Reading through articles on Science, an interesting article crossed my eyes. I read and reread it. The article essentially says airline food does not taste good because of the background noise. I believe in scientific approach to prove a hypothesis but sometimes common sense should prevail. Regardless of the finding on 48 participants, I think theory is flawed.
•With more than a million miles of air travel over the years, I can safely say not all airlines are same. Food tastes better in some Asian airlines though planes are noisy. I found the chicken dish on a loud GoAir Bombay-Goa flight tastier than in quiet restaurants of Bombay.
•While eating in flights, mostly I listen to my favorite melodious music using a good headset. The food still does not taste good. On the contrary the taste of food lessens the listening pleasure.
•Eating in noisy restaurants is common. Busier (and noisier) a restaurant, chances are food is better. Food tastes better if prepared right.
•Cookout in my yard tastes very good though my yard is in flight zone and we hear airport noise all the time. (Just now three plane passed)
As usual, I welcome comments and expert opinions.