffing your pie hole at least twice on a trip of that length. Not Ramsay though! I realize he probably flies private and brings his own food on his flights and all that, but could you just imagine him flying commercial on a long flight like that? I’m pretty sure an airline attendant or two would be dead before the flight was even over because he’d get so pissed off at them for offering him food. It’s such a power move, and I love everything about it.