Vintage Voice

Unearthing Classic Articles from Previous Issues of The Voice Magazine

Snow-hardy Canadians hearing about the “snow bomb” hitting parts of Belgium last week—dropping 10 centimetres of snow or more!—may have chuckled a bit.  We did, too, then we shovelled through the archives to find a couple of references to that hard-hit country.

Pass the Jesus, please.  Xine Wang goes beyond the borders of turkey dinner to see what food other countries place on the table at Christmas.  “While you can sample variations of sweet bread around the world for Christmas dinners, none quite beats the Cougnou, a bread baked in the shape of baby Jesus.”  The Not-So Starving Student—Around the World for Christmas Dinner, December 22, 2017.

Looking for love at the library.  Sandra Livingstone reports on dating events held at public libraries.  “The idea of read-dating has become something of an international hit. Back in 2006, The Independent reported on a library in Belgium that had started ‘bib-dating’ events (That’s the Dutch term for library dating).”  Write Stuff – Romancing the Tome, February 15, 2013.