August 18, 2019

Belinda Smith-Sullivan

Diane and Denise talk with the author of Just Peachy, Chef Belinda Smith-Sullivan. She says, “My love for peaches goes way back, when I spent summers in Charleston, Mississippi on my grandparent’s farm. My grandfather was a cotton sharecropper, like all the other farmers around him. Since no one had much of anything, bartering was a way of life with crops you had an abundance of. Neighbors took care of neighbors, and our neighbors delivered bushels of peaches to our doorstep throughout the summer. I would spend hours on the front porch peeling and slicing peaches, getting them ready to be canned and made into preserves or peach brandy. I was then, and am now still, fascinated by the process and developed a deep love for peaches.”

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Women Beyond a Certain Age is a weekly podcast by Denise Vivaldo and Diane Worthington. They bring their own lively, humorous, and experienced viewpoints to the topics they discuss. The podcast covers wide-ranging subjects of importance to older women. 

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Diane is an expert on California and American cuisine. She is the author of over 20 cookbooks and has twice won the James Beard Award. She is a nationally syndicated food columnist and an award-winning radio show host. You can find out more about her at: Her books are on Amazon at: 

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