Susie Bulloch is a two-time Guinness World Record holding griller, a local UT lifestyle television contributor, a KCBS certified BBQ judge, a BBQ instructor, a self-published author, mom to three awesome kiddos and wife to a CPA/side-hustling musician.
Susie Bulloch has always loved to cook and eat (she grew up working in the family restaurant), but getting the courage to leave the kitchen and head for the patio forever changed the way she looked at food. As she says on her website:
Everything went from, “I could probably make that recipe” to… “How can I cook this on the grill?!”
Susie has taken all of the steps and learned all of the hard lessons about outdoor cooking so we don’t have to.
In August 2015, Susie traveled to NYC to compete for a Guinness World Record for the longest grilling marathon by a team. She and her team smashed the old record by grilling consecutively for 34 hours and 35 minutes!
Today, Susie is working toward her dream of hosting her own cooking show by doing as many local lifestyle shows as she can and grilling non stop to sharpen her skills. A KCBS certified BBQ judge, she also teaches live grilling classes. Her last class was attended by over 200 people!
Susie believes that if you put your dreams out there, you’re already one step closer to accomplishing them. She also believes that grilling and BBQ should feel accessible to everybody, ribs should be sauced, and a good fire has the power to really bring people together.
Susie Bulloch Show Notes
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What did you do before you became a food blogger?
When you were writing content for the grilling company, did you grill there too?
When did you start blogging for yourself?
Do you feel that some of the people reading your recipes on the grilling website came over to your blog?
Do you feel like, why did I write for this grilling company for so long?
When you decided to branch out on your own, how did you pick the name of your food blog?
When you first started, how many times a week did you publish a post?
How did you pick the days that you wanted to publish?
Do you have people that help you with your company?
Do you think it’s because of the facebook video that you did?
How many iterations of the website have you had?
That’s what it looked like other than the theme change? How long did it take you to start making money on your blog?
What is the hardest thing you find about blogging?
What is your favorite thing to grill and you can only pick one recipe?
What was your biggest food failure?
How did they taste, though?
What is the one thing you can’t live without in your kitchen?
What is your favorite cookbook?
Susie is a very charming lady, I love to listen to this podcast. I can relate to blogging as a full-time job if you want it to make a decent salary, unfortunately, full-time is a 24/7. As Susie says, the TO DO list never ends. I also love the DONE word at the end of my TO-DO list, but it never happens 🙁
Very true Laura! But, it is fun along the way, or we wouldn’t be doing it!