Posted: February 21, 2011 By: Leah Jaffee
Clearing stacks of recipes and papers from various tables, I came across a mini brochure from Hermolis. They provided 5 of 6 kosher airline meals served on my flights to and from Bali. I have to give them a shout out for outstanding food. Flying Cathay Pacific is always a treat, even in coach. The Hermolis meals, especially when the entree was heated enough, were a welcome break from the tuna, rice crackers, almonds, fruit...and chocolate covered raisins I'd been eating for days.
Apparently, one can order Hermolis meals for hotels, etc. I'm going to keep that in mind. www.Hermolis.com
On the way from Bali to Hong Kong, I was lucky to have not only an empty seat next to me, but also a young woman from Canada on the aisle. At 28, she is my daughter's age. Jewish, we had a chance to talk about her external travels through Indonesia and her spiritual journey inward. Feeling a need to settle down, her Jewish identity was asking some tough questions of her. Coming from a small town, there isn't a community to support a rich Jewish lifestyle. As a foodie, "ninja princess" has many dietary restrictions for health and social issues. My kosher meal gave us the opportunity to talk about how kosher was another way to raise our consciousness about food and our connection to Judaism.
"Ninja Princess" is a very cool young woman and I want to find a nice Jewish young man for her. Smart, attractive, well traveled, willling to relocate and settle down...and cooks like a ninja! Let me know if you think of anyone.