Writer, broadcaster and journalist Belinda Harley began her career in publishing, working with such writers as Quentin Crewe, Hugh Johnson and Terence and Caroline Conran. She has published two highly acclaimed cookbooks on Harry's Bar and Annabels, and has produced cookbooks for Daylesford Organic.
Whilst working as a journalist, literary editor and food writer, Belinda has spent many blissful years researching the food and recipes of the island of Paxos, exploring its heritage as the epitome of Mediterranean food, and interpreting ancient recipes as contemporary and innovative food to inspire a modern generation.
Her short memoir of life on Paxos, and the tale of the dog she rescued from the island, was selected as one of Hatchards' Books of the Year. Her book about the food, cooking and culture of Greece, Roast Lamb in the Olive Groves ('a wonderful original book' Prue Leith) was shortlisted for an award by the Guild of Food Writers. Belinda broadcasts frequently; she is working on her next cookbook, a novel and a radio play.