Radio Cherry Bombe

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Radio Cherry Bombe features interviews with the most interesting people in the world of food. Each week, host Kerry Diamond, founder and editor of the indie magazine Cherry Bombe, talks to the chefs, bakers, creatives, and entrepreneurs making it happen. Follow @cherrybombe on Instagram for show news and more, and visit cherrybombe.com/radio-cherry-bombe for transcripts and past episodes. Thank you to Tralala for our theme song, "All Fired Up." Produced by The Cherry Bombe Podcast Network

Episode Date
Nom Nom Paleo’s Michelle Tam Wants You To Pay Attention To What You Eat
00:44:10

Michelle Tam was a mom and a pharmacist working the night shift at a local hospital when she had a food and fitness revelation that changed her life. She started working out and eating differently and felt so good, she told everyone. When her husband suggested she channel that enthusiasm into a blog, Nom Nom Paleo was born. Today, Michelle and her husband oversee their Nom Nom world, which includes a successful blog with free recipes, an app, a spice collection, and three bestselling books, including the latest, Nom Nom Paleo: Let’s Go. 

Michelle joins host Kerry Diamond to talk about her life and love of food. She also shares the main goal behind Nom Nom Paleo: She wants people to think about and pay attention to how food makes them feel. 

Thank you to Graduate Hotels for supporting this episode. If you’d like to hear from Michelle in person, join us at the Graduate Hotel Tuscon event happening Thursday, March 2nd. Tickets here. There will be a panel discussion with Michelle and other local food personalities plus snacks & sips.

This episode of Radio Cherry Bombe was recorded at CityVox Studios in NYC. Our theme song is by the band Tralala. Subscribe to our newsletter and check out past episodes and transcripts here.

More on Michelle: Instagram, Nom Nom Paleo spice blends, Michelle’s cookbooks

Feb 06, 2023
Bonus Episode: She’s My Cherry Pie, Cherry Bombe’s New Podcast
00:47:57

Cherry Bombe has a brand new podcast and we’re sharing the debut episode. The show is called She’s My Cherry Pie and it’s hosted by Jessie Sheehan, the author and recipe developer. Each week, Jessie talks to world-class bakers and pastry chefs about their lives, careers, and signature bakes. Jessie’s first guest is Claudia Fleming, the influential pastry chef and executive director of Daily Provisions. When Claudia put a chocolate-caramel tart on the menu of NYC’s Gramercy Tavern in the 1990s, she had no idea her creation would become one of the most copied restaurant desserts around. 

Want to bake along? Click here for Claudia’s chocolate caramel tart recipe from her newest cookbook, Delectable

Thank you to Le Creuset and California Prunes for supporting She’s My Cherry Pie. 

She’s My Cherry Pie is a production of the Cherry Bombe Podcast Network. Subscribe to our newsletter and check out past transcripts here

Want to come to Cherry Bombe’s Jubilee on April 15th in NYC? Get your ticket here.

More on Jessie: Instagram, her Snackable Bakes cookbook
More on Claudia: Instagram, her cookbooks Delectable and The Last Course, Daily Provisions

Feb 02, 2023
Chef Maria Mazon Of Tucson’s Boca And Sona On Representing Her Mexico
00:44:28

Chef Maria Mazon was a waitress at a Mexican-American restaurant outside Tucson when she found herself in the kitchen giving the cooks ideas for what to make. Today, she is the celebrated owner of Boca restaurant and Sona bodega in Tucson, Arizona, and has appeared on Chopped and Season 18 of Top Chef. Tacos, salsas, and the cuisine of Sonora, Mexico, where she was raised, are Chef Maria’s passions. “I’m here to represent my Mexico,” she explained. “I would not change my story for the world.” 

Chef Maria joins host Kerry Diamond to talk about her career, the confidence that helped her excel in the kitchen, the appliance tattooed on her thigh (want to guess?), the Tucson culinary scene, and more. Catch this episode and learn how Chef Maria puts her heart and soul into everything she does, from her food to her businesses to her life. 

Thank you to Graduate Hotels for supporting this episode. If you’d like to hear from Chef Maria in person, join us at the Graduate Hotel Tuscon event happening Thursday, Feb. 23rd. Tickets here. There will be a panel discussion with Maria and other local food personalities plus snacks & sips.

Want to come to Cherry Bombe’s Jubilee on April 15th in NYC? Get your ticket here.

This episode of Radio Cherry Bombe was recorded at CityVox Studios in NYC. Our theme song is by the band Tralala. Subscribe to our newsletter and check out past episodes and transcripts here.

More on Maria: Instagram, Boca Restaurant, Sona Tortillas, Borderlands Brewing Co.

Jan 30, 2023
Ashley Christensen, Chef & Restaurateur, Starts A New Chapter
00:43:48

As the restaurant world confronts what it means to be sustainable from a human perspective, some chefs are realizing they need to first answer that question for themselves. For Ashley Christensen, the award-winning chef and proprietor behind AC Restaurants in Raleigh, North Carolina, that meant putting herself on the road to sobriety. In October, Ashley announced her decision via an Instagram post. Not only did many in her community rally around her, but those dealing with similar journeys reached out to share their stories and encouragement.

Ashley joins host Kerry Diamond to talk about her decision and what it’s meant to her personally and professionally. She also shares an update on her hospitality group, which today includes an events company, a commissary kitchen, and five restaurants. Her first spot, Poole’s Diner, just turned 15 in December. Ashley is also an author and co-wrote two books: Poole’s Diner and It’s Always Freezer Season with Kaitlyn Goalen, who is her wife and the executive director of AC Restaurants.

Thank you to Graduate Hotels for supporting this episode. If you’d like to hear from Chef Ashley in person, join Radio Cherry Bombe on Thursday, Feb. 9th at Graduate Chapel Hill for a special networking event. Tickets here. There will be a panel discussion with Ashley and other local food personalities plus snacks & sips. We’ll also be at Graduate Tucson on Feb. 23rd and the new Graduate Palo Alto on March 2nd.

This episode of Radio Cherry Bombe was recorded at CityVox Studios in NYC. Our theme song is by the band Tralala. Subscribe to our newsletter and check out past episodes and transcripts here.

More on Ashley: Instagram, Poole’s Diner, AC Restaurants, Poole’s Cookbook, and It’s Always Freezer Season.
 

Jan 23, 2023
Noma And The Future Of Fine Dining With Julia Moskin Of The New York Times
00:50:54

Last week, René Redzepi, the influential chef and founder of Noma, announced he would be closing his world-renowned restaurant in late 2024. Julia Moskin of The New York Times broke the story and kicked off a range of conversations about fine dining, unpaid labor, and even the influence of the film The Menu. Julia joins host Kerry Diamond to talk about Noma, what might be next for both Redzepi and his restaurant, and Hollywood’s current interest in all things culinary.

In the second half of the show, we talk to Julia about her career at The New York Times and the Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative work to which she contributed. 

Subscribe to our newsletter and check out past episodes and transcripts here.

Want to come to Cherry Bombe’s Jubilee in April? Get your ticket here.

This episode of Radio Cherry Bombe was recorded at CityVox Studios in NYC. Our theme song is by the band Tralala. 

Julia Moskin articles:
Noma announcement
The Willows Inn
The Menu
More from Julia

Jan 16, 2023
Edna Lewis’s Life And Legacy, With Tanya Holland And Nina Williams-Mbengue Live At Cooks & Books
00:37:17

Edna Lewis is one of the most important and influential American chefs. She celebrated Southern cooking and foodways in her seminal work, 1976’s The Taste Of Country Cooking, and helped inspire the farm-to-table movement. At her side for some of this journey was her niece, Nina, who not only got to enjoy her aunt’s food, but who typed up the manuscript for her groundbreaking cookbook as a young teen. Today, Nina Williams-Mbengue is a retired child welfare expert and a board member of The Edna Lewis Foundation. She joined chef, TV personality, and California Soul author Tanya Holland to reminisce about her experiences with her aunt and to talk about Edna’s life and legacy.

Thank you to Yes! Apples for supporting today's show. 

This interview took place at the 2nd annual Cherry Bombe Cooks & Books festival at Ace Hotel Brooklyn. Our next event is the Cherry Bombe Jubilee conference. Get your ticket here.

Radio Cherry Bombe is recorded at Newsstand Studios at Rockefeller Center in New York City. Our theme song is by the band Tralala. Subscribe to our newsletter and check out past episodes and transcripts here.

More on Nina: Instagram, Listen to Nina on Radio Cherry Bombe from 2021
More on Tanya: Instagram, Check out Tanya’s new book, California Soul

Jan 09, 2023
Claire Saffitz, Our #1 Interview From 2022
00:54:56

Happy New Year, listeners! We’re happy to share this encore presentation of our most listened-to episode of 2022. Claire Saffitz, cookbook author, Cherry Bombe cover girl, and YouTube’s favorite baker, joined host Kerry Diamond last year to talk about Claire’s unique culinary path. It took Claire a while to figure out her place in the food world, and she shares the twists and turns it took to get where she is today. Claire also talks about her 2020 bestseller, Dessert Person; shares some tidbits about her 2022 release, What’s For Dessert; and why she considers Dorie Greenspan and Claudia Fleming her mentors. 

Radio Cherry Bombe is recorded at Newsstand Studios at Rockefeller Center in New York City. Our theme song is by the band Tralala. 

Subscribe to our newsletter and check out past episodes and transcripts here. Pick up a copy of Cherry Bombe magazine’s Issue 18 with Claire Saffitz on the cover here.

Follow Claire on Instagram and Patreon. Get Claire’s salty nut tart with rosemary recipe

Follow host Kerry Diamond on Instagram

Jan 02, 2023
The Lost Kitchen’s Erin French, Live From Cooks & Books
00:25:51

Here’s a little year-end holiday gift for everyone: a chat with chef and author Erin French of The Lost Kitchen, the little restaurant that could in Freedom, Maine. Erin was interviewed by host Kerry Diamond at Cherry Bombe’s 2nd Annual Cooks & Books Festival in Brooklyn this past November. They talk about the restaurant’s famous “reservations” system, how Erin got her culinary chops, and the Magnolia Network series about life at The Lost Kitchen. 

Radio Cherry Bombe is recorded at Newsstand Studios at Rockefeller Center in New York City. Our theme song is by Tra La La. Sign up for our newsletter here!

More on Erin: The Lost Kitchen, Erin’s memoir, The Lost Kitchen cookbook, the Erin French issue of Cherry Bombe Magazine

Dec 26, 2022
Holiday Cookies With Sarah Kieffer Of “100 Cookies”
00:45:20

It’s the final episode of Cherry Bombe’s baking miniseries She’s My Cherry Pie, and we have a special holiday-themed interview for all you bakers out there. Host Jessie Sheehan is joined by Sarah Kieffer, the cookie expert behind The Vanilla Bean Blog and the books Baking for the Holidays: 50+ Treats for a Festive Season and 100 Cookies: The Baking Book for Every Kitchen. They talk all things… you guessed it… cookies, from holiday cut-outs to crinkle cookies, creaming butter and sugar, spatula sizes, pan banging, scooping, glazing, and mailing. If you love baking cookies, or just eating them, do not miss this episode. 

Click here for Sarah’s red velvet crinkle cookie recipe from Baking for the Holidays and here for the holiday cut-out cookie recipe from Sarah’s blog. 

Thank you to California Prunes for supporting She’s My Cherry Pie. For recipes and more, visit californiaprunes.org.

Subscribe to our newsletter and check out past episodes and transcripts here

She’s My Cherry Pie is a production of Cherry Bombe Magazine. Our theme song is by the band Tralala.

More on Jessie: Instagram, Snackable Bakes

Dec 24, 2022
Ina Garten Dishes On Dinnertime, Family Meals, And Holidays In Paris
00:34:55

Here’s a little holiday gift for all of you—an interview with Ina Garten! The one and only Barefoot Contessa Zoomed in for a year-end chat with host Kerry Diamond about her brand new book, Go-To Dinners, and the inspiration behind it. Ina also talks about her new Discovery + show and podcast, Be My Guest With Ina Garten; the difficult family dinners of her childhood; and the magic of celebrating Christmas in Paris with her beloved husband, Jeffrey. 

Ina also weighs in on butter boards, Twitter, and TikTok, opening a restaurant one day… or not, and her favorite recipes in Go-To Dinners. 

Thank you to Williams Sonoma for sponsoring this episode. 

Radio Cherry Bombe is recorded at Newsstand Studios at Rockefeller Center in New York City. Our theme song is by the band Tralala. 

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More on Ina: Instagram, Website, Go-To Dinners

Dec 19, 2022
Making Milk Bread With Kristina Cho Of Eat Cho Food
00:53:42

Host Jessie Sheehan is joined by Kristina Cho, recipe developer, baker, food stylist, and James Beard award-winning author, to talk all things milk bread for the fifth episode of She’s My Cherry Pie, Radio Cherry Bombe’s new baking miniseries. Kristina, who many know from her blog and Instagram account, Eat Cho Food, is the author of Mooncakes and Milk Bread: Sweet and Savory Recipes Inspired by Chinese Bakeries, the first cookbook to comprehensively focus on the recipes and culture of Chinese baking. 

Kristina and Jessie discuss the steps, techniques, and ingredients you need for the perfect milk bread, and also chat about pineapple buns, cocktail buns, pork floss, mayo & more. 

Click here for Kristina’s milk bread recipe from Mooncakes and Milk Bread.

Thank you to California Prunes for supporting She’s My Cherry Pie. For recipes and more, visit californiaprunes.org.

Subscribe to our newsletter and check out past episodes and transcripts here

She’s My Cherry Pie is a production of Cherry Bombe Magazine. Our theme song is by the band Tralala.

More on Kristina: Instagram, Eat Cho Food blog, Mooncakes and Milk Bread
More on Jessie: Instagram, Snackable Bakes

Dec 17, 2022
Diasporican's Illyanna Maisonet On Her Journey From Artist To Cookbook Author
00:43:14

Illyanna Maisonet might be the first cookbook author who got her start posting Yelp reviews. She was a working artist when the financial crisis of 2008 sent her down a new path; it took a combination of culinary school, back issues of Gourmet magazine, and Anthony Bourdain’s Kitchen Confidential to help her discover a new calling. The Yelp reviews? Well, they helped boost her confidence as an aspiring writer. Illyanna went on to become the first Puerto Rican food columnist in the U.S., yet a deal to write a cookbook on the country’s cuisine eluded her. Not even the high-profile support of José Andrés seemed to make a difference. 

Illyanna persevered and Diasporican: A Puerto Rican Cookbook was published this fall. The author joins host Kerry Diamond to talk about the journey, the most special recipes in Diasporican, her Burlap & Barrel Adobo & Sazón spice collaboration, and more. You can find the recipe for Illyanna’s Califas Shrimp (Puerto Rican shrimp and grits) from Diasporican here.

Thank you to Käserei Champignon, a 100-year-old cheese producer and the maker of Cambozola, for supporting this episode. 

Our podcast is recorded at Newsstand Studios at Rockefeller Center in New York City. Our theme song is by the band Tralala. 

Subscribe to our newsletter and check out past episodes and transcripts here.

More on Illyanna: Instagram, Website, Diasporican

Dec 12, 2022
Making Doughnuts With Fany Gerson Of Fan-Fan And La Newyorkina
00:49:23

Host Jessie Sheehan is joined by Fany Gerson, Mexican dessert authority, cookbook author, and entrepreneur, to talk all things doughnuts for the fourth episode of She’s My Cherry Pie, Radio Cherry Bombe’s new baking miniseries. Fany’s become known for her creative and artisanal takes on the beloved American treats via her Brooklyn shop, Fan-Fan Doughnuts. (Fany is also the founder of La Newyorkina, which specializes in paletas.) She’s been making doughnuts since 2010 and has lots to share about frying, fillings, and flavors. If you’re curious about the doughnut-making process, don’t miss this episode. 

If you’re inspired to get baking, try your hand at Fany’s special strawberry-jelly doughnut from her cookbook, My Sweet Mexico: Recipes for Authentic Pastries, Breads, Candies, Beverages, and Frozen Treats.

Thank you to California Prunes for supporting She’s My Cherry Pie. For recipes and more, visit californiaprunes.org.

Subscribe to our newsletter and check out past episodes and transcripts here

She’s My Cherry Pie is a production of Cherry Bombe magazine. Our theme song is by the band Tralala.

More on Fany: Instagram, La Newyorkina, Fan-Fan Doughnuts
More on Jessie: Instagram, Snackable Bakes

Dec 10, 2022
How Mamacita’s Andrea Pons Self-Published A Cookbook To Fight Being Deported
00:54:54

When Andrea Pons and her family were faced with deportation, she knew hiring an immigration lawyer was more than they could afford. To raise funds, she decided she would self-publish a cookbook of her grandmother’s recipes, despite having no previous experience in the world of food. Andrea titled her book Mamacita: Celebrating Life as a Mexican Immigrant in America. Not only did the book find an audience, but Andrea’s story caught the attention of editors at Princeton Architectural Press, who officially published Mamacita this past fall. 

Andrea joins host Kerry Diamond to talk about coming to America from Mexico as a 10-year-old, the tight bonds that unite her family, her grandmother who inspired the book, and the most treasured recipes in Mamacita

Thank you to Käserei Champignon, the maker of Grand Noir cheese, and to Hedley & Bennett for supporting today’s show. 

Radio Cherry Bombe is recorded at Newsstand Studios at Rockefeller Center in New York City. Our theme song is by the band Tralala. 

Snag a copy of Cherry Bombe magazine’s new issue, Heart & Hospitality here!

Subscribe to our newsletter and check out past episodes and transcripts here!
More on Andrea: Instagram, Website, Mamacita, Titita’s orange bundt cake recipe

Dec 05, 2022
Pound Cake Perfection With Grandbaby Cakes’ Jocelyn Delk Adams
00:42:21

For the third episode of Radio Cherry Bombe’s new miniseries, She’s My Cherry Pie, host Jessie Sheehan is joined by baker, recipe developer, and author Jocelyn Delk Adams of Grandbaby Cakes. The two talk all things pound cake, one of Jocelyn’s specialties. They cover some of Jocelyn’s best-known pound cake recipes, her cake release secrets (including her signature “cake goop”), pan scalding, favorite Bundt pans, and more. 

Tune in and get ready for some serious baking inspiration. You can find Joceyln’s 7UP pound cake recipe here

Thank you to California Prunes for supporting She’s My Cherry Pie. For recipes and more, visit californiaprunes.org.

Check out the brand new issue of Cherry Bombe Magazine featuring Erin French of The Lost Kitchen here! Subscribe to our newsletter and check out past episodes and transcripts here


She’s My Cherry Pie is a production of Cherry Bombe magazine. Our theme song is by the band Tralala

More on Jocelyn: Instagram, Grandbaby Cakes blog, Grandbaby Cakes cookbook, Pre-order Everyday Grand, 7UP pound cake recipe
More on Jessie: Instagram, Snackable Bakes

Dec 03, 2022
The CEO Is In: Brightland’s Aishwarya Iyer And Territory Foods’ Ellis Singer McCue
01:03:04

On today’s show, two very different food world CEOs. First up, Aishwarya Iyer, the founder of Brightland, a collection of thoughtfully sourced and crafted olive oils, vinegars, and honeys. Aishwarya never planned on becoming an entrepreneur or working in the food startup space, but her plans changed when she fell in love with the world of olive oil. Today, her Brightland brand is beloved by home cooks and connoisseurs alike. Aishwarya joins us to talk about her origin story and what’s next for Brightland. 

In the second half of the show, it’s Ellis Singer McCue, the CEO of Territory Foods who loves problem-solving as much as she does healthy food. Ellis shares her professional journey from Deloitte consultant to systems expert at Gap to CEO of Territory. Ellis also talks about how Territory is working to disrupt the meal delivery category and she shares her predictions regarding the food as medicine movement. 

Our podcast is recorded at Newsstand Studios at Rockefeller Center in New York City. Our theme song is by the band Tra La La.

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Want to come to Jubilee 2023? Snag early-bird tickets here.

More on Aishwarya: Instagram, Brightland
More on Ellis: Instagram, Territory Foods

Nov 28, 2022
Biscuit Bliss With Cheryl Day Of Back In The Day Bakery
00:46:51

For the second episode of Radio Cherry Bombe’s new mini-series She’s My Cherry Pie, host Jessie Sheehan, author of Snackable Bakes: 100 Easy-Peasy Recipes for Exceptionally Scrumptious Sweets and Treats, welcomes Cheryl Day, co-founder of Back in the Day Bakery in Savannah, Georgia, and author of Cheryl Day’s Treasury of Southern Baking

From buttermilk myths to flour combinations, Cheryl shares her top tips for four of her most popular biscuit recipes. You can find Cheryl’s sweet potato biscuit recipe here

Thank you to California Prunes for supporting She’s My Cherry Pie. For recipes and more, visit californiaprunes.org.

Check out the brand new issue of Cherry Bombe Magazine featuring Erin French of The Lost Kitchen here! Subscribe to our newsletter and check out past episodes and transcripts here

She’s My Cherry Pie is a production of Cherry Bombe magazine. The mini-series is recorded at CityVox Studio in New York City. Our theme song is by the band Tralala.

More on Cheryl: Instagram, Back in the Day Bakery, Cheryl Day’s Treasury of Southern Baking, Cheryl’s Sweet Potato Biscuit recipe
More on Jessie: Instagram, Snackable Bakes

Nov 26, 2022
“Coldwater Kitchen” Exec Producer Desiré Vincent Levy And Chef Jimmy Lee Hill
00:51:24

The documentary Coldwater Kitchen is a story of humanity and hospitality. Directed by Brian Kaufman and Mark Kurlyandchik, the film follows Chef Jimmy Lee Hill and three of the students in his culinary program at Lakeland Correctional Facility in Coldwater, Michigan. Chef Hill, as he’s known, has run the program for 33 years, helping thousands of men acquire kitchen skills and serving as a lifeline for many inside the prison. Desiré Vincent Levy, an executive producer of Coldwater Kitchen, is a communications strategist specializing in issue-based campaigns and impact litigation and is the co-founder of Detroit Kitchen Terminal, which seeks to reduce repeat incarceration by training workers to thrive in Detroit’s restaurant industry.

The two join host Kerry Diamond to talk about the documentary, which made its debut at the DOC NYC film festival last week. You can watchColdwater Kitchen now through Nov. 27th via the DOC NYC website. Tickets are $12.

Radio Cherry Bombe is recorded at Newsstand Studios at Rockefeller Center in New York City. Our theme song is by the band Tralala. 

Snag a copy of Cherry Bombe magazine’s new issue, Heart & Hospitality here!
Subscribe to our newsletter and check out past episodes and transcripts here!

More on Desiré: Instagram, ColdWater Kitchen team
More on Chef Hill: Coldwater Kitchen

Nov 21, 2022
The Perfect Pie Crust With Jessie Sheehan And Sister Pie’s Lisa Ludwinski
00:54:54

Just in time for all your holiday baking, we’re launching a new Radio Cherry Bombe miniseries—She’s My Cherry Pie! Today and the next five Saturdays, host Jessie Sheehan will learn how some of the most beloved bakers around got their start, what they’re known for, and the tips and tricks behind their signature bakes. 

For our first episode, Radio Cherry Bombe host Kerry Diamond welcomes Jessie and learns more about the career twists and turns that led Jessie to baking, cookbook writing, and recipe testing. They also chat about her third and latest cookbook, Snackable Bakes: 100 Easy-Peasy Recipes For Exceptionally Scrumptious Sweets and Treats

Then, Jessie welcomes She’s My Cherry Pie’s first guest, Lisa Ludwinski of the celebrated Sister Pie bakery in Detroit and they go deep on pie dough and pie crusts. From pastry cutters to probe thermometers to sugar, Lisa shares the secrets to her fab, flaky crust. You can find Lisa’s recipe here

Thank you to California Prunes for supporting She’s My Cherry Pie. For recipes and more, visit californiaprunes.org.

Check out the brand new issue of Cherry Bombe Magazine featuring Erin French of The Lost Kitchen here! Subscribe to our newsletter and check out past episodes and transcripts here

She’s My Cherry Pie is a production of Cherry Bombe magazine. This mini-series is recorded at CityVox Studio in New York City. Our theme song is by the band Tralala.

More on Lisa: Instagram, Sister Pie, Cranberry Crumble Pie Recipe, All Butter Pie Dough Recipe
More on Jessie: Instagram, Snackable Bakes

Nov 19, 2022
Jaclyn Johnson, The Entrepreneur Behind Create & Cultivate, Maie Wines & New Money Ventures
00:45:08

Jaclyn Johnson has been described as the ultimate multi-hyphenate. She’s a podcast host, savvy businessperson, angel investor, and champion of female entrepreneurs everywhere. As the founder of Create And Cultivate, which she sold earlier this year, Jaclyn has helped thousands of small business owners and freelancers on their professional journeys. Earlier this year, she launched New Money Ventures, a $20 million dollar consumer fund that invests in game-changing brands and the visionaries behind them. In October, Jaclyn introduced the world to Maie Wines, a California-based company she cofounded that’s all about elevating the single-serve wine experience. If you’ve ever failed to finish a bottle of wine and felt wasteful and sad dumping it down the drain, Jaclyn had you in mind when developing Maie. 

She joins host Kerry Diamond to talk about her role with Create & Cultivate today, the food & drink brands that New Money Ventures has invested in, and how she wants to change the wine world one glass at a time—literally! 

This episode is supported by Naturopathica. Check out our Instagram feed later this day for our Naturopathica giveaway. 

Our podcast is recorded at Newsstand Studios at Rockefeller Center in New York City. Our theme song is by the band Tra La La. Subscribe to our newsletter and check out past episodes and transcripts here!

Snag a copy of Cherry Bombe’s latest magazine issue, Heart & Hospitality here, or at your favorite bookstore or culinary shop such as Kitchen Arts & Letters.

More on Jaclyn: Instagram, Website, Maie Wines, New Money Ventures, Work Party Podcast

Nov 15, 2022
Sprinkles Cupcake Founder Candace Nelson On Her New Business Book
00:46:23

When Candace Nelson and her husband Charles co-founded the Sprinkles cupcake company, their friends and family thought it was a terrible idea. “We were essentially two out-of-work investment bankers looking to bet it all on cupcakes at the height of a low-carb craze,” Candace said to host Kerry Diamond. Not only did Sprinkles become a huge hit, but the couple sold a portion of the business and went on to launch Pizzana, another company built around a much-loved food. Candace, who today is a much sought-after dessert and start-up expert, has compiled the two subjects into a business book titled Sweet Success: A Simple Recipe To Turn Your Passion Into Profit.

Candace joins us to share the challenges faced in getting Sprinkles up and running, the lessons she learned along the way, and some of the wisdom found in Sweet Success.

Thank you to Käserei Champignon, the maker of Cambozola cheese for supporting this episode. 

Subscribe to our newsletter and check out past episodes and transcripts here. Our podcast is recorded at Newsstand Studios at Rockefeller Center in New York City. Our theme song is by the band Tra La La.

Happy birthday to The Cherry Bombe Cookbook

More on Candace: Instagram, Website, Sprinkles Cupcakes, Sweet Success, Pizzana

Nov 14, 2022
The Future Of Food Is You With Nasim Lahbichi, TikTok Creative
00:33:05

Welcome to the final episode of The Future Of Food Is You mini-series. Each week, host Abena Anim-Somuah of The Eden Place introduces us to emerging voices in the world of food, drink, and social media. Today’s guest is Nasim Lahbichi, the TikTok creator known for his recipe videos that feature the Moroccan and Puerto Rican flavors he was brought up with, his personal musings, and his winning charm. The native New Yorker shares with Abena his family’s influence on his cooking, his culinary explorations during his college years, and the realities of being a TikTok creative. Don’t miss Nasim’s message for himself 10 years from now on The Future Of Food Is You voicemail. 

Thank you to Cypress Grove, maker of award-winning American goat cheese, for supporting The Future Of Food Is You. For recipes, pairings, and a store locator, head to cypressgrovecheese.com

Check out the brand new issue of Cherry Bombe Magazine featuring Erin French of The Lost Kitchen here!

The Future Of Food Is You is a production of Cherry Bombe magazine. Subscribe to our newsletter and check out past episodes and transcripts here. This mini-series is recorded at CityVox Studio in New York City. Our theme song is by the band Tralala.

More on Nasim: Instagram, Lahb Co, TikTok
More on Abena: Instagram, The Eden Place

Nov 10, 2022
Dan Levy And Sohla El-Waylly From “The Big Brunch” On HBO Max
00:56:18

Dan Levy, the star of Schitt’s Creek, loves chefs and wanted to do something to support the culinary community during the pandemic. His idea was a kinder, gentler cooking competition centered around the meal that he loves, but that most restaurant folks loathe—brunch. The result debuts Thursday, Nov. 10th, on HBO Max and it’s called The Big Brunch. The show features 10 chef-contestants, all trying to do good in the world while making delicious food, and three judges, Dan, chef and video personality Sohla El-Waylly, and hospitality pro Will Guidara. 

Dan joins host Kerry Diamond to talk about how The Big Brunch came to be, casting the judges and chefs, and why brunch is his favorite meal. In the second half, Sohla stops by to talk about her role on the show, her journey to becoming a chef, and her time owning and running a restaurant. She also discusses the new book she guest-edited, the 2022 edition of The Best American Food Writing series. 

Thank you to Hedley & Bennett for supporting today’s episode. Check out their new chefs’ knives at hedleyandbennett.com

Radio Cherry Bombe is recorded at Newsstand Studios at Rockefeller Center in New York City. Our theme song is by the band Tralala. 

Check out our brand new issue of Cherry Bombe Magazine featuring Erin French of The Lost Kitchen here!

Subscribe to our newsletter and check out past episodes and transcripts here!

More on Dan: Instagram, Website
More on Sohla: Instagram, The Best American Food Writing 2022

Nov 09, 2022
Google’s Sophia Lin On The Future Of Food & Restaurant Search
00:34:55

Google wants to make searching for your favorite food and restaurants more natural and intuitive, as the tech giant’s Sophia Lin explains on our latest episode. Sophia is the general manager of Google’s food vertical and she shares an update from the recent Google Search On 2022 presentation about food search features launching in the coming months. She and host Kerry Diamond talk about Sophia’s decade+ tenure at Google, her support of different Google employee groups, and her thoughts on how to increase the number of women pursuing careers in the tech world. Sophia also explains why those with food & drink businesses should claim their establishments via Google My Business. 

Thank you to Käserei Champignon, the maker of Cambozola cheese for supporting this episode. 

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More on Sophia: LinkedIn, Google Search On 2022, Google Business Profile

Nov 07, 2022
The Future Of Food Is You With Pastry Cook Stephanie Loo
00:35:17

Welcome to the third episode of The Future Of Food Is You mini-series. Each week, host Abena Anim-Somuah of The Eden Place introduces us to emerging voices in the world of food, drink, and social media. Today’s guest is Stephanie Loo, a fine dining pastry cook and freelance baker, writer, and recipe developer. Stephanie graduated from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and was on a corporate path when she decided to change direction and study pastry and baking arts at the Institute of Culinary Education. 

Stephanie shares with Abena how she learned to love New York’s diverse cuisines growing up in the borough of Queens, her foray into the world of fine dining, and her hopes for the future of the restaurant industry. Don’t miss Stephanie’s message for herself 10 years from now on The Future Of Food Is You voicemail. 

Thank you to Cypress Grove, maker of award-winning American goat cheese, for supporting The Future Of Food Is You. For recipes, pairings, and a store locator, head to cypressgrovecheese.com

Check out Cherry Bombe’s 2nd annual Cooks & Books festival line-up here, happening Nov. 5th & 6th at Ace Hotel Brooklyn! 

The Future Of Food Is You is a production of Cherry Bombe magazine. Subscribe to our newsletter and check out past episodes and transcripts here. This mini-series is recorded at CityVox Studio in New York City. Our theme song is by the band Tralala.

More on Stephanie: Instagram, Website, Restaurant Daniel
More on Abena: Instagram, The Eden Place

Nov 03, 2022
Yotam Ottolenghi And Noor Murad Share Some Extra Good Things
00:44:05

Yotam Ottolenghi is back on Radio Cherry Bombe! Yotam is the author of beloved cookbooks, including Ottolenghi Simple; a columnist for The New York Times Magazine and The Guardian; and the force behind several restaurants and delis in London. He and Noor Murad, head of the Ottolenghi Test Kitchen, stopped by to chat with host Kerry Diamond about the latest OTK cookbook, Extra Good Things. They talk about test kitchen life, some of the book’s must-make recipes (like Sunshine Salad with Carrot-Ginger Dressing), and ways to jazz up dried herbs. 

Our podcast is recorded at Newsstand Studios at Rockefeller Center in New York City. Our theme song is by the band Tralala. 

More on Yotam: Instagram, Website
More on Noor: Instagram, Extra Good Things

Thank you to Hedley & Bennett for supporting today’s episode. Check out their new chefs’ knives at hedleyandbennett.com

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Oct 31, 2022
The Future Of Food Is You With Abi Balingit Of The Dusky Kitchen
00:36:20

Welcome to the second episode of The Future Of Food Is You mini-series in which host Abena Anim-Somuah introduces us to emerging voices and innovative creatives in the world of food, drink, and social media. Today’s guest is Abi Balingit, also known as The Dusky Kitchen. Abi is a Filipino-American baker with a day job in the music industry who has raised money and awareness for national and local causes through her pasalubong dessert boxes. Abi and Abena talk about her baked goods, her upcoming cookbook, and her predictions for the food world. Don’t miss Abi’s message for herself 10 years from now on The Future Of Food Is You voicemail. 

Thank you to Cypress Grove, maker of award-winning American goat cheese, for supporting The Future Of Food Is You. For recipes, pairings, and a store locator, head to cypressgrovecheese.com

Check out Cherry Bombe’s 2nd annual Cooks & Books festival line-up here, happening Nov. 5th & 6th at Ace Hotel Brooklyn!

The Future Of Food Is You is a production of Cherry Bombe magazine. Subscribe to our newsletter and check out past episodes and transcripts here. This mini-series is recorded at CityVox Studio in New York City. Our theme song is by the band Tralala.

More on Abi: Instagram, Links, Website, Pre-order her book here
More on Abena: Instagram, The Eden Place

Oct 27, 2022
Food Network Star Maneet Chauhan On Celebrating Diwali And Saying Yes
00:38:28

Happy Diwali! Chef Maneet Chauhan joins us today to talk about her favorite holiday and how she and her family will be celebrating the festival of lights and the Diwali foods they’ll be making. Maneet is a popular Food Network personality, appearing on everything from Chopped to Guy’s Grocery Games, and a founding partner of Morph Hospitality, which includes Chauhan Ale & Masala House, Chaatable Indian Street Food, The Mockingbird, and Tànsuǒ in Nashville. She joins host Kerry Diamond to talk about her journey from a young cook in India to Culinary Institute of America student to beloved food TV star and now a partner in the largest brewery in Tennessee, and why it’s important to say “yes” more than “no” when opportunities present themselves. 

Check out Cherry Bombe's 2nd annual Cooks & Books festival line-up here, happening Nov. 5th & 6th at Ace Hotel Brooklyn! 

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More on Maneet: Instagram, Website

Oct 24, 2022
The Future Of Food Is You With Abena Anim-Somuah And Sarah Teich
00:55:33

We’re launching a new Radio Cherry Bombe mini-series today—The Future Of Food Is You! Over four episodes, dropping each Thursday, host Abena Anim-Somuah will introduce us to emerging voices and innovative creatives in the world of food. For our first episode, Cherry Bombe founder Kerry Diamond welcomes Abena and learns more about her passion for community, her love for pop-ups and new food ventures, her global mindset, and what her brand The Eden Place is all about. 

Then, Abena kicks off The Future Of Food Is You with Sarah Teich, director of marketing at the hospitality agency Oyster Sunday and the founder of Produce Parties. Sarah and Abena talk about food and marketing trends, her work with restaurants, and the company she created to build community via seasonal fruits and vegetables. Sarah makes a few predictions and leaves a message for herself 10 years from now on The Future Of Food Is You voicemail. 

Thank you to Cypress Grove for sponsoring The Future Of Food Is You mini-series. For recipes, pairings, and a store locator, head to cypressgrovecheese.com

Check out Cherry Bombe's 2nd annual Cooks & Books festival line-up here, happening Nov. 5th & 6th at Ace Hotel Brooklyn! 

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More on Sarah: Instagram, Produce Parties, Oyster Sunday
More on Abena: Instagram, The Eden Place

Oct 20, 2022
Osayi Endolyn On The Writer’s Life And “Black Power Kitchen”
00:43:46

It took a little while before award-winning writer Osayi Endolyn answered her calling, but the food world is fortunate she did, as she’s put a number of thoughtful projects into the world. In addition to articles and essays for the likes of Time, Food52, and Oxford American, Osayi has co-authored two special books: The Rise: Black Cooks and the Soul of American Food with Marcus Samuelsson, and Black Power Kitchen with the Bronx-based collective Ghetto Gastro. The latter was just published by Artisan and it’s a tour de force of art, cuisine, culture, and creativity. 

Osayi joins host Kerry Diamond to talk about the process behind the books and how to bring participants’ voices forward in literary collaborations. She also shares early food memories and the path that got her where she is today. 

Don’t miss Part 1 of today’s show with the co-founder of Ghetto Gastro, Jon Gray, out now. Listen to both episodes wherever you get your podcasts. 

Ghetto Gastro would love for you to buy a copy of Black Power Kitchen from a Black-owned bookstore, like The Lit. Bar in the Bronx

Check out our 2nd annual Cooks & Books festival line-up here, happening Nov. 5th & 6th at Ace Hotel Brooklyn! 

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More on Osayi: Instagram, Website
More on Ghetto Gastro: Instagram, Black Power Kitchen

Oct 18, 2022
Ghetto Gastro’s Jon Gray On Their New Cookbook “Black Power Kitchen”
00:43:37

Jon Gray is the co-founder of Ghetto Gastro, a 10-year-old culinary-and-arts collective from the Bronx that has the goal of nourishing the world while celebrating Black food and culture. Their debut book, Black Power Kitchen, is one of the most anticipated cookbooks of the fall, but it is way more than a collection of recipes, as Jon explains. He also shares some stories from his own life, the inspiration his mother has provided over the years, and how the culinary world drew him in. 

In the second half of the show, Jon talks about Ghetto Gastro’s expansion into the packaged food business with their Wavy Waffle Mix, Sovereign Syrups, and kitchen appliances with the line called CRUXGG that’s found everywhere from Target to Williams Sonoma. 

Don’t miss Part 2 of today’s show with Jon’s co-author, the award-winning writer Osayi Endolyn. Coming soon! 

Ghetto Gastro would love for you to buy a copy of Black Power Kitchen from a Black-owned bookstore, like The Lit. Bar in the Bronx. 

Check out our 2nd annual Cooks & Books festival line-up here, happening Nov. 5th & 6th at Ace Hotel Brooklyn! 

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More on Jon: Instagram
More on Ghetto Gastro: Instagram, Black Power Kitchen

Oct 17, 2022
Crate & Barrel CEO Janet Hayes On Vision And Values
00:35:41

Janet Hayes started her job as CEO of Crate & Barrel Holdings in August 2020, right in the middle of the pandemic. The retail industry veteran looked at it as an opportunity to connect with the company’s customers more deeply and leaned into the idea of “courage over comfort.” Host Kerry Diamond interviews Janet at her office in Crate & Barrel headquarters in Northbrook, Illinois, and the two discuss Janet’s early days as one of six kids, her career in retail, what attracted her to Crate & Barrel, and what advice she has for entrepreneurs. They also discuss Crate & Barrel’s new collaboration with Athena Calderone of Eyeswoon. 

More on Janet: LinkedIn, Crate & Barrel, the Athena Calderone collection

Check out our Cooks & Books line-up here, happening Nov. 5th & 6th at Ace Hotel Brooklyn! 

Radio Cherry Bombe is a production of Cherry Bombe Magazine. Our theme song is by the band Tra La La. Thank you to Tom Brown of Innova Digital and sound mixer Kelly Askam of Mind Exchange Music LLC for engineering this episode.

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Oct 13, 2022
Via Carota Chefs Rita Sodi And Jody Williams On Doing Things Their Own Way
00:44:23

When chefs and life partners Rita Sodi and Jody Williams opened their Greenwich Village restaurant Via Carota in 2014, they had no idea what was to come. They didn’t know folks would one day clamor to get in, The New Yorker would christen their spot “New York’s Most Perfect Restaurant,” or that their Insalata Verde would become the ne plus ultra of simple green salads. But just as Rita and Jody fell in love with each other, their fans fell in love with their restaurant. The two catalog all that is special about their spot in the new cookbook, Via Carota: A Celebration of Seasonal Cooking from the Beloved Greenwich Village Restaurant, and they join host Kerry Diamond to talk about it. 

Find out how Rita and Jody met, their different paths to the kitchen, and what’s next for their lovingly tended restaurant group, which also includes Bar Pissellino, The Commerce Inn, I Sodi, and Buvette. 

Also, catch Rita and Jody in person at Cherry Bombe’s 2nd Annual Cooks & Books festival in conversation with Ruth Reichl. It’s taking place Saturday, Nov. 5th, at the Ace Hotel Brooklyn. Click here for tickets and to reserve a personalized copy of their books. Cooks & Books is taking place the weekend of Nov. 5th and 6th and features talks, panels, and demos with your favorite chefs and authors. General public tickets go on sale Tuesday, Oct. 11th, at 9 a.m. EST. 

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More on Rita: Instagram, I Sodi NYC
More on Jody: Buvette NYC, Buvette cookbook
More on Via Carota: Via Carota restaurant, Via Carota cookbook

Oct 10, 2022
Marion Nestle Talks Food Politics And Her New Memoir, “Slow Cooked”
00:47:59

Professor, author, and food marketing watchdog Marion Nestle was a late bloomer. As she explains, she didn’t make her mark professionally until her groundbreaking book Food Politics was published in 2002. Marion was 66. “That’s kind of late to get started,” she tells host Kerry Diamond. In Marion’s new memoir, Slow Cooked: An Unexpected Life In Food Politics, she looks at the societal and familial forces—and the personal hang-ups—that stood in her way. 

Don’t miss this revealing conversation with one of the most inspiring individuals in the food world. Marion also talks about the NYU food studies program she helped launch, the food policy changes she would make if she were President, and the reasons she finally decided to write a memoir. 

Learn more about Marion’s book tour here

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More on Marion: Instagram, Food Politics, Blog

Oct 03, 2022
Molly Yeh Of “Girl Meets Farm” On Her New Book And Restaurant
00:39:16

Molly Yeh has come a long way since starting her blog, My Name Is Yeh. She moved to Minnesota, got married, became a mom, and filmed 12 seasons of her Food Network show, Girl Meets Farm. She’s also penned two cookbooks, including her latest, Home Is Where The Eggs Are, a heartfelt and often humorous look at her life and the recipes she creates. 

Molly’s grand adventure continues with Bernie’s, a restaurant that she and her husband are opening in a historic spot in East Grand Forks, Minnesota. Bernie’s will feature Molly’s favorite baked goods, local produce, and the kind of Midwestern classics you can’t find in restaurants, like cookie salad. 

Molly chats with host Kerry Diamond about her reasons for wanting to open a restaurant, the inspiration behind her new book, and her favorite foods—from power bagels to granola bars to halva. 

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More on Molly:
Molly’s cookbook tour
Instagram
Bernie’s restaurant
Molly x Ground Up Marzipan with Sprinkles Nut Butter
Molly x Hebel & Co. Peanut Butter Chocolate Crisp Halva

Oct 01, 2022
Nigella Lawson Is Coming To America, And Cheryl Day & Caroline Schiff At Jubilee
00:34:08

One of our favorite guests, Nigella Lawson, stops by for a quick chat about her upcoming North American tour in support of her latest book, “Cook, Eat, Repeat.” Her 16-city tour kicks off Nov. 7th in Boston and you can snag tickets here. Nigella and host Kerry Diamond also talk dried herbs (they’ve gotten much better, swears Nigella), her Chicken in a Pot with Lemon & Orzo, and what books she’s reading and loving. 

In the second half of the show, we have a special talk from our Jubilee 2022 conference in New York City. Cheryl Day, the beloved baker behind “Cheryl Day’s Treasure of Southern Baking” and co-owner of Savannah’s Back in the Day Bakery, speaks about finding her calling and honoring the legacy of the women in her family. Introducing Cheryl is Executive Pastry Chef Caroline Schiff of Gage & Tollner restaurant in Brooklyn.  

If you’d like to join us for Jubilee 2023, you can buy an Early Bird Ticket at cherrybombe.com. Jubilee 2023 is taking place Saturday, April 15th, at Center415 in New York City. 

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More on Nigella: Instagram, website, tickets for Nigella’s North American tour
More on Cheryl: Instagram, Cheryl Day’s Treasury of Southern Cooking, Back in the Day Bakery 
More on Caroline: Instagram, The Sweet Side of Sourdough, Gage and Tollner

Sep 29, 2022
Priyanka Chopra Jonas And Maneesh Goyal, Hospitality’s New Dynamic Duo
00:40:59

Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Maneesh Goyal are on a mission to share the rich culture, cuisine, and hospitality of India with everyone they can. Priyanka, the groundbreaking actor and UNICEF ambassador, and Maneesh, an entrepreneur and Planned Parenthood board member, joined forces last year to open Sona, a pan-Indian restaurant in New York City, but they didn’t stop there. They recently launched Sona Home, a companion luxury brand that features tabletop items and housewares. 

The two friends sat down with host Kerry Diamond to talk about Sona, Sona Home, and the intention behind each brand. Priyanka also shares a few stories about her teenage years in Iowa, while Maneesh takes us back to 1979 and the opening of his father’s restaurant, which was the very first Indian restaurant in Texas. They also help us navigate the Sona menu and reveal their must-order items. 

Radio Cherry Bombe is supported by Whole Foods and Anjali’s Cup. Discover what’s local and special at the Whole Foods nearest you.

Snag your Jubilee 2023 early bird tickets here!

Recorded by Eric Sheppard on location at Sona Restaurant in Manhattan. Radio Cherry Bombe is a production of Cherry Bombe Magazine. Our theme song is by the band Tra La La. 

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More on Priyanka: Instagram
More on Maneesh: Instagram
More on Sona: Sona Restaurant, Sona Home

Sep 26, 2022
Pastry Chef Pals: Mariah Neston And Michelle Palazzo Of Le Rock And Frenchette
00:42:30

What’s it like running the pastry departments at two of New York City’s buzziest fine dining restaurants? We find out when Michelle Palazzo, director of pastry operations for Le Rock and Frenchette restaurants, and Mariah Neston, Le Rock’s executive pastry chef, join us for today’s episode. The two didn’t know each other before meeting in the kitchen at the critically acclaimed Frenchette, but they quickly formed a professional partnership and support system that has served them well. Today, Mariah calls Michelle her mentor and Michelle says Mariah is her “ride or die.” The two chat with host Kerry Diamond about the journeys that led them to fine dining, how they collaborate with their teams to make some of the city’s best desserts, and what makes a great pastry chef. 

Radio Cherry Bombe is supported by Whole Foods. Discover what’s local and special at the Whole Foods nearest you. 

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More on Mariah: Instagram, Le Rock NYC
More on Michelle: Instagram, Frenchette

Sep 19, 2022
Danielle Walker, Cookbook Author And Health Eating Advocate
00:46:44

When Danielle Walker was 22 years old and a newlywed, she was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. The autoimmune disease was debilitating, and Danielle wasn’t sure she’d achieve any of the goals or dreams she had set for herself, from having a family to working in publishing or P.R. A medical emergency abroad helped her realize there could be a connection between her illness and diet, and so began a long journey toward healing herself and helping countless people through her cookbooks, classes, and community. Her latest and fifth book, Healthy In A Hurry, is the perfect guide for those time-pressed but in search of solutions for eating well. 

Danielle joins host Kerry Diamond to talk about Healthy In A Hurry and how her life and outlook have changed from those early days. 

Radio Cherry Bombe is supported by Wild Planet, leaders in sustainable seafood. For more information, recipes, and a store locator, head to wildplanetfoods.com

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More on Danielle: Instagram, Website

Sep 15, 2022
Amber Mayfield On Building Her Own Food Media & Events Company
00:47:03

Amber Mayfield doesn’t let much get in her way. The events she worked on at her corporate job were a little stale, so she launched her own events company, To Be Hosted. She thought Black culinary creatives deserved attention year-round, not just for Black History Month, so she launched her own print and digital magazine, While Entertaining. She wanted to pay homage to her grandmother’s recipes, so she self-published a recipe journal (coming this fall), rather than go the traditional publishing route. Amber is organized, centered, and spiritual and she joins host Kerry Diamond to share her story. Don’t miss this episode!

Radio Cherry Bombe is supported by Wild Planet, leaders in sustainable seafood. For more information, recipes, and a store locator, head to wildplanetfoods.com

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More on Amber: 
Check out her Instagram
Learn about her events company To Be Hosted
Get a copy of her magazine, While Entertaining

Sep 12, 2022
Padma Lakshmi And Madhur Jaffrey From Jubilee
00:49:01

It’s two legends, one stage on today’s show as we dip into the Jubilee archives. Don’t miss this wise and warm conversation between Madhur Jaffrey and Padma Lakshmi from the Cherry Bombe Jubilee Conference in Brooklyn in Spring 2019. Madhur, says Padma, “is the greatest living writer on Indian food—ever.” Padma, the star of Top Chef and Taste the Nation and a best-selling author, interviewed Madhur and it was a riveting exchange that touched on a wide range of topics: protesting with Mahatma Gandhi, working with the legendary cookbook editor Judith Jones, facing discrimination as an Indian actress, and cheering on the young women championing both Indian food and representation today, including Priya Krishna and Meera Sodha. 

Introducing Madhur and Padma are Suzanne and Michelle Rousseau. The sisters and culinary superstars from Jamaica are the authors of the cookbooks Provisions and Caribbean Potluck.

Jubilee is Cherry Bombe’s annual conference and has become the largest gathering of women in the world of food & drink in the U.S. Early Bird Tickets are now available for Jubilee 2023, taking place Saturday, April 15th, at Center415 in Manhattan. 

This episode is supported by Wild Planet, leaders in sustainable seafood. For more information, recipes, and a store locator, head to wildplanetfoods.com.  

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Sep 05, 2022
Dolcezza Gelato’s Violeta Edelman On Naivete, Luck & Entrepreneurship
00:39:56

Violeta Edelman’s fascinating journey begins in the Amazon. She was a curious 20-year-old from Buenos Aires looking for the answers to life and searching for a soulmate at, of all places, an ayahuasca conference. She found her soulmate, wound up in Washington, D.C., and launched a gelato business with lots of enthusiasm but zero experience. There were lots of tears, expensive mistakes, and a contractor who ran off with their money, but they found a passionate audience for Dolcezza Gelato and things eventually turned around. Today, there are six Dolcezza locations in D.C., and their pints of gelato can be found in more than 3,000 grocery stores nationwide. 

Violeta stopped by our studio to chat with host Kerry Diamond about her unlikely path to entrepreneurship. She shares her story and some advice, and encourages everyone to trust themselves and never stop learning and growing. 

Radio Cherry Bombe is supported by Whole Foods Market and Anjali’s Cup. Learn more at wholefoodsmarket.com. 

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More on Violeta: Instagram, Dolcezza

Aug 29, 2022
"Iron Chef" Judge Nilou Motamed On Comfort Food And Wanderlust
00:40:30

If you’ve watched the Netflix reboot of Iron Chef, you know one of the hardest jobs is held by… the judges! Sure, the chefs are under pressure to get their dishes done and to the judges’ table in record time, but someone has to eat all that food—and pass judgment on the country’s top culinary talent. Globetrotter and TV personality Nilou Motamed handled the gig with aplomb. The food and travel expert joins host Kerry Diamond to talk about the show, the comfort foods and hospitality traditions of her native Iran, and some formative experiences from her childhood. If you love the intersection of culture and cuisine, don’t miss this episode. 

Radio Cherry Bombe is supported by Whole Foods Market and Anjali’s Cup. Learn more at wholefoodsmarket.com. 

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More on Nilou: Instagram, Website

Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend  is streaming now on Netflix

Aug 22, 2022
"The Bear" Culinary Producer Courtney Storer Talks Chefs And Kitchen Culture
00:50:21

If Courtney Storer’s life sounds like an episode of The Bear, it’s no surprise. She’s the culinary producer of the hit show, which was created by her brother, Christopher Storer. The restaurant world has reacted strongly to The Bear and its portrayal of kitchen culture. Courtney, for her part, was drawn to the restaurant industry as a teenager but had to lie about her age to snag her first job. She later wound up working in HR, but was encouraged to attend culinary school because of her passion for cooking. That led to a stint in Paris and senior roles at Animal and Jon & Vinny’s, the critically acclaimed Los Angeles restaurants.

Courtney joins host Kerry Diamond to talk about her culinary journey and what it was like working with the cast and crew of The Bear to accurately portray back-of-house life. She also talks about Raising Foodies, a program developed by the Alliance of Moms to teach individuals in L.A.’s foster care system how to make affordable meals for themselves and their families. 

If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to catch Jeremy Allen White, the star of The Bear, on Radio Cherry Bombe. 

This episode is supported by Wild Planet, leaders in sustainable seafood. For more information, recipes, and a store locator, head to wildplanetfoods.com. This episode is also supported by Whole Foods Market and White Moustache. Learn more at wholefoodsmarket.com. 

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More on Courtney: Instagram, The Bear

More on Raising Foodies by the Alliance of Moms here

Aug 15, 2022
Mökbar Chef Esther Choi On Heart & Hustle
00:44:17

Years ago, when Esther Choi was working behind the scenes of Iron Chef on the Food Network, helping procure specialty groceries for the competitors, she never imagined that one day she’d be battling the country’s best chefs for the show’s top prize. But there she was, part of the star-studded lineup of the new Netflix reboot, Iron Chef: Quest For An Iron Legend. We won’t say if Esther won, but just know there are a few spoiler alerts on this week’s episode. Esther and host Kerry Diamond talk about the series; what next for Mökbar, Esther’s growing chain of Korean ramen eateries; the good and bad of hustle culture; and Esther’s Sessy sesame oil product line. 

This episode is supported by Wild Planet, leaders in sustainable seafood. For more information, recipes, and a store locator, head to wildplanetfoods.com. This episode is also supported by Whole Foods Market and La Newyorkina. Learn more at wholefoodsmarket.com. 

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More on Esther: Instagram, Mökbar, YouTube, Sessy

Aug 08, 2022
Reem Assil Of Reem’s California On Food, Community, And Social Justice
00:56:09

When the former community organizer Reem Assil opened Reem’s California in Oakland, she knew she wanted to do things differently. But she never could have imagined what was to come. There were protests and death threats, but also industry accolades; a heavy mix for anyone, but especially a new mom and new restaurateur. Reem joins host Kerry Diamond to talk about the early days of Reem’s, her time with La Cocina’s incubator program, and how social justice continues to permeate everything she does. They also discuss Reem’s debut cookbook, Arabiyya: Recipes from the Life of an Arab in Diaspora, a tribute to the food at Reem’s and the Arab hospitality she grew up with and champions today.


This episode is supported by Talea Beer Co. For locations and more info, check out taleabeer.com. 

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More on Reem: Instagram, Reem’s California, Arabiyya, La Cocina

Aug 01, 2022
Meet Zoë François, The Sweet Sensation Behind Zoë Bakes
00:36:16

After an unconventional childhood, Zoë François thought the structure of corporate America seemed very appealing. But once she got there, she realized a desk job was not her future and she started baking to deal with the professional doldrums. That led to a stint at the Culinary Institute of America and the start of a fascinating career. Today, Zoë is the star of Zoë Bakes on the Magnolia Network and the author of Zoë Bakes Cakes, her first solo cookbook. Zoë has become known for her beautiful signature baked goods, including puffy pavlovas and layer cakes coated in torched meringue, that she features on her popular Instagram account. Zoë joins host Kerry Diamond to talk about the twists and turns her life has taken and the sweet life is so satisfying.  

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More on Zoë: Instagram, Newsletter, Website

Jul 25, 2022
Kola Goodies’ Sajani Amarasiri On Sri Lanka, Side Hustles & Supply Chains
00:50:42

Sajani Amarasiri was born to launch her own business. She was entrepreneurial as a child growing up in Sri Lanka, studied supply chain management in college, and pursued numerous side hustles as a young adult. While working at Microsoft, she had the idea to launch the first networking and co-working space in Sri Lanka. Called Colombo Cooperative, the concept was embraced by the emerging entrepreneur community in her native country. Around the same time, back in the U.S., Sajani couldn’t help but notice how Southeast Asian traditions and ingredients were influencing the wellness world, so she decided to launch her second bootstrapped brand, one that would pay homage to the Sri Lankan practices she and her family hold dear. That brand, Kola Goodies, earned Sajani the Cherry Bombe Women in Food Award as part of the Foxtrot Market 2022 Up & Comers competition. Her prize includes a monetary award, marketing support, and a spot on Foxtrot’s shelves. 

Sajani joins host Kerry Diamond to talk about her journey, the situation in Sri Lanka, how to survive and thrive in a corporation, and what’s next for Kola Goodies. 

To learn more about Kola Goodies and try them for yourself, visit Foxtrot’s online store

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Jul 18, 2022
The Amazing Grace Young, Chinatown Activist & Cookbook Author
00:53:22

Grace Young knew she wanted to cook from a young age. She was making Julia Child recipes at the age of 10 and as a teen and washed dishes in exchange for cooking lessons from a local instructor. Grace went on to work in test kitchens and write her own cookbooks, including two classics, The Wisdom of The Chinese Kitchen and Breath of a Wok. Before the start of the pandemic in 2020, Grace found herself in a new role, that of activist, as she started fighting for the survival of Manhattan’s Chinatown. Her activism expanded to include Chinatowns around the country, as well as AAPI communities. Because of that work, Grace received this year’s Julia Child Award from the Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts, as well as Humanitarian of the Year from the James Beard Foundation. She joins host Kerry Diamond to talk about her work and culinary calling, and the unexpected turn her life has taken. 

Thank you to Brightland for supporting this episode. Shop and find recipes at brightland.co.

Here is the KK Discount Go Fund Me that Grace mentioned. 

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More on Grace: Instagram, The Julia Child Award, Website

Jul 11, 2022
Rachael Ray And Kim Severson In Conversation At Jubilee 2022
00:41:39

For the keynote conversation at this year’s Cherry Bombe Jubilee Conference, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Kim Severson of The New York Times sat down with food TV superstar and best-selling author Rachael Ray for an honest chat about her life, work, and philanthropy. Introducing Kim and Rachael is Brittany Bradford, the actor who plays Alice Neiman on the HBO Max original series Julia.

Rachael and Kim’s conversation was recorded in April at Center415 in Manhattan. The Cherry Bombe Jubilee conference is the largest gathering of women in the food and drink space in the U.S. This was the 9th in-person Jubilee and the largest one yet. 

Thank you to Kerrygold for supporting today’s show. Visit kerrygoldusa.com for product info, recipes, and a store near you. 

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More on Kim: Instagram, Website
More on Rachael: Instagram, Rachael Ray Show, Website

Jul 04, 2022
"The Bear’s" Jeremy Allen White
00:25:38

The Bear might be the best TV show about restaurant life ever, and its emotional center is Jeremy Allen White, formerly of Shameless, who plays Chef Carmen “Carmy” Berzotto. Carmy, a rising star in the culinary world, returns to Chicago after the death of his brother in an attempt to save his family’s failing eatery. He’s supported and sometimes thwarted in his mission by family, his brother’s longtime crew, and an upstart sous chef named Sydney. Jeremy joins host Kerry Diamond to talk about how he prepared for his role, the team behind the show, and his take on restaurants today. Don’t miss this episode! And be sure to catch The Bear on Hulu. 

Clips courtesy of FX Networks. 

Thank you to Kerrygold, makers of Irish grass-fed butter and cheese, for supporting this episode. To learn more and find a store near you, visit kerrygoldusa.com. This episode is also supported by Brightland, the modern pantry essentials company. 

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More on Jeremy: Instagram, “The Bear”

Jun 30, 2022
Healthy Candy? Yes, Says Honey Mama’s Mama, Christy Goldsby
00:39:15

Christy Goldsby was helping a friend through a health crisis when she came upon a sweet but healthy treat that made her stop in her tracks. That discovery led to the creation of Honey Mama’s, the line of cocoa truffle bars—think better-for-you chocolates with nourishing ingredients—that you keep in the fridge. Christy joins host Kerry Diamond to talk about taking Honey Mama’s from local Portland, Oregon, fave to a nationally distributed darling. Christy also shares what she’s learned along the way, the tools she relies on as an entrepreneur, and how the brand has raised money over the years.

This episode is supported by Brightland, the modern pantry essentials company. Use code CHERRYBOMBE10 for 10% off The Mini Essentials through the end of June at brightland.co.

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More on Christy: Instagram, Honey Mama’s

Jun 27, 2022
Let’s Eat! With Stanley Tucci And The New York Times’ Nikita Richardson
00:43:32

Summer’s here and we hope that means good eats for you this season. On today’s show, two folks who want to help: writer/actor/producer Stanley Tucci and The New York Times Food & Cooking editor Nikita Richardson. Stanley joins us in the second part of the show to chat about his summer plans, his summer reading list, and the San Pellegrino "Summer like an Italian" sweepstakes. (Pro tip: enter!) At the start of the show, host Kerry Diamond catches up with Nikita to hear about her job at the Times and her restaurant newsletter, Where To Eat: New York City. Nikita shares a few faves, her advice for snagging restaurant reservations, and how she tries to have a work-life balance. 

This episode is supported by Costa Brazil, a line of skincare and aroma for the body, the spirit, and the earth founded by Francisco Costa. Visit livecostabrazil.com for more. 

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LINKS:

San Pellegrino competition
The recipe for Stanley’s favorite zucchini dish
Nikita’s newsletter
Nikita on Radio Cherry Bombe in 2018
Nikita’s Grub Street article: Where Are All The Black Restaurant Critics?
Nikita on Instagram
Stanley on Radio Cherry Bombe in 2021
Stanley and Ina Garten on Radio Cherry Bombe
Stanley on Instagram

Jun 20, 2022
Avec’s Dee Charlemagne On Building A Beverage Start-Up
00:29:37

The beverage category is a crowded place these days, especially with all the launches in the low-ABV and no-alcohol space. (Why are there so many spiked seltzers?) But that didn’t deter Dee Charlemagne, co-founder of Avec, the fizzy mixers you can drink straight up or in a cocktail or mocktail. The brand launched early in the pandemic and has found a devoted audience for its modern flavors, ingredients, and low-to-no-sugar stance. Dee joins host Kerry Diamond to talk about entrepreneurship, funding, Starbucks super fans, and the future of Avec. 

This episode is supported by Costa Brazil, a line of skincare and aroma for the body, the spirit, and the earth founded by Francisco Costa. Visit livecostabrazil.com for more. 

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More on Dee: Instagram, AVEC Drinks

Jun 16, 2022
Heart Of Dinner’s Yin Chang And Moonlynn Tsai
00:54:51

Actor and storyteller Yin Chang and restaurateur Moonlynn Tsai met over a meal, fell in love at Burning Man (yes, they share that story), and put their personal lives on hold to care for elders in New York’s Chinatown with nutritious, culturally appropriate meals. At the start of the pandemic, the two realized the elder community needed help, so they stepped forward, bringing their friends and colleagues along in support of the cause and creating Heart of Dinner in the process. The violence directed toward the AAPI community over the past few years has only intensified their desire to make a difference. Yin and Moonlyn stopped by Radio Cherry Bombe to share their story with host Kerry Diamond. Learn about the work Heart of Dinner is doing today and what you can do to help. If you’d like to donate or volunteer, visit here

Thank you to Kerrygold, makers of Irish grass-fed butter and cheese, for supporting this episode. To learn more and find a store near you, visit kerrygoldusa.com. And thank you to Kobrand Fine Wine & Spirits, distributor of Bouvet Ladubay and Cakebread Cellars

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More on Heart of Dinner: Instagram, Website, Volunteer
More on Moonlynn: Instagram
More on Yin: Instagram, 88 Cups of Tea

Jun 13, 2022
Zoe Adjonyoh, Sana Javeri Kadri, And Hetty McKinnon From Jubilee 2022
00:25:31

Three food world dynamos got together for a fireside chat at this year’s sold-out Cherry Bombe Jubilee conference, held in New York City this past April. Hetty McKinnon of Peddler Journal and To Asia, With Love moderated a conversation with Sana Javeri Kadri of Diaspora Co. and Zoe Adjonyoh of Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen and the James Beard Foundation on a wide range of topics, from “diasporic angst” to growth and failure. “If you don’t push yourself out of your comfort zone, where’s the grace going to happen?” asked Zoe. Don’t miss their thoughtful conversation. 

Their talk was introduced by Jannell Lo, the chef and creator of the #DumptheHate AAPI anti-violence campaign and My BF is GF

Thank you to Kerrygold, makers of Irish grass-fed butter and cheese, for supporting this episode. To learn more and find a store near you, visit kerrygoldusa.com.

If you enjoyed this conversation, catch past Radio Cherry Bombe appearances with Hetty, Zoe, and Sana

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More on Hetty: Instagram, Website
More on Sana: Instagram, Diaspora Co
More on Zoe: Instagram, Website

Jun 06, 2022
Bayou Saint Cake’s Bronwen Wyatt Talks Buttercream, Business & More
00:40:15

It’s the cake company that was truly born on the bayou—Bayou Saint Cake from Pastry Chef Bronwen Wyatt. Bronwen joins host Kerry Diamond to share her journey from making rolled cakes out of the Joy of Cooking cookbook at age 8 to launching a custom cake business out of necessity during the pandemic in New Orleans. Learn how this thoughtful cake artist channels her love of art and seasonality to create some of the most original and festive baked goods around. 

Thank you to Käserei Champignon, the maker of Cambozola cheese, and California Prunes for supporting this episode. 

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More on Bronwen: Instagram, Website

Check out Bayou Saint Cake’s recipe for Almond Cake with Prune-Raspberry Butter here!

May 19, 2022
Roman And Williams’ Robin Standefer And La Mercerie’s Marie-Aude Rose
00:52:15

“I want to feed people the way I feed my family,” says Marie-Aude Rose, the executive chef at La Mercerie, the feminine, design-forward restaurant from Roman and Williams, the New York-based design studio co-founded by Robin Standefer. Marie-Aude and Robin join host Kerry Diamond to talk about La Mercerie and its sister space, The Guild, which features home goods, furniture, and more sourced from some of Roman and Williams’ favorite artisans. They discuss their partnership, Robin’s thoughts on restaurant design, Marie-Aude’s bright approach to traditional French cuisine, and La Mercerie’s Sunday supper series dedicated to the women who helped inspire some of the greatest French chefs around. 

Thank you to Käserei Champignon, the maker of Cambozola cheese, and California Prunes for supporting this episode. 

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More on Robin: Roman and Williams, Website
More on Marie-Aude: Instagram

May 16, 2022
Remembering Anne Saxelby Of Saxelby Cheesemongers
00:43:21

Anne Saxelby was a champion of American farmstead and artisanal cheeses and was beloved by cheesemakers and chefs alike. The founder of Saxelby Cheesemongers (now at NYC’s Chelsea Market and online), Anne passed away unexpectedly last October, devastating her family and leaving a big hole in the hearts of many in the food world. In response, Anne’s husband, Patrick Martins, who helped found Heritage Foods, Heritage Radio, and Slow Food USA, started the Anne Saxelby Legacy Fund to keep her spirit alive through paid apprenticeships at farms across the country. Patrick joins host Kerry Diamond to talk about the legacy fund, and later in the show, Anna Harrington of the Rounds cookie company and the ASLF Fundraiser Benefit Committee joins to talk about the legacy fund’s first event, taking place Sept. 14th at Chelsea Market. 

Thank you to California Prunes and to Käserei Champignon, the maker of Cambozola and Grand Noir cheese, for supporting this episode. 

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More on the Anne Saxelby Legacy Fund: Instagram, Website
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More on Anna: Instagram, Website

May 09, 2022
Winemaker And Entrepreneur Samantha Sheehan
00:34:22

When Samantha Sheehan was headed to college, her father thought accounting would be a smart, solid profession for his daughter. Samantha wound up working for Deloitte, but her heart was in science… and sparkling wine. A random conversation in a wine shop led to a career switch. Today, Samantha is a winemaker and entrepreneur based in Napa, California. She has three brands—Poe Wines, Ultraviolet Wines, and Mommenpop—and she collaborates with the likes of Une Femme Wines and Foxtrot Market.

Samantha joins host Kerry Diamond to talk about her entrepreneurial journey and how she builds her wine brands from scratch. Whether you’re thinking of switching careers or are curious about a life in wine, this episode is for you.

This episode is sponsored by Käserei Champignon, the maker of Cambozola cheese, and by the law firm Helbraun Levey.

Monday, May 2nd, is the deadline to vote for Foxtrot’s Fan Favorite Up & Comer’s awards. Vote here!

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More on Samantha: Instagram, Ultra Violet Wines, Mommenpop

May 02, 2022
The Winner Of The Julia Child Challenge, Jaíne Mackievicz
00:38:35

Today, we’re talking with Jaíne Mackievicz, the winner of the brand new Food Network program, The Julia Child Challenge. Jaíne grew up in the Amazon and learned about Julia Child as a child after seeing the culinary icon make spaghetti on Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. The chance viewing led to Jaíne eventually moving all the way to Boston and pursuing her passion for cooking and baking, with Julia as her North Star. It’s a remarkable story and Jaíne joins us to share more. 

Thank you to the law firm Helbraun Levey for supporting today’s show. For a free consultation or to sign up for their hospitality newsletter, visit helbraunlevey.com. 

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Apr 25, 2022
Brooklyn Delhi’s Chitra Agrawal On Bootstrapping And Building A Business
00:34:24

Entrepreneur Chitra Agrawal has faced some challenging moments as the founder of Indian condiments line Brooklyn Delhi. But a great product, a lot of hard work, and some quick thinking got her through the rough patches. Chitra, who is also the author of the cookbook Vibrant India and a mom of two, joins host Kerry Diamond to talk about the ups and downs, why she’s remained an independent and fully-bootstrapped business all these years, and how Trader Joe’s came to launch a copycat product without her involvement. (We did reach out to Trader Joe’s for comment and will update if we hear from them).

Thank you to Mommenpop for sponsoring this episode. Learn more at mommenpop.com.

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More on Chitra: Instagram, Brooklyn Delhi, Vibrant India

Apr 18, 2022
Shukette’s Ayesha Nurdjaja And Vicki Freeman Still Love Restaurants
00:37:56

What’s it like to have a hit on your hands after decades of working in the restaurant industry? For Chef Ayesha Nurdjaja and Restaurateur Vicki Freeman of the Bowery Group, it’s been a thrill seeing their Middle Eastern-inspired restaurant Shukette make top 10 lists and garner great reviews since opening less than a year ago. But a big success doesn’t make them immune from other industry woes, including employee shortages and navigating a pandemic. The two join host Kerry Diamond to talk about the magic of Shukette, why they love restaurants so much, and how they’re dealing with all the changes in the industry. 

Thank you to Mommenpop for sponsoring this episode. 

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More on Vicki: Instagram, Bowery Group Restaurants
More on Ayesha: Instagram, Shuka NYC, Shukette NYC

Apr 11, 2022
Dishing On Julia, The Official Companion Podcast for HBO Max’s "Julia"
00:50:57

Love Julia Child? We have a treat for you! Radio Cherry Bombe’s Kerry Diamond is hosting a brand new podcast called Dishing On Julia and it’s the official companion podcast to the HBO Max original series Julia, based on the life of Julia Child. For this week’s show, we’re airing Episode 1 of Dishing On Julia so you can get a taste of this delicious new program. Kerry recaps the latest episode of Julia and talks with Creator Daniel Goldfarb and Executive Producer Kimberly Carver about how the show came to be. For the finale, Ina Garten stops by! Ina shares her Julia Child connection and what she’d make for dinner with Julia. 

Listen to Dishing On Julia wherever you get your podcasts. We’d love for you to subscribe to and rate the show. Also, don’t miss Julia, streaming now on HBO Max

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Apr 06, 2022
Julia Child Was My Boss, With Stephanie Hersh
00:52:09

Stephanie Hersh dreamed of a job in the culinary world, but she never imagined she would have a front row seat to the life of the biggest culinary icon around, Julia Child. Stephanie became Julia’s executive assistant in the most unlikely of ways, when a chance phone call came into the secretarial school she was attending after time at the Culinary Institute of America. The only catch? Julia wanted an office assistant, not a starry-eyed culinary school grad. Stephanie talked her way into the job and wound up becoming Julia’s right hand for almost 16 years. Today, Stephanie is a chef instructor with Oceania Cruises and is based in New Zealand. She joins host Kerry Diamond to share some of her memories, her thoughts on the film Julie & Julia, and what Julia was like as a boss. 

Thank you to Mommenpop for sponsoring this episode. 

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Mar 31, 2022
Christine Tobin, The Food Stylist Behind HBO Max's "Julia"
00:36:04

When Christine Tobin answered her phone one December day in 2019, she had no idea it would lead to the job of a lifetime: food stylist on the set of Julia, the new HBO Max original series based on the life of Julia Child. Christine joins host Kerry Diamond to share what it was like behind the scenes, how she did her research, and what Julia Child means to her. Was all the food real? Did Christine and her team follow Julia's recipes for the featured food? Give a listen to find out! Christine also shares some of her favorite foodie films and TV shows, from The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover to Anne With An E. Listen wherever you get your podcasts. 

Thank you to Foxtrot Market for sponsoring this episode. If your f&b brand is the next big thing, apply to Foxtrot’s Up & Comers Awards! The deadline is April 4th. 

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More on Christine: Instagram

Mar 28, 2022
"The Great British Bake Off’s" Nadiya Hussain Is Back!
00:47:56

When you think of the U.K., what do you think of? The Beatles? The Queen? Fish & chips? We, of course, go straight to The Great British Bake Off. One of the show’s most delightful winners, Nadiya Hussain, stopped by Radio Cherry Bombe in person recently to share what she’s been up to. Since we last checked in with Nadiya, she’s written more books, including her latest, Nadiya’s Fast Flavours; visited L.A. and New Orleans for a BBC program about American food; and has been serving as a culinary ambassador for the GREAT campaign, a program to promote what’s awesome about the U.K. She and host Kerry Diamond talk New York City eats (Nadiya is looking for great cheesecake. Any suggestions?), what U.K. food she misses the most when traveling, and her unexpected career as a writer. Listen wherever you get your podcasts! 

Thank you to Kerrygold and Foxtrot Market for sponsoring this episode.

Do you have a brand? Apply for Foxtrot x Cherry Bombe’s Up & Comers Awards!

And if you haven’t tried Kerrygold butter or cheese, find a store near you

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Mar 21, 2022
The Power of Saying Yes With Chef Pilar Valdes of "The Drew Barrymore Show"
00:44:00

Chef Pilar Valdes is proof that saying yes and following your passion can lead to unexpected places. As a young film student in the Philippines, Pilar never envisioned that one day she’d be a chef in New York City with her own company (Kickshaw Cookery), co-author of a cookbook (Rebel Homemaker), or culinary contributor to the most effervescent program on daytime TV (The Drew Barrymore Show). But here she is. Pilar joins host Kerry Diamond to talk about her journey, her Filipino heritage, her favorite forms of self-care, her Cherry Bombe cover, and more. 

Thank you to Lenox and to Foxtrot Market for supporting this episode. Learn more about the Lenox wine glass collab with sommelier Victoria James. And be sure to check out Cherry Bombe’s curated collection of female-founded food brands at foxtrotco.com

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Follow Pilar on Instagram and pick up a copy of Cherry Bombe Issue 17 with Pilar and Drew Barrymore on the cover.

Mar 14, 2022
Pastry Chef and Pop-Up Queen Natasha Pickowicz
01:01:27

Today’s guest is Natasha Pickowicz, the celebrated pastry chef, pop-up queen and Cherry Bombe magazine cover star. Natasha is a singular talent in the food world, and has become known during the pandemic for her thoughtful, creative pop-ups and collaborations. She shares her pop-up do’s and don’ts and the early experiences that shaped who she is today, from rowing crew at Cornell to a random job at a punk rock bodega in Montreal, and gives us a peek at her upcoming cookbook. Natasha and host Kerry Diamond also talk about Natasha’s dad, the history professor Paul Pickowicz, and his journey back to Ukraine to learn more about his roots. 

Thank you to Lenox and to Foxtrot Market for supporting this episode. Lenox has a new wine glass collab with sommelier Victoria James. Learn more at lenox.com/collections/signature-series. And be sure to check out Cherry Bombe’s virtual aisle featuring female-founded brands at foxtrotco.com.

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Be sure to check out Bakers Against Racism's “Bake for Ukraine”

More on Natasha: Instagram, DEMI Community pastry chat

Mar 07, 2022
Chefs Lana Lagomarsini And Nana Wilmot Are Redefining Fine Dining
01:02:46

Meet two chefs putting their own spin on fine dining. Chef Lana Lagomarsini and Chef Nana Wilmot recently collaborated on a dinner with Resident, the roving luxury pop-up series that wove together the history of Black food, their personal stories, and their fine dining backgrounds, one course at a time. The two were working up the ladder in the restaurant world, at places like Le Coucou and Daniel, before the pandemic struck, changing their career trajectories. They each took matters into their own hands and began working as private chefs and exploring a more personal approach to their food. Lana and Nana join host Kerry Diamond to share the inspiration behind their dinner and give their take on the current and future state of fine dining. 

Thank you to our sponsors: Lenox has a new wine glass collab with sommelier Victoria James. Learn more at lenox.com/collections/signature-series. Luke’s Lobster has partnered with American Unagi to bring sustainable seafood from Maine to your front door. Use promo code CHERRY15 for 15% off all products at lukeslobster.com through March 31.

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More on Chef Lana: Instagram, Website
More on Chef Nana: Instagram, Georgina’s Catering, Love That I Knead Supper Club

Feb 28, 2022
“Wine Girl” Author And Star Sommelier Victoria James
00:49:32

When Victoria James became a sommelier at the age of 21, she was the youngest person to achieve that designation in America. It was an impressive feat made all the more remarkable by the fact that her childhood and teenage years were filled with economic hardship, mental abuse, and worse. In her hopeful and heartbreaking memoir Wine Girl, Victoria writes about her early years as well as her professional highlights and lowlights in fine dining and fancy wine, exposing the hypocrisies and inequities that exist in those worlds. Victoria joins host Kerry Diamond to talk about her book, the wine world’s Me Too moment, her new life as a mom and partner in the restaurant group behind the Cote Korean steakhouses in New York and Miami, and her partnership with Lenox. 

Thank you to Luke’s Lobster for supporting this episode. Use promo code CHERRY15 for 15% off all products at lukeslobster.com through March 31.

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More on Victoria: Instagram, Wine Girl, Cote NYC, WineEmpowered

Feb 21, 2022
Eva Chen and Tom Bannister on Granola and Passion Projects
00:48:59

Eva Chen is one of the most multi-hyphenated folks in New York City. The head of fashion partnerships at Instagram, she’s also a mom of three, former editor in chief and beauty editor, social media influencer, and New York Times bestselling children’s book author. The last thing she expected to be is a granola muse, but that’s her latest role thanks to her husband Tom Bannister’s passion project, Tom’s Perfect 10 Original Granola. Tom, the creative director at the Billion Dollar Boy agency during the day, transformed his fondness for granola into an actual business during the pandemic and now it’s a buzzy brand, thanks to a playful Instagram strategy, a two-way conversation with customers, and feedback from Eva. The college sweethearts join host Kerry Diamond to talk about granola as well as Eva’s latest book, I Am Golden, which she describes as a celebration of AAPI joy and her most personal book yet. 

Thanks to American Unagi and Luke’s Lobster for supporting today’s show. Use code CHERRY15 for 15% off all products at lukeslobster.com through March 31st. 

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More on Eva: Instagram, LinkTree
More on Thomas: Instagram, Tom’s Perfect 10 Granola

Feb 14, 2022
Claire Saffitz is a Dessert Person
00:56:32

It took a while for YouTube’s favorite baker, Claire Saffitz, to figure out her calling. Claire joins host Kerry Diamond to talk about her early days as a culinary student in Paris, her first and only restaurant job, and how food media became her thing. Claire also shares a few tidbits about her upcoming cookbook; what she learned in the process of writing her debut cookbook, the bestselling Dessert Person; and why she considers Dorie Greenspan and Claudia Fleming her mentors. 

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More on Claire: Instagram, Dessert Person, YouTube

Feb 07, 2022
"Take Out With Lisa Ling" Is Must-Watch Food TV
00:42:09

Lisa Ling is one of the most intrepid journalists around, having covered war, natural disasters, and a range of humanitarian issues, but she’s never focused on food. In her new HBO Max docu-series, "Take Out With Lisa Ling," she looks at the Asian American experience through the lens of food, highlighting different communities across the U.S. Special guests include writer/musician Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast and "Crying in H Mart" fame to recipe developer and video personality Sohla El-Waylly and New Orleans Chef Cristina Quackenbush. Lisa and host Kerry Diamond talk about the show and Lisa’s remarkable, decades-long career. 

Today’s show is supported by Territory Foods. To get healthy meals delivered right to your door, visit territoryfoods.com. Use code CHERRY75 for $75 off your first three orders plus free shipping.

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More on Lisa: Instagram, Stop AAPI Hate GoFundMe, Takeout with Lisa Ling

Jan 31, 2022
Chef Hillary Sterling of Ci Siamo Has Arrived
00:41:43

Chef Hillary Sterling is one of the most respected chefs on the New York scene, having worked over the years at Mesa Grill, Lupa, A Voce, and Vic’s, honing her craft and becoming known for beautiful, seasonal, Italian-inspired cuisine. Today, Chef Hillary helms the kitchen—the very open kitchen—at Ci Siamo, the highly anticipated restaurant from Union Square Hospitality Group that opened in Manhattan West this past October. Hillary joins host Kerry Diamond to talk about her early days bussing tables as a teen in Montauk, her decision to become a chef, working with the legendary pastry chef Claudia Fleming, and the highlights of the Ci Siamo menu. 

Today’s show is supported by Territory Foods. For more, visit territoryfoods.com. Use code CHERRY75 for $75 off your first three weeks.

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For more about Chef Hillary:
Info: https://www.cisiamonyc.com/team-member/hillarybrsterling-1/
Instagram: @chefhillarysterling

Jan 24, 2022
Gaby Melian Says Keep Cooking, Be Happy
00:42:00

Gaby Melian is the home cook with the heart of gold! Since leaving the Bon Appétit test kitchen, Gaby has been working on two book projects, the first of which is out tomorrow. Titled Food-Related Stories and published by Penguin’s Pocket Change Collective, it features snippets from Gaby’s life and the lessons she’s learned along the way. She and host Kerry Diamond talk about the book as well as her upcoming cookbook and how she managed to produce it during the pandemic. They also talk about her love of empanadas, creating content for her YouTube channel and Patreon, and how her beloved pup Pucho is doing. 

Today’s show is supported by Territory Foods. To get healthy meals delivered right to your door, visit territoryfoods.com. Use code CHERRY75 for $75 off your first three orders plus free shipping.

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Jan 17, 2022
Liz Moody Of Healthier Together Is A Good-Advice Machine
01:06:06

Liz Moody was an ex-pat writer living in London when her anxiety got so bad, she could barely leave her bed. She put her journalism skills to good use and began interviewing health experts, whose advice she started to report on and follow. Today, Liz writes about wellness for the likes of Glamour, Vogue, Goop, and Marie Claire; has published two cookbooks, Healthier Together and Glow Pops; and hosts a popular podcast, also called Healthier Together. Liz shares her upbeat and easy-to-follow tips, hacks, and recipes across multiple platforms, from her website to her Patreon, Instagram, and TikTok. The wellness pro joins host Kerry Diamond to talk about her mission to make wellness less intimidating, her pandemic nomading, and her belief in the power of community. Liz and Kerry also answer questions from Liz’s new Healthier Together conversation-starter card deck

Today’s show is supported by Territory Foods. For more, visit territoryfoods.com. Use code CHERRY75 for $75 off over three weeks of meals.

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For more about Liz:
Website: lizmoody.com
Patreon: patreon.com/lizmoody
Instagram: @lizmoody
Healthier Together card deck: htdeck.com

Jan 10, 2022
Chef Mashama Bailey of The Grey, The Best of 2021
00:37:25

We’re sharing some of our top episodes from last year, including this interview with Mashama Bailey, chef/co-owner of The Grey in Savannah, Georgia. Mashama joined host Kerry Diamond last January to talk about her landmark restaurant, as well as the book she co-authored with her business partner, John Morisano. Titled Black, White, and The Grey: The Story of an Unexpected Friendship and a Beloved Restaurant, it is a unique memoir that delves into their relationship and features recipes important to each of them. 

Today’s show is supported by Kerrygold. For more, visit https://www.kerrygoldusa.com/kerrygold-comforts/

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Radio Cherry Bombe’s Top 10 episodes: https://cherrybombe.com/top-10-episodes-in-2021

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Jan 03, 2022
“Bourdain” Author Laurie Woolever, The Best of 2021
01:07:02

It’s our number one show of 2021—our interview with Laurie Woolever, author of Bourdain: The Definitive Oral Biography, one of the year’s most anticipated books. Laurie joined host Kerry Diamond in July to talk about the book World Travel, a project they had started before his death that would share inside details on the places he had loved and visited over the years. 

As his longtime assistant (or lieutenant, as he called her) and his co-author, Laurie was enmeshed in the details of Anthony Bourdain’s life and work. When the beloved chef and journalist died in 2018, Laurie lost a boss, a friend, and a trusted collaborator. 

Today’s show is supported by Kerrygold. For more, visit https://www.kerrygoldusa.com/kerrygold-comforts/. Radio Cherry Bombe is recorded at Newsstand Studios at Rockefeller Center in New York City. Our theme song is by the band Tra La La.

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Dec 30, 2021
Molly Baz of “Cook This Book,” The Best of 2021
00:44:07

This week, we’re airing some of our most popular shows of 2021. Molly Baz, the cookbook author, recipe developer, and former Bon Appétit personality, joined us back in April to talk about the launch of her new cookbook, Cook This Book. Molly shares how learning how to cook became a passion that took her from her own supper club to the kitchens of several restaurants to a job at Bon Appétit. Now, teaching others how to cook is what drives her. Learn how her cookbook came together, why Molly moved to L.A., and whether she’ll return to YouTube any time soon. 

Thank you to Kerrygold for supporting this show. Learn more about Kerrygold and its Holiday Calm program at KerrygoldUSA.com

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Dec 27, 2021
Chef Millie Peartree Of Full Heart Full Bellies Is Ready For A New Year
00:40:53

When the pandemic struck, Millie Peartree sprang into action. She created an organization called Full Heart Full Bellies to help feed children in the Bronx who were in danger of going hungry. A natural-born networker and connector, she reached out to her friends and professional acquaintances and got them to pitch in. Today, Full Heart Full Bellies is an official 501c3 and Millie is determined to do even more for those who are food insecure, inspired by one of her heroes, Chef José Andrés of World Central Kitchen. At the same time, she’s making sure to take care of herself physically and mentally so she can take care of others. Don’t miss this chat with one of the most inspiring people we know. 

This episode is presented by Kerrygold. Don’t miss their Holiday Calm program at KerrygoldUSA.com.

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Dec 24, 2021
Cookie Queen Sarah Kieffer Is Back!
00:37:56

It’s peak cookie season, so we’ve got cookie queen Sarah Kieffer on the latest Radio Cherry Bombe. Sarah has followed up her 2020 bestseller, 100 Cookies, with her newest book, Baking for the Holidays: 50+ Treats for a Festive Season, and she’s here to tell us all about it. The Minneapolis-based baker shares her favorite recipes from the book and talks to host Kerry Diamond about why she loves cookie dough, why she doesn’t love spreadsheets, and why she dedicated her book to her mom. 

Thank you to Kerrygold for supporting our show. Visit kerrygoldusa.com to check out their Holiday Calm program. 

Radio Cherry Bombe is recorded at Newsstand Studios at Rockefeller Center in New York City. Visit https://cherrybombe.com/radio-cherry-bombe for transcripts and past episodes. 

Dec 20, 2021
The River Cafe’s Ruth Rogers Steps Out Of Her Comfort Zone
00:47:45

One of the year’s best new podcasts comes from none other than Ruth Rogers, the chef, owner, and co-founder of The River Cafe, one of London’s most beloved restaurants. Called River Cafe Table Four, the show features Ruth and her very famous friends (Victoria Beckham, Paul McCartney, Glenn Close, Jake Gyllenhaal, and others) in conversation about food moments and memories. Ruth joins host Kerry Diamond to talk about stepping out of her comfort zone, why asking about comfort food is always a good idea, and the joys of a simple tomato sauce. They also chat about Ruth’s accidental career as a chef and how things are these days at The River Cafe. 

Thank you to Cambozola for supporting this episode. To learn more about this award-winning cheese, visit thisisfinecheese.com

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Dec 16, 2021
Ballymaloe's Darina Allen Is A Force Of Nature
01:08:37

Few people have impacted the Irish food scene like Darina Allen. She’s the co-founder of the world-famous Ballymaloe Cookery School in County Cork; she’s authored 21 cookbooks, including her latest, Darina Allen: How to Cook; and she’s a tireless champion of the slow food movement, farmers’ markets, and culinary education for children. Darina joins host Kerry Diamond to talk about how she fell in love with cooking, the real reason she became a culinary instructor, and how Marcella Hazan inadvertently influenced the Irish farmers’ market scene.

This episode is supported by Kerrygold, the makers of beautiful butter and cheese made with milk from Irish grass-fed cows. 

Dec 13, 2021
Mary McCartney On Food TV, Family, And Her Mother’s Legacy
00:40:20

Today’s guest is Mary McCartney, the star of Mary McCartney Serves It Up, a charming series on Discovery+. On the show, Mary shares her favorite plant-based recipes and entertaining tips while cooking along with some guests you might recognize, such as Oprah, the Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl, and Mary’s dad, the one and only Paul McCartney. As Mary explains to host Kerry Diamond, the show is a bit of a transition for her. A well-known portrait photographer, Mary is used to being on the other side of the camera and has photographed everyone from Harry Styles to Taylor Swift to Queen Elizabeth. But food has played a central role in her life. Her mother, the late Linda McCartney, was an early proponent of vegetarianism, and Mary, along with her father and her sister, the fashion designer Stella McCartney, helped launch Meat Free Mondays more than a decade ago. Mary has also written several cookbooks, including At My Table: Vegetarian Feasts for Family and Friends

Today’s episode is presented by Fridge No More. 

Radio Cherry Bombe is recorded at Newsstand Studios at Rockefeller Center. For transcripts and past episodes, visit cherrybombe.com/radio-cherry-bombe.

Dec 09, 2021
Paula Sutton Of Hill House Vintage Gets Ready For The Holidays
00:46:29

Paula Sutton was working in the fast-paced world of London fashion when she and her husband decided to move to the English countryside. As part of her new life, Paula found herself with an entire house to decorate on a small budget, so she began to frequent flea markets, antique shops, and boot sales. She documented everything on her blog, Hill House Vintage, and the rest is history. Paula joins host Kerry Diamond from her home in Norfolk, England, to talk about her brand new book, "Hill House Living: The Art of Creating a Joyful Life," and her plans for the holidays.

Thank you to Kerrygold for supporting this episode. Visit KerrygoldUSA.com for their special Holiday Calm program. 

Radio Cherry Bombe is recorded at Newsstand Studios at Rockefeller Center in New York City. Visit cherrybombe.com/radio-cherry-bombe for transcripts and past episodes.

Dec 06, 2021
Pastry Chef Caroline Schiff Talks Hanukkah Treats and Holiday Baking
00:32:48

Caroline Schiff, the pastry chef at Brooklyn hot spot Gage & Tollner, joins us to share what she’s making and baking for Hanukkah, one of her favorite holidays. She also shares the story behind her debut cookbook, "The Sweet Side of Sourdough: 50 Irresistible Recipes For Pastries, Buns, Cakes, Cookies, and More," and how her signature dessert at Gage & Tollner, the Baked Alaska, became such a hit. 

Thank you to Kerrygold for supporting our show. Check out their Holiday Calm program at KerrygoldUSA.com

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Nov 29, 2021
Jessica Seinfeld Talks New Holiday Traditions & Her New Cookbook
00:36:36

It’s a bonus episode! Jessica Seinfeld joins host Kerry Diamond to talk about her new cookbook, "Vegan, at Times"—her fifth cookbook!—and what she’ll be making this Thanksgiving and Hanukkah. Jessica shares how the cookbook and her vegan journey came about, and how she’s brought her family along. They talk about the dishes from "Vegan, at Times" that Jessica will be making for the holidays, including her polenta and baked beans. Jessica also updates us on her Good+ Foundation, an amazing organization that has helped countless children and their parents. 

Thank you to Modern Sprout and Fridge No More for supporting this show. Get 30% percent off everything at Modern Sprout this Black Friday. And use code CHERRYBOMBE when you download the Fridge No More app and get 50% off your first purchase of $100 or less. 

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Nov 24, 2021
Thanksgiving Plans With Southern Baking Star Cheryl Day
00:39:43

Cheryl Day of Back In The Day Bakery in Savannah is renowned for her biscuits, pies, and cakes, so Thanksgiving is a big deal for her and her customers. Cheryl and host Kerry Diamond talk about the upcoming holiday, the secret to a good pumpkin pie, Cheryl’s three bread stuffing, and other holiday dinner essentials. They also discuss Cheryl’s major new book, "Cheryl Day’s Treasury of Southern Baking." Clocking in at 400 pages with more than 200 recipes, it features everything from Cheryl’s famous biscuits to gathering cakes, scones, cobblers, jams, preserves, and sweet and savory butters. 

Thank you to Kerrygold, the makers of beautiful butter and cheese from Irish grass-fed dairy, and to Modern Sprout. Check out Modern Sprout’s 30% off sale this Black Friday. 

Radio Cherry Bombe is recorded at Newsstand Studios at Rockefeller Center. Our theme song is by the band Tralala.

Nov 22, 2021
Top Chef Winner Kelsey Barnard Clark Wants To Reorganize Your Fridge
00:47:05

It’s no surprise Kelsey Barnard Clark won Season 16 of Top Chef. She put her drive, determination, French training, and affection for mise en place to work for her. Plus, she sprinkled in lots of love letters to her Alabama upbringing. Today, Kelsey is the force behind KBC, an eatery, bakery, and catering operation in Dothan, Alabama. She also is the author of a brand new cookbook, Southern Grit: 100+ Down-Home Recipes for the Modern Cook. Kelsey joins us to talk about her debut book, why her hairdryer is a crucial tool for her roast chicken recipe, and why we’ve been organizing our fridges all wrong. 

Thank you to Cypress Grove and Fridge No More for supporting this episode. Get 50% off your first grocery order from Fridge No More with code CHERRYBOMBE. Visit here for more

Nov 18, 2021
Baker Ellen King Never Gets Tired Of Bread
00:41:23

Ellen King of Hewn Bakery in Evanston, Illinois, is happy to report that her love affair with baking is still going strong. A champion of heritage grains, Ellen chats with host Kerry Diamond about this year’s Thanksgiving and Hanukkah offerings from Hewn, including gougères, brie en croȗte, bourbon pecan pies, challah, and—baked, not fried—raspberry sufganiyot. Ellen also talks about the cornbread recipes from her cookbook, Heritage Baking, and walks us through her plan for her Thanksgiving leftovers. 

Thank you to Kerrygold, the maker of butter and cheese from Irish grass-fed dairy, and "Julia," the Julia Child documentary, for supporting this episode. 

Nov 15, 2021
"To Asia, With Love" Cookbook Author Hetty McKinnon
00:40:55

In this special bonus episode from Radio Cherry Bombe’s Cooks and Books conference at Ace Hotel Brooklyn, we’re bringing you a conversation between Radio Cherry Bombe host Kerry Diamond and author Hetty McKinnon. Hetty is a cookbook author, recipe developer, lover of vegetables, a podcaster, and an indie magazine publisher. Her latest cookbook, "To Asia, With Love," came out earlier this year and Hetty shares the story behind what it took to get her book into the world, her thoughts on representation in the cookbook world, and what she has against coffee table cookbooks.

Today’s show is sponsored by Käserei Champignon and Modern Sprout.

Nov 11, 2021
Bakers Dorie Greenspan and Umber Ahmad From The Cooks & Books Conference
00:37:04

Dorie Greenspan thought she was finished writing cookbooks. She had published her 13th book—“a baker’s dozen,” she joked—but a suggestion that she do a savory baking book was enough to get her excited and inspired. The result, Baking With Dorie, was recently released and it’s not the savory-only work she thought she would produce. “I just couldn’t stay away from desserts,” she says. Interviewing Dorie is baker Umber Ahmad, the owner of Mah-Ze-Dahr Bakery, which has locations in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Arlington, Virginia. 

Their chat took place during the Cherry Bombe Cooks & Books conference, held at Ace Hotel Brooklyn. This episode is supported by Kerrygold. Visit kerrygoldusa.com to learn more about their butter and cheeses made with milk from Irish grass-fed cows.

Nov 08, 2021
Food Journalist Mayukh Sen On The Taste Makers You Need to Know About
00:40:02

Award-winning journalist Mayukh Sen, one of the most important young voices in food media, has made a name for himself by telling the stories of marginalized culinary personalities. Now, in his first book, Taste Makers: Seven Immigrant Women who Revolutionized Food In America, Mayukh digs even deeper to share the lives of women whose culinary contributions to this country have been forgotten or overlooked. He joins host Kerry Diamond to talk about his book, the women he focused on, his unconventional career path, and more. 

Today’s show is supported by Kerrygold, makers of beautiful butter and cheese, and Modern Sprout, your source for amazing indoor and outdoor gardening products, for supporting this episode. 

Radio Cherry Bombe is recorded at Newsstand Studios at Rockefeller Center in New York City. 

Nov 01, 2021
Gage & Tollner’s Chef Sohui Kim on Resilience and Community
00:45:57

Sohui Kim is the chef and co-owner of Gage & Tollner, one of the most celebrated restaurants in New York City. It’s also one of the most historic restaurants, as it dates back to 1892. The legendary Edna Lewis cooked there in the 1980s and ‘90s, the interior and exterior are landmarked, and many New Yorkers marked important moments there. Sohui, her partners, and her team are breathing new life into the space, earning rave reviews and spots on multiple best-of lists. But this latest incarnation of Gage & Tollner almost didn’t happen because of the pandemic. Sohui joins host Kerry Diamond to talk about the resilience and community support it took to re-open the restaurant. Don’t miss their chat! 

Thank you to Kerrygold, makers of milk and cheese from Irish grass-fed cows, and to Sir Kensington’s and their new Fry Sauce, which you can order here

Radio Cherry Bombe is recorded at Newsstand Studios at Rockefeller Center in the heart of New York City. Our theme song, All Fired Up, is by the band Tralala.

Oct 25, 2021
Love & Lasagna with Don Angie’s Scott Tacinelli & Angie Rito
00:46:51

Scott Tacinelli and Angie Rito are the chefs and co-owners of Don Angie, one of the hottest restaurants in New York City, and they also happen to be husband and wife and new parents—to a strong-willed 10-month-old. The duo recently collaborated on a cookbook, Italian American: Red Sauce Classics and New Essentials, that’s out Oct. 26th and is a nod to their heritage and the food they love to eat and cook. Scott and Angie join host Kerry Diamond to talk about their debut book, plus family, their famous pinwheel lasagna, and how they fell in love. Don’t miss their chat.

Thank you to Kerrygold, makers of beautiful butter and cheese, and to Ace Hotel Brooklyn for supporting this episode. 

Radio Cherry Bombe is recorded at Newsstand Studios at Rockefeller Center in New York City.

Oct 19, 2021
Meet The Woman Behind The Korean Vegan, Joanne Molinaro
00:46:26

Joanne Molinaro and her alter ego, The Korean Vegan, are taking the food world by storm. A lawyer turned blogger turned TikTok star, Joanne has captivated millions of fans with her vegan takes on classic Korean recipes. But Joanne adds a twist in the form of deeply personal stories about her life, her family, and her role as a content creator. Her debut cookbook, The Korean Vegan Cookbook: Reflections and Recipes from Omma's Kitchen, is out Tuesday, Oct. 12th, and it’s one of the season’s most anticipated cookbooks. Joanne joins host Kerry Diamond to talk about her story and her favorite recipes. 

Joanne will be at Cherry Bombe Cooks & Books celebration on Saturday, Oct. 16th. Tickets and all-access passes are now on sale. 

Thank you to Kerrygold and Ace Hotel Brooklyn for supporting Radio Cherry Bombe. 

Radio Cherry Bombe is recorded at Newsstand Studios at Rockefeller Center in New York City.

Oct 11, 2021
Chef Tommi Vincent on Food, Faith, and Family
00:48:36

Chef Tommi Vincent is a force. As the matriarch behind Vincent Country, the company she and her husband founded to uplift and inspire others, Chef Tommi is all about helping others be their best selves. In addition to being a mom, grandmother, chef, and philanthropist, Tommi is a board member of The National Domestic Violence Hotline and has dedicated her time and resources to helping others affected by domestic violence. Tommi is also a member of Just Call Me Chef, the black female chef collective, and was honored with the organization’s Just Call Me Sis sisterhood award earlier this year. 

If you or anyone you know is affected by domestic violence, you can reach The National Domestic Violence Hotline by calling 800-799-7233, by texting the word START to 88788, or visiting thehotline.org. 

Oct 07, 2021
Stanley Tucci On Italy, Julia Child, And His New Book, “Taste”
00:40:52

Stanley Tucci, the food world’s favorite actor, stops by Radio Cherry Bombe today and there’s a lot to talk about. His memoir, "Taste: My Life Through Food," is out today; "Big Night," the cult film he co-wrote, co-directed, and starred in, just turned 25; and his TV program, "Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy," just won an Emmy. Stanley also chats with host Kerry Diamond about his pasta rules, his love for Julia Child, and, of course, timpano. Don’t miss this episode!

 

Thank you to Kerrygold, Crate & Barrel, and Ace Hotel Brooklyn for supporting our podcast.

 

Radio Cherry Bombe is recorded at Newsstand Studios at Rockefeller Center in the heart of New York City. 

Oct 05, 2021
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’s 50th Anniversary, with Madeline Stuart
00:45:28

Young Madeline Stuart loved Charlie and the Chocolate Factory so much, she suggested to her dad that the Roald Dahl classic children’s book would make a great movie. Fortunately, for the legions of Willy Wonka fans, Madeline’s dad was director and documentarian Mel Stuart… and the rest is Hollywood history. Madeline’s dad gave her $50 for the idea and the Stuart family would eventually move to Munich for the making of the movie. Madeline joins host Kerry Diamond to talk about the story behind the movie, the Quaker Oats connection, her father’s relationship with Dahl, the casting of Gene Wilder, and more. They also talk about Madeline’s career as a celebrated interior designer and her book, No Place Like Home: Interiors by Madeline Stuart.

 

Thank you to Kerrygold, makers of beautiful Irish butter and cheese from grass-fed dairy, and Ace Hotel Brooklyn, for supporting our show.

 

Radio Cherry Bombe is recorded at Newsstand Studios at Rockefeller Center. Visit cherrybombe.com/madeline-stuart-transcript  later this week for a transcript of this episode. 

Sep 27, 2021
Meet The Trader Joe’s Virgin
00:24:38
If you’re part of the Trader Joe’s fan club, you might find it hard to believe that our host, Cherry Bombe founder Kerry Diamond, has never shopped at the famous grocery chain. On this episode, Kerry makes up for lost time and visits her local Trader Joe’s in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, along with assistant producer Jenna Sadhu to learn all about the chain’s popular mix of product and price point, and why Trader Joe’s is so obsessed with pumpkin and snacks. Jenna shares the history of the beloved brand and she and Kerry walkthrough cult-fave products including Speculoos Cookie Butter and Everything But The Bagel Sesame Seasoning. Kerry shares what she tossed in her shopping cart and what gets her thumb’s up and thumb’s down. Thank you to Kerrygold butter and cheese made with milk from Irish grass-fed cows, and to Ace Hotel Brooklyn. For 15% off your stay, use code cherryb.
Sep 20, 2021
Queer Eye’s Antoni Porowski Loves Dinnertime
00:39:56

Antoni Porowski is back with his latest cookbook, 'Antoni: Let’s Do Dinner.' The 'Queer Eye' star’s second book is a celebration of his favorite meal, with recipes inspired by everything from his childhood favorites to his love for salads. Antoni joins host Kerry Diamond to talk about 'Let’s Do Dinner,' the team that helped him bring the book to life, and his love for everything from rotisserie chicken to eggs to Nigella Lawson. Antoni also shares the work he’s been doing in support of Poland’s LGBTQ+ community via the Equaversity Foundation. 

Thank you to Kerrygold, the amazing butter and cheese made with milk from Irish grass-fed cows, for supporting this podcast. 

Radio Cherry Bombe was recorded at Newsstand Studios at Rockefeller Center in New York City.

Sep 13, 2021
The Real Edna Lewis: A Conversation With Her Niece, Nina Williams-Mbengue
00:45:40

Edna Lewis might be the most important American chef ever and few people knew her like her niece, Nina Williams-Mbengue. Nina was just 12 years old when she helped her Aunt Edna by typing up the notes for Edna’s landmark cookbook, TheTaste of Country Cooking. The 1976 book inspired the farm-to-table movement of later years, codified the classics of Southern cuisine, and documented the foodways of Freetown, Virginia, the settlement founded by Edna’s grandfather and other individuals who had been freed from chattel slavery. Nina shares what her aunt was really like, her memories of summers spent in Freetown, and what Edna would think of the legacy she left behind. Don’t miss this special episode. 

Thank you to Chronicle Books for supporting our podcast. Chronicle Books is the publisher of Flavors of the Sun: The Sahadi’s Guide to Understanding, Buying, and Using Middle Eastern Ingredients by Christine Sahadi Whelan, out Tuesday, Sept. 7th. Be sure to get a copy from your favorite bookstore. 

Radio Cherry Bombe is recorded at Newsstand Studios at Rockefeller Center in New York City. 

Visit https://cherrybombe.com/nina-mbengue-transcript for a transcript of this episode.

Sep 06, 2021
Talking Ice Cream With Caffè Panna's Hallie Meyer
00:46:45

Maybe you’re all about ice cream in the summer. Or maybe you’re all about ice cream 365 days a year. Whichever side, don’t miss today’s guest, Hallie Meyer of Caffè Panna. Hallie opened her ice cream shop, modeled on her favorite Italian gelaterias, in 2019 near Gramercy Park in New York City and it’s been a cult favorite with ice cream aficionados ever since. Hallie joins host Kerry Diamond to talk about the cool world of ice cream, how she got involved in the industry, plus what’s next for her, and she and Kerry share their favorite ice cream flavors. 

Thank you to Free People for supporting this episode. Don’t miss the Cherry Bombe x Free People Summer Supper Club. 

Radio Cherry Bombe is recorded at Newsstand Studios at Rockefeller Center in Manhattan. 

Visit https://cherrybombe.com/hallie-meyer-transcript for a transcript of this episode.

Aug 30, 2021
A Visit to Margaritaville with Chef Natalie Cohee
00:38:55

When Jimmy Buffett penned the song Margaritaville, it was a fun tribute to a laid-back lifestyle and a tequila-based cocktail. Little did he know, 44 years later, there would be an entire chain of Margaritaville resorts, 24 of them, in fact, in 21 cities and seven countries. The newest one opened earlier this summer in midtown Manhattan, “an island oasis amid the bustle of the world’s busiest city.” Overseeing all five restaurants at the space is Chef Natalie Cohee and she joins guest host V Spehar to share what life’s like at the urban resort. Did we mention there’s a rooftop pool? And a statue of the Statue of Liberty drinking a margarita? 

Join us for this virtual visit to Margaritaville. Thank you to Free People for supporting this episode. Check out the Cherry Bombe x Free People Summer Supper Club on YouTube

Radio Cherry Bombe is recorded at Newsstand Studios at Rockefeller Center in New York City. A transcript of this interview will be available later this week on https://cherrybombe.com/radio-cherry-bombe

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Aug 23, 2021
Catching Up With Sara Moulton
00:40:19
The much-loved food TV chef and cookbook author Sara Moulton is back on Radio Cherry Bombe! Sara stopped by to chat with guest host V Spehar about the incredible career that has taken her from culinary school to restaurant kitchens (at a time when women were not welcome) to "Good Morning America," Gourmet magazine, the Food Network, PBS, and Milk Street Radio. Sara also shares how she snagged her job as Julia Child’s assistant and what it was like working with the culinary icon. Of course, we couldn’t let Sara stop by without getting a few cooking tips and tricks, so she and V talk about her favorite summer produce and just what to do with it. Thank you to Free People for supporting this episode and thank you to V Spehar of "Under The Desk News" on TikTok for guest hosting. Radio Cherry Bombe is recorded at Newsstand Studios at Rockefeller Center in Manhattan.
Aug 16, 2021
Top Chef’s Dawn Burrell On Competing In The Olympics And On Food TV
00:47:32
*"Top Chef" Season 18 Spoilers Ahead!* Chef Dawn Burrell is no stranger to pressure. Turns out that Dawn, the runner-up on the recent season of "Top Chef," was also in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney! She joins guest host Vitus Spehar of TikTok’s "Under The Desk News" to talk about her track & field days; cooking for Padma, Gail, and Tom; and Late August, the Houston restaurant she’ll be opening soon that draws on the flavors and foods of the African diaspora. We also learn who her "Top Chef" bestie was and why she’s passionate about Lucille’s 1913, the Houston-based non-profit that provides meals to those in need, culinary training, and more. Thank you to Free People for supporting this episode. Radio Cherry Bombe is recorded at Newsstand Studios at Rockefeller Center in New York City. Our theme song is by the band Tra La La. Visit cherrybombe.com/dawn-burrell-transcript for a transcript of this episode.
Aug 09, 2021
The Foodiest Fashion Designer Around, Rachel Antonoff
00:41:44
When it comes to the marriage of food and fashion, there’s no one like Rachel Antonoff. Prawns, pasta, bagels, and ice cream sundaes are just some of the deliciousness that’s made its way onto Rachel’s skirts, sweaters, dresses, and pajamas. The Brooklyn-based indie fashion designer joins host Kerry Diamond to talk about her family, business, and creative process. Learn why she loves a conversation print and what she calls “the internal giggle,” and how she’s responding to changes in the fashion industry. Thank you to Free People for supporting this episode. Radio Cherry Bombe is recorded at Newsstand Studios at Rockefeller Center in New York City. Our theme song is by the band Tra La La.
Aug 02, 2021
The Lost Kitchen’s Erin French On Finding Freedom And Finding Herself
00:42:58
Every year, thousands of people clamor to eat at The Lost Kitchen, Erin French’s restaurant in Freedom, Maine, population 722. Don’t visit your favorite reservations app. The only way to snag a seat is by mailing in a postcard, and needless to say, a lot of folks come up empty-handed. Fortunately, the disappointed now have a way to console themselves, as Erin and her crew are the subjects of a new show on the Magnolia Network. Erin also penned a bestselling memoir, "Finding Freedom," that came out earlier this spring and detailed the adversity and addiction she struggled with over the years on the road to opening her restaurant. Erin took a break from her kitchen duties to talk with host Kerry Diamond about freedom, Freedom, and the resilience that fuels everything she does. Thank you to Cypress Grove, the makers of award-winning goat cheese, for supporting this episode! Radio Cherry Bombe is recorded at Newsstand Studios at Rockefeller Center in New York City. Our theme song is by Tra La La.
Jul 26, 2021
Farmer Jamila Norman Of “Homegrown,” The New Show From The Magnolia Network
00:40:41
Being on TV was never a goal for Jamila Norman, aka Farmer J. As the founder of Patchwork City Farms in Atlanta, she was looking to connect with the land and provide produce for her family and local residents. But now a decade later, she’s the star of 'Homegrown,' a brand new show from Joanna and Chip Gaines’ Magnolia Network. In each episode, Jamila helps families transform their outdoor spaces and grow their own food, and she’s thrilled to have a larger platform where she can spread the word about farming. “I couldn’t have written this journey at all,” Jamila told Radio Cherry Bombe host Kerry Diamond. “I’m excited to have the opportunity to live it.” Tune in for their conversation about 'Homegrown,' what Jamila is harvesting and loving this summer, the impact of climate change on small farmers, and more. Thank you to Free People for supporting this episode! Radio Cherry Bombe is recorded at Newsstand Studios at Rockefeller Center in New York City. Our theme song is by Tra La La.
Jul 19, 2021
Remembering Anthony Bourdain with Writer Laurie Woolever
01:08:49
Few people knew the world of Anthony Bourdain as well as writer Laurie Woolever. As his longtime assistant (or lieutenant, as he called her), Laurie was enmeshed in the details of his life and work. When the beloved chef and journalist died in 2018, Laurie lost a boss, a friend, and a trusted collaborator. As she grieved with the rest of the world, Laurie set about finishing a project she and Anthony had just barely kicked off, a book called "World Travel" that would share inside details on the places he had loved and visited over the years. Laurie joins host Kerry Diamond to talk about her life, "World Travel," and of course, Anthony Bourdain. Today’s show is presented by Cakebread Cellars and Homemade, the podcast from the publishers of Allrecipes. Radio Cherry Bombe is recorded at Newsstand Studios at Rockefeller Center in New York City. Our theme song is by the band Tra La La. Subscribe to our newsletter at https://cherrybombe.com/newsletter-signup.
Jul 12, 2021
Samin Nosrat and Helen Rosner In Conversation From The Jubilee Archives
00:41:11
It’s "Salt Fat Acid Heat" star and author Samin Nosrat in conversation with The New Yorker’s Helen Rosner. We dipped into our archives for this one! Samin and Helen’s chat was recorded live at Jubilee, our annual conference that’s become the biggest gathering of women in the food and beverage space in the U.S., and this is the first time we’re broadcasting their conversation on Radio Cherry Bombe. Introducing Samin and Helen is Aran Goyoaga, the chef, author, and photographer behind the Cannelle et Vanille cookbooks and website. Thank you to Zwilling and Sequoia Grove Winery for supporting this episode.
Jul 05, 2021
Pastry Chef Claudia Fleming’s Third Act
00:44:43
Revered Pastry Chef Claudia Fleming made her name at Gramercy Tavern, the landmark New York City restaurant, in the 1990s with her stripped-down, seasonal desserts. Her cookbook, "The Last Course," was published in 2001 and it became such a cult classic, it was reprinted in 2019. Fans could later find Claudia at the North Fork Table & Inn, which she opened with her husband Gerry Hayden in the heart of Long Island farm and wine country. She sold the inn last year. Now, Claudia is back in New York City with an exciting job: corporate pastry director of Union Square Hospitality Group. She is in charge of mentoring and hiring the next generation of pastry chefs at the organization, which includes The Modern, Maialino, Daily Provisions, and her original home, Gramercy Tavern. Claudia joins us to tell us all about her new gig, what she’s looking for in a pastry chef, the ingredients she’s loving, and her thoughts on today’s pastry scene. Don’t miss her chat with host Kerry Diamond. Thank you to Bouvet Ladubay sparkling wine for supporting this episode. Radio Cherry Bombe is recorded at Newsstand Studios at Rockefeller Center.
Jun 28, 2021
The Delightful Samah Dada Of Dada Eats And The Today Show
00:47:33
Meet Samah Dada, the home cook who's enthusiasm for plant-based recipes earned her a food correspondent gig with The Today Show and her own show on Peacock called "#Cooking." Her debut cookbook, "Dada Eats: Love to Cook It," was just released and it's packed with modern twists on classic baked goods, family favorites, and lots of yummy vegan and vegetarian dishes, plus glimpses into Samah’s personal and professional journey. She and host Kerry Diamond talk about everything from Trader Joe’s to gluten-free pasta to their favorite plant-based restaurants in New York City. Thanks to Bouvet Ladubay sparkling wine and HOMEMADE, the podcast from the publishers of Allrecipes, for supporting today’s episode. Radio Cherry Bombe is recorded at Newsstand Studio in Rockefeller Center, New York City.
Jun 21, 2021
Alice Waters and Fanny Singer on Slow Food and Family Ties
00:47:44

Slow down, says Alice Waters, the food-world force behind the legendary Chez Panisse restaurant and the Edible Schoolyard organization. As Alice explains in her latest book, "We Are What We Eat: A Slow Food Manifesto," the world of fast food and disposable everything is not the way forward for mankind or the planet. Alice joins us from her home in Berkeley, California, to share her point of view, reminisce about the 50th anniversary of Chez Panisse, and reveal a few details about the restaurant project she’s working on in Los Angeles. It’s not Chez 2.0, she stresses. Fanny Singer, Alice’s daughter, author of the memoir "Always Home," and co-founder of the design brand Permanent Collection, joins host Kerry Diamond for the second part of the show. Fanny talks about her lovingly written book and the project she’s curated for Absolut Art that celebrates her favorite room in any house—the kitchen.

Thank you to AIX Rosé for supporting this episode! 

Jun 15, 2021
The Most Stylish Food Stylist, Mariana Velásquez
00:41:32
Mariana Velásquez’s keen eye for detail has made her one of the most in-demand food stylists around, and her personal style—from her signature red lipstick to her favorite flowy aprons—has earned her a reputation as the most stylish. Her professional accomplishments are impressive. Mariana has worked on cookbook projects with the likes of First Lady Michelle Obama, was the food stylist on Lin-Manuel Miranda’s highly anticipated new film "In The Heights," and has brought her talents to magazines from Vogue to Saveur. After working on more than 20 cookbooks, Mariana finally has her own. "Colombiana" is a love letter to Mariana’s native Colombia and celebrates her country’s cuisines, women, traditions, and ingredients. There’s more! She also has her own apron line, Limonarium. Mariana joins host Kerry Diamond to talk all about her line, her book, and the conversation that changed her life. This episode was recorded at Newstand Studios at Rockefeller Center. Thank you to Loeffler Randall for supporting today’s show!
Jun 07, 2021
Start-Up Success Stories: Krystle Mobayeni of Bentobox and Julia Joseph of Maple Hill Creamery
00:54:01
Start-ups come in all shapes and sizes, but they are similar in that they take a lot of grit and tenacity to get them off the ground. Despite all the love and hard work that goes into start-ups, about 90 percent of them fail. Still, that did not deter today’s guests, Krystle Mobayeni of BentoBox and Julia Joseph of Maple Hill Creamery. Their companies went from start-ups to success and they’re here to tell host Kerry Diamond about everything from the bumps to the triumphs. Thank you to Schmaltzy, the podcast of the Jewish Food Society, for partnering with us on this episode.
Jun 03, 2021
Ina Garten and Stanley Tucci on Julia Child and the making of “Julie & Julia”
00:35:44
Join us for this warm and wonderful conversation between two icons, Ina Garten and Stanley Tucci. The two got together for the very first time, via Zoom, Ina from the Hamptons and Stanley from London, for a talk to kick off The Julia Jubilee, Cherry Bombe’s celebration of the life and legacy of Julia Child. Ina, star of The Barefoot Contessa and author of 12 bestselling cookbooks, and Stanley, the celebrated actor-director-writer and star of the new CNN series, Stanley Tucci: Searching For Italy, talk about the making of the much-loved film Julie & Julia, their relationship with writer-director Nora Eprhon, and what they’d make if Julia Child came by for dinner. Don’t miss this special chat! Thank you to Crate & Barrel for supporting The Julia Jubilee and this episode of Radio Cherry Bombe.
May 31, 2021
Celebrating Netflix’s High On The Hog with Dr. Jessica B. Harris, Karis Jagger, and Fabienne Toback
00:48:30
Today marks the debut of a groundbreaking Netflix series based on Dr. Jessica B. Harris’s book, 'High on the Hog: A Culinary Journey from Africa to America.' Published 10 years ago, the book was optioned by Karis Jagger and Fabienne Toback, two friends who could see Dr. Harris’s story about African American food culture, traditions, and ingredients living beyond the printed page. The result is the four-part 'High on the Hog,' which takes viewers on an emotional and lushly visual journey from Benin in West Africa to cities and counties across the United States. Dr. Harris, a historian, retired professor, and author of more than a dozen books joins us to talk about 'High on the Hog' and what it means to see her work both transformed and celebrated. In the second half of the show, we’re joined by the executive producers of the show, Karis Jagger and Fabienne Toback of Hey Sistah.
May 26, 2021
Advice for Entrepreneurs from Hedley & Bennett’s Ellen Bennett
00:39:09
Are you a dreamer? Overthinker? Would-be entrepreneur? This one's for you. Ellen Bennett made a name for herself in the restaurant industry as a scrappy entrepreneur with great aprons and a lot of hustle. Nine years later, as the founder and CEO of Hedley & Bennett, she’s accumulated a lot of wisdom and she shares it all in her new book, "Dream First, Details Later: How to Quit Overthinking and Make it Happen." Ellen joins host Kerry Diamond to talk about her colorful new business book, the lessons she’s learned over the years, and how she and her company have evolved.
May 24, 2021
Chef Deborah VanTrece Talks Global Soul Food
00:35:48
Grab your passports and get ready for Chef Deborah VanTrece’s very unique take on Southern cuisine. The owner and creative director of Atlanta’s Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours and author of 'The Twisted Soul Cookbook: Modern Soul Food with Global Flavors,' Deborah has created a cuisine that’s all her own—one that’s reflective of her life, loves, appetites, and adventures. She joins host Kerry Diamond to talk about her debut cookbook, life during the pandemic, and the secret behind her praline mac & cheese. Thank you to Talea Beer Co. of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, for supporting today’s show.
May 17, 2021
Cookbook Author Yasmin Khan on Her Latest Journey
00:39:05
Author Yasmin Khan has carved out a very specific space for herself in the world of cookbooks and produced a body of work that goes well beyond the sharing of recipes. Thanks to her intrepid nature and in-person reporting, Yasmin’s books are culinary and cultural postcards from parts of the world shaped by history, politics, and strife—but lots of humanity. Her latest book is 'Ripe Figs: Recipes and Stories from Turkey, Greece, and Cyprus' and it’s a heartfelt follow-up to her first two books, 'The Saffron Tales' and 'Zaitoun.' Yasmin joins host Kerry Diamond to talk about 'Ripe Figs,' the recipes she loves from the book, and the work that went into producing it. Yasmin also discusses the recent Vogue.com article she wrote about miscarriage, and her experience with miscarriage while working on her book.
May 10, 2021
Anne Willan on Cookbooks, Culinary School, and Julia Child
00:40:45
Some might know Anne Willan as the doyenne of La Varenne, the influential culinary school she ran in Paris and Burgundy, but she’s also the author of more than 30 cookbooks, including her latest, 'Women in the Kitchen,' '12 Essential Cookbook Writers who Defined the Way We Eat, from 1661 to Today.' Anne joins host Kerry Diamond to talk about everything from the early days of La Varenne to her friend Julia Child and the antiquarian cookbook collection that Anne and her husband, the late Mark Cherniavsky, donated to the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles. Anne reflects on her life as an author, historian, and teacher and you don’t want to miss it. Today’s show is supported by the sponsors of The Julia Jubilee: Kerrygold, Crate&Barrel, Whole Foods Market, Le Creuset, San Pellegrino, and Kobrand Fine Wine & Spirits.
May 03, 2021
Julia Child Was My Boss, With Stephanie Hersh
00:52:17
Stephanie Hersh dreamed of a job in the culinary world, but she never imagined she would have a front-row seat to the life of the biggest culinary icon around, Julia Child. Stephanie became Julia’s executive assistant in the most unlikely of ways, when a chance phone call came into the secretarial school she was attending after time at the Culinary Institute of America. The only catch? Julia wanted an office assistant, not a starry-eyed culinary school grad. Stephanie talked her way into the job and wound up becoming Julia’s right hand for almost 16 years. Today, Stephanie is a chef instructor with Oceania Cruises and is based in New Zealand. She joins host Kerry Diamond to share some of her memories, her thoughts on the film 'Julie & Julia,' and what Julia was like as a boss. Thank you to Chronicle Books, publisher of the upcoming 'Tables & Spreads,' for supporting this episode.
Apr 26, 2021
Nigella Lawson Wants You To Cook, Eat, Repeat
00:47:12

Cooking with banana peels? An entire chapter on rhubarb? A love letter to anchovies? You’ll find it all in Cook, Eat, Repeat, the charmingly idiosyncratic cookbook that Nigella Lawson finished during the lockdown. The Domestic Goddess joins host Kerry Diamond to talk about the book, some of its standout recipes, and what she has been eating, cooking, and reading during the pandemic. From her specific rules on buttering toast to her Game of Thrones gloves that make slicing on a mandolin less scary, Nigella explains it all, as only she can. 

Thank you to Crate&Barrel and Chronicle Books, publisher of 'Tables & Spreads' by Shelly Westerhausen, for supporting this episode.

Apr 19, 2021
Molly Baz On Her Own
00:46:24
Molly Baz did not grow up in a foodie family. As a teen, she realized “food could be delicious,” as she describes it. For Molly, learning how to cook became a passion that took her from her own supper club to the kitchens of several restaurants, and to a job at Bon Appétit. Now, teaching others how to cook is what drives her. She’s been sharing recipes with fans via Patreon and on April 20, her debut cookbook drops. Titled 'Cook This Book,' it’s a brightly designed collection of signature Molly recipes, from roast chicken to jammy eggs to Caesar salad. Learn how the cookbook came together, why Molly moved to L.A., and whether she’ll return to YouTube any time soon. Thank you to Crate & Barrel and Sitka Salmon Shares for supporting this episode!
Apr 12, 2021
The Marvelous Madhur Jaffrey
00:31:52

Madhur Jaffrey has been a superstar in culinary circles for decades. She’s an author, an actor, and a global ambassador for the cuisines of India. Madhur has won awards for her work in both film and food, authored more than 30 books, and is a food TV pioneer, having taught probably millions of people how to cook over the years through her shows and videos. Since her youth, she has led a life marked by curiosity and adventure. 

This interview was recorded as part of a special Cherry Bombe members meeting on Zoom featuring Madhur. She joined us to talk about Climbing the Mango Trees: A Memoir of a Childhood in India, her wonderfully evocative book, plus her garden in upstate New York and some cooking advice. 

Thank you to Sitka Salmon Shares for supporting Radio Cherry Bombe. Visit sitkasalmonshares.com/cherry for $25 off the first month of a Premium Sitka Seafood Share.

Apr 05, 2021
Diaspora Co.’s Sana Javeri Kadri Is Changing The Spice Industry
00:36:10
Who would have thought that a lousy turmeric latte would lead Sana Javeri Kadri to launch a game-changing spice company that’s causing the big players in the industry to sit up and take notice? The founder and CEO of Diaspora Co. is disrupting the spice industry one product at a time and fans can’t get enough of its sustainably-sourced saffron, nutmeg, peppercorns, chilies, cacao, and more. Learn how Sana started the brand with a small tax refund, and how she’s grown the privately-held Diaspora Co. over the past four years with no outside investment. Also, learn about her recent sourcing trip to India and beyond and what new products will be launching soon. Thank you to Sitka Salmon Shares for supporting this episode.
Mar 29, 2021
Top Chef’s Padma Lakshmi Serves It Up Tangy, Tart, Hot, and Sweet
00:33:26
From her Top Chef debut in 2006 to today, Padma Lakshmi has never wavered on the things that matter to her: women’s issues, immigrants’ rights, and global food and flavors. That’s why her cookbook, Tangy, Tart, Hot & Sweet, reissued last week in paperback, feels as relevant today as it did in 2007. The book is a celebration of Padma’s love for all cuisines and the people behind them, shaped by her travels around the world. Padma talks with host Kerry Diamond about favorite recipes from the book, her Hulu series Taste The Nation and what it took to get the show made, and the upcoming season of Top Chef. Thank you to Crate & Barrel and Sitka Salmon Shares for supporting this episode.
Mar 22, 2021
Waffles + Mochi Co-Creator Erika Thormahlen BONUS EPISODE
00:20:50
An exciting new Netflix series debuts today, starring Michelle Obama and two special creatures from the land of frozen food, Waffles and her friend Mochi, who embark on adventures across the globe. The idea for the show has traveled its own 16-year journey from the brain of co-creator Erika Thormahlen to the screen, with lots of ups and downs in between. Learn about the inspiration behind Waffles + Mochi, how Michelle Obama got involved, and how Samin Nosrat of Salt Fat Acid Heat served as the show’s North Star. Erika’s story is all about perseverance, creativity, and dreaming big! Thank you to Cypress Grove Cheese for supporting Radio Cherry Bombe.
Mar 16, 2021
Best Foodie Friends: Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Julie Tanous
00:43:03
When Jesse Tyler Ferguson, the Modern Family star, and Julie Tanous, a recipe developer and culinary school grad get together, you’re in for good eats and a great time. The two met at a dinner party they both reluctantly attended and sparks flew. Their culinary chemistry was apparent when they got in the kitchen and fast forward, now they’re the best of pals and co-authors of the new cookbook, Food Between Friends. Tune in to hear about their favorite recipes, making a turkey with Martha Stewart, Jesse’s love for Hatch chiles, and Julie’s flair with frosting and pie crust. Thank you to Crate & Barrel for supporting this episode and our upcoming Julia Jubilee conference.
Mar 15, 2021
Harlem Hospitality Champion Valerie Wilson Talks PR
00:51:08
Valerie Wilson of VALINC PR is a brand-building pro who has advised countless chefs, companies, corporations, and what she likes to call “culture-shifting brands” on getting their messages to the public. She has also been a champion of the Harlem hospitality scene, working with the likes of Ruby’s Vintage, Melba’s, and Fieldtrip, and on major projects including Harlem Park to Park, Harlem EatUp!, Harlem Restaurant Week, and the brand new Renaissance Pavilion, supported by Uber Eats. Stay tuned to learn about Valerie’s inspiring journey and get some of her PR advice! And don’t miss Callie Flynn, dietetic intern and graduate student at the University of Vermont, share why she thinks Tove Ohlander of Tove by design and AO Glass is the Bombe. Today’s show is supported by A Table: Recipes for Cooking and Eating the French Way, out April 6th from Chronicle Books.
Mar 09, 2021
The Ghost Kitchen Trend? Florence Fabricant of The NY Times Explains
00:36:28

Why have famous folks including Maria Carey, Uber founder Travis Kalanick, and Flavortown Mayor Guy Fieri jumped on the ghost kitchen trend? Is this pandemic-era phenomenon here to stay? Joining us to talk about these virtual restaurants and what they’re all about is Florence Fabricant, the legendary food columnist from The New York Times. Florence also shares the best ways for publicists and entrepreneurs to pitch her and how she got her start in food media.

 

Also, find out why Lia Ballentine of the Yum Day snack company thinks Kaitlin Mogentale of Pulp Pantry is the Bombe.

 

Today’s show is supported by Mango and Peppercorns: A Memoir of Food, An Unlikely Family, and the American Dream by Tung Nguyen and Katherine Manning, out March 16th from Chronicle Books.

 

Mar 01, 2021
Saru Jayaraman Thinks Restaurant Workers Deserve Better
00:34:25

Do you know the minimum wage in your state? Saru Jayaraman does. As co-founder and president of One Fair Wage and director of the Food Labor Research Center at UC Berkeley, Saru and her team are fighting in support of the Raise the Wage Act, which would increase the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour and get rid of the $2.13 minimum wage for tipped workers. Saru joins us to talk about the ongoing campaign. She also explains the connection between wages, food stamps and sexual harassment and why a higher minimum wage is better for everyone. 

Plus, find out why Callie Flynn thinks Tove Ohlander of Tove by Design is the Bombe. 

Thank you to Käserei Champignon, the makers of Cambozola cheese, for supporting this episode.

Feb 22, 2021
Cookie Activist Jasmine Cho Bakes It Forward
00:40:35

Jasmine Cho has one of the most unconventional jobs in the food world: She’s a cookie activist. What began as a way to spotlight overlooked trailblazers in the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities has expanded to include people of color making a difference in the world, from poet Amanda Gorman to organizer Stacey Abrams to first responders in Jasmine’s hometown of Pittsburgh. She painstakingly recreates their images in royal icing and shares her creations on everything from social media to exhibitions organized by the Smithsonian. Jasmine joins us to talk about her activism, her book, Role Models Who Look Like Me: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Who Made History, and how it feels to have the mayor name a day for her. 

Thank you to Cypress Grove, the makers of Humboldt Fog and Little Giant goat cheese, for supporting Radio Cherry Bombe.

Feb 15, 2021
Don’t Mess With Chef Angie Mar
00:41:47

When rent negotiations with her landlord were going south, Chef/owner Angie Mar knew it might be time to say goodbye to the historic New York City restaurant space that changed her life. So what did she do? She returned the keys, walked away, and rented the space right next door. Angie joins us to discuss her decision to close The Beatrice Inn, the challenges of 2020, the future of fine dining, and more. As Chef Angie’s fans know, she’s a bit of a glamour puss, so we also asked her a few questions about her fashion faves and her beauty routine. Tune in to learn more about this colorful and creative personality.

Thank you to Catbird, the finest fine jewelry, for supporting this episode.

Feb 08, 2021
Eating Out Loud with the Adventurous Eden Grinshpan
00:38:51

Eden Grinshpan is the author of Eating Out Loud: Bold Middle Eastern Flavors for All Day, Every Day, a spirited cookbook that captures her appetite for life and great food. The always lively Eden joins us to talk about her book, plus the journey that took from high school in Toronto to culinary school in London to hosting Top Chef Canada, with stops in India, Israel, and NYC along the way. Get ready to be inspired by Eden’s adventurous spirit, and get her take on tahini, homemade versus store-bought pita, shakshuka, and more.

Thank you to Catbird for supporting today’s show. Catbird’s mission is to make beautiful, sparkling jewelry that will bring you joy now through forever. Visit catbirdnyc.com for more. 

At the end of the show, learn why Cherry Bombe intern Grace Reynoso thinks Shirley Raines of Beauty 2 the Streetz is the Bombe.

Feb 01, 2021
Chef Mashama Bailey of The Grey in Savannah
00:37:12

Mashama Bailey is the chef and co-owner of The Grey, one of the most important restaurants in America today. Located in Savannah, Georgia, in what was once a segregated Greyhound bus station, The Grey is the subject of a new book written by Mashama and her business partner, John Morisano. Titled Black, White, and The Grey: The Story of an Unexpected Friendship and a Beloved Restaurant, it is a unique memoir that came about after tough conversations concerning racism, life, and the real meaning of partnership. Mashama joins us to talk about her book, as well as a new virtual restaurant project with Intersect by Lexus, which brings Mashama’s signature dishes to New York City.

Thank you to Catbird for supporting today’s show. Catbird’s mission is to make beautiful, sparkling jewelry that will bring you joy now through forever. Visit catbirdnyc.com for more. 

Jan 25, 2021
The Most Positive Entrepreneur Around, Emshika Alberini
00:44:21

For our final podcast of 2020, we thought it would be nice to speak with the most positive entrepreneur we know, Emshika Alberini. Driven by her sense of adventure and curiosity, Emshika left her family in Bangkok and struck out on her own in the U.S., journeying from au pair to celebrated restaurateur. She’s faced heartbreak and unspeakable loss, yet she has never lost her belief in the power of love and kindness. Today, Emshika is the owner of Chang Thai Cafe in Littleton, New Hampshire, and the creative force behind the By Emshika beverage line. She was named to the Cherry Bombe 100 in 2018, and has won numerous accolades for her work on behalf of the New Hampshire business and restaurant community. Emshika joins us to talk about her family, her 2021 resolutions, and the power of positivity. 

Thank you to Kerrygold for supporting Radio Cherry Bombe.

Dec 29, 2020
Best of 2020: Our Person of the Year, Paola Velez
00:55:56

If we had to pick a person of the year for Cherry Bombe, it would definitely be Paola Velez. She is the co-founder of Bakers against Racism, a global bake sale that raised almost $2 million this year for causes related to Black Lives Matter. It was a tremendous feat that galvanized the baking community around the world. For her day job, Paola is the executive pastry chef at Compass Rose, Maydan, and La Bodega Bakery in Washington, D.C. She is also the cover girl of the most recent issue of Cherry Bombe Magazine. 

Paola joined us earlier this summer when Bakers Against Racism had first launched and she was still working at Kith/Kin restaurant in D.C. She was candid about her journey through the industry and the challenges she has faced along the way. Tune in to hear how her passion, drive, and sense of self-worth have won out time and time again. 

Thank you to Kerrygold for supporting this episode. 

Stay tuned to hear why baker Abena Anim-Somuah (@baking_beanss) thinks Adrianna Adarme, the blogger behind A Cozy Kitchen, is the Bombe. 

Dec 24, 2020
Cheers to Wine World Trailblazer Jancis Robinson
00:44:04

Let’s raise a glass because today’s guest is a world-renowned wine expert—the trailblazing Jancis Robinson. A wine critic, correspondent, and columnist with more than 100 awards to her name, Jancis is the author of the Oxford Companion to Wine and the force behind Jancis Robinson.com, an online resource about all things wine that she launched 20 years ago. Jancis joins host Kerry Diamond to talk about her remarkable life and career, from her time at Oxford to helping select wine for the Queen of England to her recent glassware collaboration. They also talk about how issues such as sexism and sustainability are changing the world of wine.

Thank you to Kerrygold and the Wines of Sicily for supporting today’s episode of Radio Cherry Bombe.

Plus, find out why Anna Goldberg, the co-founder of Dough Dealer, thinks Abena Anim-Somuah (@bakingbeanss), baker and founder of the #5BlackBakers hashtag, is the Bombe!

Dec 16, 2020
New Ways for the Holidays with Jenna Lyons
00:41:28

Jenna Lyons is joining us to help bring a little style and flair to your holidays. One of the most influential women in fashion in the 21st century, Jenna was the creative director and president of J. Crew, dressing everyone from Michelle Obama to movie stars. Today, she’s the star of a brand new HBO Max series, Stylish With Jenna Lyons, and she launched her own beauty line, Love Seen. Jenna and host Kerry Diamond talk Christmas trees, holiday movies and music, and Jenna shares her advice on pivoting, picking yourself up, and believing in yourself. Tune in to hear more!

Thank you to @WinesOfSicily for supporting our miniseries. Ask for Sicilia DOC at your favorite local wine shop.

Dec 11, 2020
2020's Cookie Queen, Sarah Kieffer
00:41:20

Sarah Kieffer is the baking talent behind the viral pan-banging cookie recipe and author of the brand new bestseller, 100 Cookies: The Baking Book for Every Kitchen, with Classic Cookies, Novel Treats, Brownies, Bars, and More. Not sure what this pan-banging is all about? You’re in luck, because Sarah breaks it down for us. She also talks about some of the popular recipes in her book, from the tri-colored Neapolitan Cookies to the classic Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, and shares her journey from teenage baker to blogger in search of a subject to celebrated baker and cookbook author. 

Thank you to Kerrygold for supporting today’s episode of Radio Cherry Bombe.

Plus, find out why Van Nguyen, founder and personal empowerment coach at Revival You, thinks Linh Kieu, founder of YEM Home, is the Bombe!

Dec 07, 2020
New Ways for the Holidays with Darcy Miller
00:42:49

Need some December decorating ideas? Or creative ways to make your virtual celebrations memorable? Darcy Miller, party expert, illustrator, and author of “Celebrate Everything: Fun Ideas to Bring Your Party to Life,” has you covered. Don’t miss our interview with Darcy on “New Ways for the Holidays,” our Radio Cherry Bombe miniseries about helping you make the season special. Darcy is one of the most creative entertaining experts around and she chats with host Kerry Diamond about great, and affordable, ideas for making everyday moments extraordinary. Tune in to hear more!

Thank you to Wines of Sicily for supporting our miniseries. Ask for Sicilia DOC at your favorite local wine shop. 

Dec 03, 2020
Yotam Ottolenghi and Ixta Belfrage on Flavor
00:40:01

It’s always cause for celebration when there’s a new Yotam Ottolenghi book! His latest, Ottolenghi Flavor, was recently released in the U.S., and Yotam and his co-author, Ixta Belfrage, join us from the Ottolenghi test kitchen to talk about this love letter to vegetables. Yotam considers Flavor part of a trilogy, along with his two previous bestsellers, Plenty and Plenty More, and he explains why. He and Ixta share the recipes they love, weigh in on the book’s most popular recipe, and explain what each of them brought to the collaboration. Host Kerry Diamond also chats with Yotam about his recent documentary, Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles.

Thank you to Kerrygold and 100 Cookies by Sarah Kieffer for sponsoring today’s episode.

Plus, find out why Alaina Chou, host of the Gourmand podcast, thinks pastry chef Caroline Schiff is the Bombe!

Nov 30, 2020
Thanksgiving Pie Tips with Baker Erin Jeanne McDowell
00:54:29

If the holidays are the Super Bowl for bakers, Erin Jeanne McDowell might just be the MVP. If you’re baking a pie this holiday, or just love all things baking, don’t miss this episode. Erin is the author of the brand new The Book on Pie, which just hit The New York Times best-seller list, and she is here to talk all things dough, crust, fillings, toppings, and more. Erin also shares some of her favorite tools for pie-making, explains how to cut and serve a pie, and even gives a style tip or two. 

Thank you to Kerrygold for supporting Radio Cherry Bombe.

Plus, tune in to hear who Maggie Tang, the co-founder and co-host of the Gourmand podcast, thinks is the Bombe!

Nov 23, 2020
New Ways for the Holidays with Kate Berry of Domino
00:38:10

It’s a Berry Cherry moment on Radio Cherry Bombe today! Kate Berry, the executive creative director of Domino Magazine, joins us to talk “New Ways for the Holidays,” our new miniseries about helping you make the season special, no matter how, where, and with whom you’re celebrating. This designer, mom, and all-around creative pro shares her wealth of entertaining information and inspiration plus lots of tabletop decorating ideas with host Kerry Diamond. Kate also worked for Martha Stewart, so we talk about her time with the ultimate entertaining guru, and we hear what’s new with the crew at Domino. Tune in for more! Listen wherever you get your podcasts or via link in bio. 

Thank you to Wines of Sicily for supporting our miniseries. Ask for Sicilia DOC at your favorite local wine shop.

Nov 19, 2020
Vivian Howard On Thanksgiving and More
00:36:36

We’re always thankful for Vivian Howard, the chef, restaurateur, author, and Emmy and Peabody-award winning television host. She just published another great cookbook, This Will Make It Taste Good, a unique series of recipes built around key flavor “heroes,” as she describes them. Vivian also has two new eateries in Charleston: the Handy & Hot coffee shop, now open, and Lenore restaurant, scheduled to open in December. She walks host Kerry Diamond through the particulars of the spaces and the menus. Vivian also shares what her Thanksgiving 2020 menu will include, from a deep-fried turkey to her mom’s pecan pie. 

Thank you to the folks at Kerrygold for supporting today’s shows. 

Plus, stick around to hear who Rani Cheema, culinary travel specialist at Cheema’s Travel, thinks is the Bombe. 

Nov 16, 2020
New Ways for the Holidays with Athena Calderone of EyeSwoon
00:52:40

Get ready to swoon because Athena Calderone is on Radio Cherry Bombe! The EyeSwoon creator, author, podcaster, and entertaining expert is the first guest on “New Ways for the Holidays,” our new miniseries about helping you make the season special no matter how, where, and with whom you’re celebrating. Athena has one of the best eyes around, and she sat down with Radio Cherry Bombe host Kerry Diamond to share her advice for simple and seasonal tabletop decorating solutions, putting together a menu, and how to zip up your holiday Zoom. Tune in to hear more!

To learn more about Athena’s world, visit her new website athenacalderone.com.

Thank you to Wines of Sicily for sponsoring the “New Ways for the Holidays” miniseries on Radio Cherry Bombe. Keep an eye out for Sicilia DOC at your favorite local wine shop. Thank you to Sicilia DOC winemaker Giovanna Caruso for sharing her story on what makes Sicilian wine perfect for the holidays.

Nov 12, 2020
The Great British Bake Off’s Nadiya Hussain
00:52:42

“I’m never going to say I can’t do it. I’m never going to say maybe. I’m never going to say I don’t think I can. I can, and I will,” said Nadiya Hussain when she won The Great British Bake Off—and the hearts of everyone watching. Nadiya has become quite the phenomenon since her 2015 win, going on to film multiple TV programs, bake a cake for the Queen, and write two cookbooks in the U.K. One of them, Time To Eat, launches in the U.S. this week and it’s designed for busy folks like herself. It’s also the companion to her Netflix series of the same name. Nadiya chats with host Kerry Diamond about her meteoric rise, her mental health battles, her childhood, and more on the eve of Time To Eat’s launch. Tune in and learn why she’s beloved for so much more than just her baked goods. 

Thank you to the folks at Kerrygold for supporting today’s show.

Plus, tune in to hear why Sarah Stribling, head of R&D at Greyston Bakery and sole proprietor of Sophisticated Sugar Cake Design, thinks Einav Gefen, the executive corporate chef for Unilever Food Solutions, is the Bombe!

Nov 09, 2020
Native American Voices in Food with Toasted Sister’s Andi Murphy
00:52:54

Andi Murphy, a Navajo journalist, is one of the most important young voices in food media today. She is the host and creator of the award-winning Toasted Sister podcast, which aims to educate both Indigenous people and the mainstream about Indigenous food sovereignty, a movement she says is as personal as it is political. Andi joins host Kerry Diamond to discuss the meaning of food sovereignty and talk about some of her favorite Native chefs, farmers, and entrepreneurs. She shares her thoughts on the meaning of decolonizing Thanksgiving and suggests ways to have a more thoughtful holiday. 

Subscribe to Toasted Sister wherever you get your podcasts, and consider becoming a patron of Andi’s show on Patreon.

Thank you to Kerrygold for supporting today’s show.

Plus, find out why DeAndra Bailey, one of the pastry chefs at Compass Rose in Washington D.C., thinks that Tierra Taylor, a USPS postal worker in Maryland, is the Bombe!

Nov 02, 2020
Ina Garten and the Comfort Food We Need
00:40:28

Ina Garten is back with a brand new cookbook—and just in time! Called Modern Comfort Food, Ina timed its release a month before the election because she knew we would need some decadence and deliciousness right about now. But not even the Barefoot Contessa could predict how much we would need it and why! The result is updated, elegant takes on beef stew, chocolate cake, nachos, pizza, potato puree, plus fun cookies, cocktails, and much more. Ina joins host Kerry Diamond to talk about her book, her life under quarantine, her time working at the White House (not on state dinners—on nuclear policy and budgeting!), and her Thanksgiving turkey tips. Tune in! 

Thank you to Kerrygold, the makers of butter and cheese with milk from Irish grass-fed cows, for supporting Radio Cherry Bombe.

Plus, tune in to hear why Emery Lortsher, the chef and owner of The Blended Table catering company in Salt Lake City, Utah, thinks Jamie Erickson, the owner of Poppy’s catering and café in Brooklyn, is the Bombe!

Oct 26, 2020
Making Stock and Taking Stock with Gaby Melian
00:50:50

It’s no surprise that Gaby Melian wanted to be a detective when she was a kid. The Bon Appétit test kitchen manager is super curious and loves nothing more than tracking down a hard-to-find ingredient. Her journey began in Buenos Aires where she grew up under the watchful eye of her mother and grandmother, two talented cooks who influenced her greatly. Gaby made her way to New York, worked as a nanny and in restaurants, then wound up at doing a work-study program at the Institute for Culinary Education, where her love of recipes, food, and education all came together. Gaby talks with host Kerry Diamond about her journey, her kitchen organization skills, what she throws in her stockpot, and more. Be sure to tune in!

Thank you to Kerrygold for supporting our show!

Plus, tune in to find out why Cara Chigazola Tobin, the chef and co-owner of Honey Road Restaurant in Burlington, Vermont, thinks Chloe Genovart of SoLo Farm & Table in South Londonderry, Vermont, is the Bombe!

Oct 19, 2020
Chef Nancy Silverton Spills The Beans
00:47:41

Not only is Chef Nancy Silverton on our show, but it’s our 300th episode! We have a lot to celebrate. Tune in to hear host Kerry Diamond chat with the Cherry Bombe favorite about her new cookbook, chi SPACCA: A New Approach to American Cooking, how Nancy and her restaurants are doing during these trying times for the industry, and what’s up with her many projects. They also talk beans, bread knives, and recipes, with a special recipe-related treat at the very end of the show.

Plus, hear why Sarita Gelner, the blogger and recipe developer behind ritzymom.com from Madison, Wisconsin, thinks Chef Nina Compton is the Bombe.

Thank you to Kerrygold for supporting Radio Cherry Bombe this season and throughout the years.

Fun fact: Nancy was also the guest on our 100th episode! Since we launched in 2014, Radio Cherry Bombe has featured the stories of hundreds of women in and around the food world. Thank you to all of our past guests, and to all of our amazing listeners around the world. Here’s to our next 300 episodes!

Oct 12, 2020
Mely Martínez of Mexico In My Kitchen
00:45:05

Mely Martínez was 18 years old when family members told her she had el sazón, meaning real flair in the kitchen. Mely has shared that talent with the world through her blog, Mexico In My Kitchen, which she started so her son—or, more specifically, his future partner—could have access to his mom’s recipes. Spoiler alert: Her son isn’t married, but no surprise, he is a good cook. Recently, Mely realized a big dream of hers with the release of her first cookbook, The Mexican Home Kitchen: Traditional Home-Style Recipes That Capture the Flavors and Memories of Mexico. Mely sat down with us to discuss her original supermarket shock when she came to America, tips for making tortillas from scratch, and other recipe highlights from her book and her blog. 

Thank you to Kerrygold for supporting Radio Cherry Bombe.

Plus, tune in to find out why Anne Ryan Gareis, the owner of Tiger Bites Bakes in Williamsburg, Virginia, thinks Mashama Bailey is the Bombe.

Oct 05, 2020
The Cake Wizard of Milkmoon Kitchen, Azara Golston
00:48:06

It’s rare that a cake artist can claim a certain style all her own. But that’s the case when it comes to the Milkmoon Kitchen cakes by Azara Golston. Slice into one and it’s a festival of layers, geometric shapes, and bright colors. When you see one of her cakes, the first question that comes to mind is “How does she do it?” Well, Azara is here to tell us. She also confirms that she is the accidental creator of the fault line cake, those unique confections that look as if the cake cracked open to reveal a surprise inside. Azara also shares her ups and downs of 2020, with the highlight being the arrival of her baby boy. Don’t miss this interview with one of the brightest and most creative cake creators out there.

Plus, tune in to find out why Christina Wong, the baker behind Baking with Chickens, thinks Joline Rivera, the founder and creative director of Kitchen Toke, the culinary cannabis magazine, is the Bombe!

Thank you to Kerrygold for supporting Radio Cherry Bombe.

Sep 28, 2020
Advocating for Accessibility with Lakshmee Lachhman-Persad
00:37:22

“I’m not sure what it is with society where people with disabilities are always an afterthought,” says Lakshmee Lachhman-Persad. For Lakshmee, a digital marketer with 20 years of experience in the tourism industry, the issue hits home. Her sister Annie was born with cerebral palsy, so Lakshmee knows firsthand how difficult it can be for a person with disabilities to navigate a city, even one as major and modern as New York, which they call home. In response, Lakshmee launched Accessible Travel NYC, a consultancy and website to help those looking to enjoy what New York has to offer by providing information on restaurants, transportation, accommodations, and more. Lakshmee shares her family’s story and also gives advice for those looking to make their businesses, events, or websites more accessible to the millions of people in this country with disabilities. You can visit Lakshmee’s site at accessibletravelnyc.com

Thank you to Kerrygold for supporting today’s show.

Plus, tune in to find out why Denise Yamaguchi, the CEO of the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival in Honolulu, thinks Chef Michelle Karr-Ueoka of MW Restaurant in Honolulu is the Bombe!

Sep 18, 2020
Food + People’s Sicily Sierra and Mavis-Jay Sanders
00:44:32

This dynamic duo is taking the food world by storm. Sicily Sierra and Mavis-Jay Sanders, partners in life and in business, are the founders of Food + People, a packaged goods company poised for growth that focuses on quality food, great flavor, and simplicity in the kitchen. They’re also the hosts of the IG Live show Drink Tank on @blackfoodfolks, where you can find them serving up candor and cocktails every Monday night. On today’s show, hear Sicily and Mavis-Jay share the story behind their company, their journeys through the world of food, and the details on their Maison Yaki pop-up launching today in Brooklyn. (They had us at meatloaf burgers.) We also get the details on their meet-cute story, which involves pricy pudding, food trucks, and the city of Los Angeles.

Find out why Jade Dee Atkins, the editor in chief of Pass The Spatula, the student magazine of Food and Finance High School, thinks Christina Tosi is the Bombe.

Thank you to Breyers CarbSmart for supporting Radio Cherry Bombe. 

Sep 04, 2020
From a Commune to Zoom: Party Planner Extraordinaire Marcy Blum's Fascinating Journey
00:46:13

Goodbye, buffets. Hello, Zoom. Marcy Blum is one of the premier event planners in the country, having organized weddings and various shindigs for the likes of LeBron James, Nate Berkus, and Katie Lee. But before she reached the pinnacle of party planning, Marcy had quite the journey, with stops at Performing Arts High School, a commune in Vermont, Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, the emerging New York City food scene in the 1970s—and more. Marcy was among the first female students admitted to the Culinary Institute of America, and she even worked with the legendary Edna Lewis at Brooklyn’s Gage & Tollner. Marcy shares some of her stories, talks about the plight of party planners in a pandemic, and gives tips on how to make virtual events feel a little more personal.

Stay tuned to find out why Lisa Lin of Healthy Nibbles loves the Pasta Grannies of Instagram and YouTube.

Thank you to Sonos and Breyers CarbSmart for supporting our show. 

Photo: Dennis Kwan

Aug 28, 2020
Full Heart & Full Bellies with Millie Peartree
00:48:41

Chef Millie Peartree has a simple code that she lives by: “If you can do something to help someone else, you do it,” she says. Millie is a chef, restaurateur, and recipe developer, but most importantly, she’s a humanitarian who’s spent the past several months making sure others don’t go hungry. This summer, Millie’s been working on her Full Heart Full Bellies initiative to provide thousands of meals to schoolchildren and combat food insecurity in the Bronx, and during the darkest days of the coronavirus pandemic, she fed essential workers. (You can contribute to her Full Heart Full Bellies Go Fund Me.) We also talk about what’s next for this dynamo and get the inside scoop on her famous mac and cheese recipe. 

Plus, tune in to hear why Parisa Parnian, founder of Savage Muse and Savage Taste in Los Angeles, thinks that Chef Mahfam Moeeni-Alarcon, founder of Mingle + Graze in Chandler, Arizona, is the Bombe!

Thank you to Sonos for supporting today’s episode.

Aug 22, 2020
Dorie Greenspan and Joy the Baker Make Some Magic
00:42:06

“I just want to tell you how I feel about baking in case you don't know,” says Dorie Greenspan. “I feel that baking is magic.” Bake your day with this episode from the Radio Cherry Bombe archives. Tune in to hear beloved cookbook authors Dorie Greenspan and Joy Wilson AKA Joy The Baker chat about life, Julia Child, birthday cakes, and more from last year’s Jubilee NYC. It’s a conversation you don’t want to miss, whether you love baking, baked goods, or both. Introducing Dorie and Joy is Christina Ha, the co-owner and co-founder of Macaron Parlour and Meow Parlour in New York City. 

Plus, tune in to hear why Rhonda Cammon, owner and creator of Perfectly Cordial in Nashville, Tennessee, thinks that Keshia Hay, the Nashville-based private chef and owner of Sip N Bite, is the Bombe!

Thank you to Sonos for supporting Radio Cherry Bombe.

Aug 14, 2020
How to Launch an Ice Cream Business with Malai’s Pooja Bavishi
00:43:09

Pooja Bavishi knew she wanted to be in the dessert business, but she never envisioned herself as an ice cream entrepreneur. Then one year, during her annual Friendsgiving celebration, she broke out an ice cream maker her parents had given her and made two ice creams: ginger and star anise. Her friends raved and Pooja knew it was her a-ha moment. Fast forward: Pooja’s Malai ice cream is a growing brand with national distribution through Goldbelly and its own scoop shop in Brooklyn. Malai specializes in global flavors with a twist, many of which celebrate Pooja’s Indian heritage, such as Pumpkin Garam Masala Crumble, Jaggery with Tamarind Caramel, and Sweet Roti & Ghee. Tune in to hear all about Pooja’s cool journey. 

Thank you to Sonos for supporting Radio Cherry Bombe. 

Aug 07, 2020
Padma Lakshmi and Madhur Jaffrey in Conversation
00:51:08

Don’t miss this wise, warm, and wonderful conversation between Madhur Jaffrey and Padma Lakshmi. As Padma put it at this year’s Cherry Bombe Jubilee Conference, Madhur “is the greatest living writer on Indian food—ever.” Padma, the star of Top Chef and Taste the Nation and a best-selling author, interviewed Madhur at Jubilee and it was a riveting exchange that touched on a wide range of topics: protesting with Mahatma Gandhi, working with the legendary cookbook editor Judith Jones, facing discrimination as an Indian actress, and cheering on the young women championing both Indian food and representation today, like Priya Krishna and Meera Sodha. Madhur, who has written dozens of cookbooks, published her latest last spring, Madhur Jaffrey's Instantly Indian Cookbook: Modern and Classic Recipes for the Instant Pot.

Introducing Madhur and Padma are Suzanne and Michelle Rousseau. The sisters and culinary superstars from Jamaica are the authors of the cookbooks Provisions and Caribbean Potluck.

Jul 31, 2020
The Afros + Knives Miniseries: Devita Davison of FoodLab Detroit
00:53:25

“When I think about the movements that Black women have given us and have sustained just in this generation, I have to wonder why is it that people don’t listen to and follow Black women?” asked FoodLab Detroit Executive Director and co-founder of FoodLab Sydney Devita Davison, citing Black Lives Matter, Black Girl Magic, Free Our Girls, Say Her Name, Me Too, misogynoir, self-care, and intersectionality. 

Devita joins host Tiffani Rozier for the final episode of the Afros + Knives miniseries. Tune in to hear Devita discuss her life as a first-generation Detroiter, how Hurricane Sandy inspired her to return to her roots, and her work at the FoodLab, where a community of local culinary entrepreneurs is committed to dismantling racism within the food system. “For me, it is more important for our work to be guided by the voices of the people whose bodies sit at the intersection of oppression,” says Devita. “When those bodies become free, we all become free.” 

You can follow Devita’s work at @foodlabdetroit and foodlabdetroit.com and you can find her on Twitter at @devitadavison. Host Tiffani Rozier can be found at @cheftiffanirozier and @afrosandknives. Be sure to subscribe to and support Afros + Knives wherever you listen to podcasts.

Thank you so much to Traeger Wood Fired Grills and GLOBAL Cutlery USA for sponsoring this episode. In support of Afros + Knives, Traeger has also made a donation to support Kia Feeds The People, an initiative by  @kiacooks to fight hunger and food apartheid by supporting the Black and QTPOC community in Brooklyn. And GLOBAL Cutlery USA has donated knife kits to the seniors at Food and Finance High School, New York’s only culinary-focused public school, to use for their internships and work-study programs.

Jul 29, 2020
Chef Dominique Crenn on Finding Love, Fighting Cancer, and Saving the World
00:55:56

“I’m an immigrant, a dancer, and a dreamer,” says Dominique Crenn, the world-renowned chef behind Atelier Crenn in San Francisco and author of the brand new memoir, Rebel Chef: In Search of What Matters. Dominique shares her journey from scrappy tomboy to holder of three Michelin stars, to her breast cancer diagnosis last year and the love story that helped her through it. Dominique also talks about the current state of her restaurant group and her thoughts and concerns for the industry she loves so much. 

Thank you to the folks at Breyer’s CarbSmart and Sonos for supporting today’s show. 

Also, Aarthi Sampath, a chef at the Rainbow Room in New York City, shares why she thinks Chef Melba Wilson of Melba’s in Harlem is the Bombe!

Photo credit: Amanda Demme

Jul 24, 2020
The Afros + Knives Miniseries: Qiana Mickie of Just Food
00:45:58

“Food became more and more a revolutionary tool, opposed to what I just put in my body,” says activist Qiana Mickie, the special projects consultant for Just Food, the New York City-based pioneering food justice organization focused on community-driven solutions to inequities in the system. Qiana, who was most recently executive director of the organization, views food as a driver of enterprise, innovation, and equity, and she’s made it her mission to empower community members of color to lead these charges in the food community. Qiana joins Chef Tiffani Rozier, the host of the Afros + Knives podcast, to discuss the thinking behind her leadership transition, building safe and constructive workplaces for people of color—especially women, and ways in which white supremacy can impact the food justice space. 

You can find Qiana on Instagram @ragamickie. Host Tiffani Rozier can be found at @cheftiffanirozier and @afrosandknives. Be sure to subscribe to and support Afros + Knives wherever you listen to podcasts! 

Thank you to the folks at Traeger Wood Fired Grills for supporting our miniseries. Visit traegergrills.com for more. Traeger has also made a donation to support Kia Feeds The People, an initiative by @kiacooks to fight hunger and food apartheid by supporting the Black and QTPOC community in Brooklyn.

Jul 22, 2020
From the Kitchen to Congress with Dirt Candy’s Amanda Cohen
00:46:07

“I’ve been incredibly surprised by where my career has taken me,” says Amanda Cohen, chef/owner of the vegetable-focused Dirt Candy restaurant in New York City. “I never would have expected it would take me to Congress.” Earlier this week, Amanda testified before the Small Business Committee of the House of Representatives on behalf of the Independent Restaurant Coalition. Amanda is part of the leadership of the IRC, which is  working to get Congress to pass the $120-billion Independent Restaurant Revitalization Fund. We talk to Amanda about her work on behalf of the 500,000 independent restaurants and 11 million restaurant workers in the U.S., as well as the steps she’s taking to keep her own restaurant alive. She also updates us on Lekka Burger, the Tribeca fast-casual spot she’s involved with, her thoughts on food media, and why she’s not moving back to her native Canada any time soon. 

Thank you to the folks at Breyer’s CarbSmart and Sonos for supporting today’s show. 

Also, tune in to find out why Brooklyn-based pastry pro and gelato enthusiast Maya Peredo thinks Lokelani Alabanza of Saturated Ice Cream in Nashville, Tennessee, is the Bombe. 

Jul 19, 2020
The Afros + Knives Miniseries: The Okra Project with Ianne Fields Stewart
00:51:16

“I have for a very long time seen that the world was unjust,” said Ianne Fields Stewart, actor, activist, and founder of The Okra Project. “To me, the solutions seem simple.” Ianne, a Black queer nonbinary transfeminine New York-based storyteller, wanted to do something about Black Trans People experiencing a lack of community, family, and food insecurity. The result was The Okra Project, a collective that pays Black Trans chefs to make home-cooked, healthy, and culturally-specific meals. “The joy of looking at someone who’s cooking a meal for you, who’s chosen you, and to see a piece of yourself in them—there is nothing more beautiful and powerful,” said Ianne. The Okra Project has expanded to include cooking classes, grocery funds, and more, and Ianne’s big goal for the group is to one day have a brick-and-mortar location for its community. 

Ianne joins Chef Tiffani Rozier, the host of the Afros + Knives podcast, for a special edition of her show on Radio Cherry Bombe. All month long, Chef Tiffani will be speaking with Black women at the intersection of food and social justice about their life, their work, and their organizations. 

You can find Ianne on Instagram @thefreeactorvist and @theokraproject.com. Host Tiffani Rozier can be found at @cheftiffanirozier and @afrosandknives. Be sure to subscribe to and support Afros + Knives wherever you listen to podcasts! 

Thank you to the folks at Traeger Wood Fired Grills for supporting our miniseries. Visit traegergrills.com for more. Traeger has also made a donation to support Kia Feeds The People, an initiative by @kiacooks to fight hunger and food apartheid by supporting the Black and QTPOC community in Brooklyn.

Jul 15, 2020
Natasha Pickowicz on the Plight of Pastry Chefs
00:44:21

Award-winning pastry chefs around the country have been furloughed or let go from their positions as restaurants struggle to deal with the ramifications of the coronavirus. “It doesn’t matter if you won a James Beard Award. It doesn’t matter if you are the most visible figure on a restaurant staff,” says Natasha Pickowicz. “At the end of the day, I think pastry in restaurants and fine dining restaurants is at a critical juncture.” Natasha, one of the most celebrated and visible pastry chefs in New York City and well-known for spearheading an annual Planned Parenthood bake sale, lost her job and has been busy processing and responding to the shifting realities around her. She and host Kerry Diamond talk about her two new initiatives, The Bake Sale Project resource-sharing platform, and the Never Ending Taste pop-up at Superiority Burger in NYC this weekend, as well as the success of the Bakers Against Racism project. 

Thank you to the folks at Breyer’s CarbSmart and Sonos for supporting today’s show. 

Plus, stick around to hear why Pooja Bavishi, the founder and CEO of Malai Ice Cream, thinks Padma Lakshmi is the Bombe!

Jul 11, 2020
Afros + Knives Mini-Series: Jocelyn Jackson of People’s Kitchen Collective
00:57:40

Welcome to the first episode of the Afros + Knives mini-series on Radio Cherry Bombe, hosted by Chef Tiffani Rozier. Afros + Knives is a weekly podcast and media platform created by Tiffani that features Black women who work and lead in food, beverage, hospitality, food justice, and food media. “I launched Afros + Knives because I wanted to hear the stories of women who worked in food and look like me,” said Tiffani. “Over the past 15 years, I had always noted the absence of their voices.”

For the next four weeks, Tiffani will be talking to women at the intersection of food and social justice. Her first guest is Jocelyn Jackson, the creative force behind Justus Kitchen, an initiative dedicated to creating love and liberation over shared meals, and co-founder of People’s Kitchen Collective, the Oakland-based organization nourishing souls, feeding minds, and fueling a movement. Tune in to hear about Jocelyn’s organizations and the work they’re doing, her time in West Africa, and more.

Be sure to check out Afros + Knives wherever you get your podcasts and visit afrosandknives.com for more about Tiffani and the show.

Thank you to Traeger Wood Fired Grills for supporting both the Afros + Knives miniseries and the work of Kia Feeds the People. 

To follow the individuals and organizations mentioned in this episode on Instagram, visit @afrosandknives @cheftiffanirozier @justuskitchen @peopleskitchencollective @kiacooks @traegergrills @cherrybombe

Jul 08, 2020
Catina Smith Says Just Call Her Chef
00:32:25

Catina Smith was looking to create a sisterhood of Black chefs in Baltimore when she had the idea to launch a calendar to raise money and awareness. The photographer came up with the name and a movement was born. Today, Just Call Me Chef is a close-knit group that highlights and uplifts Black women chefs through professional networking, mentorship, and more. We sat down with JCMC founder Cat to hear about her plans for expanding nationally, her vision for a “historic” Just Call Me Chef conference in 2021, and what’s next for her life and career. Cat’s worked in “every crevice of culinary,” as she describes it, and she’s about to give birth to her third child! Listen for ways that you can help Just Call Me Chef achieve its goals and mission. Visit justcallmechef.co for merch and donation options and to be notified of the upcoming membership enrollment.

Thank you to the folks at Breyers CarbSmart and Sonos Move for supporting today’s show. You folks are the Bombe!

Stick around to hear why Tracey Tisdale-Richardson, co-founder and CEO of Lillie’s of Charleston, thinks Kardea Brown, host of Food Network’s Delicious Miss Brown, is the Bombe!

Jul 03, 2020
Top Chef All-Stars Winner Melissa King
00:40:23

Top Chef recently crowned Melissa King the winner of Season 17 after an epic showdown in Italy. As a returning finalist from Season 12, Melissa competed among the fiercest group of All Stars yet. She snagged both the $250,000 prize and the Fan Favorite award. It was a powerful moment for Melissa, a freelance chef and proud representative of both the LGBTQ+ and Asian-American communities. Melissa joins us to talk about her win, how she’s changed in the six years between her two Top Chef appearances, and how she’s building her business with intention and community in mind. We also talk about those small-batch sauces of hers that sold out in literally two minutes.

Thank you to Breyers CarbSmart for supporting this episode.

Plus, tune in to hear why Akua Kyerematen Nettey, the founder and CEO of Berry Bissap, thinks her mentor and food biz wiz Allison Ball is The Bombe!

Photo by Nicole Weingart/Bravo

Jun 27, 2020
Bakers Against Racism With Co-Founder Paola Velez
00:54:27

The restaurant industry almost broke Pastry Chef Paola Velez during the early days of her career, but her passion, drive, and sense of self worth have won out time and time again. Over the past two weeks, Paola, on furlough from her job at Kith/Kin in Washington, D.C., has channeled her energy and optimism into a project called Bakers Against Racism. This humble bake sale, founded by Paola, Pastry Chef Willa Pelini, and Chef Rob Rubba, was meant to give professional and home bakers a way to join the fight for Black lives, but it has exploded into a global phenomenon, with chapters around the world and sales underway on five continents, 17 countries, and more than 41 states. Tune in to hear about Paola’s life and career, and how both have turned her into a passionate activist who uses baked goods as a vehicle for protest.

 

Stay tuned to hear why Auria Abraham, founder of Auria’s Malaysian Kitchen, thinks chef Airis Johnson is the Bombe.

Jun 19, 2020
Cheers to Cha McCoy, Trailblazer and Globetrotting Sommelier
00:45:59

Today, we’re celebrating Cha McCoy, Cherry Bombe’s new Beverage Director. We’re dipping into the archives for Cha’s two appearances on Radio Cherry Bombe. First, you’ll hear her powerful talk from our 2019 Jubilee conference, titled “I Am More Than Moscato,” which covers discrimination in the hospitality and beverage industry. For the second half of the show, we’re revisiting her 2018 Radio Cherry Bombe appearance, which was our number one show of that year. Cha was named to the Cherry Bombe 100 and the Wine Enthusiast 40 Under 40 for her work creating accessible tasting room experiences, The Communion, and she is the founder of the grassroots project, United We Taste, which brings together beverage professionals from around the world. Cha has made it her mission to make the wine world a more inclusive and diverse place, and to celebrate a variety of producers, products, and regions. We’re so thrilled to have Cha join our team, and we hope you are too. Cheers to Cha.

Thank you to the folks at Breyer’s Carb Smart and Cypress Grove Cheeses for supporting this episode of Radio Cherry Bombe.

Jun 13, 2020
Black Lives Matter. Black Voices Matter.
00:01:40

We’re not airing an episode of Radio Cherry Bombe today. Instead, we’d like you to take the time you spend listening to our show and seek out new voices, in particular food podcasts by Black women. Some suggestions: Afros + Knives by Tiffani Rozier, The Food Truck Scholar by Ariel Smith, the Pro Food Maker Podcast by Mercedes Gosby, A Hungry Society by Korsha Wilson, and Dinner for One by Sutanya Dacres. There are many, many others and we’ll be seeking them out and listening as well. If you know of other Black female-fueled food podcasts, please share them on social media and tag Cherry Bombe so we can learn and share as well.

Jun 06, 2020
Top Chef Champ Kristen Kish Makes It Personal
00:32:20

“I know that when I go back to ‘working normally,’ I will not live the same way that I used to,” said Kristen Kish, reflecting on the past few months. “I’ve learned an incredible amount… just by being still.” Kristen is the winner of Top Chef Season 10, author of Kristen Kish Cooking: Recipes and Techniques, and the executive chef at Arlo Grey in The Line Hotel in Austin, Texas. Radio Cherry Bombe host Kerry Diamond caught up with her to hear how she’s doing, what she’s cooking up, and her takeaways on Mental Health Awareness Month and Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, as both come to a close. 

Thank you to Breyers CarbSmart for supporting this episode. 

And find out why singer-songwriter, event producer, and hospitality professional Hillary Capps thinks Nicole Jardim, author of Fix Your Period, is the Bombe.

May 29, 2020
From Stephen Colbert to Camembert: The Journey of a Cheese Board Queen
00:39:15

Marissa Mullen loves cheese plates so much that she quit her job with Stephen Colbert and dedicated herself to sharing her enthusiasm for all things fromage with the world. Her brand new book, That Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life, was just published and it shows how you can create a gorgeous cheese plate or board using Marissa’s Cheese By Numbers method. Marissa chats with host Kerry Diamond about her crazy journey, getting rejected by 20 cookbook publishers and dropped by her agent, and finding her place in the community of cheesemongers, cheesemakers, and cheese lovers. Tune in and maybe a cheese plate will save your life too. 

Thank you to the wines of Rioja and Cypress Grove cheese for supporting this episode of Radio Cherry Bombe. 

Plus, tune in to find out why Sarah Hendrix, co-founder of Lady & Larder Cheese Shop in Los Angeles, thinks Helen Johannesen, the owner of Helen’s Wine Shop in LA, is the Bombe!

Photo courtesy of Nico Schinco

May 22, 2020
Baked Goods and Gratitude with Grandbaby Cakes
00:32:39

“Being in the present has totally changed so much of my perspective,” says Jocelyn Delk Adams, founder of the Grandbaby Cakes blog and author of the cookbook Grandbaby Cakes: Modern Recipes, Vintage Charm, Soulful Memories and several e-cookbooks. The busy entrepreneur has stayed focused through the current crisis by reminding herself what she’s thankful for, taking care of her young daughter, and tending to the business she started as a hobby back in 2012. Today, Jocelyn is known for her luscious layer cakes, foolproof poundcakes, and other updated comfort food classics, but it’s her business acumen as much as her baking ability that has kept her at the top of the blogging game. 

Plus, hear why Alexis Siemens, a New Jersey-based brand strategist specializing in tea, food, and beverage, thinks that Chloe Grigri, co-owner of The Good King Tavern and Le Caveau Wine Bar in Philadelphia, is the Bombe! 

Thank you to the Wines of Rioja and Breyers for supporting today’s episode. You folks are the Bombe!

May 15, 2020
Inside the Smitten Kitchen with Deb Perelman
00:37:10
“When I see these perfect pantries, I’m like… ‘This isn’t how real people live,’” laughs Deb Perelman. “This is a real-life overstuffed kitchen.” Deb is the cook, writer, and photographer behind the much-loved Smitten Kitchen blog and the two companion cookbooks. Tune in to hear what this down-to-earth personality is up to and why she’s loving things cooked low and slow right now, from sweet potatoes to broccoli, why she’s not baking sourdough bread, and why you can never go wrong with Rice Krispie Treats (especially when they’re made with browned butter). Plus, Chicago-based vegan chef Sam Spoll tells us why she thinks Tanya Lozano, founder of Healthy Hood Chicago, is the Bombe! Thank you to our sponsors for supporting today’s episode: The wines of Rioja and, our newest sponsor, Red Clay Hot Sauce. You folks are the Bombe!
May 08, 2020
Meet The Craftswomen
00:49:48
“If you don’t see representation of someone who looks like you, it’s difficult to see yourself in that position,” said Emma Walker, the master blender responsible for Jane Walker by Johnnie Walker and a panelist at the Craftswomen event hosted by the spirits powerhouse Diageo earlier this year to celebrate the makers behind some of the world’s best spirits. We’re bringing you the panel, recorded live at the High Line Hotel in NYC earlier this year, as a special episode of Radio Cherry Bombe. The other spirits superstars you’ll hear from: Eboni Major, a whiskey blender and food scientist at Bulleit Frontier Whiskey; United States Bartenders Guild 2019 Bartender of the year Katie Renshaw; and Lynnette Marrero, co-founder of the Speed Rack bartending competition and a MasterClass instructor. Don’t miss this conversation about community, collaboration, and visibility. Thank you to Jane Walker by Johnnie Walker for supporting our show. And find out why Bombesquad member Meaghan Dorman, bar director for Dear Irving and Raines Law Room in NYC, thinks Kellie Thorn, beverage director of Hugh Acheson Restaurants in Atlanta, is the Bombe!
May 06, 2020
Amanda Nguyen: The Baker Behind the Quarantine Cakes
00:44:09

Meet Amanda Nguyen, the owner and baker behind Butter&, the San Francisco bakery that’s become famous for its Quarantine Cakes. Amanda came up with the idea for these mini cakes decorated with a PSA out of necessity. Her custom cake business relied on weddings, birthdays, and other celebrations, and all of her orders were canceled almost overnight due to the COVID-19 crisis. Tune in to hear how Amanda went from Facebook data analyst to bakery owner and why ethical employment has been such a big issue for her, even pre-coronavirus.

Thank you to the Wines of Rioja for supporting Radio Cherry Bombe.

And listen to the end to discover why Emily Carter of Imperfect Foods in San Francisco thinks Dana Gunders of ReFED is the Bombe. 

Photo by Andriya Rances

May 01, 2020
Top Chef’s Karen Akunowicz On Pivots and Pasta
00:52:44

Karen Akunowicz, the chef/owner of Fox & the Knife in Boston and a James Beard award winner, has been dealing with a lot of highs and lows as of late. She’s a contestant on the current season of Top Chef All-Stars, but at the same time, was forced to furlough most of her restaurant team due to the current crisis. Karen quickly pivoted to takeout and delivery and has focused her offerings on homemade pasta and sauces, pantry items, “Spritz Kits,” and the most craveworthy hits from the Fox & the Knife menu. “I just thought that if I didn’t try, that I might look back and say, ‘Did I try my very hardest to keep us afloat, to keep going, to keep serving our community, to take care of our team?’” Be sure to tune in.

Thank you to the Wines of Rioja for supporting this episode. 

Plus, Johanna Albertsson of Krupa Consulting tells us why she thinks photographer Andrea Czarnota is the Bombe. 

Apr 24, 2020
Is Restaurant Takeout Helping Or Hurting?
00:29:17

When you support restaurants with takeout or pickup, are you putting restaurant workers at risk? Tejal Rao, the California restaurant critic for The New York Times, asked this question in a recent column and it struck a chord with many of her readers. Tejal calls in from Los Angeles to talk about this issue, as well as what it means to be a restaurant critic during a global pandemic.

Thank you to Ecole Ducasse and the Wines of Rioja for supporting our show. 

Find out why recipe developer Alexis deBoschnek in Los Angeles thinks Chowhound executive editor Hana Asbrink in New York City is the Bombe.

Apr 17, 2020
Ruth Reichl & Chef Ruth Rogers from Jubilee
00:52:21

It’s a double dose of Ruth Reichl! We dipped into the Cherry Bombe Jubilee archive to bring you two great moments with the legendary editor and author. First up, Ruth reads from her most recent book, Save Me The Plums, a memoir of her time at the helm of Gourmet Magazine. In the second half of the show, Ruth talks to Chef Ruth Rogers of the iconic River Cafe in London, as well as head chef Sian Owen, from one of Jubilee’s keynote conversations. 

Plus, find out why Kristin Nelson of the Ardent Homesteader in Arden, New York, thinks Karen Washington from Rise & Root Farm is the Bombe!

Thank you to Ecole Ducasse culinary school and the wines of Rioja for supporting our show.

Apr 11, 2020
Four Chefs We Love
00:41:21

On today’s show, we’re celebrating some of our friends in the chef community and airing a panel from our Jubilee Seattle conference with Chef Rachel Yang, Chef Renee Erickson, and Chef Makini Howell. These pillars in the restaurant community talk about leadership and navigating an ever-changing city. Chef Angie Mar of The Beatrice Inn in New York City and author of the new cookbook Butcher + Beast (and who happens to be a Seattle native!), moderated the panel, and Lara Hamilton, owner of the community cookbook store Book Larder, introduces everyone. 

Thank you to the Wines of Rioja for supporting today’s show. And thank you to our newest sponsor, Ecole Ducasse.

Apr 03, 2020
Food For Thought: Bakers Gotta Bake
00:24:49

It’s the best of our baker talks. Since many of you are home right now and doing a lot of baking, we thought it would be nice to dip into our Food for Thought tour archives and bring you some of our favorite bakers from around the country. Get ready to hear from these amazing folks about their love of all things sugar, flour, and butter. 

At our Atlanta, Georgia, stop caker Amanda Faber shares her thoughts on the future of baking and the importance of the baking community. In Dallas, Texas, Sam Cade of the custom Cade’s Cakes talks about being a cake artist and her big move to New York City. In Houston, Texas, we hear from Rebecca Masson AKA The Sugar Fairy, owner of Fluff Bake Bar. Then in New Orleans, we hear from Joy the Baker about what being a baker means to her.

Thank you to Kerrygold for supporting the Food for Thought tour and this mini-series.

Apr 01, 2020
Our Cookbook Crushes: Alison Roman and Aran Goyoaga in Conversation
00:30:34

Two of our favorite cookbook authors, Alison Roman of Dining In and Nothing Fancy, and Aran Goyoaga of Cannelle et Vanille: Nourishing, Gluten-Free Recipes for Every Meal and Mood, sat down to chat for the final keynote conversation at the Cherry Bombe Jubilee Conference in Seattle this past November. Alison and Aran talk about the freelance hustle, California vibes, the cookbook creation process, and their least favorite word. (Spoiler alert: it’s “influencer.”). Don’t miss an engaging exchange between these two special members of the Bombesquad. 

Plus, Radio Cherry Bombe Producer Jess Zeidman tells us why she thinks the Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation is the bombe! (If you’re a restaurant worker in need, check out the RWCF COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund.)

Thank you to the Wines of Rioja for supporting this episode. To learn more about their wide selection of wines visit riojawines.com/us.

Mar 27, 2020
Food for Thought with Claire Saffitz
00:41:52

Claire Saffitz fans, you’re in for a treat. We’re excited to bring you one of the most in-depth interviews that the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen star has ever done. Host Kerry Diamond sat down with Claire at the Bon Appétit offices in New York City to talk about her wildly popular videos, her upcoming cookbook, and life with her test kitchen colleagues. Claire also answers questions from the Bombesquad about her biggest inspirations, videos on her wish list, and what baking rules you can break. 

Thank you to Kerrygold, the makers of beautiful butter and cheese, from Ireland for supporting Radio Cherry Bombe.

Mar 25, 2020
A Talk with Norma Kamali, Fashion Icon and Wellness Advocate
00:51:50

“For me, being the most famous or richest designer in the world was never my priority,” said Norma Kamali. “I wanted my creative life.” During New York Fashion Week, this trailblazing fashion designer sat down with host Kerry Diamond in front of a live audience at Spring Studios in Tribeca. A fashion designer since 1969, Norma’s entrepreneurial spirit has kept her in business and at the cutting edge all this time. She also has been a wellness proponent for decades and shares her self-care tips and workout routines on social media. Norma is a beacon for everyone interested in professional and personal longevity.

Thank you to the Wines of Rioja for supporting Radio Cherry Bombe. For more, visit riojawine.com/US.

Plus, find out why Maritza Abreu of Pisqueya in Brooklyn, NY thinks she is the bombe! 

The conversation with Norma Kamali was part of a New York Fashion Week Series presented by IMG and sponsored by The Glenlivet.

Don’t miss Radio Cherry Bombe Live on Instagram Stories. 

Illustration by Antonia Figueiredo.

Mar 21, 2020
Food For Thought: The Julia Child Episode
00:25:59

Radio Cherry Bombe went on tour to find out what’s on the mind of food folk across the country, Once we finished our tour, we realized that three of our talks centered around one very iconic person in the food world: Julia Child. We know Julia’s pioneering spirit, culinary talent, and sheer joy in the kitchen inspires everyone in the Bombesquad and we wanted to share these stories with you.

At our San Diego stop, Diane Rocha, a retired school teacher and enthusiastic amateur baker in California shares her very special connection to Julia.

In Kansas City, Missouri, Christina Corvino, the co-owner and general manager of Corvino restaurant, tells us how Julia has encouraged her through the ups and downs of her professional journey.

In Baltimore, Maryland, Jessica Grosman of With Health & Gratitude tells us about her special moment with Julia Child.

Thank you to Kerrygold for supporting the Food for Thought tour and this mini-series.

Mar 18, 2020
Superstar Food Stylist Susan Spungen
00:39:19

From working as the first food editor at Martha Stewart Living to styling the food on Julie & Julia and It’s Complicated to writing cookbooks, Susan Spungen always has a lot on her plate. Her biggest project of late? She’s released her new cookbook Open Kitchen: Inspired Recipes for Casual Gatherings. Susan sat down with host Kerry Diamond to talk about her journey in the food world, the freelance life, and her beloved banana bread recipe. 

Plus, Jodi Liano, the founder of San Francisco Cooking School, tells us why she thinks SFCS Pastry Director Nicole Plue is the Bombe! 

Thank you to the Wines of Rioja for supporting this episode. 

Mar 13, 2020
Food For Thought: Portland, Maine
00:46:56

It’s Radio Cherry Bombe on the road! We brought the “Food for Thought” tour to Portland, Maine, for a live recording at the Press Hotel. First up, we hear from Jacqueline Dole founder of Parlor Ice Cream Co. about what it means to live one’s dream and Briana Warner of Atlantic Sea Farms tells us how she became a seaweed farmer.

In the second half of the show, we hear from Chef Erin French of The Lost Kitchen, Pastry Chef Briana Holt of Tandem Coffee, Chef Cara Stadler of Tao Yuan and BaoBao Dumpling House, Chef Rebecca Charles of Pearl Kennebunk Beach, Spat Oyster Cellar, and Pearl Oyster Bar, and Radio Cherry Bombe Host Kerry Diamond.

Thank you to Kerrygold for supporting our tour. Be sure to try their beautiful cheese and butter! 

Mar 11, 2020
Resy CMO Victoria Vaynberg on Menus, Marketing, and Motherhood
00:36:53

If snagging a hot restaurant reservation is your favorite competitive sport, you need to know Victoria Vaynberg. As the chief marketing officer of Resy, Victoria is helping expand what the reservations platform is all about. She and host Kerry Diamond talk about Resy’s Women of Food dinner series, marketing advice for small businesses, and her life with one-year-old twin daughters. Fun fact: Victoria is a member of a podcast club. Think book club, but with podcasts. 

Plus, find out why Nat Paull of Beatrix Bakes in Melbourne, Australia, thinks pastry chef and Last Course author Claudia Fleming is the bombe! 

Thank you to Rioja Wines, our new sponsor, for supporting this episode of Radio Cherry Bombe! Rioja is the premier winemaking region in Spain that’s home to more than 600 wineries. To learn more visit riojawine.com/us.

Mar 06, 2020
Food For Thought: Baltimore
00:54:30

Radio Cherry Bombe stopped in Baltimore, Maryland, as part of its Food For Thought tour for a live episode at Bar Vasquez.

Jessica Grosman of With Health & Gratitude, Chef Catina Smith of Just Call Me Chef, and Chef Cindy Wolf of the Foreman Wolf restaurant group spoke about what’s on their mind when it comes to the food world.

They are followed by a panel featuring Jasmine Norton of Urban Oyster, Chef Donna Crivello of Cosima restaurant, Chef Amanda Mack of Crust By Mack Bakery, and Radio Cherry Bombe host Kerry Diamond.   

Thank you to Kerrygold and Visit Baltimore for supporting our Baltimore episode.

Mar 04, 2020
Pastry, Politics, Pivots, and More
00:37:00

We’re airing three very special moments from our first-ever Jubilee Seattle. First, we’ll hear how pastry chef Crystal Chiu went from working for Speaker Nancy Pelosi to making beautiful desserts at Seattle hot-spot Canlis. Then, we will hear about Chef Emme Ribeiro Collins amazing journey with a special introduction from Cherry Bombe cover girl Sophia Roe. Last, an insightful conversation between Radio Cherry Bombe host Kerry Diamond and biohacker Van Nguyen sheds light on keto diets, intermittent fasting, and other data-driven wellness practices.

 

Plus, Cherry Bombe member and baker Tiff Bryant tells us why they think Moonlynn Tsai of Kopitiam in New York City is the bombe!

Feb 29, 2020
Food For Thought: Houston
00:53:52

Radio Cherry Bombe stopped in Houston, Texas last year as part of its Food For Thought tour for a live episode at Nancy’s Hustle.

Zay Gamez and Cat Janda of Finca Tres Robles, Rebecca Masson of Fluff Bake Bar, and Anita Jaisinghani of Pondicheri restaurant spoke about what’s on their mind when it comes to the food world.

They are followed by a panel featuring pastry chef Julia Doran of Nancy’s Hustle, coffee expert Ecky Prabanto of Greenway Coffee Company, bartender Alba Huerta of Julep, and Radio Cherry Bombe host Kerry Diamond.   

Thank you to Kerrygold for supporting our tour.

Feb 25, 2020
James Beard CEO Clare Reichenbach
00:27:53

The James Beard Awards have been called the Oscars of the food world, and most chefs and restaurateurs hope to snag one in their lifetime. But who is James Beard? And who is behind the awards? James Beard Foundation CEO Clare Reichenbach sat down with host Kerry Diamond to learn more about the awards process, the namesake gourmet behind the operation, and what Clare and her team are doing to make the Foundation a more vibrant, modern organization. Clare also gets personal about her life as a single mom and the decisions she faced about starting a family on her own. 

To learn more about James Beard Foundation initiatives and events, visit https://www.jamesbeard.org/awards/tickets

Plus, find out why co-owner and operator Kiki Aranita of Poi Dog in Philadelphia thinks Jiyun Jennifer Yoo of Gotham Grove in NYC is the bombe! 

Feb 21, 2020
Future of Food: Asheville
00:46:42

The Radio Cherry Bombe Food For Thought tour stopped in Asheville, North Carolina, for a live episode during the city’s inaugural Chow Chow food festival. 

Chef Ashleigh Shanti of Benne on Eagle, chocolatier Jael Rattigan of French Broad Chocolate, and Dr. Cynthia Greenlee spoke about what’s on their mind when it comes to the food world.

They are followed by a panel featuring Chef Katie Button of Katie Button Restaurants in Asheville, Chef Vivian Howard of the award-winning TV program A Chef’s Life, Chef Cheetie Kumar of Garland in Raleigh, and Radio Cherry Bombe host Kerry Diamond.    

Thank you to Kerrygold, the makers of beautiful butter and cheese, for supporting our tour.

Feb 18, 2020
Good Bread, from Poilâne to Zingerman's Bakehouse
00:43:52

Travel with us in pursuit of the perfect loaf, from Paris to Ann Arbor, Michigan, to a classroom at the Food & Finance High School in New York City. First, Apollonia Poilâne shares the story of her legendary family business and her first English-language cookbook, Poilâne: The Secrets of the World-Famous Bread Bakery. Later in the show, we have a special interview with Amy Emberling, a managing partner at Zingerman’s Bakehouse and co-author of the bakery’s cookbook. Our interview with Amy was recorded on career day at New York City’s Food & Finance High School. 

Stay tuned to hear why Chef Catie Randazzo of Ambrose & Eve and Preston’s: A Burger Joint in Columbus, Ohio, thinks Chef Marcia Ginsberg is the bombe!  

Feb 15, 2020
Food For Thought: Philadelphia
00:39:24

It’s Radio Cherry Bombe on the road! Join us for our live Food “For Thought” tour stop in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at Triple Bottom Brewing. 

First up, we hear from tea expert Alexis Siemons on the pre-Internet joy of “pre-eating,” and restaurateur Jill Weber of Sojourn Restaurant Group talks about her culinary and cultural experiences as an archaeologist. 

In the second half of the show, we hear from restaurateur Ellen Yin, Philadelphia’s dynamic duo restaurateur Valerie Safran and Chef Marcie Turney, Chef Justine MacNeil of Fiore Fine Foods, Triple Bottom Brewing co-owner Tess Hart, and Radio Cherry Bombe Host Kerry Diamond.

Thank you to Kerrygold for supporting our tour. Be sure to try their beautiful cheese and butter! 

Feb 11, 2020
Secrets to Success from Chrissy Teigen’s Literary Agent
00:44:42

“It’s alchemy, but it’s also the right person with the right message at the right time,” said Andy McNicol, a literary agent at entertainment giant WME. Andy’s stellar client list includes Chrissy Teigen, Lin Manuel Miranda, Alicia Keys, Sophia Amoruso of Girlboss, and even Cherry Bombe. Andy stopped by Radio Cherry Bombe to share her thoughts on how to find an agent, what cookbook publishers are looking for today, and how much a social media following matters. If you’ve got a project in your brain or in the works, be sure to give a listen for some insight on bringing your idea to life. 

Thank you to today’s sponsor: the book Sugar Free Three by Michele Promaulayko

Stay tuned to hear why gluten-free blogger Jannell Lo of My BF is GF  thinks cookbook author Leela Punyaratabandhu is the bombe

Feb 07, 2020
Crystal De Luna Bogan on Anxiety, Motherhood, and Grilled Cheese
00:43:57

“My identity was completely lost,” said Crystal De Luna-Bogan, the chef and co-founder of The Grilled Cheeserie in Nashville, who struggled with post-partum anxiety after giving birth to her daughter last year. With the help of family, friends, and professionals, Crystal was able to get to a healthier place and is now learning how to balance motherhood with the chef life and the realities of being an entrepreneur. Today, she and her husband Joseph Bogan have three locations of The Grilled Cheeserie and they are busy serving up some of the best sandwiches in Music City. We, of course, asked Crystal for some tips for making the best grilled cheese ever.

Thank you to today’s sponsor the book Sugar Free Three by Michelle Promolayko

Stay tuned to learn why Destiny Luna of The Wing thinks Martha Stewart is the bombe.

Jan 31, 2020
Food For Thought: San Diego
00:49:19

Radio Cherry Bombe stopped in San Diego, California, last year as part of its Food For Thought tour for a live episode.

Retired school teacher Diane Rocha, Monica Maccioni of Bobboi Natural Gelato, and Laura Johnson of You & Yours Distilling Co. each spoke about what’s on their mind when it comes to the food world.

They are followed by a panel featuring farmer Mai Nguyen, Chef Claudette Zepeda, baker Crystal White of Wayfarer Bread, and Radio Cherry Bombe host Kerry Diamond.    

Thank you to Kerrygold for supporting our tour.

Jan 28, 2020
Vegging Out With Wen-Jay Ying and Amy Chaplin
00:50:19

Are you a proponent of plant-based eating? Love farmers’ markets? Then you’ll love this episode with Local Roots founder Wen-Jay Ying and cookbook author/chef Amy Chaplin. Wen-Jay shares how the lead singer of The Flaming Lips inspired her career path and led to the founding of Local Roots, a CSA based in New York City. In the second half, Amy joins us to talk about her new cookbook, Whole Food Cooking Every Day, and reveals her plans for a restaurant in Tribeca that she’s opening with her sister. 

Also, learn why Hetty McKinnon, the cookbook author Neighborhood, Community, and Family, why she thinks Leetal Arazi of New York Shuk is the Bombe. 

This episode is presented by the book Sugar Free Three by Michele Promaulayko. 

Jan 24, 2020
Food For Thought: Kansas City
00:55:08

Radio Cherry Bombe stopped in Kansas City, Missouri, last year as part of its Food For Thought tour for a live episode at Corvino Supper Club & Tasting Room.

General Manager and Co-Owner Christina Corvino of Corvino, sommelier Caitlin Corcoran, and Aasma Tufail & Katie Curk of Chai Shai each spoke about what’s on their mind when it comes to the food world.

They are followed by a panel featuring Marissa Gencarelli of Yoli Tortilleria, Chrissy Nucum of KC Pinoy, Megan Garrelts of Bluestem and Rye restaurants, Beth Barden of Succotash, and Radio Cherry Bombe host Kerry Diamond.

Thank you to Kerrygold for supporting our tour.

Jan 21, 2020
Camilla Marcus Wants to Change the Restaurant World
00:51:19

Camilla Marcus is one of the most dynamic women on the food scene. Not only is she the founder of west-bourne, the rule-bending, community-minded all-day eatery in SoHo, but she is a change agent pushing the industry to confront the challenges faced by working families. Camilla, who became a mom recently, has partnered with a local child care company and is providing her employees with subsidized access to daycare and nightcare. Tune in to hear how Camilla is making it happen. 

Also, learn why blogger Laura Scherb of Page And Plate thinks Emily Nejad of Bon Vivant Cakes is the bombe! 

This episode is presented by Sugar Free Three by author Michele Promaulayko.

Jan 17, 2020
Food For Thought: Columbus
00:56:06

Radio Cherry Bombe stopped in Columbus, Ohio, last year as part of its Food For Thought tour for a live episode at the headquarters of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams.

Paula Haines of Freedom a la Cart, Chef Cara Mangini of Little Eater, and Faith Durand of The Kitchn each spoke about what’s on their mind when it comes to the food world.

They are followed by a panel featuring Chef Catie Randazzo of Preston's and Ambrose & Eve, Badisha Nag of Create Your Curry, Ms. Ena of Ena's Caribbean Kitchen, Jeni Britton Bauer of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, and Radio Cherry Bombe host Kerry Diamond.

Thank you to Kerrygold for supporting our tour.

Jan 14, 2020
Behind the Scenes with Little Women Food Stylist Christine Tobin
00:41:15

From pink peppermint ice cream to raspberry jam and a holiday ham, Christine Tobin had to bring the food of Little Women to life on the big screen. As the food stylist for the highly anticipated adaptation by writer-director Greta Gerwig, Christine immersed herself in the life of author Louisa May Alcott and mid-1800s Massachusetts, where Louisa lived and where the book and film are set. Christine is a different kind of food stylist, who avoids movie-magic food tricks in favor of food that actors can actually eat. Tune in to hear about her behind-the-scenes take, her work as key food stylist at Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street, and what advice she has for aspiring food stylists. 

Stay tuned to hear why Tara Hankinson the co-founder of TALEA Beer Co. thinks Suellen Tunney is the Bombe! 

Jan 11, 2020
Food For Thought: Savannah
00:58:41

Radio Cherry Bombe stopped in Savannah last year as part of its Food For Thought tour for a live episode at Cheryl Day’s Back In The Day Bakery.

Natalie Freihon of the Fat Radish, Julia Levy of the Peach and Prosperity podcast, and Kate Dowdle of the Savannah Bee Company each spoke about what’s on their mind when it comes to the food world.

They are followed by a panel featuring baker Cheryl Day of Back in The Day Bakery, alchemist Jovan Sage of Sage’s Larder, Chef Mashama Bailey of The Grey, and Radio Cherry Bombe host Kerry Diamond.

Thank you to Kerrygold for supporting our tour.

Jan 07, 2020
The Unstoppable Chef Susan Feniger
00:43:29

Nothing can slow down Susan Feniger. She’s been a pioneer in so many regards, from food television (Two Hot Tamales, anyone?) to food radio to being one of the few female chef/owners on the Strip in Las Vegas. She’s also had an enduring and endearing relationship with her business partner, Mary Sue Miliken, who she met on the line in Chicago in the ‘70s. The two recently opened their newest restaurant, Socalo, an all-day California eatery, in Santa Monica. On top of all of this, Susan is on the board of the Los Angeles LGBT Center, where she helped establish a ground-breaking culinary program. 

Stay tuned to learn why producer-cookbook author Lauren Deen thinks Pam Cannon of Ballantine Books is the Bombe.

Jan 03, 2020
Tieghan Gerard of Half Baked Harvest
00:35:48

With one million Instagram fans and counting, Tieghan Gerard knows a thing or two about food—and social media. But it wasn’t always that way. Tieghan launched Half Baked Harvest as a teenager and taught herself how to cook, style food, and take pictures. Today, she’s known for crave-worthy recipes, like her Creamy French Onion Pasta Bake and Bourbon Sweet Potato Casserole with Sweet ‘n’ Savory Bacon Pecans. (Hello.) Host Kerry Diamond sits down with Tieghan to talk about her journey from fashion-focused teenager to food world sensation, and her new cookbook, Half Baked Harvest Super Simple.

Plus, sous chef Rhodora Levy of Gourmondo Catering in Seattle, WA tells us who she thinks is the bombe.

Thank you to Emmi cheese from Switzerland and Le Cordon Bleu for supporting Radio Cherry Bombe.

Dec 27, 2019
Follow The Leader: Building a Business That Lasts with Tren’ness Woods-Black
00:40:31

These days, everyone is hungry for more advice, especially about being an entrepreneur or finding smarter ways to run a business. For Follow The Leader, our special mini-series, we’re talking to four women at different stages of their careers about how they handle key aspects of their business. On this episode, host Kerry Diamond sits down with Tren’ness Woods-Black, the vice president of communications for the historic Sylvia's in Harlem. Tren’ness’s grandmother Sylvia Woods opened the business in 1962 and today, her namesake spot is one of the most famous restaurants in the country. Tren’ness shares how the family has kept the legacy and the business alive through a combination of community, authenticity, and real estate smarts. 

Thank you to Uber Eats for supporting Follow The Leader. To learn more about working with Uber Eats, visit UberEats.com/Bombesquad.

Dec 24, 2019
Finding One’s Voice Through Food
00:41:11

Sonoko Sakai’s life changed when she started teaching her friends how to cook. Her classes grew in popularity and now those lessons can be found in her new cookbook, Japanese Home Cooking: Simple Meals, Authentic Flavors. Sonoko stopped by Radio Cherry Bombe to talk about her interesting life, from her childhood spent moving to various cities with her airline executive father and housewife mother, to her time as a producer in the film industry. Today, Sonoko champions simplicity in her food, great ingredients, and heritage grains. 

Plus, stay tuned to find out who recipe developer and cook Lee Kalpackis thinks is the bombe! 

Thank you to Emmi cheese from Switzerland and Le Cordon Bleu for supporting Radio Cherry Bombe.

Dec 20, 2019
Follow The Leader: Company Culture with Dianna Daouheung
00:37:54

These days, everyone is hungry for more advice, especially about being an entrepreneur or finding smarter ways to run a business. For Follow The Leader, our special mini-series, we’re talking to four women at different stages of their careers about how they handle key aspects of their business. On this episode, we’re talking about company culture with Dianna Daoheung. Dianna is the head baker and a partner at Black Seed Bagels in New York City. Dianna has been with Black Seed since day one and she’s seen the culture evolve as the company has grown from one store to seven locations with more than 100 employees. Learn how Dianna keeps her crew and community inspired and connected as Black Seed scales.

Thank you to Uber Eats for supporting Follow The Leader. To learn more about working with Uber Eats, visit UberEats.com/Bombesquad.

Dec 17, 2019
Just Like Honey
00:40:46

Honey Butter Fried Chicken in Chicago and Honey & Co. in London have a lot in common. They’re making crave-worthy food, have cult followings, and are working hard to be mindful businesses. In the first half of the show, host Kerry Diamond talks to Christine Cikowski, co-founder of Honey Butter Fried Chicken. Their menu alone is a reason to visit them in Chicago, and so is her story of building an employee-focused business. Then, we’ll be talking to Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich of London’s Honey & Co. restaurants about their take on Middle Eastern food and their latest cookbook, Honey & Co. At Home.

Plus, stay tuned to find out who Mariam Parker, the Executive Director of the Austin Food & Fine Alliance, thinks is the Bombe.

Thank you to Emmi cheese from Switzerland and Le Cordon Bleu for supporting Radio Cherry Bombe.

Dec 13, 2019
Follow The Leader: Expanding Your Business with Amelie Kang
00:31:58

These days, everyone is hungry for more advice, especially about being an entrepreneur or finding smarter ways to run a business. For this series, we’re talking to four women at different stages of their careers about how they handle key aspects of their business. On this episode, we’re talking about empire-building with Amelie Kang. Amelie is one of the founders of Málà Project and Tomorrow in Manhattan. After opening her first location of Málà Project, Amelie knew that she wanted to expand, but the question was where, how, and for how much. Tune in to hear how she made these decisions and lessons she learned along the way.

Thank you to Uber Eats for supporting Follow The Leader. To learn more about working with Uber Eats, visit UberEats.com/Bombesquad.

Dec 11, 2019
Sofia Coppola on Food and Film
00:34:35

Sofia Coppola, the trailblazing director behind such films as The Virgin Suicides, Marie Antoinette, and Lost In Translation, is our kind of gal. She loves restaurants, recipes, and cookbooks, and even has her own signature wine collection. She stopped by to talk with host Kerry Diamond about the Francis Ford Coppola Winery, the family wine business started by her father in the 1970s, as well as her upcoming film for Apple TV+, her favorite places to eat in New York City, and what she makes her daughters for dinner. 

Plus, find out who Nicky Chang of Junzi Kitchen in NYC thinks is the Bombe.

Thank you to Emmi cheese from Switzerland and Le Cordon Bleu culinary schools for supporting Radio Cherry Bombe. 

Dec 07, 2019
Follow The Leader: Raising Money with Umber Ahmad
00:40:19

These days, everyone is hungry for more advice, especially about being an entrepreneur or finding smarter ways to run a business. For Follow The Leader, our special mini-series, we’re talking to four women at different stages of their careers about how they handle key aspects of their business. On this episode, host Kerry Diamond sits down with Umber Ahmad, the founder and financier behind Mah Ze Dahr Bakery in New York City. Before she was a baker, Umber worked as a finance executive and she’s here to share her hard-earned knowledge about raising money, financing your business, and planning for the future.

Thank you to Uber Eats for supporting Follow The Leader. To learn more about working with Uber Eats, visit UberEats.com/Bombesquad.

Dec 04, 2019
The Wanderlust Episode
01:06:03

This show is going to make you want to grab your passport and go! In this special double episode, Cherry Bombe Culinary Director Kia Damon interviews two cookbook authors whose new works will make you want to cook and travel. First, Chef Whitney Otawka shares the inspiration behind her first book, Saltwater Table: Recipes from the Coastal South. They talk oyster roasts, mangoes, and why Floridian food traditions need more love. And in the second half, we cover a very different destination. Kia talks with author Meredith Erickson about her first solo cookbook, which was six years in the works, Alpine Cooking: Recipes and Stories from Europe's Grand Mountaintops, and what makes Alpine cuisine so unique. 

And find out who Hallie Sharpless in Washington D.C. thinks is the Bombe. 

Thank you to Emmi cheese from Switzerland and Le Cordon Bleu for supporting Radio Cherry Bombe.

Nov 27, 2019
Raise A Glass To Wine World Trailblazer Dini Rao
00:52:33

When Dini Rao discovered her passion, there was no holding her back. She went from hosting wine tastings in her dorm room to working in the wine department at Christie’s to launching her own company, Life In Vino. Dini has a lot to teach us about following your bliss, breaking down boundaries, and being an entrepreneur. And as a bonus, she shares her picks for what to drink with your Thanksgiving meal. Also, joining us for the speed round is the newest member of Cherry Bombe, Maria Sanchez. Discover Maria’s desert-island food celeb pick and more. 

Stay tuned to the end to discover who Elizabeth Emery of Vancouver With Love thinks is the bombe. 

Thank you to Le Cordon Bleu culinary schools and Emmi cheese from Switzerland for supporting our show.

Nov 22, 2019
The Pastry Pro's Pastry Pro, Claudia Fleming
00:43:47

The Last Course is back! The influential dessert cookbook from 2001, by pastry chef Claudia Fleming and writer Melissa Clark, has been reissued. For years, The Last Course was one of the most coveted out-of-print cookbooks around; now it’s here for a new generation to discover. Claudia, who today runs North Fork Table & Inn in Southold, N.Y., stopped by Radio Cherry Bombe to talk about her beloved book, her unexpected career trajectory from dancer to world-class pastry chef, what desserts she’s best known for, and more. Be sure to tune in!

Plus, stay tuned to find out who food and brand marketer Julia Marino from Seattle, Washington, thinks is the bombe.

Thank you to Le Cordon Bleu culinary schools and Emmi cheese from Switzerland for supporting our show. 

Nov 14, 2019
Books and Baking with Adeena Sussman and Sarah Owens
01:08:46

It’s a two-parter! First up, a treat for all of you sourdough and fermentation fans out there. Baker Sarah Owens is here to talk about starters, starting over, and her new book, Heirloom: Time-Honored Techniques, Nourishing Traditions, and Modern Recipes. In the second half of the show, Bombesquad member Lauren Goldstein sits down with cookbook author Adeena Sussman to talk about her new book Sababa and how she fell in love with Israeli food. It’s a delicious episode, so don’t miss it. 

Plus, stay tuned to find out who home baker Katrina Goddard from Jacksonville, Florida, thinks is the bombe!

Thank you to Le Cordon Bleu culinary schools and Emmi cheese from Switzerland for supporting our show. 

Nov 08, 2019
Rachael Ray Has A Lot On Her Plate
00:37:02

“I suck at doing nothing,” admits Rachael Ray, the TV trailblazer who makes her Radio Cherry Bombe debut today. This woman has a killer work ethic and more projects than we could even count, and she shows no signs of slowing down. Tune in to hear why she’ll never retire, how she got her start, and what led to her new cookbook, Rachael Ray 50: Memories and Meals From a Sweet and Savory Life

Stay tuned to hear who Kelly Barnhart, the owner of Vibrant in Houston, thinks is the bombe!

Thank you to Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Schools and Emmi Cheese from Switzerland for supporting our show.

Oct 31, 2019
Alison Roman At Home
00:40:04

Alison Roman’s bestselling books aren’t about entertaining. They’re “having people over” books, as she explains. So, what better way to celebrate the release of her new book Nothing Fancy than by stopping by her Brooklyn apartment for a chat. She and host Kerry Diamond talk about what’s in her pantry, what’s in her future, and what’s on her mind. Get your tinned fish, chickpeas, and natural wine and get ready. 

Stay tuned to hear who writer Ashley Elizabeth of Sweet Pea Lifestyle in Asheville, North Carolina, thinks is the bombe!

Thank you to Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Schools and Emmi Cheese from Switzerland for supporting our show.

Oct 25, 2019
Chef Angie Mar is a Star
00:54:09

If anyone knows how to hustle, it’s Angie Mar. She took over the reins of the Beatrice Inn and turned the West Village spot from ho-hum to white hot, becoming a celebrated chef in the process. Angie just released her first cookbook, Butcher + Beast, and it’s as lush, creative, and contemporary as she is. We should also mention, like the Bea, it’s very, very carnivorous. Host Kerry Diamond sits down with Angie at the Beatrice Inn to talk meat, fashion, family, and hard work. Don’t miss their talk. 

Stay tuned to hear who Amanda Saab of Butter Bear Shop in Livonia, Michigan, thinks is the bombe!

Thank you to Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Schools and Emmi Cheese from Switzerland for supporting our show.

Oct 17, 2019
The Thoughtful Influencer
00:38:00

Aran Goyoaga is the much-loved creative behind the blog Cannelle et Vanille, and her new cookbook of the same name has just launched. It features Aran’s lush signature photography and beautiful gluten-free recipes. Aran stopped by to talk about her new book, her adopted hometown of Seattle, her unlikely career, and her thoughts on being an influencer. 

Stay tuned to hear who writer Austa Clausen thinks is the Bombe! 

 

Thank you to Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Schools and Emmi Cheese from Switzerland for supporting our show.

Oct 11, 2019
Can’t Get Enough Carla Lalli Music
00:47:53

It’s time to get in tune with Carla Lalli Music, mom, Bon Appétit food editor,  YouTube star, and author of the hot cookbook, Where Cooking Begins. Carla’s had quite the career, and has gone from Shake Shack to Martha Stewart to the halls of Condé Nast. Host Kerry Diamond stopped by Bon Appétit HQ for a chat with this food media phenom about galettes, working moms, farmers’ market secrets, and more. 

Stay tuned to hear who Ali Banks of Chopt Creative Salad Company thinks is the Bombe! 

Thank you to Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Schools and Emmi for supporting our show.

Oct 04, 2019
Chef Missy Robbins & Laura Brown In Conversation
00:48:58

What happens when the Queen of Pasta and the Queen of Fashion get together for a chat? You’re about to find out. This week’s show is a special conversation between Chef Missy Robbins of Lilia and Misi restaurants in Brooklyn, and InStyle Magazine Editor-In-Chief Laura Brown. These two powerhouse personalities took over the Jubilee 2019 stage to discuss Missy’s culinary journey, her battle with breast cancer, why she’s done with “female chef” awards, and more. It’s a can’t-miss conversation packed with wisdom, emotion, and a few laughs.

Introducing Missy and Laura is Martha Hoover, founder and president of Patachou, the Indianapolis-based restaurant group with a mission to help local children facing hunger and food insecurity issues.

Stay tuned to hear who Chef Uno Immanivong, the CEO of Chef Uno Brands in Dallas, Texas, thinks is the bombe! 

Thank you to Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Schools and Emmi for supporting our show.

Sep 26, 2019
Dorie Greenspan & Joy The Baker In Conversation
00:44:53

Bakers: Stop everything you’re doing! Beloved cookbook author Dorie Greenspan sits down with Joy Wilson AKA Joy The Baker about life, Julia Child, birthday cakes, and more. These two baking superstars were recorded at Jubilee NYC 2019 this past spring and it’s a conversation you don’t want to miss, whether you love baking or just love eating baked goods.

Introducing Dorie and Joy is Christina Ha, co-founder and co-owner of Macaron Parlour and Meow Parlour in New York City.

Stay tuned to hear who chef Mayumi Hattori of The Club Car Restaurant in Nantucket, Massachusetts, thinks is the bombe!

Thank you to Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Schools and Traeger Wood Fired Grills for supporting our show. Don’t forget to support The Hunger Doesn’t Take a Break initiative from the Food Bank for New York City. Visit foodbanknyc.org for more.

Sep 19, 2019
Climate Change, Food, and You
00:46:08

Is your favorite food headed for extinction? Climate change is causing farmers around the world to rethink what they grow and how they grow it, which is going to impact what you eat in the very near future. This climate change-food connection is the subject of Amanda Little’s important new book,The Fate of Food: What We’ll Eat in a Bigger, Hotter, Smarter World. A mom, journalist, and Vanderbilt University professor, Amanda breaks down this scary subject in her no-nonsense way. Spoiler alert: We’re not as f*&%ed as you think we might be. 

Stay tuned to hear who chef Amy Brandwein of Centrolina in Washington D.C. thinks is the bombe!

 

Thank you to Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Schools and Traeger Wood Fired Grills for supporting our show. Don’t forget to support The Hunger Doesn’t Take a Break initiative from the Food Bank for New York City. Visit foodbanknyc.org for more.

Sep 12, 2019
Madhur Jaffrey & Padma Lakshmi In Conversation
00:51:10

Madhur Jaffrey is more than an icon. As Padma put it at this year’s Cherry Bombe Jubilee Conference, “She is the greatest living writer on Indian food—ever.” Padma, the Top Chef star and best-selling author, interviewed Madhur at Jubilee and it was a riveting conversation that touched on a wide range of topics: protesting with Mahatma Gandhi, working with the legendary cookbook editor Judith Jones, facing discrimination as an Indian actress, and cheering on the young women championing both Indian food and representation today, like Priya Krishna and Meera Sodha. Madhur, who has written dozens of cookbooks, published her latest this spring, *Madhur Jaffrey's Instantly Indian Cookbook: Modern and Classic Recipes for the Instant Pot. *

Introducing Madhur and Padma are Suzanne and Michelle Rousseau. The sisters and culinary superstars from Jamaica are the authors of the cookbooks Provisions and Caribbean Potluck.

Stay tuned to hear who Ellen King of Hewn in Evanston, Illinois, thinks is the bombe!

Thank you to Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Schools and Traeger Wood Fired Grills for supporting our show. Don’t forget to support The Hunger Doesn’t Take a Break initiative from the Food Bank for New York City. Visit foodbanknyc.org for more.

Sep 05, 2019
Chef Iliana Regan Burns It Down
00:49:31

One of the most unique chefs in America, Iliana Regan of Elizabeth Restaurant in Chicago, stops by Radio Cherry Bombe to talk about her searing new memoir, Burn The Place. She and guest host Jordana Rothman, Food & Wine magazine’s restaurant editor at large, talk identity, failure, and the power of memory. Iliana shares the reasons she closed her second restaurant, Kitsune, and explains how her newest venture, the Milkweed Inn B&B in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, is an exit strategy of sorts.

And we do a speed round with Cherry Bombe staffer Audrey Payne. Find out what Audrey would never eat and why MasterChef Australia is a national obsession.

Stay tuned to hear who Suzanah Raffield of Camp Craft Cocktail thinks is the bombe!

Thank you to Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Schools and Traeger Wood Fired Grills for supporting our show. Don’t forget to support The Hunger Doesn’t Take a Break initiative from the Food Bank for New York City. Visit foodbanknyc.org for more.

Aug 30, 2019
A New Start For Two Cool Moms
00:43:11

Erika Nakamura and Jocelyn Guest are true triple threats: butchers, business women, and new moms. The former butcher duo behind White Gold just launched J&E Smallgoods, their new delicious, responsibly-sourced sausage company. Stay tuned to hear how they’ve built their business while raising their new baby Nina as they stop by Cherry Bombe to talk meat, money, and more.

Plus, hear who Allison Morisano of The Grey in Savannah, Georgia thinks is the bombe!

Thank you to Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Schools and Traeger Wood Fired Grills for supporting our show. Don’t forget to support The Hunger Doesn’t Take a Break initiative from the Food Bank for New York City. Visit foodbanknyc.org for more.

Aug 22, 2019
People Love Priya Krishna
00:51:12

Is there such a thing as too much Priya Krishna? We certainly don’t think so! The journalist, Cherry Bombe contributor, and author of the hit cookbook, Indian-ish: Recipes and Antics from a Modern American Family, visits Cherry Bombe HQ to catch up with host Kerry Diamond. They discuss favorite recipes, Bon Appétit YouTube videos, and how Priya’s life has changed since her book was published this past spring. In the second half, we’ll hear Priya’s talk from our Jubilee 2019 Conference with an introduction by Brooke Caison of Ovenly.

Stay tuned to hear who writer Lauren Elyse Garcia thinks is the bombe!

Thank you to Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Schools and Traeger Wood Fired Grills for supporting our show. Don’t forget to support The Hunger Doesn’t Take a Break initiative from the Food Bank for New York City. Visit foodbanknyc.org for more.

Aug 15, 2019
How To Be A Better Boss
00:35:16

For Valerie Rubin, it’s all about being a teacher, not a boss. Valerie is a culinary innovations consultant for US Foods in Los Angeles and she works to help mom & pop eateries throughout the city be successful. This guardian angel of small eateries shared some great advice on developing your company culture, helping your employees succeed, and explaining the “why” not the “how.” (You’ll definitely have an a-ha moment when you hear her explain that one.) It’s advice that can benefit everyone, regardless of industry, and regardless of your place in the company.

Stay tuned to hear who Camille Moores of @camicooks thinks is the bombe!

Thank you to Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Schools and Traeger Wood Fired Grills for supporting our show. Don’t forget to support The Hunger Doesn’t Take a Break initiative from the Food Bank for New York City. Visit foodbanknyc.org for more.

Aug 08, 2019
Eat & Travel Like an Italian
00:36:58

Chef Missy Robbins of Lilia and Misi restaurants is the pasta queen of New York and writer Katie Parla knows Italy better than some Italians. These two sat down for a special conversation at The Wing in SoHo in New York City to talk all things Italy. They also discuss Missy’s career, need-to-know travel tips, and Katie’s new cookbook, *Food of the Italian South. *

Who does Katie McCall of Two Wild Seeds in St. Charles, Illinois, think is the bombe? Stay tuned to find out!

Thank you to Le Cordon Bleu culinary schools and Traeger Grills for supporting our show. Don’t forget to support The Hunger Doesn’t Take a Break initiative from the Food Bank for New York City. Visit foodbanknyc.org for more.

Aug 01, 2019
Steak and Cake
00:36:02

Meet the original Grill Girl: Elizabeth Karmel, chef, tamer of flames, baker of cakes, and super taster. Elizabeth joins host Kerry Diamond to talk about her new cookbook, Steak and Cake: More Than 100 Recipes To Make Any Meal A Smash Hit, and her culinary path, which has taken her from North Carolina to the beach town of Amagansett, New York, with lots of stops in between. Learn the real secret of good grilling (spoiler alert: It starts with the “will to grill,” says Elizabeth) and find out what it means to have taste memory.

Who does Calli Marie of Brew Five Points think is the bombe? Stay tuned to find out!

Thank you to Le Cordon Bleu culinary schools and Traeger Grills for supporting our show. Don’t forget to support The Hunger Doesn’t Take a Break initiative from the Food Bank for New York City. Visit foodbanknyc.org for more.

Jul 25, 2019
A Pastry Chef Talks Paris, Career Pivots, and Patisserie
00:41:05

Michelle Hernandez of San Francisco’s Le Dix-Sept Pâtisserie has had a fascinating career that’s taken her from start-up to corporate fashion to the food biz. From her college dorm to the top restaurants of Paris, this talented pastry chef has had quite the professional—and personal—journey. Join Michelle and host Kerry Diamond as they talk about her path and what’s next for her and her business. And bonus: learn how to pronounce nougat like the fancy foodie you are.

Curious who Cheryl Day of Back in the Day Bakery thinks is the bombe? Stay tuned.

Thank you to Le Cordon Bleu and Traeger Grills for supporting our show. And don’t forget to support the Food Bank for New York City’s Hunger Doesn’t Take a Break initiative.

Jul 18, 2019
Ruth Reichl & The River Cafe’s Ruth Rogers In Conversation
00:40:23

Tune in to hear two legends—author Ruth Reichl and Chef Ruth Rogers of The River Cafe in London—In conversation at the 2018 Cherry Bombe Jubilee conference. They talk about running a mindful restaurant, motherhood, and the early days of Chef Ruth’s legendary restaurant. The two women are joined by Sian Wyn Owen, head chef of The River Cafe. At the end of the show, photographer Samantha Parquette tells us who she thinks is the Bombe.

Thank you to Le Cordon Bleu and Traeger Grills for supporting Radio Cherry Bombe. Be sure to visit foodbanknyc.org to learn how you can help the Food Bank For New York with its Hunger Doesn’t Take A Break campaign to fight childhood hunger in the summer months.

Jul 11, 2019
The Baked Episode: Donuts & CBD
00:46:04

Sometimes life leads you in a direction you don’t expect. Pastry Chef Amanda Bankert never thought she’d be an American in Paris, turning out the tastiest donuts in the city. And Creative Director Joline Rivera never thought she’d launch the world’s first print magazine dedicated to cooking with cannabis. But here they are, running their respective businesses--Boneshaker Doughnuts and Kitchen Toke. The two women join host Kerry Diamond to talk about their paths and their pivots.

Allison D’Aurizio of 1748 Bakehouse shares who she thinks is the Bombe.

Thank you to Handsome Brook Farm Pasture Raised Organic Eggs, Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School, and Traeger Grills for supporting Radio Cherry Bombe!

Jul 03, 2019
Living Bold and Cooking With Soul
00:46:11

Lazarus Lynch is a new kind of chef. He’s not attached to a restaurant; instead, the world is his kitchen. He’s a cook, author, performing artist, entrepreneur, and Food Network Digital host. He’s also the talent behind the colorful new cookbook, Son of a Southern Chef: Cook With Soul. Lazarus stopped by Radio Cherry Bombe to talk about his book, his father, and what’s next as he blazes his own trail in the culinary world. Give a listen!

At the end of our show, Eliza Loehr of the Food Education Fund tells us who she thinks is the bombe.

Thank you to Handsome Brook Farm and Le Cordon Bleu for supporting Radio Cherry Bombe.

Jun 28, 2019
Live With Samin Nosrat!
00:32:28

The Salt Fat Acid Heat star joined us for a special screening of her Netflix hit at the Wythe Hotel earlier this spring as part of the Cherry Bombe Jubilee weekend. Following the viewing, Samin sat with New York Times journalist Jazmine Hughes for a conversation about the show, working in professional kitchens, her acting abilities, and more. Tune in for their chat and the audience questions.

Plus, find out who Maia Welbel thinks is the Bombe!

Thank you to Handsome Brook Farm Pasture Raised Eggs for supporting our show.

Jun 20, 2019
Women Changing The Wine World
00:40:17

Think the wine world is old fashioned and stuffy? You need to hear from today’s guests. First up, Nikki Huganir and Erica Blumenthal, the founders of Yes Way Rosé. What started as an Instagram account is now a full-fledged business that includes a signature rosé, sparkling wine, and canned wine, plus a brand new cookbook. In the second half of the show, we’re airing sommelier Cha McCoy’s talk from this year’s Cherry Bombe Jubilee conference titled “More Than Moscato.” Tune in to hear Cha’s challenge to the wine industry. Introducing Cha is filmmaker Maya Oren of Mojalvo.

Plus, find out who Amy Larson of Overseasoned thinks is the Bombe!

Thank you to Handsome Brook Farm Pasture Raised Organic Eggs for sponsoring our show.

Jun 14, 2019
Gabriela Cámara’s Mexico City Kitchen
00:41:31

The industry dynamo Gabriela Cámara talks to us about her recipes and convictions not just for the food world, but for the world at large. Gabriela is the force behind Contramar in Mexico City, Cala in San Fransisco, and the upcoming Onda in Los Angeles, which she opening in partnership with Jessica Koslow of Sqirl. Gabriela has just published her first cookbook My Mexico City Kitchen, a collection of her top recipes, advice, and observations. Gabriela also shares her latest work outside of the kitchen: working with the Mexican government to promote food safety, security, and sustainability.

Plus, Jen Jacobs of Wandering Whisk tells us who she thinks is the Bombe!

Jun 06, 2019
Rookie of the Year: Chef Kia Damon
00:39:32

If the restaurant world was a baseball league and we had to pick our rookie of the year, Cherry Bombe’s money would be on Kia Damon. This young chef is mindful, stylish, and hilarious, and she cooks like a dream at her restaurant Lalito in Manhattan’s Chinatown. Tune in to hear what Harry Potter has to do with Kia’s career trajectory, her early days in Florida, and what icon Edna Lewis means to her.

Plus, Natalie Popkave of The Bee And The Baker tells us who she thinks is the Bombe!

Thanks to Handsome Brook Farm Pasture Raised Organic Eggs for sponsoring this season of Radio Cherry Bombe!

May 30, 2019
Meet Cult Cookbook Author Hetty McKinnon
00:45:21

One of our favorite Australian exports? Hetty McKinnon! She’s a champion of salads, an indie magazine publisher, and one of the nicest people in Cherry Bombe’s hood. She’s also written and produced three cookbooks that beautifully illustrate what’s important to her: Community, Neighborhood, and her newest one, Family. Tune in and hear about Hetty’s early years in Australia as the daughter of immigrants, the journey that led her to Brooklyn, and some easy salad dressing recipes.

Plus, find out who Emma Glubiak of The Kitchn and Apartment Therapy tells us who she thinks is the Bombe!

Thanks to Handsome Brook Farm Pasture Raised Organic Eggs for sponsoring this season of Radio Cherry Bombe!

May 23, 2019
Seasonal Eating Is Sexy
00:35:51

What’s better than enjoying produce when it’s meant to be enjoyed. Today’s guest totally agrees. It’s Anna Jones, the London-based champion of farmers markets and seasonal eats. Her beautiful new book, The Modern Cook’s Year, walks us through more than 100 recipes that highlight ingredients at their peak. We’re excited to welcome this British Bombesquad member back to Radio Cherry Bombe. Tune in to hear about everything from rhubarb to the unlikely way her brilliant career got off the ground.

Plus, Amanda Orlando of Everyday Allergen-Free tells us who she thinks is the Bombe!

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May 16, 2019
The Ice Cream CEO
00:42:51

What’s the scoop on Coolhaus? It’s the largest female-founded and -fueled ice cream brand in America. CEO and co-founder Natasha Case stopped by Cherry Bombe HQ to take host Kerry Diamond from origin story to today. Who ever thought a brand launched in a busted-up postal truck at Coachella offering ice cream sandwiches inspired by architects (Mies Vanilla Roh, anyone?) would be a contender for supermarket domination. Watch out, Häagen-Dazs. Natasha says the journey has required conviction, confidence, and a love of change. Tune in to hear how one of the coolest execs around makes it happen.

Plus, Madison Trapkin of GRLSQUASH tells us who she thinks is the Bombe!

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May 09, 2019
Carla Hall Does It All
00:38:56

When Carla Hall first appeared on Top Chef, it was clear she was a star in the making. An accountant and model turned caterer, Carla stole the show, even though she ultimately had to pack her knives and go. Today, Carla is a force in the industry with TV gigs and multiple cookbooks, including her latest, Carla Hall’s Soul Food: Everyday and Celebration. We talk highs and lows with Carla, from interviewing First Lady Michelle Obama onstage in Cleveland for the Becoming tour to opening and closing her Brooklyn restaurant. Carla’s “six-word novel”? “Say yes, adventure follows, then growth.”

At the end of the show, find out who Becky Sue Wilberding of Baking the Goods thinks is the Bombe.

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May 02, 2019
Rescuing Grandma's Recipes
00:32:50

How do you save family recipes when your grandmother never writes them down? Anna Francese Gass tackles this culinary conundrum in her new cookbook, Heirloom Kitchen: Heritage Recipes and Family Stories from the Tables of Immigrant Women. Anna spent time cooking with matriarchs who immigrated to America and learned the secrets behind their greatest hits. The cookbook is based on Anna’s blog, which she launched after years of testing recipes for the likes of Martha Stewart and Food52. We talk everything from her mother’s meatballs (the best we’ve ever had) to getting stranded on a desert island with Oprah.

Also, find out who Nikki Pensabene of byPensa in New York City thinks is the Bombe!

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Apr 25, 2019
Matzo Ball Soup and Beyond
00:44:18

In honor of Passover, we’re talking everything from matzo to schmaltz. Alana Newhouse, the editor in chief of Tablet, stops by to discuss her new book, The 100 Most Jewish Foods, with Cherry Bombe Special Projects Director (and matzo ball soup aficionado) Lauren Goldstein. In the second half of the show, Radio Cherry Bombe Associate Producer Jess Zeidman talks to Liz Alpern of Queer Soup Night and The Gefilteria about all things gefilte fish and why she’d invite Oprah to her seder. Plus, Executive Pastry Chef Paola Velez of Kith & Kin in Washington, D.C., tells us who she thinks is the bombe.

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Apr 18, 2019
Samin Nosrat & Nigella Lawson
00:41:54

A special episode featuring a conversation between Nigella Lawson and Salt Fat Acid Heat’s Samin Nosrat taped in 2018 at the 5th annual Cherry Bombe Jubilee NYC. These culinary game-changers discuss everything from what it means to be a home cook, the differences between American and British desserts, and which women in the culinary world inspire them. Plus, Radio Cherry Bombe Associate Producer Jess Zeidman guest hosts and we get to find out who Kerry Diamond thinks is the bombe!

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Apr 11, 2019
Taking Care of Business
00:49:11

Joey Wölffer did not want to join the family business. Her father had founded Wölffer Estate Vineyard, the pioneering winery located in the Hamptons, but Joey was interested in the world of fashion. After tragedy struck, she changed course and has been a big part of the brand’s evolution, from the new label design to the expansion into non-alcoholic options.

In the second half of our show, we’re joined by Adele Nelson, director of Chefs Cycle, the annual 300-mile endurance ride benefitting No Kid Hungry, and Chef Elizabeth Falkner, one of this year’s cyclists. Chefs Cycle will take place May 14th through 16th in Santa Rosa, California. To donate or get involved, head to chefscycle.org.

Thank you to Lydia Weintraub for sharing that she thinks that Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen is the bombe!

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Apr 05, 2019
It's Our 200th Episode!
00:37:51

Can you believe? We’ve interviewed hundreds of women in and around the food world since Radio Cherry Bombe launched in May 2014 and host Kerry Diamond takes a look back at the special moments. Hear an interview with Ina Garten by our original host, author and activist Julia Turshen. We’ve got an exclusive Jubilee recording from Sharon Richardson of Just Soul Catering, a viral recipe confession from Sarah Kieffer of the Vanilla Bean Blog, and a hustle how-to from Ellen Bennett of Hedley & Bennett. Catch shoutouts from past guests, including Gabi Vigoreaux of Smith Canteen, Hot Bread Kitchen founder Jessamyn Rodriguez, and Christina Ha of Macaron Parlour and Meow Parlour, and a special thank you to our guest hosts. We didn’t forget the speed round. Associate producer Jess Zeidman puts Kerry in the hot seat. Thanks to all of our listeners and past guests! Here’s to our next 200!!

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Mar 28, 2019
Snap, Crackle & Pop with a Cereal Entrepreneur
00:44:27

Jessica Siskin has one of the most unlikely careers in the food world. She is a Rice Krispies artist. Working under the name Mister Krisp, she makes lifelike portraits of people like Oprah and Ruth Bader Ginsberg, fake fast food, and store window displays using the basic Rice Krispies Treats recipe and a few add-ins. Jessica, who makes a living through custom creations and brand collaborations, shares her advice for handling this part of the creative process. Find out how she does it on the latest episode of Radio Cherry Bombe.

Thank you to Rebekah Shoaf of Boogie Down Books for sharing that she thinks Chef Natalia Mendez of La Morada is the Bombe!

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Mar 21, 2019
A Cake Influencer’s Recipe for Success
00:48:38

Chelsey White is an accidental baking star. She worked in accounting and various corporate gigs, and started baking as a creative outlet. Soon she was making homemade cakes for all her colleagues and friends of friends, documenting her baked goods on social media along the way. Today, she has over 700,000 instagram followers along with thousands of YouTube subscribers and Facebook fans that love watching her make creative cakes. How did she make the leap? Chelsey thought about quitting her day job and set a series of specific goals for herself. Once she blew through the goals, she made the switch to be a full time "caker" and is here to tell us all about it. Whether you bake or not, Chelsey has great advice about social media, careers, and the freelance life.

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Mar 14, 2019
The Future of Food: Detroit
00:34:37

Radio Cherry Bombe stopped in Detroit last year as part of its Future of Food Tour for a live episode at Good Cakes and Bakes.

Amanda Saab, owner and baker at the Butter Bear Shop in Livonia, Michigan, and the co-founder of My Muslim Neighbor, speaks to us about her vision for the future.

Amanda’s talk is followed by a panel featuring baker Lisa Ludwinski of Sister Pie; Molly Mitchell, owner of Rose’s Fine Food; Dorothy Hernandez, the writer, editor, and founder of Sarap; April Anderson of Good Cakes and Bakes; Kimberly Chou of the Food Book Fair and Allied Media Projects; and Radio Cherry Bombe host Kerry Diamond.

Thank you to Kerrygold for supporting our tour!

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Mar 13, 2019
The Future of Food: Denver & Birmingham
00:45:39

For this episode, we're spotlighting two very different cities: Denver and Birmingham. The Cherry Bombe team stopped in Denver for an event at The Source and then traveled down to The Essential Birmingham for a panel discussion.

In Denver, Jen Griggs Sebastian of Rebel Girl Bakery and Sara Brito of Good Food Media speak about their vision for the future of food.

In Birmingham, we recorded a panel featuring Kristen Farmer Hall, co-owner of The Essential; Courtney Pigford of Honeycreeper Chocolate; Celeste Pillow, owner of Odette in Florence, Alabama; digital content director Stacey Rivera, formerly of Food & Wine; Chef Ama Shambulia of Urban Ministry; and Radio Cherry Bombe host Kerry Diamond.

Thank you to Kerrygold for supporting our tour!

Mar 12, 2019
Up In The Air
00:42:02

When Deborah VanTrece and her fellow flight attendants were on strike, she decided to go to culinary school. For 20 years, Deborah worked on flights and in food before making the full-time leap into the chef world. Today, Deborah has her own place, Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours in Atlanta, where she serves up her global soul food to a happy, diverse clientele. Deborah’s patience and dedication are starting to pay off, as everyone from The New York Times to Guy Fieri has their eyes on her. Why now? “I think it’s just time for us females to shine,” she says modestly. Grab your sunglasses and tune in!

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Mar 07, 2019
The Future of Food: New Orleans
00:51:36

"Radio Cherry Bombe stopped in New Orleans last year as part of its Future of Food Tour for a live episode at The Ace Hotel.

Baker Joy Wilson aka Joy The Baker, food writer and Cherry Bombe contributor Lauren Garcia, and Tales from the Cocktail Executive Director Caroline Rosen speak about their vision for the future of food.

They are followed by a panel featuring Chef Nina Compton of Compere Lapin and Bywater American Bistro; Chef Kristen Essig of Coquette; Caroline Rosen of Tales of the Cocktail; baker Christina Balzebre of Levee Baking Company; and Radio Cherry Bombe host Kerry Diamond.

Thank you to Kerrygold for supporting our tour! "

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Mar 06, 2019
The Future of Food: Dallas
00:41:35

Radio Cherry Bombe stopped in Dallas last year as part of its Future of Food Tour for a live episode at The Adolphus Hotel. Cake artist Sam Cade, and Chef Uno Immanivong & her daughter Emma Immanivong speak about their vision for the future of food. They are followed by a panel featuring Aliza Kilburn of The Farmers Wife, Nardello’s, and Comeback Creek Farms; baker Lo' Michelle of Sweet Thangs by Lo' Michelle; Chef Janice Provost of Parigi; Chef Anastacia Quinones of Tacos de Tacha; Chef Misti Norris of Petra & The Beast; and Radio Cherry Bombe host Kerry Diamond.

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Mar 05, 2019
Let’s Escape to Jamaica
00:46:51

Need a little sunshine? Don’t we all. Thank goodness Michelle and Suzanne Rousseau are here. Sisters, chefs, writers, and restaurateurs, the dynamic duo stop by to talk about good vibes and their newest project, Provisions. This unique cookbook features 150 vegetarian recipes inspired by the cuisines of the Caribbean, as well as special chapters on the history of Jamaican food and the forgotten women on the Rousseau family tree, including their trailblazing great grandmother. Tune in to hear about matriarchs and much more.

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Feb 28, 2019
The Future of Food: Portland
00:54:11

Radio Cherry Bombe stopped in Portland last year as part of its Future of Food Tour for a live episode at The Nightwood Society.

Naz Sahin of Motherland, Chef Naomi Pomeroy of Beast and Expatriate, and Vivian Zhang of On She Goes speak about their vision for the future of food.

They are followed by a panel featuring Michelle Battista, co-owner of The Nightwood Society; Chef Arlyn Frank of Platano Rising; Kim Malek, co-founder & CEO of Salt & Straw; Nong Poonsukwattana, founder of Nong’s Khao Man Gai; wellness guru Alison Wu of Wu Haus; and Radio Cherry Bombe host Kerry Diamond.

Thank you to Kerrygold for supporting our tour!

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Feb 27, 2019
The Future of Food: Seattle
00:42:01

Radio Cherry Bombe stopped in Seattle last year as part of its Future of Food Tour for a live episode at Book Larder.

Deborah Balnit of Rainy Day Bites and Kari Brunson & Autumn Martin of Frankie & Jo’s speak about their vision for the future of food.

They are followed by a panel featuring Linda Derschang of the Derschang Restaurant Group; Chef Emme Ribiero Collins of Alcove restaurant; Linda Miller Nicholson aka Salty Seattle the innovative pasta artist; Molly Moon of Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream; and Radio Cherry Bombe host Kerry Diamond.

Thank you to Kerrygold for supporting our tour!

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Feb 26, 2019
It Ain't Easy Being A Small Business Owner
00:43:55

Entrepreneur is a glamorous occupation these days, so it’s easy to forget the blood, sweat, and tears that go into running a small business. Michelle Mannix is on her third round of entrepreneurship and she joins us to shed some light on the process. Today, Michelle is the creative force behind a unique culinary studio in Brooklyn called Cook Space that features classes, events, and more. She is also the author of a workbook called Seize Your Days that is designed to help people become the fullest expression of themselves. In the second half of the show, she takes host Kerry Diamond through some of the workbook exercises. Follow along and see how you would answer.

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This episode’s “Who’s the Bombe?” features illustrator Nancy Pappas and a special shoutout to Watt Sriboonruang.

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Feb 21, 2019
The Future of Food: Minneapolis
00:47:11

Radio Cherry Bombe stopped in Minneapolis last year as part of its Future of Food Tour for a live episode at The Lynhall. Leensa Ahmed of Green Garden Bakery and baker Sarah Kieffer speak about their vision for the future of food. They are followed by a panel featuring Melissa Coleman of the The Faux Martha; Chef Lachelle Cunningham of Chelle’s Kitchen; Chef Jamie Malone of the Grand Cafe; Pakou Hang, co-founder and Executive Director of the Hmong American Farmers Association; Diane Moua, the Executive Pastry Chef at Bellecour, Spoon and Stable, and Demi; and Radio Cherry Bombe host Kerry Diamond. Thank you to Kerrygold for supporting our tour.

Feb 20, 2019
The Future of Food: Chicago
00:39:21

Radio Cherry Bombe stopped in Chicago last year as part of its Future of Food Tour for a live episode at The St. Jane Hotel. Chrishon Lampley of Love Cork Screw and journalist Maggie Hennessy speak about their vision for the future of food. They are followed by a panel featuring Ellen King, co-founder and head baker of Hewn Bread in Evanston; Chef Beverly Kim of Parachute; Adrienne Lo, co-owner of Fat Rice; Christine Cikowski, co-founder of Honey Butter Fried Chicken; and Radio Cherry Bombe host Kerry Diamond. Thank you to Kerrygold for supporting our tour.

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Feb 19, 2019
Do What Feels Good
00:45:54

So says Hannah Bronfman, the entrepreneur, DJ, and founder of the HBFIT wellness website. Do What Feels Good is the title of her inspiring new book and it encapsulates her feelings and philosophies about body positivity, mindful eating, and following your own path. Hannah joins host Kerry Diamond to talk everything from mean grandmas to head tattoos to hydration routines. Yes, head tattoos. Tune in!

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Feb 15, 2019
The Future of Food: Nashville
00:50:56

Radio Cherry Bombe stopped in Nashville last year as part of its Future of Food tour for a live episode at Noelle. The trio behind Dirty Pages (Erin Murray, Jennifer Justus and Cindy Wall), dietician Alexandra Reed, and poet Caroline Randall Williams speak about their vision for the future of food. They are followed by a panel featuring Chef Robyn Butsko, Food Network star and Nashville restaurateur Chef Maneet Chauhan, Chef Sarah Gavigan of Otaku Ramen and Bar Otaku, and Chef Margot McCormack of Margot Cafe & Bar, and Radio Cherry Bombe host Kerry Diamond. Thank you to Kerrygold for supporting our tour.

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Feb 13, 2019
The Future of Food: Atlanta
00:28:24

Radio Cherry Bombe stopped in Atlanta last year as part of its Future of Food tour for a live episode at Star Provisions. Baker Amanda Faber, mixologist Tiffanie Barriere, and Yasmeen Salaam of Carver's Produce speak about their vision for the future of food. They are followed by a panel featuring Chef Anne Quatrano of Star Provisions, Chef Deborah VanTrece of Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours, Jamila Norman of Patchwork City Farms, Jen Hidinger-Kendrick of The Giving Kitchen, and Radio Cherry Bombe host Kerry Diamond. Thank you to Kerrygold for supporting our tour.

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Feb 13, 2019
Hummus & Humanity
00:40:21

Yasmin Khan believes we have more that unites us than divides us—and that nothing unites us more than food. The travel writer and former human rights activist has brought that philosophy to life in her two thought-provoking cookbooks—Saffron Tales: Recipes from the Persian Kitchen, and her latest release, Zaitoun: Recipes from the Palestinian Kitchen. She explores the cuisines of each region to bring her readers a better understanding of the people and the places. Yasmin talks about her experience working on Zaitoun, the lack of female voices in travel journalism, and the void left by Anthony Bourdain.

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Feb 07, 2019
Happy Birthday, Ina Garten!
00:38:55

It’s the Barefoot Contessa’s birthday and we have a present for you! We dipped into the Radio Cherry Bombe archive for this funny and insightful interview with Ina from the 2015 Jubilee conference in New York. Author and activist Julia Turshen talks to the food world icon about luck, dinner party advice, and what she looks for in members of Team Ina. “You can teach people about cheese,” she says. “But you can’t teach them how to be happy.” Tune in for more Ina wisdom! And be sure to check out her new book, Cook Like a Pro: Recipes & Tips for Home Cooks.

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Jan 31, 2019
Are You Stressed All The Time?
00:49:57

Ugh. Even that question stresses us out! On today’s show, we talk to two women who tackled their stress-related health issues by taking matters into their own hands. First up, Katrine van Wyk, wellness coach and author of the new book, Super Powders: Adaptogenic Herbs and Mushrooms for Energy, Beauty, Mood, and Well-Being. Katrine was feeling run down all the time when a wellness practitioner introduced her to the world of adaptogens. Katrine joins us to explain what an adaptogen is and discusses some of the most popular ones, from reishi to maca to ashwagandha, and how you can incorporate them into your life. Our second guest is entrepreneur Hannah Habes, the founder of Matchaful, a Brooklyn-based company specializing in organic matcha from Japan. Hannah was stressed and unhealthy and losing her hair when a friend introduced her to matcha and changed her life. Whether you’re a fan of this magical green beverage or a matcha newbie, tune to learn more.

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Jan 24, 2019
Being Jamie Oliver
00:29:38

Are you ready? Today’s one of those rare episodes of Radio Cherry Bombe where we interview… a guy! But not any guy. It’s Jamie Oliver, philanthropist, dad, and one of the world’s most recognizable chefs. We couldn’t pass up the chance to speak with Jamie about his work fighting childhood obesity, his female mentors, and his wildly practical new book, Five Ingredients: Quick & Easy Food. Whether you’re a seasoned home cook looking for some inspiration, a kitchen newbie, or just a Jamie Oliver fan, you’ll love it.

Who are the two legendary chefs Jamie credits with kickstarting his career? “Anything good I’ve ever done, I wouldn’t have done without them,” he tells host Kerry Diamond. “I hear them on a daily basis in my head.” Tune in to find out.

Also on today’s show, Kerry pays tribute to her late Aunt Olive and her all-red kitchen.

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Jan 17, 2019
Food & Feelings With Sophia Roe
00:47:56

“When people ask me what I do for a living, I tell them I’m a resource,” says Sophia Roe, the wellness advocate, personal chef, and newest Cherry Bombe cover girl who joins us for today’s show. Sophia, who has done a lot of living in her 30 years, shares the challenges that have shaped her and how she faces adversity head-on. We talk everything from resolutions to stress solutions to her favorite pantry items. If you’re looking to reset, restart, or re-evaluate, we have you covered. “All that I’ve been through,” she says. “I’m still here. I’m still Soph.”

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Jan 11, 2019
The Lost Episode
00:48:44

It’s our final episode of 2018! We won’t go into the long story of how we lost—and found—these interviews, but we’re happy to share them with you because they represent two very different facets of the food world. First up, Jen Agg, the Toronto restaurateur who penned the autobiography titled I Hear She’s a Real Bitch. Jen’s a fantastic writer and she’s always fighting for the industry to be a better place for women—and for everyone. Jen joined us in April and discusses the #MeToo movement, her book, her businesses, and more. In the second half of the show, Christene Barberich joins us. Co-founder and global editor in chief of Refinery29, Christene worked at the legendary Gourmet magazine and shares how she learned to be an editor and what it takes to make a bulletproof recipe.

Thank you for tuning in and for listening all year long! And thanks to Le Cordon Bleu, Vital Farms Pasture Raised Eggs, and Bob’s Red Mill for supporting our show. You’re all the Bombe!

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Dec 27, 2018
Time For a Change
00:52:08

Are you ready to dig in and make a change--literally and figuratively? On this episode, author Sara Bliss talks about her new book, Take The Leap: Change Your Career, Change Your Life. She interviewed 75 career changers to find out how they did it, and joins us to share what she learned. In the second half of Radio Cherry Bombe, we look at a restaurant group bringing positive change to the food world. Taylor Lanzet and Elizabeth Meltz from the fine fast casual restaurant group Dig Inn stop by to talk farmers, seasonal eats, and sustainability. Thank you to our sponsors Le Cordon Bleu, Vital Farms Pasture Raised Eggs, and Bob’s Red Mill for supporting today’s show.

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Dec 20, 2018
Where Passion Can Take You
00:59:36

As a child, Elisa Marshall was quite the homebody, thanks to a doting stay-at-home mom. Elisa loved Martha Stewart and setting the family table, and went on to study fashion and event planning. It’s no surprise she channeled all her passions into maman, the indie coffee shops in NYC and Toronto that are some of the prettiest and most pleasant around. She joins us to talk about her journey, her baked goods, and her plans for the future. In the second half of our show, Linda Thatch of the Little Skips coffee shops stops by to share how she went from so-so server to builder of a mini-empire in Bushwick, Brooklyn. We also talk sustainability in the coffee world. Linda’s mentee, Erika, joins us after Linda for a quick chat. It’s Erika’s first interview ever. Welcome to the Bombesquad, Erika!

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Dec 13, 2018
Serenity Now - Cooking As Meditation
00:43:09

“I feel cooking is my zen practice,” says Jun Lee. “My meditation.” Jun is the surfer, cook, and environmentalist who founded the beauty line Eir NYC. Several years ago, while recovering from a surfing injury, she started cooking in a monastery in Upstate New York and learned how to be present and still in the kitchen. During her time there, she started making healing oils and balms and came up with the idea for Eir. Jun talks about her monastery experience; her childhood, which took her from Korea to South America to Queens, N.Y.; to her mom’s kimchi and miso paste DIY projects.

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Dec 06, 2018
How To Cook Like A Genius
00:38:02

Kristen Miglore spends her days searching for genius—genius recipes and genius cooks, bakers, and pastry chefs. As the creative director of the Food 52 Genius franchise, she’s responsible for sussing out the most brilliant stuff around and sharing it with the Food 52 community via her Genius column and her two cookbooks, Food 52 Genius Recipes and Food 52 Genius Desserts. Kristen was hired by Food 52 founders Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs as the media start-up’s very first employee in 2009, and she has been with the company ever since. Tune in for her chat with Radio Cherry Bombe host Kerry Diamond as they discuss recipes, careers, and what makes something genius.

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Nov 29, 2018
Did Someone Say Pie?
00:54:38

On this special Thanksgiving episode of Radio Cherry Bombe, we are skipping the turkey talk to discuss something a little sweeter: Pie. Guest host Jessie Sheehan chats everything from childhood to cream cheese with Lisa Ludwinksi, the founder, owner, and head baker of Sister Pie. After years of living in New York City, Lisa decided to take her skills back to her home in Detroit to pursue her passion for pie and sustainable business practices. Today, Lisa runs Sister Pie, a pie shop in Detroit’s West Village that not only serves the best treats by the slice but has a triple bottom line business plan that focuses on giving back to the community. Tune in to this very special episode to learn more about Lisa’s life path and hear the two discuss some fantastic tricks for making treats at home. Plus, if you’re looking to get ahead on your holiday shopping, both bake have cookbooks out now: Jessie’s The Vintage Baker and Lisa’s Sister Pie are available where cookbooks are sold!

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Nov 20, 2018
Take A Coffee Break With The Chocolate Barista
00:43:11

Michelle Johnson, aka The Chocolate Barista, wants to change the coffee world. She fell in love with the caffeinated beverage as a child, sneaking snips from her mom's mug of Maxwell House, and today she is the leading voice for inclusion and diversity in the specialty coffee scene. She shares everything from her professional experiences to her Barista Jam playlists on her blog, and earlier this year launched Black Coffee: A Dialogue on Race and Coffee Culture. This live podcast event brings industry professionals together to share their stories and their knowledge.

Michelle, who was recently living in Melbourne, joins host Kerry Diamond to talk about everything from her early coffee obsession to her activism to latte art throw downs.

Grab your brew of choice and settle in for this coffee talk. This episode was recorded at The Wing in Dumbo.

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Nov 15, 2018
The Perfect Bite
00:49:20

As a child growing up in Okinawa, Natsume Aoi, the executive pastry chef at Morimoto in New York, was a picky eater interested only in dessert. Her cooking lessons began at the age of four, watching her grandmother make red bean paste and mochi dough. She went on to become a classically trained pianist who taught and performed throughout New York City, but found herself at a professional crossroads and headed to Le Cordon Bleu in Tokyo to study pastry. Today, she’s creating beautiful desserts that utilize traditional Japanese ingredients, like matcha and black sesame, with some modern and seasonal twists. Tune in to hear Natsume and host Kerry Diamond discuss bento boxes, breaking the rules, and what it means to create the “perfect bite.”

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Nov 01, 2018
Crunch Time with the Granola Girls
00:48:05

Julie Mountain and Dana Noorily call themselves the Thelma and Louise of Granola. (Minus the driving off the cliff part, of course). After the two left their high-pressure New York City careers to start families in the Connecticut suburbs, they found themselves craving something more.
They wound up launching a granola company that today has expanded into a thriving business that includes six “modern diners” and a food truck. Julie and Dana are not your typical business people. They are funny, candid, and fearless and join us to talk about the ups and downs of being accidental restaurateurs. Tune in for a few laughs and lots of great advice. The pair joined host Kerry Diamond at The Wing in DUMBO to record this episode.

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Oct 25, 2018
You Can’t Help But Love Molly Yeh
00:54:20

Molly Yeh is one of the most upbeat peopl