As some of you know, our daughter is a chef and works in a pub - and one of the other chefs is a Type 1 diabetic.
They have recently employed a Polish couple he's a chef and she's an assistant chef. Well over the weekend she was making a large run of the different pies they serve, will interesting fillings. These are in individual pie dishes and only have a pastry top.
Apparently one order was for 2 chicken pies and she put them in the oven. Chris (another chef) got hem out of the oven, one in each hand. The weight was different so he checked the lighter one. Then he ripped the pastry completely off, held the dish out to Adena who made them and asked 'So what filling's this one then?' She looked across and saw what was a completely empty pie dish. 'New filling today' she said. 'I call it Surprise!'
When Corinne told us this, we all fell about laughing.
I said, if you were an unscrupulous pub, you could put it on the menu as 'Suitable for diabetics' and explain to the customer that the pastry is only on the top, you have to put it on else the filling would get burnt and in fact they should remove it in one piece by inserting their knife and discard it onto a side plate you'll bring them with the meal. We thought they could charge a premium price for them, because there really aren't very many places that cater for proper low carb diets, are there?