The Kelp of Luxury

How do you define class? How do you define luxury? How do you define an experience like no other at 30,000 feet in the sky?

Why, by reaching 30 feet deep.

That’s the lesson of Emirates Air that will now provide their first class travelers with the ultimate definition of a life of luxury. What is the true definition of decadence in the sky? Three words.

Moist. Kelp. Pajamas.

Jarrett Byrnes (21 Posts)

Jarrett Byrnes is an Assistant Professor of Biology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston where he studies kelp forests and salt marshes. He earned his Ph.D. at UC Davis working at the Bodega Marine Lab studying the consequences of losing predator diversity in the sea. He loves cooking, and recommends trying to make bacon dashi: put two rinced pieces of kelp (~6") in 8 cups water. Heat to a boil and turn off. Steep for 10-15 min (depending on how kelpy you like it). Remove kelp, add 3/4 lb smoky bacon. Simmer 30 minutes. Add mirin, soy sauce, sake as needed for flavor. Let cool and refrigerate. Skim off fat. Now you have an amazing base to cook fingerling potatoes and clams in. Top with chopped crispy bacon and green onions (or pureed with oil). And for, well, everything else. (Adapted from the Momofuku recipe)