Sunday, April 19, 2015

Food Glorious Food

Speak Easy hosted one of their famous theme evenings on 16th April. The way to the hearts of our members is definitely through their stomachs.
Anne O'Donovan delivered a speech entitled, "Chocolate. " M&Ms were created so soldiers could enjoy chocolate without it melting in their hands. White chocolate is technically not chocolate, as it doesn't include any cocoa. Anne provided milk chocolate and dark chocolate for us to try.
Liam Flynn delivered a speech entitled, "It's all around you. " He educated us on foraging. He brought four litres of nettle soup as well as a divine garlic preserve, all produced by his own fair hand. He also provided ostrich and kangaroo  meat for us to taste.
Angela Sheehan delivered a speech entitled, "Shirley Valentine's Egg And Chips." This was an interpretitive reading. It included some brilliant lines such as, "He's not bad my fella, but he's no good. " "Husband dear, the white blob is the cooker. The other white blob is the washing machine.  Don't mix them up or you'll end up with socks on toast. "
Toastmasters Don McSweeney,
Angela Sheehan, Dermot Kennedy
Helsa delivered a speech entitled, "Food Through The Ages." Food has a colourful and fun history. Caesar salad had nothing to do with Caesar.  During Prohibition in  America, a restaurant opened on the Mexican and American border. It proved so popular that they ran out of food and the final ingredients left in the larder were thrown together. The Caesar Salad was born.
Mary Buckley delivered a speech entitled, "A Slice Of Life. " She opened her speech in the best possible manner, by producing a large basket of food! She talked about the advantages and disadvantages of eating bread. She asked the audience to close their eyes and imagine our favourite  bread. This showed the emotional link we have to bread, as people looked both happy and hungry.
Marie Fitzpatrick took the role of Toast Master, which she fulfilled with wit and charm. Brendan Foley challenged us in his role of Topics Master, with a variety of impromptu topics. Tony O'Regan won Best Table Topics response. Dennis O'Mahony worked the lights as Time Keeper. Michael Cronin endeavored to stamp out our crutch words in his role as Grammarian.  Rona Coghlan evaluated the meeting, officers and evaluators, in her role of General Evaluator. Liam Flynn as President, closed our meeting with thanks to members and guests.
I would extend a special thanks extend to John Sherlock of Fermoy Toastmasters. He brought many beautiful home made treats with him.  All are invited to attend the Charleville celebration on  Saturday 25th April. A great night is assured with music and food. Please contact us to book tickets to this event. 
We would be delighted to see you at our next meeting, which is on Thursday 30th April at 8pm, at the Hibernian Hotel, Mallow.For more information go to or contact Liam on 087 6380053 or Marie 087-9746947 

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