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Socializing is an integral part of human behaviour. People gather to enjoy and celebrate as well as communicate news with each other. Most of the time, grand lavish parties are arranged to celebrate. Corporate meetings almost always revolve around drinks and food. Food forms the most important connecting medium and possibly the most talked about aspect too. Catering service companies are gaining popularity as they provide food to mass gatherings of people ranging from 50 people to 10,000 people in one go.

Food catering services are arranged by renowned restaurants or caterers with substantial setups including state of the art kitchens, manpower, resources etc. Catering services are available for an array of different celebrations like birthdays, corporate functions, housewarming parties, anniversaries, bridal showers, product or official openings, weddings etc. The cost and lavishness of an event is based on the budget of the client. The client is allowed to be part of the thoughtful process which ultimately concludes to be a delightful time with guests.

Varied cuisine and foods are prepared at such events. These cuisines range from Thai delights, to Mexican, Indian, Italian, French, Greek, Japanese, continental and European dishes. Some food catering service companies in UK offer efficient and reliable services for every event in various venues. Details of UK’s top Indian caterers are given on Indian-Catering.co.uk .

Food catering services usually also offer event organizing within a package or they have ties with other event management companies. These packages may  include chef, cutlery, suits, marquees, bbqs and waitresses. You can have barbeque parties or even banquet, buffet, canapé, bowl food, picnic and beach events with finger foods. According to occasion and type of food different cuisines are chosen for the customer.

In Italian food, bacon, cheese, biscotti, pastas, pizzas and risottos are quite famous. There are great many starters, main courses and desserts in the Italian menu which you can try out. Besides, there are saucy Mexican, Thai and Asian food as well. Mexican food has varied flavours and colours. Lot more spices and ingredients are common in Mexican and Thai cuisine. Native ingredients are brought in by the food catering service from the food catering suppliers. These are used to make cuisines like Guacamole, Salsa, nopales, Chiles en nogada, Tamales, Mole poblano chicken, Assorted tacos, Caldo de res, etc.

Number of food catering services serves varied cuisines. Food catering service concept is quite popular in UK. Some of names known in this field include: The caterers Ltd, The flying Chef, Tastes catering, Simply catering, Penni Black catering service, etc. Few of them are business caterers. The business caterers serve at offices and business establishments. Others are event caterers. They organize parties and events. First class gourmet catering service is available at affordable prices. Greek and Japanese menu are served. Menu is mostly according to the choice of the customer. Custom made cuisines are available too.

Food catering services hire specialists and learned chefs for their business. They are an experienced group of men from varied institutes who have learned different regional cuisines and have added an extra bit of experience into it. Starting from Yorkshire puddings to Seared Sesame Tuna wasabi, luxury fish and beef pies curry and chips – You can taste a delightful number of dish and cuisines at each services. Specialist Asian, Japanese, Mexican and Californian food catering services are available as well. Indian and Asian food catering Services are the most renowned here at UK. But others have also got there own niche of customers. Most of them are serving here at Britain for over a decade.

One Indian restaurant called Indus the Indian room has recently opened in London, got good reviews from critics and is setting up its catering service company that will specialise in Indian wedding catering.

Danny Gans Las Vegas legend (image courtesy ecx-images)

Danny Gans Las Vegas legend (image courtesy ecx-images)

Danny Gans, the legendary singer, comedian and entertainer, passed away in his sleep early Friday morning at his Nevada home. He was 52. The cause of his death is yet to be revealed and still unknown. He is survived by his wife, Julie, and three children, Emily, Amy and Andrew.

Danny Gans was renowned for his George Burns’ impressions. He was a great performer and a true talent. He had an amazing voice and show. Danny Gans started in 1996 with a short three-month stint at Stratosphere Hotel. This gig sparked an amazing run which saw Danny Gans perform at the Encore Theater at Steve Wynn’s Wynn Las Vegas Hotel as well as the Mirage Hotel. The Las Vegas legend was voted Las Vegas “Entertainer of the Year” for 11 consecutive years and is believed to have sold more show-tickets than Elvis Presley or the Rat Pack.

Today, those who knew him mourn the loss of a great entertainer as well as a wonderful human being and a true family-man. Despite being a legend in Las Vegas, he still had the kindest and most humble of hearts. His amazing talent ensured good, clean and first quality entertainment for families to enjoy.

Our deepest condolences. May his soul rest in peace.

Also read about John Madden, the NFL legend.

Watch funny Danny Gans videos here

Not so funny anymore! (image courtsey msnbc)

Not so funny anymore! (image courtsey msnbc)

The recent outbreak of the Swine flu in Mexico and U.S. has had a few alarm bells ringing with Anne Schuchat, Director of CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, stating that the American cases were found to be made up of genetic fragments from four different flu viruses and viruses with this genetic makeup had not previously been found to be circulating in humans or pigs. Reuters reported that the total number of Swine flu cases in U.S. has totaled to 8 whereas the same pandemic has claimed as many as 60 lives in Mexico. CDC has stated that they presently do not have enough info to fully assess the health threat poised by this new and unusual strain of H1N1 Swine flu.

While everyone is looking to find what they can to be prepared for the Swine flu pandemic, I’ve found a few things that would help you know more about Swine flu.

Swine Flu: Symptoms and Conditions

Swine flu is different from the common cold in a few ways and it usually comes on suddenly, causing mild to severe illness and sometimes resulting in death. Swine flu symptoms are listed below:
* High Fever
* Headache
* Sore throat
* Dry cough
* Extreme tiredness
* Muscle aches
* Stuffy or runny nose
* Nausea
* Loss of appetite
* Stomach symptoms including vomiting and diarrhea (both adult & children)

Precautions for Swine flu

* You can not get Swine flu from eating pork or pork products as the virus can not be transmitted by food. Any pork heated to 160°F while cooking is safe to be consumed.

* Human infection with Swine flu viruses are most likely when people either come in close proximity to infected pigs, such as livestock exhibits housing pigs at fairs or in pig barns. This can be further transferred human to human through sneezing or coughing of an infected person, much like common flu.

* CDC recommends the use of oseltamivir or zanamivir for the treatment or prevention of Swine flu infection. Antiviral drugs are prescription medicines (pills, liquid or an inhaler) that fight against the flu by keeping flu viruses from reproducing in your body. For treatment, antiviral drugs work best if started soon after getting sick (within 2 days of symptoms).

* People with Swine flu virus infection should be considered potentially contagious up to 7 days from the onset of the illness. Children, especially younger children, might remain contagious for longer periods.

* As there is no vaccine available right now to protect against Swine flu, readers are urged to follow these everyday steps to protect themselves:

  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze.
  • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
  • If you get sick with influenza, CDC recommends that you stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.

For more information, visit the official CDC Website

Here is an emergency update video on Swine flu

Post Source: CDC Official Website


Hundreds of Fishing boats sink every year...many more lives lost to the sea.

Hundreds of Fishing boats sink every year...many more lives lost to the sea.

The story about the Katmai boat sinking is really tragic and viewers like me are extremely interested to know more about the ship that lost several crew-members to the sea, last October. Discovery‘s ‘Deadliest Catch‘ is going to examine the tragic incident of the sinking of Katmai and what really went wrong.There are hundreds of media hounds at the doorsteps of the Katmai survivors these days to get an ‘exclusive account’ of what really made the the fishing boat sink. It makes me feel repugnant as nobody was interested in the Katmai sinking till Discovery’s ‘Deadliest Catch’ suggested they’d be delving into the Katmai incident.

Viewers, like me, find it very easy to enjoy the sea on a television from home. We love the torrid sea thumping against the metallic walls of the ships and boats. Its a feeling of acceptance for what Mother Nature has in her arsenal. Stories of monstrous vessels like Titanic still evoke such strong feelings among television audiences. Sitting at home, we feel one with nature, her beauty and sometimes even her fury. We would dare not brave, the sea that the Katmai faced that day.

Fishermen, all across the world, have to brave such fears every single day as they look out to earn their bread. The perils they face at sea is exemplified by the Katmai sinking. It surely is one of the most dangerous jobs out there. Discovery’s ‘Deadliest Catch’ are believed to work on footage of the rescue and recovery, captured by one of the Discovery film crew. This has resulted in a media frenzy with everyone looking for a fresh take on the Katmai boat sinking.

I can hardly wait for ‘Deadliest Catch‘ to air as there are millions of viewers out there anxious to find out what really happened to the Katmai fishing ship on that fateful day.


Canadian hostage drama in Jamaica...the funniest hijacking...probably ever (image courtsey swissinfo.ch)

Canadian hostage drama in Jamaica...the funniest hijacking...probably ever (image courtsey swissinfo.ch)

This must be one of the funniest hijacking incidents in the world. I know hijacking is never a laughing matter. Not unless, you’ve got Harrison Ford fighting the Russians bare-fist but this recent hijacking of a Canadian charter jet in Montego Bay, Jamaica is a very funny episode. Here’s why.

Reason why Stephen Fray (the hijacker and with no relation to the band, The Fray even though he might already be singing “How to save a life” soon) is going to have a tough time explaining his crime in prison:

1) Reuters reported “A would-be hijacker surrendered to authorities on Monday after agreeing to free the last of more than 180 hostages”.

What exactly does the phrase “would-be hijacker” mean? Are the officials not going to count this hijacking? Is it a one-off for Stephen? He’s not getting married to hijacking, is he? Do people expect him to be a successful hijacker with more exposure? Do they expect him to hijack a plane again? Would he never get a window seat again for the rest of his life? My questions wait for their “would-be” answers…

2) Reuters reported “The suspect, armed with a .38-calibre revolver, surrendered peacefully to heavily armed police and soldiers who stormed the CanJet plane he had commandeered”

If Stephen Fry knew what he was doing, he would’ve got a bigger gun. Maybe even outsourced some of his work to Al-Qaeda or Taliban but hey, it’s trendy to be against outsourcing. This is what you get for being trendy. Let me reiterate the fact with some pictures.

Stephen Fry .38 calibre-revolver

This is what Stephen Fry carried...a .38 calibre-revolver...

and this is what 'Heavily armed police' looks like.

...and this is what 'Heavily armed police' looks like.

With much pondering over both the pictures, I’m starting to get a feeling maybe Stephen was a bit short-handed. What do you say?

3) Jamaican Information Minister Daryl Vaz told CNN that “This is the case of a troubled young man. He definitely has had some mental challenges.”

He said that “Originally, his demands were to be flown to Cuba because the flight actually was going to Cuba and then back to Halifax. That really was his demand. Then, Fray had an apparent change of heart about flying to communist Cuba and changed his request to Europe.”

How do you explain that to your fellow mates in prison? “I couldn’t choose where I wanted to escape to; I had rest of the plan etched on my mind“!!!

Maybe they didn’t have a window seat on the flight to Cuba? It wasn’t like Cuba became communist when he was trying to hijack the plane. Make your mind up, Stephen.

4) Reuters reported that the Jamaican government had said that it would compensate passengers for cash or other valuables they forked over to the “would-be hijacker”, some in an apparent bid to win their safe release.

I’m sure if we get some footage of an on-board camera on the plane, we would see that it was actually Stephen who was ‘forking valuables‘ over to the passengers in exchange of some information on the best holiday spots in Europe…or was it Cuba…? Stephen might have even offered his .38 calibre revolver’ to someone who could tell him if Cuba was still communist or not?

We’ll be keeping track of Stephen Fray’s story for the weeks to come. I’m sure the lad is not going to disappoint. Wishing the ‘would-be hijacker‘ all the very best for the future. I’ll see you on the next flight to Cuba…No wait…Doh!!


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