Too many turkeys, not enough mouthsSource: WSBTV
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The packaging is the only thing that's straightforward about these meals
I was told it was something Pan American Airlines was experimenting with. They thought maybe they could serve warm food on their overseas flights. Up until then, it was cold sandwiches. It was just a single compartment tray with foil. I asked if I could borrow it and stuck it in the pocket of my overcoat. On the flight home, I took out an envelope and did some noodling. That’s when I came up with the three-compartment tray. I spent five years in the service so I knew what a mess kit was. You could never tell what you were eating because it was all mixed together.