I grew up flying First Class because my dad worked for the airlines. When I started having to pay for my flights most of the first class flying stopped, needless to say. The airline food, whether first class or coach, however, was always palatable. Now however, if you can even find an airline that will serve food, it is not always so palatable. Most US flights don't even serve food any longer. Two years ago we flew BA to and from the UK. Going over we were in Club World and didn't eat dinner because we had eaten in the lounge before boarding. Breakfast was fruit and a bacon sandwich. Coming home we were PE. I don't even remember what we had but it was, at least, palatable.