Maureen De Long
A small business owner, chef and caterer; former restaurateur, hospitality educator and veteran with a penchant for writing.
Lost: $US 24 Billion
“Mein Damen und Herren”, “Excuse me,”… the senior flight attendant announced in her sing-song Swiss German accent, “ladies and gentlemen--” the passengers broke into the anticipated cursory applause. Smiling with pursed lips she paused, “On behalf of the inflight crew, we thank you for flying with Swiss Air and take pleasure in being the first to welcome you to Geneva. Whether your travels bring you here for business or pleasure, we hope you will enjoy your time in Geneva.”
Perfect Game Food
As a chef and caterer, I've never had much time for leisure activities, so football is rather difficult to understand unless you have a relation to it. No one I'm close to gets it either. Soccer or as the rest of the world knows it as "football" seems more interesting to me. It's not quite as violent, and is easier to grasp, even in another language. Food is my game, and also find the flavors of the world more satisfying. I don't know why we haven't embraced the meat pie as a serious contender for party food here in the States. Not only are they are absolutely delicious when prepared from quality ingredients with care, the varieties are almost limitless. The flaky pastry the pie is encased in allows for you to eat the meat pie with your hands, like a hamburger. For a larger party, you may consider making miniature pies so your guests can enjoy a variety of different fillings like the traditional mince pie (made with ground beef, not the sweet mincemeat most people think of); steak and potato; classic chicken; chicken and leek; chicken curry; Canadian pork pie; green curry vegetable or a spinach and feta.