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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Belinda Smith-Sullivan is a chef, food writer, spice blends entrepreneur and a commercial-rated pilot. She graduated summa cum laude from Johnson & Wales University with a degree in culinary arts.
As a personal chef in the early days of her culinary career, Belinda developed an interest in flavor profiling. That led to the creation of Chef Belinda Spices, her signature line of artisan all-natural spice blends.
A native Chicagoan, Belinda spent all her summers growing up in Mississippi on her grandparents’ farm, where she developed her love for peaches, Belinda has also lived in France, Kenya, and South Africa and travelled the world enjoying and learning about the foods of many cultures.
Belinda currently lives in Trenton, South Carolina, located in Edgefield County, in the heart of South Carolina’s peach region. South Carolina is the second largest producer of peaches in the United States, making it the ideal place for Belinda to grow her love of peaches and develop peach recipes over the past 14 years.
Belinda is the monthly contributing food columnist to Aiken’s Bella Magazine in Aiken, S.C., and the statewide South Carolina Living Magazine. She is publisher of The Flying Foodie blog and has written food-related articles for regional publications. Additionally, in her current role with South Carolina Living, she is featured on its website in monthly how-to videos designed to help readers improve their cooking skills and general food knowledge.
Belinda conducts cooking workshops and demonstrations throughout the Southeast; and is a registered volunteer in Chefs Move to Schools, an initiative that partners chefs with local schools to serve as resources on nutrition.
Belinda is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals, International Food, Wine and Travel Writers Association, American Culinary Federation, Southern Foodways Alliance and Association of Food Journalists. She is also a member of The Ninety-Nines: International Organization of Women Pilots, where she is a past recipient of the Amelia Earhart Scholarship.
In 2015, she was inducted into Les Dames d’Escoffier International, a philanthropic society of women engaged in the food, fine beverage and hospitality fields.
Chef Belinda Spices
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