Emilia Florek | Epoque Hotels Blog

Why Does Airplane Food Taste So Bad?

From our own experience, we know that the food which is served on board does not have any taste and lacks a flavor. The scientist at the University of Manchester, England and the Unilever laboratories discovered the reason of this phenomenon. Namely, the study showed that more noise equals less sweet. Scientists have figured out that airplanes are just too loud for food to taste good. The higher the noise, the less sweet or salty the food is, but the greater its crunchy texture. In general, it is not that the airplane food tastes bad. Airlines have made several efforts to improve the food on board...
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Pera (Beyoglu) & Galata Walk

Courtesy of Bentley Hotel Istanbul, here are some encouraging details about walking through the Pera (Beyoglu) & Galata districts of Istanbul. Galata was, on the north shore of the Golden Horn, a semi-independent colony of the Genoese, an Italian marine-state. In the early centuries under the Ottoman rule, the district became densely populated as the European quarter. Here the foreign merchants had their houses and their shops and here the ambassadors of the European powers built sumptuous embassies. As the time went on the confines of Galata became too narrow and crowded and the embassies...
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