A food columnist for the Victoria Times Colonist since 1997, Galiano Islander Pam Freir mixes humour with humus in her first collection of recipes and wit, Laughing With My Mouth Full (HarperCollins $29.95). Raised in Nova Scotia, Freir has retired from her career as the creative director of an advertising agency to host a do-it-yourself Cornish Hen Stuffathon and concoct chapters with headings like Oh No! There's Butter on the Honey Knife! "I want to ride a scooter and swim the length of the lake through duckweed when there's a child at my side. I become an instant expert on baseball stats, banana slugs and who killed whom with a lead pipe in the library. And I am touched in tender spots I'd forgotten I possessed when I'm presented with the Harry Potter book they know I've not yet read. But, all things being equal, I'd rather eat with the grown-ups." 0-00-200801-7

[BCBW 2005] "Cookbook" "Humour" "Galiano"