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Time:2014-09-10
Our love of American food and all things barbeque is a trend that continues to grow and from September British Airways customers will be able to enjoy a taste of the Deep South on board. The airline is launching its first specially created pulled pork sandwich on flights.

The seasoned pulled pork recipe has been specially honed by British Airways chefs over the past six months and is a British take on the traditional American delicacy.

The meat is slow cooked for 14 hours and then hand pulled, before fried sage and onions are added to ensure a full, smoky flavour, even at 35,000 ft, where your taste buds are lessened by 30 per cent.

Mark Tazzioli, British Airways’ chef, said: “Pulled pork is incredibly fashionable right now following the emergence of gourmet food trucks, craft butchers and rustic restaurants. As taste buds are affected at altitude, we have created a special rub, which has scored highly in taste-tests. We are confident this new dish will prove popular with our customers who love comfort food when they fly.”

Served with apple, ginger and sultana chutney and a side of candy stripe beetroot, red beetroot and purple potato crisps, the tender pork is served in a handmade artisan bread from Manoucher Etminan, made to a secret Persian recipe developed to keep its taste and texture in the air.

The sandwich will be served in British Airways’ First cabin from September and on flights to the Middle East slow roasted duck will be available.

The addition of pulled pork to the airline’s in-flight menu follows other new catering developments, with British Airways now serving fish and chips and a new ‘Flying Gourmet Burger’ on board.

For more information on British Airways, please visit ba.com.

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About British Airways
British Airways has a worldwide route network that covers more than 170 destinations in 75 countries.

In more than 90 years, the airline has carried more than 1.2 billion customers on its extensive network, and is recognised as one of the world’s elite carriers. It is one of the world's largest international airlines carrying approximately 36 million customers around the world every year.

British Airways has been flying to mainland China for over 30 years. It offers daily flights from Beijing and Shanghai to London, and five flights a week from Chengdu to London. Now travellers can also book flights on ba.com to travel to the UK and Europe from Chongqing, Changsha, Fuzhou, Hangzhou, Ningbo, Nanjing, Sanya, Wuhan, Guangzhou and Xiamen via Beijing, Shanghai or Chengdu on Air China, China Eastern Airlines or Hainan Airlines or via Hong Kong on Cathay Pacific or Dragonair.

The airline operates from the state-of-the-art Terminal 5 at London Heathrow, which is exclusive to British Airways’ and Iberia Airlines’ customers and is capable of handling 30 million customers a year. In March 2014, Terminal 5 was named by Skytrax as the Best Airport Terminal for the third year running, based on surveys of 12 million frequent travellers. T5 also won the Best Airport Shopping award.

In September 2013, British Airways was awarded the Best Airline, Best Short-Haul Airline, Best Business Class and Best Frequent Flyer Programme by Business Traveller following a survey of the magazine’s readers in the UK. In February 2014, British Airways was named the UK’s Consumer Superbrand of 2014, securing the top position against 1,500 other brands and becoming the first airline or travel brand to win the prestigious title. 

For further information on British Airways, please visit ba.com.

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