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The Bulletin on Bruzz: 19 January

20:59 18/01/2020
Listen back to the reports and interviews from The Bulletin's Sunday lunchtime show on 98.8FM in Brussels

Food Hub

The latest addition to Brussels' new 3,000m² food destination, Wolf, has opened with the inauguration of an organic supermarket. The Food Hub features fresh produce from more than 40 small and medium producers and co-ops, who are supplying vegetables, fruit, dairy products, baked goods, meat, dry foods and beverages. We hear from Food Hub founder Simon Clissold as well as two Spanish producers and one Italian producer.

Making friends in Brussels

In the last 12 years, Selma Franssen has bounced between the Netherlands, Denmark, Scotland and Belgium, and with every expatriate experience she’s had to build a new friend circle from scratch.Friends made her feel at home in all those places, and they outlasted all her romantic partners. But Franssen, a Dutch journalist and Brussels-based expat, often felt that her friendships weren’t seen as the deep, legitimate relationships that they were by people around her. Franssen’s new book, “Vriendschap in tijden van eenzaamheid” (Friendship in Time of Loneliness), is a six-chapter, carefully constructed argument to start taking friendships as seriously as we do romantic relationships.

Written by Richard Harris, Linda A Thompson, Paul McNally