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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 Cherry Bombe Media.

Episode Date
"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. 

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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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.

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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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. 

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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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. 

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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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

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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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

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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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. 

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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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. 

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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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. 

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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More on the Anne Saxelby Legacy Fund: Instagram, Website
More on Patrick: Instagram
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!

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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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. 

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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More on Jaíne: Instagram, The Julia Child Challenge

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.

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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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. 

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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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

Our theme song is by the band Tra La La.

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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. 

Our theme song is by the band Tra La La.

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Listen to Dishing on Julia, The Official HBO Max Companion podcast, here!

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. 

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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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

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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Follow Nadiya on Instagram and her website

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

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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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.

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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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.

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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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. 

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 cherrybombe.com/newsletter-signup. For past episodes and transcripts, visit cherrybombe.com/radio-cherry-bombe

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. 

Thank you to Kerrygold, the makers of butter and cheese with milk from Irish grass-fed cows, for supporting our show. Vi​​sit KerrygoldUSA.com for more.

Radio Cherry Bombe is recorded at Rockefeller Center in New York City. Our theme song is by the band Tra La La.

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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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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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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

Visit cherrybombe.com/radio-cherry-bombe for transcripts, back issues, and more.

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. 

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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

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

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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 Makani 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!

Thanks to Handsome Brook Farm Pasture Raised Organic Eggs for sponsoring this season of Radio Cherry Bombe!

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!

Thanks to Handsome Brook Farm Pasture Raised Organic Eggs for sponsoring this season of Radio Cherry Bombe!

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.

Thanks to Handsome Brook Farm Pasture Raised Organic Eggs for sponsoring this season of Radio Cherry Bombe!

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!

Thanks to Handsome Brook Farm Pasture Raised Organic Eggs for sponsoring this season of Radio Cherry Bombe!

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 people we know. She collects sprinkles from around the world and creates some of the most joy-filled fusion food we’ve ever heard of, like scallion pancake challah bread. Need we say more? The Food Network loves all her positivity, too, and tapped her as its latest star. The second season of her show, Girl Meets Farm, will begin Nov. 11th. Molly joined host Kerry Diamond at The Wing in Dumbo to talk about her adventures and to share what she’s loving food-wise right now. Big on her list? Recipes that are “stupidly easy.” Delicious food that’s simple to make? That’s a recipe for happiness if we ever heard one.

In the second half of our show, Kerry has a special conversation with Carolyn Allen, retired Silicon Valley restaurateur and granddaughter of the founder of Contadina, the famous line of tomato products that turns 100 this year. Contadina is graciously supporting our very first Cherry Bombe 100, our list of 100 Women who inspire us every day through their creativity, energy, humanity and hard work, so we were thrilled to talk about the brand’s history with Carolyn. Be sure to check cherrybombe.com today to see who is on the list.

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Oct 18, 2018
Put It in Your Bag and Pipe It!
00:46:09

How does one go from women’s studies major to baking the cutest cakes imaginable? You’ll have to ask Lyndsay Sung, also known as Coco Cake Land. After she was gifted a KitchenAid as a wedding gift, Lyndsay’s baking obsession was born and she started working her way through the Martha Stewart Baking Handbook. Today she spends her days making magic out of buttercream. Best known for her cakes with cute animals and gorgeous flowers in her signature bright pastel palette, she doesn’t shy away from making the delicious political. She’s made cakes with feminist messages, including one for the Cherry Bombe #86This Project, as well as a Fuck Cancer Cake after she battled breast cancer. Her new book, Coco Cake Land: Cute and Pretty Party Cakes to Bake and Decorate, is out now.

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Oct 11, 2018
From The Caribbean to New Orleans: Chef Nina Compton & Island And Spice's Rochelle Oliver
00:46:58

Chef Nina Compton is heating up the New Orleans food scene with her two hot spots: Compère Lapin and Bywater American Bistro. She competed in the New Orleans season of Top Chef, fell in love with NOLA, the country’s most colorful city, and decided to stay. Journalist Rochelle Oliver interviews Nina for today’s Radio Cherry Bombe and they talk about Nina’s native St. Lucia, Caribbean cuisine, and life in New Orleans. For the second half of the show, host Kerry Diamond and Rochelle talk about Nina’s place on the culinary scene, the launch of Rochelle’s new digital magazine, Island and Spice, and more.

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Oct 04, 2018
Elle Macpherson Makes Her Own Nut Milk
00:42:29

Yes, she does! Elle Macpherson woke up a few years ago and realized she needed to update her wellness routine. "I said, 'I’m doing what I’ve always done and its not working anymore,'" she recalled. "When I think about that, I'm like 'Duh!'" The revelation led to the founding of WelleCo, a wellness brand specializing in plant-based elixirs packed with vitamins and nutrients. The supermodel partnered with super entrepreneur (and friend and fellow Australian) Andrea Horwood to launch the brand, and they haven't looked back. The first WelleCo store just opened in New York City and the brand has found a loyal audience for its powders and relaxing tea. Elle and Andrea join us to talk about their personal and professional partnership, their mentors, and the wellness revolution. And that nut milk? Toward the end of the show, Elle shares her secrets on making almond milk and hemp milk at home.

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Sep 28, 2018
Girls Gone Wild
00:46:40

Is an adventurous spirit something you’re born with? It is nature, nurture, or a little bit of both. Today, we talk to three women going boldly through life. First up, Sarah Glover, the author and chef behind Wild Adventure Cookbook, a gorgeous new book that is a gutsy celebration of life, food, and the outdoors. Joining her is Luisa Brimble, the photographer responsible for all the lush photography. In the second half of the show, host Kerry Diamond talks to Sarah Schneider, the owner and restaurateur behind the Egg Shop eateries in Nolita and Williamsburg. Sarah was working in the denim business but dreamed of opening a place that specialized in--ready--egg sandwiches! Her dream came true, but not without a lot of hard work. Today, her two spots have a cult following and Sarah is thinking about expansion and new concepts. Hear about about her egg-cellent experience.

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Sep 20, 2018
From Food Truck Fail to Fashion
00:33:18

When the universe handed Jenny Goodman lemons in the form of a failed food truck in Brooklyn, she didn’t sulk for very long. Instead, she realized she needed more business acumen and decided to get her MBA. Today, Jenny is the cofounder and COO of Tilit NYC, high-quality workwear for chefs and civilians alike. Jenny joins us to talk about her early days in the industry as a waitress at Commander’s Palace in New Orleans, her life as a new mom, and the hot new jumpsuit that Tilit finally brought to market. Vogue called it Tilit’s “coolest piece yet.” Tune in to hear her story and a few of the lessons she’s learned along the way.

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Aug 30, 2018
Beauty Inside and Out
00:41:24

We don’t talk beauty advice very much on Radio Cherry Bombe, but we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to speak with Ayurvedic expert Shrankhla Holecek. She’s the founder and CEO of beauty startup Uma (and janitor, too, says the hands-on exec). Shrankhla is also part of a family that’s been farming and crafting the world’s finest organic oils for almost 800 years. She believes that a beauty practice goes way beyond products; for her, it’s the food she eats, and her daily practices, which include yoga, tongue scraping, dry brushing, and oil pulling. Not familiar with those activities? Tune in and learn more about this fascinating woman who blends the modern and the traditional in all she does.

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Aug 23, 2018
Eat Happy!
01:03:06

Melissa Hemsley and Anna Jones want you to eat happy. What does that mean? It’s cooking for yourself, not beating yourself up about what you eat, and indulging in seasonal produce. Melissa and Anna, two of the most beloved members of the British Bombesquad, join us to talk about everything from royal weddings to marriage proposals that never happened to their joyous new cookbooks. Melissa’s is called Eat Happy and focuses on healthy food you can make in 30 minutes or less, and Anna’s is The Modern Cook’s Year, a collection of more than 250 vegetarian recipes. Be sure to check them out, get cooking, and don’t miss our chat (which we’re bringing to you unedited!). In the second half of our show, we talk to Jennifer Boggis and Ruby Grant of New Zealand’s Heilala Vanilla, the world's most awarded vanilla brand. Heilala (pronounced Hey, Lala!) is a mission-based brand founded to help farmers in the Kingdom of Tonga after a cyclone ravaged the chain of islands. Heilala is producing beautiful products loved by top chefs and bakers around the world.

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Aug 16, 2018
Bake, Jessie, Bake!
00:32:56

Everybody who meets Jessie Sheehan wants to be her friend. She’s a brilliant Brooklyn-based baker, mom, and runner who makes some of the best treats you’ve ever tasted. (Have you tried her chocolate rugelach? Then you know what we’re talking about.) Jessie’s newest cookbook, The Vintage Baker, is out now and it’s a celebration of the vintage recipe pamphlets she has collected over the years. Jessie didn’t set out to be a baker. She ditched her career as a lawyer and talked her way into a job at Baked, the influential bakery in Red Hook, Brooklyn, and never looked back. Tune in to hear about her new book, her career pivot, and even her best exercise advice (hint–it involves coffee!).

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Aug 09, 2018
San Francisco Superstar Traci Des Jardins
00:51:21

She started cooking at the age of 17 and now runs her own restaurant empire in one of the most competitive markets in the country. Traci Des Jardins joins us to talk about her illustrious career and how things are going at her–count them–seven spots in San Francisco: Jardiniere, Mijita Cocina Mexicana, Public House, The Commissary, Arguello, TRANSIT, and School Night. Traci has been cooking for decades, but she loves what’s new and next, and fills us in on her sweet collab with ice cream phenom Salt & Straw and the reason she’s serving the plant-based Impossible Burger at Jardiniere, which turned 20 last year. Traci also gives us her state of the industry as far as women are concerned and her thoughts on the #MeToo movement. One of her takeaways: Let’s give more attention to the people in this business doing the right thing.

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Aug 02, 2018
Health, Happiness, and How to Meet Oprah
00:56:06

Christine Barone and Daina Trout represent a new kind of CEO: one who cares about the bottom line as much as she does her customers’ well-being. Christine is the CEO of True Food Kitchen, a “conscious casual” restaurant chain featuring a menu of tasty, healthy fare based on Dr. Andrew Weil’s anti-inflammatory food pyramid. Oprah Winfrey recently invested in the fast-growing company, which today includes 23 restaurants in 10 states. Christine, a former Starbucks executive, joins us to talk about True Food Kitchen’s growth plans, her customer-centric approach, and why long to-do lists are counterproductive. Daina, meanwhile, is the ceo and co-founder of Health-Ade. She shares the story of her company and how it went from a boot-strapped beverage sold at a single farmers’ market to a nationally-distributed product with a devoted customer base. Daina explains why kombucha is so awesome and shares lessons learned from the early days when she and the co-founders quit their days jobs, maxed out their credit cards, and found themselves at the helm of a phenomenon.

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Jul 26, 2018
Home Away From Home
00:34:31

They’re the daughters of immigrants and the daughters of chefs. So it’s no surprise that Maiko Kyogoku and Emily Yuen got into the restaurant business. These two women are the team behind Bessou, one of the most charming restaurants in New York City. Maiko, whose family had a Japanese restaurant on the Upper West Side for 30 years, is the owner, and Emily, who hails from Vancouver, is the executive chef. Maiko chose the name Bessou because it means home away from home, which describes the atmosphere she wanted to create by serving creative Japanese comfort food in a soothing, minimalist space. Maiko’s mother, who was a passionate home cook, is the guiding spirit of the restaurant, having taught Maiko about Japanese cuisine and customs. Maiko and Emily stop by Radio Cherry Bombe to talk about how they met, how they collaborate, and what the most popular items are at Bessou.

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Jul 19, 2018
How to Raise Money
00:52:45

Jen Pelka wanted to open a Champagne bar in San Francisco, but first she needed to raise $650,000. So she came up with a unique investment strategy: organize an all-female investment group. Thirty-three women wound up taking part and The Riddler Champagne Bar opened its doors last year. Hear how Jen went about finding her investors and what advice she has if you’re looking to fund your next project or big idea.

When Jen’s not sparkling things up at The Riddler, she’s taking care of business at Magnum PR, her full service communications and marketing company based in San Francisco. She previously worked at OpenTable, Tumblr, Gilt Taste, and Restaurant Daniel.

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Jul 12, 2018
Have Her Cake and Eat It Too
00:40:27

Laurel Gallucci wasn’t going to let an autoimmune disease hold her back when it came to baked goods. She was on a restrictive diet and decided to start experimenting with ingredients like almond flour, coconut oil, and maple syrup. She shared a chocolate cake creation with her friend Claire Thomas of the blog Kitchy Kitchen and the two decided to launch Sweet Laurel, a specialty bakery and blog. Today, they’re working on their first location and just launched their first cookbook, which features their most popular recipes, including one for The Chocolate Cake That Changed Everything. Tune in to hear their sweet story.

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Jun 28, 2018
Remembering Anthony Bourdain
00:57:46

So many of us are still grappling with the loss of Anthony Bourdain, writer, TV star, and globetrotter. He touched so many lives as he showcased the world and its humanity through the lens of food. Helen Rosner, contributing writer at The New Yorker, shares her experience interviewing him over the years and explains what inspired the title of her article, "Anthony Bourdain and the Power of Telling the Truth." Cha McCoy, wine professional and tourism consultant, tells us why she admired Bourdain and what we can learn from his approach to travel. And Chef Preeti Mistry of Navi Kitchen in Oakland recalls being on his show Parts Unknown and how his open-mindedness and curiosity will be missed. Joining us for the first half of the show is Vanessa Palazio, owner and culinary director of Chicha Cafetin and Cocktails, a new Nicaraguan restaurant in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

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From Helen's New Yorker story:
“Remember when you asked me if I was a feminist, and I was afraid to say yes?” he said, in that growling, companionable voice. “Write this down: I’m a fuckin’ feminist.”

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Jun 21, 2018
The Splendid Lynne Rossetto Kasper
00:53:29

The most iconic voice in food radio, Lynne Rossetto Kasper hosted The Splendid Table for 21 years, bringing us conversations with everyone from Anthony Bourdain and Julia Child to listeners who would call in for advice about baking, Thanksgiving turkeys, farmers market ingredients, and more. Lynne shares her journey from Jersey girl to public radio personality, and explains how her best-selling cookbook about Northern Italy was the basis for her popular program. "When there's genius in the kitchen... it just sweeps me away," she said. Thank you to Le Cordon Bleu and Bob's Red Mill for sponsoring this episode of Radio Cherry Bombe.

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Jun 14, 2018
New York Bites
00:56:06

Imagine having to stay on top of the entire New York City food scene? That's only part of Nikita Richardson's job as a staff writer at New York Magazine's Grub Street. Nikita also has to track the trends and issues shaping the food world as a whole. She's tackled such subjects as why there are so few black restaurant critics to empowering immigrant restaurant workers with English language classes. Host Kerry Diamond talks to Nikita about these issues and more, and finds out her favorite places to eat and drink in NYC.

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May 31, 2018
The Legacy of Edna Lewis
00:43:16

Edna Lewis changed the perception of Southern food and remains one of the most influential American chefs ever. A new book, Edna Lewis: At The Table With An American Original, celebrates her life and contributions through essays written by important figures on the Southern food scene, including Chefs Mashama Bailey and Vivian Howard. Three friends of Cherry Bombe gathered at the recent Charleston Wine & Food Festival to discuss Edna Lewis and her impact: Edna Lewis editor Sara B. Franklin; author Klancy Miller; and author and professor Jessica B. Harris. Tune in and find out why this American icon is more relevant than ever.

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May 24, 2018
Wonder Woman
00:49:41

Chef Stephanie Izard has been a Top Chef, an Iron Chef, and a Food & Wine Best New Chef. She runs three of Chicago’s hottest restaurants: Girl & the Goat, Little Goat Diner, and Duck Duck Goat in Chicago. She’s a mom, wife, dog owner, and sunny human being. And now she’s author of Gather & Graze, a new cookbook filled with craveworthy recipes, from Pork Belly Frittata to Miso-Butterscotch Budino to Sweet Corn Frozen Nougat. She stopped by to talk about her book and the ingredients she swears by (fish sauce, soy sauce, blue cheese…), and explains her fondness for kids of the goat and human variety. Also joining us is Gabi Vigoreaux, baker and culinary director of Smith Canteen, the coffee shop in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. She talks about life at the Good Housekeeping test kitchen, Cuban bakeries in Miami, and turning the royal wedding cake flavors into a donut. Thank you to Le Cordon Bleu and Bob’s Red Mill for sponsoring today’s show.

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May 21, 2018
Dreaming of Italy
01:01:52

Gelato, risotto, pistachio butter, anchovies, Prosecco… ? Welcome to the life (and grocery list) of Skye McAlpine, who has called Venice home since the age of 6. She joins us to talk about Venetian cuisine, her love for this magical city, and her first cookbook, A Table in Venice, which is out now. Skye shares her typical food day and walks us through the delicious customs of her city, from gelato time to the tradition of getting a late afternoon spritz with your friends.

Our second guest is Cha McCoy, wine expert, globetrotter, and creator of Cha Squared Hospitality, a lifestyle company with a focus on tourism and gastronomy. Cha, who hails from Harlem, had an Eat Pray Love moment and got her MBA in Italy, which led to her collecting drinking and eating experiences in close to 20 countries. Today, she runs a number of wine education and appreciation programs, including The Communion and Sunday School Series, and joins us to talk about her passions.

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Apr 26, 2018
Chef Ruth Rogers of The River Cafe London
00:46:59

One of the most acclaimed chefs on the planet, Ruth Rogers has spent 30 years at the helm of The River Cafe London, the restaurant she and Rose Gray opened in 1987. Chef Ruth talks to us about her passion for Italian food, her famous chocolate cake, her perseverance, and her approach to running a humane restaurant. We also talk about Rose, Ruth’s friend and business partner, who passed away in 2010 and left a strong mark on both the restaurant and Ruth’s life. Ruth’s new cookbook, River Cafe London, is a celebration of its 30 years, its amazing Italian food, and the strong women who made it such an epic place.

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Apr 19, 2018
On the Tightrope with a High-Wire Chef
00:52:57

Chef Elizabeth Falkner was once described as a “high-wire artist,” and it’s no surprise. Throughout her career—and her life—she’s never been afraid of taking risks and trying new things. But she’s also been wise enough to know when she needs a break. Chef Falkner stopped by the studio to talk to us about her career, her early restaurant days, grilled cheese (hey, it was National Grilled Cheese Day), and more. Allison Lacey, the Marketing Brand Manager of Emmi cheeses from Switzerland, also came by to talk cheese and brought a beautiful selection of Emmi’s best. (Thanks, Allison!) Things got cheesy in a good way. We also talked to Allison about her career, and how she followed her dream of securing a job in the food world. Thank you to Emmi Cheese and Le Cordon Bleu for supporting our show!

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Apr 12, 2018
Good Vibes with Melissa Clark and CAP Beauty
00:50:48

We always feel good when we talk to Melissa Clark, the cookbook author, New York Times writer, and home cook champion. Melissa chats with us about California chefs, her love for the Instant Pot, and her new Times column about unsung chefs around the country. (She wants you to DM her with some chef suggestions. Ping her @clarkbar.) Our second guest is Kerrilynn Pamer, co-founder of CAP Beauty, the wellness brand and boutique. Her new cookbook, High Vibrational Beauty: Recipes and Rituals for Radical Self Care, is out right now and features a very modern approach to cooking, eating, and stocking your pantry. We talk coconut butter, adaptogens, and her journey to wellness. Thank you to Emmi Cheese, Bob’s Red Mill, and Le Cordon Bleu for supporting our show!

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Apr 05, 2018
Brooklyn's Hottest New Chef
00:57:48

Libby Willis (@libbylark) is the chef and co-owner of the hottest restaurant in New York City, MeMe’s Diner (@memesdiner). In an interview with Jarry magazine, Libby and her business partner Bill Clark described MeMe’s as a “very, very gay restaurant,” and with that one quote, MeMe’s Diner became not just a foodie hot spot, but part of the queer culinary moment that’s sweeping the industry, one that’s being shaped by the likes of JaynesBeard, Queer Soup Night, Chefs Ora Wise, Preeti Mistry, Angela Dimayuga, and others. The attention from Eater, Bon Appetit, and The New Yorker is getting people in the door, but they’re staying for Libby’s unique spin on comfort food, Bill’s baked goods, and the duo’s modern, thoughtful hospitality. Libby talks to host Kerry Diamond (@kerrybombe) about being part of a phenomenon, her kitchen bona fides, and how MeMe’s came to be.

Our second guest is Lauren Goldstein (lauren_goldstein), Northwestern University grad and creator of the Sugar and Spice Summit, the only conference dedicated to connecting college women and young female professionals with influential women working in the food industry. Lauren joins us to talk about the summit, which will take place this year on April 28th in Chicago.

Thank you to Emmi, the maker of beautiful, delicious cheeses from Switzerland, and to Le Cordon Bleu, the legendary culinary school, for supporting this episode of Radio Cherry Bombe.

Mar 29, 2018
The Passionate Pastry Chef
00:46:09

Natasha Pickowicz represents the new breed of pastry chef--they’re busy, curious, creative, and political. Natasha oversees the teams at not one, but two acclaimed restaurants in Manhattan: Flora Bar at the Met Breuer museum and Café Altro Paradiso, where she turns out beautiful desserts and baked goods, from her grey salt sticky buns to her bombolini alla crema. She contributes her work to cool happenings around town, like the Wifey cafe-gallery pop-up in Brooklyn last fall, and she helps organize important food moments, like last year’s all-star bake sale that benefited Planned Parenthood. The sale is back this year and will take place Sunday, April 8th, at Café Altro Paradiso, and features yet another amazing roster of talent, including Erin McKenna’s Bakery, King, La Newyorkina, Mah Ze Dahr, Poppy’s, Ovenly, Otway, and The Smile. If you’re going to the sale, go early. Tune in to this episode to hear how Natasha went from English Lit major to one of pastry’s brightest talents, what her pastry resolutions were, and how to soak your cake layers. You’ve never done that before? Natasha will walk you through it.

Thank you to our sponsors for supporting today’s episode. Emmi, the maker of delicious cheeses from Switzerland; Le Cordon Bleu, the legendary culinary school; and Bob’s Red Mill, who wants you to eat wisely because you’re irreplaceable.

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Mar 22, 2018
Cynthia Wong is a Genius
00:49:33

Everyone is obsessed with Charleston pastry pro Cynthia Wong. (Okay, maybe everyone is just us.) But everyone should be obsessed! Cynthia, the executive pastry chef at Butcher & Bee, is crazy talented when it comes to sweet stuff and baked goods and she’s made a name for herself on the smokin’ hot Charleston food scene with her crave-worthy creations. Cynthia talks about great dairy, seafoam candy, bakewell tarts, and more. Joining host Kerry Diamond are our friends from Effinbradio: Lindsay Collins, Nikki Fairman, and Philip Michael Cohen. The interview with Cynthia was recorded at their new studio/bar/hangout in Charleston. (Go visit!) And speaking of nerdy, tap into your inner cheese nerd for the second half of our show. Mark Goldman, the founder of Formaticum cheese papers, explains how to properly store and care for cheese. Cheese is a living thing! You can’t just shove it in a plastic container and Mark explains why.

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Mar 19, 2018
Int’l Women’s Day State of the State
00:48:45

How are things for women in the food world? Eater Editor in Chief Amanda Kludt stops by the studio to give us her state of the state. She talks about chefs and restaurateurs to watch, food media and gender parity, and the impact of #MeToo. We also talk to Amanda Cohen, the chef/owner of Manhattan's award-winning vegetable restaurant Dirt Candy, about RestaurantHER, a special Grubhub project to support female-led restaurants. Be sure to visit restauranther.com to discover how you can help raise money for Women Chefs & Restaurateurs, which works to advance female leadership in restaurants. Chef Amanda is treasurer of WCR's Board of Directors. Check out Grubhub's map to find female-fueled restaurants in your neighborhood. And then eat in them often!

Thank you to Emmi, the maker of delicious cheeses from Switzerland, for supporting this episode of Radio Cherry Bombe.

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Mar 08, 2018
You Had Us at Cake and Cocktails
00:42:52

Caroline Schiff (@pastryschiff) is a self-taught pastry pro whipping up gorgeous layer cakes, glazed donuts, countless cookies, and more for The Greene Grape in Brooklyn. She talks to host Kerry Diamond (@kerrybombe) about her mentors, like Chef Sohui Kim of The Good Fork and Insa; why she’s birthday cake obsessed; and what she’s doing with browned butter these days. We also talk about her awesome Instagram account and her equally awesome head of hair, which is part Kate Bush, part Anne of Green Gables. Also stopping by is cocktail authority Maggie Hoffman (@maggiejhoffman). Maggie’s new book, One-Bottle Cocktail, features dozens of recipes for cocktails you can make at home with easy-to-find ingredients. Maggie talks about being a mom and not being a bartender, and she name checks a few of her favorite female mixologists.

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Mar 02, 2018
Get Physical with Hannah Bronfman: Super Women, Super Foods
00:36:57

Hannah Bronfman (@hannahbronfman) is an entrepreneur, the founder of HBFIT.com, Adidas global ambassador, D.J., master multi-tasker, and more. She is not afraid to follow her passion and get moving. “The best time to start something is today,” she says. Physical fitness is a priority for Hannah, and it helps to clear brain fog and keep her functioning like “a well-oiled machine.” Hear what motivates Hannah, how her family has inspired her, what she DIDN'T do to prepare for her wedding, and why happiness is her end goal.

“Super Women, Super Foods,” the very first Radio Cherry Bombe miniseries, is hosted by Kerry Diamond (@kerrybombe) and features conversations with dynamic women about food, life, and wellness. Thank you to Elemis, the No. 1 luxury British skincare brand, for supporting our miniseries. Elemis is offering 15% off your elemis.com order with the code CHERRY.

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Feb 23, 2018
Take a Breather with Noella Gabriel: Super Women, Super Foods
00:43:55

Noella Gabriel (@noellagabriel) is a wellness trailblazer and co-founder of the Elemis skincare brand. As a young woman, she and her sister opened the very first health food shop in their small Irish town. Noella later left Ireland to study shiatsu, reflexology, and aromatherapy in New York at a time when those were still considered fringe New Age practices. She shares her story, plus her relaxation tips, her favorite things (like a good cup of tea, long walks, and singing), and why she believes so deeply in the power of breathing.

“Super Women, Super Foods,” the very first Radio Cherry Bombe miniseries, is hosted by Kerry Diamond (@kerrybombe) and features conversations with dynamic women about food, life, and wellness. Thank you to Elemis, the #1 luxury British skincare line, for supporting our miniseries. Elemis is offering 15% off your elemis.com order with the code CHERRY.

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Feb 23, 2018
Create Rituals with Athena Calderone: Super Women, Super Foods
00:48:51

Athena Calderone (@eyeswoon) is a celebrated interior designer, entertaining expert, and founder of the lifestyle site EyeSwoon. Her lush debut cookbook, Cook Beautiful, combines her love of food, family, mealtime, and visual storytelling. Hear all about Athena’s favorite chefs, how she built the EyeSwoon brand after years of searching for her true path, and how she’s trying to instill rituals into her daily existence.

“Super Women, Super Foods,” the very first Radio Cherry Bombe miniseries, is hosted by Kerry Diamond (@kerrybombe) and features conversations with dynamic women about food, life, and wellness. Thank you to Elemis, the No. 1 luxury British skincare brand, for supporting our miniseries. Elemis is offering 15% off your elemis.com order with the code CHERRY.

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Feb 23, 2018
Eat Beautiful with Wendy Rowe: Super Women, Super Foods
00:50:13

Wendy Rowe (@wendyrowe) is a cookbook author, top makeup artist, and artistic consultant for Burberry Beauty. She’s worked with everyone from the Spice Girls to Cara Delevingne and Nicole Kidman to Vogue, Gucci, and Chanel. Her favorite beauty secret is “be kind to yourself” (although she believes in the power of concealer) and her magic formula is mood + food + sleep + exercise. She outlines this and more in Eat Beautiful, her hybrid cookbook/beauty book filled with gorgeous recipes and great advice.

“Super Women, Super Foods,” the very first Radio Cherry Bombe miniseries, is hosted by Kerry Diamond (@kerrybombe) and features conversations with dynamic women about food, life, and wellness. Thank you to Elemis, the No. 1 luxury British skincare brand, for supporting our miniseries. Elemis is offering 15% off your elemis.com order with the code CHERRY.

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Feb 23, 2018
The Cast Iron Chronicles and Conscious Coupling
00:53:58

Chef Deborah VanTrece (@chefdeborahvantrece) is the owner of Twisted Soul Cookhouse and Pours in Atlanta, and executive chef and owner of The Catering Company with VanTrece. Tiffanie Barriere (@thedrinkingcoach) is a freelance mixologist who actually made drinking at the airport cool when she was working at One Flew South at the Atlanta Airport. Deborah and Tiffanie are part of a project called The Cast Iron Chronicles, which aims to bring attention to the accomplishments of Black women in the food world. Sonja Overhiser (@acouplecooks) of A Couple Cooks is an author, recipe developer, blogger, and podcaster who has dedicated her career to healthy and sustainable eating. Sonja is based in Indianapolis, where she lives with her husband and work partner Alex, and their son Larson. Sonja is unique in the food world in that she uses her platform to connect with other women about subjects such as infertility and adoption. Sonja and Alex’s first cookbook, Pretty Simple Cooking, is out now.

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Feb 22, 2018
Black Girls Who Bake and Kale Couture
00:51:47

Nothing in your closet? How about a banana peel jumpsuit? Or a frilly fennel frond frock? The artist Gretchen Roehrs set the Internet on fire when she started mixing her Funny Face-era fashion sketches with fruit, vegetables, even oyster shells. She’s here today to talk about her unique works of art, why her veggies went viral, and her new book, Edible Ensembles. Our second guest is Jerrelle Guy, creator of the blog Chocolate for Basil and author of the brand new cookbook, Black Girl Baking. Jerrelle shares the inspiration for her book, gives us some vegan baking tips (flax eggs, anyone?), and talks about how Black women are taking the food world by storm. Thank you to Emmi, the maker of delicious cheeses from Switzerland, for supporting this episode of Radio Cherry Bombe.

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Feb 15, 2018
Sharon Richardson & Angela Garbacz
00:55:05

Sharon Richardson is an activist and advocate for the formerly incarcerated. She is the CEO and founder of Just Soul Catering in Brooklyn and the re-entry coordinator for Steps to End Family Violence in Harlem. In 2015, she launched Re-Entry Rocks, a small non-profit organization that helps formerly incarcerated individuals who were victims of domestic violence.

Angela Garbacz is the owner, creative director, and head pastry chef of Goldenrod Pastries, a boutique pastry shop in Lincoln, Nebraska. She has been an avid baker since the age of 15, attended the French Culinary Institute in New York, and turned her baking blog into a popular pastry shop, catering to those with various dietary restrictions.

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Feb 08, 2018
Smitten Kitchen Confidential
00:38:25

“I really didn’t know how to cook anything,” swears Deb Perelman, founder of the Smitten Kitchen website. The self-taught home cook and photographer explains how she created one of the most popular food blogs around and talks about her new cookbook, Smitten Kitchen Every Day: Triumphant and Unfussy New Favorites. We also chat about her most popular recipes, hummus, monetizing a blog, and her kids. (Her son Jacob makes a guest appearance.) It’s the final show of 2017, so tune in! This episode is presented by Le Cordon Bleu.

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Dec 21, 2017
The Harassment Culture and How to Move Forward
00:37:00

In response to recent allegations as reported by The New York Times against Ken Friedman and involving our current cover subject, Chef April Bloomfield, we present a special episode dedicated to addressing the issue of sexual harassment and how we can move forward as a community. We talk to chef/restaurateur Preeti Mistry of Navi Kitchen and Juhu Beach Club, restaurateur Martha Hoover of Patachou Inc., and Ovenly CEO Erin Patinkin about the culture at their organizations and the policies and procedures they’ve put in place to create humane, respectful workplaces.

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Dec 14, 2017
Who Wears the Pants?
00:47:04

Maxine Thompson does, that’s for sure. The London-based, Australian-born chef and former fashion executive couldn’t find work pants that were appropriate for women so she created her own. Polka Pants have now become a cult favorite among women in restaurants, kitchens, and beyond and Maxine shares her story, spots and all. Amanda Frederickson, meanwhile, tells how she changed careers, went to culinary school, and wound up in the Williams Sonoma test kitchen. Today, she creates videos and recipes to help home cooks sharpen their skills and expand their repertoires. This episode is presented by Le Cordon Bleu and La Brea Bakery.

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Dec 14, 2017
Life, Loss, and Caramel
00:57:14

Lily Diamond had a bohemian upbringing in Maui, thanks in part to her mother, who was an aromatherapist, herbologist, and author. Her mother’s untimely passing led to a spiral of sadness, and Lily channeled her grief into writing and cooking and eventually into her blog, Kale & Caramel. Lily shares her story, her wellness advice, and some wisdom from her new book, Kale & Caramel: Recipes for Body, Heart, and Table.

For “The Cookbook Call-In,” we talk to Impatient Foodie blogger and author Elettra Wiedemann about her recipe for Pink Spaghetti with Beet & Ricotta Sauce, aka pink spaghetti.

Today’s show is presented by Le Cordon Bleu, La Brea Bakery, and Organicgirl.

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Dec 07, 2017
Bunnies, Cookies, and Saffron
00:54:17

It’s a curious combo, right? It reflects our three distinct guests. Yasmin Khan is the human rights activist turned food writer who is “challenging stereotypes of the Middle East, one pomegranate at a time.” She’s the author of The Saffron Tales and co-host of the online series The Perfect Dish. Diana Yen is the food stylist and founder of The Jewels of New York, the creative studio. She came by to talk holiday entertaining and even brought her famous bunny, Cleo. And for this week’s cookbook call in, Manresa Bread co-founder Avery Ruzicka shares her secrets for the most perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe.

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Nov 30, 2017
The Hercules of Food
00:51:04

Ukrainian cook Olia Hercules isn’t related to the Roman god, but she’s clearly strong. After the financial crisis of 2008, Olia quit her reporting job in the UK to pursue her dream of cooking for a living. She trained at the renowned Leiths School of Food and Wine, and went on to work for chefs including Yotam Ottolenghi. Her first book Mamushka celebrates her family recipes, from Ukraine and Moldova to Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan. British Bombesquad correspondent Hester Cant interviews Olia about her second cookbook, Kaukasis: A Culinary Journey Through Georgia, Azerbaijan & Beyond. She tells us about joys of Ukrainian watermelons, working as a chef until two weeks before giving birth, and what the term “Motherman” means.

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Nov 22, 2017
Cooking Solo, Cooking Yolo
00:52:09

When Sam Davis decided to change careers from cancer researcher to chef, she never looked back. With equal amounts planning and dreaming, she made it happen and today runs her own catering and consulting company, Savor by Sam, and is part of Chef Joseph “JJ” Johnson’s team at the Chefs Club in New York. Our second guest, Tieghan Gerard, launched her popular blog, Half Baked Harvest, when she was a teenager. Tieghan got her start at the age of 15, cooking for her six siblings. Her first cookbook, Half Baked Harvest, is out now. Sam and Tieghan are interviewed by guest host Klancy Miller, author of Cooking Solo. Our Cookbook Call-In segment features Amy Chaplin, who shares the secrets behind her unique vegan cake.

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Nov 16, 2017
Mom’s Meatballs and Beyond
00:45:09

What happens to family recipes if they’re not written down? Anna Francese Gass decided to preserve these treasures by celebrating grandmothers and their culinary creations via her website, Anna’s Heirloom Kitchen. Joining Anna is her sister Luciana Francese DeCrosta, a real estate developer with Acadia Realty Trust, the company behind the DeKalb food hall in Downtown Brooklyn. The sisters talk about their mother’s meatballs, how Anna’s project has become a family affair, and how they keep their heritage alive through food. Also on the show, The Cookbook Call-In. We talk to Diana Yen of Jewels of New York about her recipe in Cherry Bombe: The Cookbook, Black Sesame and Matcha Fortune Cookies.

Nov 09, 2017
BOYS AND GIRLS ARE ALL FIRED UP
00:56:33

Stacey Rivera is the digital content director for food for Time Inc. and reads 1,000 headlines a day. We can’t even imagine. Stacey joins us to talk all things food media and how her fascinating career has taken her from Hallmark to Playboy and beyond. JJ Goode is the co-author of more than a dozen cookbooks, including the new State Bird Provisions book and the latest Pok Pok book. When the sexual harassment scandals started to break, JJ sent us a very specific email, which is why he’s on the show today. Tune in to hear more.

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Nov 02, 2017
A Hygge Hug from Copenhagen
00:46:19

Nadine Levy Redzepi is an enthusiastic home cook, mother of three daughters, and author of the fab new cookbook, Downtime: Deliciousness at Home. She has spent most of her adult life working at the restaurant Noma in Copenhagen with her husband Rene Redzepi, waiting tables, taking reservations, and much more. Her new book explores her personal family recipes, a collection of modern comfort food classics with international flair and a few Danish touches.

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Oct 26, 2017
Secrets of a Pasta Princess
00:47:25

Okay, maybe she’s not a royal, but Colu Henry certainly knows a thing or two about pasta. Her cookbook, Back Pocket Pasta, is a celebration of the stuff we love so much. The former director of special projects for Bon Appétit, Colu is a writer, recipe developer, and occasional PR maven. She’s joined by special guest host Jane Larkworthy, longtime journalist, beauty editor, and the blogger behind The Fraudulent Chef. Jane is also a contributor to Elle Decor, Coveteur, and Wealth Simple. In addition to loving pasta, both women adore their dogs, Josh (Colu’s pup) and Remy (Jane’s).

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Oct 19, 2017
How to Eat Like a French Girl
00:47:02

Two of our favorite Parisiennes stop by the studio to talk about France, feminism, the environment, and… granola? Agathe Lerolle is the founder of She is French, a line of delicious, nutritious granolas. (She’s also the founder of Sur Mesure Search, a boutique executive search firm focused on the fashion and luxury industries.) She’s joined by her friend, Chloe Vichot, the founder of Ancolie, the environmentally-minded eatery in Greenwich Village in New York City. Everything at Ancolie is packaged in glass jars (even the beverages) and Vichot has become a quiet force in the greening of the restaurant industry, showing that not everything has to be packaged in disposables. She attended the Institute of Culinary Education and worked at Eleven Madison Park. She’s a successful career switcher, too, having worked in finance for a decade.

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Oct 12, 2017
Daniel Patterson and Mandy Aftel
00:52:54

Do you smell good? We don’t mean body odor. We mean your sense of smell! Chef Daniel Patterson and perfumer Mandy Aftel are authorities on fragrances, flavors, and aromas and are here to share their wisdom. They are also co-authors of the new book, The Art of Flavor: Practices and Principles for Creating Delicious Food, a compilation of recipes and advice. Daniel is the Oakland-based award-winning chef, author and restaurateur behind Coi, Alta Group's Alta at Mid-Market, the newly opened Alta at Minnesota Street Project, and several other Bay Area restaurants. He is also the co-founder of the "revolutionary fast food venture" LocoL. Mandy Aftel is an internationally known Berkeley-based artisan perfumer and award-winning author, most recently of Fragrant: The Secret Life of Scent. She is one of the world’s foremost authorities on natural fragrance and recently opened a by-appointment-only fragrance museum in Berkeley, right near Chez Panisse.

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Oct 05, 2017
Alison Roman
00:40:46

One of the coolest girls in food, Alison Roman has gone from Momofuku Milk Bar to Bon Appétit to The New York Times, cooking up a storm all along the way. She talks to us about her career and her debut cookbook, “Dining In,” which Samin Nosrat, author of Salt Fat Acid Heat, describes as “a treasure map.” Find out what Roman means by a “highly cookable recipe” and what you can learn from her beautiful book.

Sep 28, 2017
Lidia Bastianich & Krystal Mack
00:50:20

Lidia Bastianich is a Queen of Italian cuisine. Through her TV shows, eleven cookbooks, and four New York City restaurants, the legendary chef is responsible for teaching countless people about the country’s traditional dishes. We catch up with Lidia to hear about her new book, Lidia’s Celebrate Like An Italian, and what she’s cooking up these days. Also stopping by the studio is Krystal Mack, legend in the making. This self-taught baker, writer, and creative consultant lives in Baltimore where she owns and operates BLK//SUGAR, her food and lifestyle concept, and BLK//MARKET, an artisan collective for creatives of color.

Special thanks to Le Cordon Bleu, Castor & Pollux, and Thrive Market for sponsoring this show.

Head to thrivemarket.com/cherrybombe to get 35% off your first order, a 30-day membership, and free shipping on some of our favorite organic, non-GMO products like Mary's Gone Crackers, Annie's Homegrown, and We Rub You!

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Sep 21, 2017
Grace Ramirez
00:54:51

Meet the tenacious chef, author, and TV personality, Grace Ramirez. Born in Venezuela and raised in Miami, Grace is the author of La Latina: A Cook's Journey Through Latin America. When her proposal for a book about Latin food was rejected, Grace worked around the system and found a way to get La Latina published. She also hustled to get her TV career off the ground and today hosts Destino Con Sabor on the Food Network. Host Kerry Diamond talks to Grace about her resilience, her family, and her most beloved recipes. She also catches up with the mindful entrepreneur Gunnar Lovelace, founder of Thrive Market.

Special thanks to Le Cordon Bleu and Thrive Market for sponsoring this show.

Head to thrivemarket.com/cherrybombe to get 35% off your first order, a 30-day membership, and free shipping on some of our favorite organic, non-GMO products like Mary's Gone Crackers, Annie's Homegrown, and We Rub You!

Sep 14, 2017
Roads & Kingdoms + Swale Farm
00:53:31

Cara Parks and Nathan Thornburgh join us in the studio to talk about their work at Roads & Kingdoms, the independent online journal of food, politics, travel, and culture. Cara is the executive editor of Roads & Kingdoms and previously the executive editor of Modern Farmer magazine and deputy managing editor of Foreign Policy magazine. Nathan spent much of the last decade working at TIME as foreign correspondent and editor before founding Roads & Kingdoms with Matt Goulding. We later hop aboard a floating food forest with our British Bombesquad correspondent, Hester Cant, who interviewed Lindsey Grothkopp and Marisa Prefer of Swale. Swale floats from pier-to-pier in New York City, offering educational programming and welcoming visitors to harvest herbs, fruits and vegetables for free.

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Sep 07, 2017
Rebecca Masson, Ashley Stanley & Katie Quinn
00:59:25

We check in with Rebecca Masson, one of Houston’s most celebrated pastry chefs and founder of Fluff Bake Bar, to hear how she’s doing and what we can do to help her city. Also stopping by is Katie Quinn, the YouTube personality known as QKatie. and author of the Short Stack Editions cookbook on avocados. Ashley Stanley will join us as well. She’s the founder of Lovin’ Spoonfuls, an organization that has rescued more than 7 million pounds of food and distributed it to Boston-area homeless shelters, food pantries, and soup kitchens.

Aug 31, 2017
Ora Wise
00:44:56

Ora Wise’s professional journey has taken her from community organizer to food politics blogger to Brooklyn chef, and she’s always pushing to do more. Choose your battles, embrace your imperfections, but don’t ever back down from trying to make a difference, she counsels. Today, you can find Ora at Harvest & Revel, the mindful catering company in Brooklyn that she co-owns with her partners. She also helps coordinate FIG, the Food Issues Group, which looks for creative and practical ways to address issues of sustainability related to environmental impact, food justice, and profitability. Ora also explains how to make a mean popsicle and get hummus through airport security.

Aug 17, 2017
Zoe Adjonyoh
00:47:24

Zoe Adjonyoh is a fearless force on the British food scene and has hosted supper clubs, served up street food, and even opened a restaurant in a shipping container, all in the name of promoting Ghanaian cuisine. Born to a Ghanaian father and Irish mother, the writer and cook from South-East London deepened her understanding of West African cuisine after a trip to visit her extended family in Ghana. Today she runs Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen, located at Pop Brixton in London, and recently published her first cookbook. Tune in to learn more about the food of Ghana and Zoe’s journey as she talks with Hester Cant, Radio Cherry Bombe’s U.K. correspondent.

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Aug 10, 2017
Judith Jones
00:56:42

Host Kerry Diamond is joined by guests Sara Franklin, Julia Moskin, Madhur Jaffrey, Lidia Bastianich, and Joan Nathan to celebrate the life of the legendary Judith Jones. The literary and cookbook editor passed away on August 2nd at the age of 93. Judith discovered The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank and later went on to edit, shape, and champion the likes of Julia Child, Edna Lewis, Lidia Bastianich, Madhur Jaffrey, Marcella Hazan, and more. She clearly prized diversity when it came to people and palates and she certainly did her part to support women in the world of food. She will be missed.

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Aug 03, 2017
Yes Way Rosé & Marissa Ross
00:53:06

Today’s show is all about Women & Wine. We’re talking to Marissa A. Ross, founder of the “Wine. All the Time.” blog and the new book of the same name. Her second gig is wine editor at Bon Appétit and her reviews are quite unlike any you've ever read before. We also chat with the founders of Yes Way Rosé, the lifestyle brand that’s all about...rosé! Nikki Huganir and Erica Blumenthal have been friends since 8th grade and now they get to celebrate everyone’s favorite wine. (Well, ours at least.) Enjoy this happy hour!

Jul 27, 2017
Samin Nosrat
00:57:32

Samin Nosrat is a writer, teacher, and chef. Called a “go-to resource for matching the correct techniques with the best ingredients” by the New York Times and “the next Julia Child” by NPR’s All Things Considered, she’s been cooking professionally since 2000, when she first stumbled into the kitchen at Chez Panisse restaurant. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Bon Appetit, and the San Francisco Chronicle, among other places. She lives, cooks, and gardens in Berkeley, California. Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat is her first book.

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Jul 20, 2017
Jane Larkworthy
00:50:50

What does it mean to be a fraudulent chef? We’ll find out when Jane Larkworthy, writer, legendary beauty editor, and the occasional blogger behind thefraudulentchef.com stops by. She'll be talking to us about kitchen confidence, careers, and how to fake it till you bake it. You might recognize Jane's name from the pages of Cherry Bombe. She wrote a moving essay about her late mom for us, she interviewed Portlandia's Carrie Brownstein, and she even loaned us her dog Remy to model for our Pet Project issue. Jane’s got a lot of wisdom to share, so tune in.

Jul 13, 2017
Anita Shepherd & Yossy Arefi
00:48:26

Yossy Arefi is the author of Sweeter off the Vine: Fruit Desserts for Every Season. She is also food photographer, stylist, and the creator of the award-winning blog Apt. 2B Baking Co. We talk to Yossy about the best seasonal fruits for baking, her love of galettes and we have a surprise visit from Sarah Jones, founder of Miss Jones Baking Co. Host Kerry Diamond is also joined by Anita Shepherd of Anita’s Yogurt. Anita was a self-taught pastry chef when she decided to go vegan for health reasons. When a search for decent nondairy yogurt came up short, she tried to make it on her stove at home. After years of experimentation, she launched Anita’s Yogurt in 2013.

Jul 06, 2017
Julia Sherman & Izy Hossack
00:47:40

Izy Hossack, superstar blogger talks about her new book, The Savvy Cook. It's filled with budget-minded recipes that emphasize maximum flavor and minimum effort. Izy, who started her blog Top With Cinnamon at age 15, is now at university in England. She joins host Kerry Diamond at the studio in Brooklyn to talk about how roommates, her studies in nutrition, and "uni"–the school not the seafood–are impacting her approach to food. Kerry's second guest is the Queen of Green, Julia Sherman, author of Salad for President: A Cookbook Inspired by Artists, one of the most unique cookbooks of the year. We talk to Julia, who is also the creative director of CHOPT, about her special place in the food world and how she connects food and art so beautifully.

Jun 29, 2017
Immigrant Heritage Month with Hot Bread Kitchen
00:50:55

Jessamyn Rodriguez of Hot Bread Kitchen and Renée Beaumont of Radical Mindset join host Kerry Diamond to talk about their inspiring partnership for Immigrant Heritage Month. Together, these two enterprising Canadians are working to raise funds for the Hot Bread Kitchen Bakers in Training program, which helps prepare women facing economic insecurity for careers in the food world. Through the end of June, donations of $100 or more to HBK will be matched by RadicalMindset.org and donors will receive an “I Am an Immigrant” t-shirt (in English or Spanish) as acknowledgment of their gift. Most members of the Bombe Squad know how much we love Hot Bread Kitchen and support its mission, so we hope you'll help out.

Jun 22, 2017
Bonjour Kale and Great British Baking Show Martha Collison
00:56:43

On this week’s Radio Cherry Bombe, host Kerry Diamond talks with Kristen Beddard, author of Bonjour Kale. When Kristen moved to Paris with her husband, she couldn’t find kale or “chou kale” for sale anywhere. Bonjour Kale is a memoir of how Kristen began “The Kale Project” to bring her beloved vegetable back to the country of croissants and cheese. Also on the show, our British #BombeSquad correspondent, Hester Cant, speaks to one of the stars of The Great British Bake Off, Martha Collison. Martha was the youngest ever contestant at age 17 and made it all the way to the quarter finals. Hester talks to her about success since the show, her new book, and using baking to empower women around the world.

Jun 15, 2017
Lani Halliday and JaynesBeard
00:54:25

On this week’s Radio Cherry Bombe we talk with Lani Halliday, the creative baker behind Brooklyn's Brutus Bakeshop. Lani's been making a name for herself with her delicious, colorful creations--including her fabulous snake cakes. We also speak to Sabrina Chen and Alana McMillan, the founders of JaynesBeard, a new initiative that intersects the culinary and lesbian/queer communities with pop-up events that feature up-and-coming, mostly queer and female chefs and bartenders.

Jun 08, 2017
Elettra Wiedemann
00:55:51

Elettra Wiedemann's had quite the life. She's modeled for the likes of Vogue magazine, earned a master's degree from the London School of Economics, and worked as the food editor of Refinery29. Elettra joins host Kerry Diamond to discuss her latest achievement–Impatient Foodie: 100 Delicious Recipes for a Hectic, Time-Starved World–a fun, lively cookbook for those who want to eat well and not spend all day in the kitchen. Listen in for a lively conversation about food, fashion, and life. And why Elettra hates bananas.

Jun 01, 2017
Martha Stewart at Jubilee 2016
00:45:16

Ever wonder how Martha Stewart stays inspired? How she relaxes? And how she enjoys her success? The queen of divine domesticity shares all of this and more in her funny and emotional keynote interview from the 2016 Cherry Bombe Jubilee conference. We're rebroadcasting this special talk in honor of our latest issue of Cherry Bombe, which features Martha on the cover.

May 25, 2017
Linda Appel Lipsius
00:43:17

We speak with Linda Appel Lipsius, the co-founder of Teatulia, a progressive tea company based around a community-forward organic tea garden in Bangladesh. Linda tells us how Teatulia sustainability sources its teas while providing education and healthcare for its employees. She also gives us tips for brewing the perfect cup of tea.

May 18, 2017
Kendra Aronson + Andrea Nguyen
00:55:04

Andrea Nguyen is one of the most respected experts on Vietnamese cooking. Her newest book, The Pho Cookbook, celebrates her lifelong love of the aromatic comfort food, which she first tasted as a child in Saigon. Andrea, who was born in Vietnam and came to the United States at the age of six, has authored several books about her native cuisine, including Into the Vietnamese Kitchen, Asian Dumplings, and The Banh Mi Handbook.

Later we chat with Kendra Aronson, the food writer, photographer, and self-publisher of The San Luis Obispo Farmers' Market Cookbook: Simple Seasonal Recipes and Short Stories from the Central Coast of California. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, raising $27,000, Kendra’s book caught the attention of retailers across California and even farm-to-table goddess Alice Waters. Kendra also runs her own creative studi