United Airlines is hoping to change the perception of airplane food forever with its new offering, the "Polaris Cookbook."
According to The Daily Meal, the cookbook features more than 40 recipes created by the airline’s own executive chefs. And really, the recipes may actually be delicious as Polaris is the airline’s business-class service, serving the best of the best food on board.
As The Daily Meal noted, one recipe in the book is the coconut soup, which comes with sambal oelek chicken. Don’t worry, you won’t be disappointed by the other recipes either as this cookbook makes no mention of the cold turkey sandwiches or bagged nuts that are often served in economy.
The chefs at United aren’t the only ones featured in the book. According to The Los Angeles Times, chefs from The Trotter Project, a nonprofit organization that provides culinary and educational programs for students pursuing careers in the restaurant industry, also took part. And they are perhaps the best reason to purchase the book because a portion of the proceeds from every sale will go back to the nonprofit.
The United Polaris Cookbook is currently for sale for $29.99 and is available at the online United Airlines shop.
If you’re hoping to create an entire airline-themed cookbook collection, you can. Southwest Airlines put out its own cookbook in 2006 called “Feel the Spirit, Savor the Fare,” The Los Angeles Times pointed out. Delta also put out its own cookbook in 1987, which was compiled by its flight attendants. That book was titled “First-Class Meals.” Though if you find it don’t be shocked by what you see, because airline meals looked a little different back then. And hey, this way even if you can’t fly first class at least you can eat like you did.