FOOD is such an integral part of our lives. It is one of the few things that can be a necessity, a pleasure, and a great art form all at the same time. When discussing the theme for this issue, we wanted to give our members the opportunity to express themselves through the culinary arts, as well as highlight a few members who are making waves in the culinary field. Production of the Maltese Cross is complete and once you get a chance to crack it open towards the end of the month, your mouth is sure to start watering. Read on to hear about some of the more stand out articles from this food-centric issue.
Master Chefs Feature – The Maltese Cross got the opportunity to sit down with two members of the Johnson and Wales Chapter who have made a living in the culinary arts, both in their own unique ways. (Pages 10-13)
Chuggy’s Corner – So we all love eating food, but how would you feel about having a job where you get to eat, write about it, and get paid? Brother Grant “Chuggy Bear” Shindo tells us about his experience as a food blogger in Hawaii. (Pages 15-16)
NewburyPort Brewing Soaring – In last year’s edition of the Maltese Cross, we featured Brother Chris Webb and his brewery. This year we are following up on the successes of NewburyPort Brewing Company and asking Chris what foods pair best with his delicious beers. (Pages 17-18)
Phi Kap Cookbook – We asked, you delivered. Phi Kaps submitted their best home cook recipes to share with our membership. Everything featured falls into the easy or medium skill levels, so we are sure you can recreate these dishes at home. (Pages 19-21)
Foods from the Road – HQ Staff shares their favorite places to grab a bite when traveling across North America. (Page 16)
Even though food was the large overarching theme holding this magazine together, it is always important to share some of the great things our Chapters and alumni are up to…
It’s On Us – The Brothers of the Delta Rho Chapter at Ursinus College took a stand this past fall and co-sponsored a week of events supporting It’s On Us, a campaign that brings light to the growing issue of sexual assault on colleges campuses. (Pages 6-7)
From Fighter to Dancer – This article focuses on Brady Lucas, an undergraduate member from our Penn State Chapter. Brady was diagnosed with Leukemia at a young age and has dedicated his life to giving back to THON, an event that helped him through his illness as a child. (Page 28-29)
Chapter News – Our active chapters and colonies have had a busy year.
This issue of the Maltese Cross is truly unique, and one of which I am very proud. As I leave HQ Staff this week, I am grateful to have served as the Managing Editor for the Maltese Cross for the past four years. This issue is by far my favorite and one that I hope our members will enjoy.