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

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

Since I started blogging back in 2008, my 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 me the opportunity to reflect on food experiences - Where I eat, why I eat what I do, the people I enjoy meals with. 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.