Chef Belinda and The Country Bookshop's Kimberly Daniels Taws will be in conversation about cooking, The South and Southern Sugar, Belinda Smith Sullivan's latest cookbook. The event will include the conversation, tasting samples from her cookbook and the opportunity to purchase any of Belinda Smith Sullivan's autographed cook books.
Belinda Smith-Sullivan is a chef, author, food writer, spice blends entrepreneur, and a commercially rated pilot. She graduated from Johnson & Wales University with a degree in Culinary Arts. She has lived in France, Kenya, and South Africa and has traveled extensively throughout the world experiencing the foods and flavors of multiple cultures.
Several of Chef Belinda’s articles have been featured in regional magazines throughout the southeast. She is the monthly food contributor to South Carolina Living Magazine. She is the author of “The Flying Foodie Blog” and former co-host of Cooking with Madjon & Chef Belinda, a weekly television cooking show based in Aiken, South Carolina. She also is featured on South Carolina Living’s website with monthly how-to videos. Smith-Sullivan is an active member of the Southern Foodways Alliance, the International Association of Culinary Professionals, the American Culinary Federation, and Les Dames d’Escoffier. She currently lives in Winston Salem, North Carolina.
Chelf Belinda Smith Sullivan also owns a spice blend company. Belinda started experimenting with spice blends when she was a personal chef, creating “short-cuts” for herself, based on flavor profiling. Soon clients, neighbors, and friends started asking where they could buy them. When told they could not, because the blends were her private creations, they demanded them even more. Giving in to their pressures, a business was born!