(PRWEB) May 21, 2005
"The worst Vegetarian Caterer of the year award 2005." Winner BA
The authors of a best selling UK healthy vegan cookbook by Hamlyn, London nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston and husband Tony food writer and vegan cook love their food.
They paid extra to fly with British Airways to Prague thinking they were more likely to get fed well, they also turned down the offer of a free upgrade to keep their "special meal".
"What we got was a small soggy white bread finger roll with some limp salad and a pot with three pieces of melon - not what you would expect from the 'world's favorite airline'" says Yvonne.
"The meal that everyone else got wasn't great from a nutrition point of view but would have been easy to find inexpensive vegetarian replacements - our meal was free of protein, freshness, the chocolate biscuit, the muffin, the juice and even the water that everyone else gotÂ
ÂI dread to think what was in the water or juice that stopped it being vegetarian.Â
The competition for this Award was stiff, apparently Hells Kitchen star and Michelin acclaimed foul-mouthed chef Gordon Ramsay came a close second. HeÂs always making jokes about slipping meat into vegetarian dishes showing a clear lack of understanding about allergies.
A vegetarian is unlikely to visit Mr Ramsay out of choice whereas IÂve previously had good meals on British Airways. Many non-vegetarians used to choose the option on BA flights because it was better than the meat choices. ÂThe standards are obviously slipping and we want to nip it in the bud before they give vegetarian food a bad name.Â adds Tony
Many people choose the vegetarian option because they think itÂs going to be healthier. Quite often itÂs tasty, but smothered in cheese so no healthier than a meat dish. The British Airways serving we got was neither healthy nor tasty.
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