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Airport as a Tomato Sees It

Posted on March 2, 2010 by

Tomato\'s airport view 1Haven’t you ever been curious of how aircraft food is cooked? Let’s find it out while following a regular tomato from the time it gets inside a five-storied mechanized canteen cooking for flights taking off at the Moscow’s Domodedovo International Airport till its death from the chef’s knife.

This “factory of on-board meals” is an unusual and unique place – it’s hard to imagine a kitchen where various culinary traditions from all over the world are mixed together.  

Food is one of the key elements of an easy trip if you’re going on a long flight. But in a case when a flight is short a normal meal becomes a kind of amusement for a passenger. 
Domodedovo mechanized canteen works with over 150 suppliers. All of them are certified and 
checked carefully. And this is a strict rule – one of the aircraft security specifics. All these suppliers deliver their products through a special gate.

All fruit and vegetables are thoroughly cleaned in a three-level bath. That’s so called cascade washing. After they are cleaned fruit and vegetables are dried, packed in special perforated container, marked and sent to the kitchen.


Tomato\'s airport view 2


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Tomato\'s airport view 6There in a huge culinary kingdom hundreds of hot dishes are boiled and stewed simultaneously, dainty salads and snacks are cut and served, thousands of aromatic buns and cakes are baked.

Tomato\'s airport view 7Tomato\'s airport view 8Tomato\'s airport view 9Tomato\'s airport view 10Girls are preparing frozen dishes. Yellow rolls are not bananas, they are frozen pieces of potato mash.


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20 Responses to “Airport as a Tomato Sees It”

  1. NoName says:

    1st! I’m hungry after reading that, gotta eat….

  2. OnName says:

    Always liked airline food

  3. This food looks pretty good for airline food.

  4. First Kirov to plant flag

  5. Maraudon says:

    Looks neat, gief plz!

  6. Reader says:

    Not to be picky, but… what’s up with face masks not covering noses on some folks? Do they not know how to use them? Did they put them on just for pictures?

  7. Musa says:

    They did what to Tom Mato?

  8. Kirov says:

    Russian airlines are very bad, but the food is good. that is true. Also nice to finally see real Russian women in this reportage, not skinny minority, but the genuine tjotinka!!!! This is MOTHER RUSSIA!! Warm in winter AND hot in summmer!!!

  9. New Fake Kirov says:

    Beware, there could be an attack of the killer tomatoes.

  10. Adolf says:

    OMG ich habmir in die Hose geschißen und ein ami hat mir den arsch schön sauber geleckt

  11. I knew a guy from NASA, he said he never has a problem with Russian private companies, they are responsive and do good work. It’s the Russian government that is difficult and impossible to deal with. I am sure Russians know this, so, moral is stick with capitalism, if anyone slacks off they can be fired.

  12. The old line is “no one has ever got rich shipping people around.” Airlines are one type of company that require intense regulation or they will try to fly you around on one wing.

  13. After reading this, I don’t feel so badly about enjoying airline food. Everything looks clean and fresh…Might have to arrange to fly with a Russia airline in the near future, they seem to have it together!

  14. Kent_Diego says:

    Where were the kosher meals?

  15. soobroto says:

    it is very tasty wen we take it on the sky

  16. Jack Frapp says:

    Oh well most interesting indeed.


  17. Gino Panino says:

    You got some very interesting and cool behind-the-scene-articles on your blog, keep doing that! Thanks a lot!

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  19. David Levy says:

    Not bad for airline food actuly very nice .

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