I'm Marianne, and I've been blogging about food here since late 2008. Generally, posts are about me and my partner, Charles, and our edible adventures in Edmonton and beyond.

I write the posts, eat the food, and take most of the pictures. By day I work in production and volunteer management (at this Festival), and also grab some shifts at Provisions by Duchess during the winter. Beyond eating and drinking, I also enjoy bicycle rides around the city, walking and reading, and this is likely obvious - writing.

Charles eats with me, sometimes takes photos, and he often cooks. He also volunteers at Folk Fest, helping to build and teardown the site each year.

Since I started blogging back in 2008, our relationship with food has certainly evolved. This blog has featured lots of firsts - Trips to restaurants, new cities, the meeting of new people, cooking classes, discoveries of new foods and ingredients, good and bad recipes and cooking endeavors, and my departure from vegetarianism - Just to name a few.

Loosen Your Belt has given us the opportunity to reflect on our food experiences - Where we eat, why we eat what we do, the people we enjoy our meals with, and the places and people we source our food from. Posting is sometimes sparse, but I hope you enjoy.

Other Info

Email - loosenyourbeltblog [at] gmail [dot] com
Twitter - @MarianneStover
Instagram - @MarianneLS
Google+ - Marianne Stover 

Feel free to add me to your blog roll. Just send me an email or a tweet, and let me know, so I can add you as well!

Pictures: Currently I'm using a Nikon D5000 for pictures. Lenses: Nikon AF-S DX 18-55mm and Nikon AF-S DX 55-200mm. Sometimes there are pictures from an iPhone. All pictures belong to http://loosenyourbelt.blogspot.com. Please contact me if you would like to use any of them.