Speaking to The Standard at ITV Palooza, an annual gala which showcases the broadcaster’s forthcoming shows, the 57-year-old admitted: “I love airplane food. You know why? Because I love an airplane.
“Why would you not? Who cares. You’re on an airplane, you’re going away.”
However, that’s not all Torode divulged. The John And Lisa’s Weekend Kitchen presenter also disclosed his penchant for a sausage, whether it be wrapped in buttery, flaky pastry or simply battered.
“I think most people know I love a sausage roll,” the Aussie cookbook author shared.
“I love a sausage roll and tomato sauce but my favourite food from my childhood has become this really trendy thing the Koreans call a Pluto Pups.
“It’s a hot dog on a stick, deep fried in batter and then you dip it half in tomato ketchup and half in mustard.
“The batter is really soft and bubbly, it’s really good.”
Torode isn’t the only culinary celebrity to reveal his love of airplane food. Michelin-starred chef Heston Blumenthal, who owns Dinner in London, also admitted he enjoys his meals sky-high and with a side of plastic cutlery.
Blumenthal, 56, set the food industry alight with his snail porridge, scrambled egg and bacon ice cream, as well as Alice In Wonderland-inspired mock turtle soup at his Berkshire restaurant the Fat Duck.
Despite tantalising tastebuds with his unique flavour combinations, he told the Daily Mail recently: “A while back, I took a plane journey during which I was served an airline meal.
“A tray with something savoury, something sweet, plastic cutlery, sachets of salt and pepper … it was utterly absorbing.”