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Radio Cherry Bombe features interviews with the coolest, most creative women in the world of food. Each week, host Kerry Diamond, co-founder and editorial director of the indie magazine Cherry Bombe, talks to the chefs, bakers, pastry chefs, stylists, writers, cookbook authors, and others making it happen. Follow @cherrybombe on Instagram for show news, giveaways, and more. Thank you to Tralala for our theme song, "All Fired Up." Hosted and Produced by Kerry Diamond / Associate Producer Jess Zeidman

Episode Date
Catina Smith Says Just Call Her Chef

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 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

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

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

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.

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

“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

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

“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
“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
“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 bomb!
May 06, 2020
Amanda Nguyen: The Baker Behind the Quarantine Cakes

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

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 and Smithfield Culinary 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?

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

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, Smithfield Culinary, and the wines of Rioja for supporting our show.

Apr 11, 2020
Four Chefs We Love

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 our sponsors Smithfield Culinary and 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

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

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

Mar 27, 2020
Food for Thought with Claire Saffitz

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

“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

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

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

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 Smithfield Culinary and the wines of Rioja for supporting this episode. 

Mar 13, 2020
Food For Thought: Portland, Maine

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

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

Mar 06, 2020
Food For Thought: Baltimore

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dec 24, 2019
Finding One’s Voice Through Food

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

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 this mini-series.

Dec 17, 2019
Just Like Honey

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

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 this mini series.

Dec 11, 2019
Sofia Coppola on Food and Film

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

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 for more information

Dec 04, 2019
The Wanderlust Episode

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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 for more.

Sep 19, 2019
Climate Change, Food, and You

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 for more.

Sep 12, 2019
Madhur Jaffrey & Padma Lakshmi In Conversation

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 for more.

Sep 05, 2019
Chef Iliana Regan Burns It Down

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 for more.

Aug 30, 2019
A New Start For Two Cool Moms
Aug 22, 2019
People Love Priya Krishna
Aug 15, 2019
How To Be A Better Boss
Aug 08, 2019
Eat & Travel Like an Italian
Aug 01, 2019
Steak and Cake
Jul 25, 2019
A Pastry Chef Talks Paris, Career Pivots, and Patisserie
Jul 18, 2019
Ruth Reichl & The River Cafe’s Ruth Rogers In Conversation
Jul 11, 2019
The Baked Episode: Donuts & CBD
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.
Jul 03, 2019
Living Bold and Cooking With Soul
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!
Jun 28, 2019
Live With Samin Nosrat!
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.
Jun 20, 2019
Women Changing The Wine World
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.
Jun 14, 2019
Gabriela Cámara’s Mexico City Kitchen
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.
Jun 06, 2019
Rookie of the Year: Chef Kia Damon
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.
May 30, 2019
Meet Cult Cookbook Author Hetty McKinnon
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.
May 23, 2019
Seasonal Eating Is Sexy
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.
May 16, 2019
The Ice Cream CEO
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.
May 09, 2019
Our Bodies, Our Baked Goods
Today’s Radio Cherry Bombe is a special episode featuring star pastry chef Natasha Pickowicz and Planned Parenthood of New York City CEO Laura McQuade. With reproductive rights and affordable health care under attack in America, so we felt it was important to bring you this conversation between two women who care deeply about those causes. For the past three years, Natasha has organized a bake sale benefiting Planned Parenthood NYC and this year’s sale will take place Sunday, May 19th, at Altro Paradiso in Manhattan. Lots of folks in the Bombesquad will be baking for the cause, including Pastry Chef Caroline Schiff and the teams from Ovenly, Lalito, and Poppy’s. For tickets, visit and tune in to our show to learn more.
May 07, 2019
Carla Hall Does It All
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.”
May 02, 2019
Rescuing Grandma's Recipes
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.
Apr 25, 2019
Matzo Ball Soup and Beyond
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.
Apr 18, 2019
Samin Nosrat & Nigella Lawson
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! Thank you to Handsome Brook Farm Pasture Raised Organic Eggs for supporting Radio Cherry Bombe!
Apr 11, 2019
Taking Care of Business
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.
Apr 05, 2019
It's Our 200th Episode!
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.
Mar 28, 2019
Snap, Crackle & Pop with a Cereal Entrepreneur
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.
Mar 21, 2019
A Cake Influencer’s Recipe for Success
Chelsey White is an accidental baking star. She worked in accounting and various corporate gigs, and started baking as a creative outlet.
Mar 14, 2019
The Future of Food: Detroit
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!
Mar 13, 2019
The Future of Food: Denver & Birmingham
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
When Deborah VanTrece and her fellow flight attendants were on strike, she decided to go to culinary school.
Mar 07, 2019
The Future of Food: New Orleans
"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! "
Mar 06, 2019
The Future of Food: Dallas
Radio Cherry Bombe stopped in Dallas last year as part of its Future of Food Tour for a live episode at The Adolphus Hotel.
Mar 05, 2019
Let’s Escape to Jamaica
Need a little sunshine? Don’t we all. Thank goodness Michelle and Suzanne Rousseau are here.
Feb 28, 2019
The Future of Food: Portland
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!
Feb 27, 2019
The Future of Food: Seattle
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!
Feb 26, 2019
It Ain't Easy Being A Small Business Owner
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.
Feb 21, 2019
The Future of Food: Minneapolis
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
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.
Feb 19, 2019
Do What Feels Good
So says Hannah Bronfman, the entrepreneur, DJ, and founder of the HBFIT wellness website.
Feb 15, 2019
The Future of Food: Nashville
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.
Feb 13, 2019
The Future of Food: Atlanta
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.
Feb 13, 2019
Hummus & Humanity
Yasmin Khan believes we have more that unites us than divides us.
Feb 07, 2019
Happy Birthday, Ina Garten!
It’s the Barefoot Contessa’s birthday and we have a present for you!
Jan 31, 2019
Are You Stressed All The Time?
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. Thank you to Handsome Brook Farm Organic Pasture Raised Eggs for supporting Radio Cherry Bombe!
Jan 24, 2019
Being Jamie Oliver
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. Thank you to Handsome Brook Farm Organic Pasture Raised Eggs for supporting today’s show!
Jan 17, 2019
Food & Feelings With Sophia Roe
“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.”
Jan 11, 2019
The Lost Episode
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!
Dec 27, 2018
Time For a Change
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.
Dec 20, 2018
Where Passion Can Take You
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! Thank you to Le Cordon Bleu culinary schools and Vital Farms Pasture Raised Eggs for supporting today’s show!
Dec 13, 2018
Serenity Now - Cooking As Meditation
“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. Thanks to Le Cordon Bleu and Bob’s Red Mill for supporting Radio Cherry Bombe.
Dec 06, 2018
How To Cook Like A Genius
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. Thank you to Le Cordon Bleu and Vital Farms Pasture Raised Eggs for supporting today’s show!
Nov 29, 2018
Did Someone Say Pie?
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! Thank you to Le Cordon Bleu, Vital Farms Pasture Raised Eggs, and Bob’s Red Mill for supporting this episode of Radio Cherry Bombe!
Nov 20, 2018
Take A Coffee Break With The Chocolate Barista
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. Thank you to Le Cordon Bleu, Vital Farms, and Bob’s Red Mill for supporting this episode of Radio Cherry Bombe!
Nov 15, 2018
The Perfect Bite
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.” Thank you to Le Cordon Bleu and Vital Farms Pasture Raised Eggs for supporting this episode of Radio Cherry Bombe!
Nov 01, 2018
Crunch Time with the Granola Girls
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. Thank you to Le Cordon Bleu, Vital Farms, and Bob’s Red Mill for supporting this episode of Radio Cherry Bombe!
Oct 25, 2018
You Can’t Help But Love Molly Yeh
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 today to see who is on the list. Thank you to Le Cordon Bleu and Vital Farms for supporting this episode of Radio Cherry Bombe!
Oct 18, 2018
Put It in Your Bag and Pipe It!
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.
Oct 11, 2018
From The Caribbean to New Orleans: Chef Nina Compton & Island And Spice's Rochelle Oliver
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. Thank you to Le Cordon Bleu and Vital Farms for supporting this episode of Radio Cherry Bombe!
Oct 04, 2018
Elle Macpherson Makes Her Own Nut Milk
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. Thank you to Le Cordon Bleu, Vital Farms, and Bob's Red Mill for supporting today's show.
Sep 28, 2018
Girls Gone Wild
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. Thank you to Le Cordon Bleu, Vital Farms Pasture-Raised Eggs, and Bob’s Red Mill for supporting this episode of Radio Cherry Bombe.
Sep 20, 2018
From Food Truck Fail to Fashion
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.
Aug 30, 2018
Beauty Inside and Out
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.
Aug 23, 2018
Eat Happy!
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.
Aug 16, 2018
Bake, Jessie, Bake!
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!).
Aug 09, 2018
San Francisco Superstar Traci Des Jardins
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. Thank you to Le Cordon Bleu and Bob’s Red Mill for supporting this episode of Radio Cherry Bombe!
Aug 02, 2018
Health, Happiness, and How to Meet Oprah
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. Thank you to Le Cordon Bleu and Bob’s Red Mill for supporting Radio Cherry Bombe.
Jul 26, 2018
Home Away From Home
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 young 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 sweet 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. Thank you to Le Cordon Bleu for supporting our show.
Jul 19, 2018
How to Raise Money
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 idea: 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. Thank you to Le Cordon Bleu and Bob’s Red Mill for supporting Radio Cherry Bombe!
Jul 12, 2018
Have Her Cake and Eat It Too
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. Thank you to Le Cordon Bleu for sponsoring today’s show.
Jun 28, 2018
Remembering Anthony Bourdain
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. Thank you to Le Cordon Bleu and Bob's Red Mill for supporting Radio Cherry Bombe. 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.”
Jun 21, 2018
The Splendid Lynne Rossetto Kasper
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.
Jun 14, 2018
New York Bites
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.
May 31, 2018
The Legacy of Edna Lewis
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.
May 24, 2018
Wonder Woman
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.
May 21, 2018
Dreaming of Italy
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. Thank you to Emmi cheeses from Switzerland and Le Cordon Bleu for supporting this episode!
Apr 26, 2018
Chef Ruth Rogers of The River Cafe London
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. Thank you to Emmi cheeses from Switzerland, Le Cordon Bleu, and Bob’s Red Mill for supporting today’s show.
Apr 19, 2018
On the Tightrope with a High-Wire Chef
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!
Apr 12, 2018
Good Vibes with Melissa Clark and CAP Beauty
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!
Apr 05, 2018
Brooklyn's Hottest New Chef
Libby Willis (@libbylark) is the chef and co-owner of the buzziest restaurant in Brooklyn, 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
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.
Mar 22, 2018
Cynthia Wong is a Genius
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. Thank you to the maker of delicious cheeses from Switzerland, for supporting Radio Cherry Bombe. Visit for more.
Mar 19, 2018
Int’l Women’s Day State of the State
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 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.
Mar 08, 2018
You Had Us at Cake and Cocktails
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. Thank you to Emmi, the maker of delicious cheeses from Switzerland, for supporting Radio Cherry Bombe. Visit for more.
Mar 02, 2018
Get Physical with Hannah Bronfman: Super Women, Super Foods
Hannah Bronfman (@hannahbronfman) is an entrepreneur, the founder of, 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 order with the code CHERRY.
Feb 23, 2018
Take a Breather with Noella Gabriel: Super Women, Super Foods
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 order with the code CHERRY.
Feb 23, 2018
Create Rituals with Athena Calderone: Super Women, Super Foods
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 order with the code CHERRY.
Feb 23, 2018
Eat Beautiful with Wendy Rowe: Super Women, Super Foods
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 order with the code CHERRY.
Feb 23, 2018
The Cast Iron Chronicles and Conscious Coupling
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.
Feb 22, 2018
Black Girls Who Bake and Kale Couture
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.
Feb 15, 2018
Sharon Richardson & Angela Garbacz
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.
Feb 08, 2018
Smitten Kitchen Confidential
“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.
Dec 21, 2017
The Harassment Culture and How to Move Forward
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.
Dec 14, 2017
Who Wears the Pants?
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.
Dec 14, 2017
Life, Loss, and Caramel
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.
Dec 07, 2017
Bunnies, Cookies, and Saffron
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.
Nov 30, 2017
The Hercules of Food
British Bombesquad correspondent Hester Cant interviews Olia Hercules about her new book, the joys of Ukrainian watermelons, working as a chef until two weeks before giving birth, and what the term “Motherman” means.
Nov 22, 2017
Cooking Solo, Cooking Yolo
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.
Nov 16, 2017
Mom’s Meatballs and Beyond
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
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.
Nov 02, 2017
A Hygge Hug from Copenhagen
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.
Oct 26, 2017
Secrets of a Pasta Princess
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).
Oct 19, 2017
How to Eat Like a French Girl
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.
Oct 12, 2017
Daniel Patterson and Mandy Aftel
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.
Oct 05, 2017
Alison Roman
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
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 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 21, 2017
Grace Ramirez
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.
Sep 14, 2017
Roads & Kingdoms + Swale Farm
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.
Sep 07, 2017
Rebecca Masson, Ashley Stanley & Katie Quinn
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
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
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.
Aug 10, 2017
Judith Jones
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.
Aug 03, 2017
Yes Way Rosé & Marissa Ross
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
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.
Jul 20, 2017
Jane Larkworthy
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 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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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 studio and founded The Central Coast Creatives Club.
May 11, 2017
Food Book Fair & Kate Williams
Chef Kate Williams worked under Wolfgang Puck before returning to her hometown of Detroit and finding her style of cooking–Nordic food with a little more romance– while in Copenhagen. Now she's about to open her first restaurant, Lady of the House, which Eater already named one of the most anticipated openings of the year. Kate works with local farms to spotlight the beauty of #uglyfood that would otherwise be thrown away. We talk to her about her sustainable philosophy when it comes to nose-to-tail and why everyone should grow their own food. Later, we chat with Kimberly Chou Tsun An and Amanda Dell of Food Book Fair. A reformed journalist, Kim worked in newspapers before focusing on food (professionally, that is). Amanda is a native New Yorker with over a decade of high-end hospitality, public relations/marketing and event experience. Together, they run Food Book Fair: a part festival, part conference set at the intersection of food culture and food systems.
May 04, 2017
White Gold
Today’s guests are two boundary breaking women in the food world—butchers Erika Nakamura and Jocelyn Guest. They are the co-owners of White Gold Butchers, a new hot spot on the Upper West Side of New York that’s both a butcher shop and a cozy neighborhood restaurant. Erika, who was born and raised in Tokyo, got into butchery after working in some of New York’s top kitchens. Jocelyn, meanwhile, is an Army brat who moved every summer until she was 13. Prior to finding her calling, Jocelyn was a comedy writer. We’ll talk about their careers, what it’s like to work with their co-owners Chef April Bloomfield and rock-n-roll restaurateur Ken Friedman, and how they find mindful farm partners. But sure to check out the farm section of their website to see how seriously they take sourcing.
Apr 27, 2017
Joan Nathan
It's all about kings and queens today as Joan Nathan stops by for a visit. Known as "The Queen of American Jewish Cooking," Joan has written a new cookbook called King Solomon's Table and she's here to tell us all about it. The book and its recipes were inspired by Joan's travels to Israel, Italy, India, and beyond, and by King Solomon's passion for discovery. The pages are filled with historical details and personal history, plus delicious and intriguing recipes like New Old-Fashioned Bagels, Chickpea Pillows with Onions, and Walnut-Almond Macaroons with Raspberry Jam Thumbprint Cookies. Tune in to hear more!
Apr 20, 2017
Jami Curl
We’re live today with Jami Curl of QUIN, the cult candy company based in Portland. We'll chat about her new book, Candy Is Magic, how she creates her happiness from scratch, and what it’s like to live with the world’s cutest cat. We'll also talk about running a modern candy company. When she was getting QUIN off the ground, Jami wanted to make great handmade treats, but without the yucky ingredients found in conventional candy. Today, she uses Oregon-grown fruit, fresh cream and butter, and all-natural extracts and colorings to make her caramels, gumdrops, lollipops, and something she calls Chocolate Magic Dust.
Apr 13, 2017
Chef Angie Mar of The Beatrice Inn
The boss behind The Beatrice Inn in New York City, Chef Angie Mar is one of the hardest working chefs we know and 100% an original. A late bloomer in the food world, she was in the real estate business for years and realized being a chef was her true calling. After culinary school, she worked for Chef April Bloomfield, then helped turn around The Bea, as she calls it. Not only did she garner rave reviews for the place, but she bought the restaurant from its owners last year. Tune in to hear more of Angie's impressive story. P.S. The news didn't break in time for our interview, but Angie is one of Food & Wine's Best New Chefs 2017. Make sure you pick up the issue. We're happy to see Food & Wine has recognized more female chefs this year than ever before.
Apr 06, 2017
Kim Malek
Salted Malted Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough? Strawberry Honey Balsamic with Cracked Black Pepper? Sea Salt with Caramel Ribbons? With flavors like that, it’s no surprise Salt & Straw Ice Cream has legions of fans in Portland, Oregon, and Los Angeles. We talk to co-founder Kim Malek about what it takes to get an ice cream company off the ground. She joined forces with her cousin, cashed in her 401(k), and now they helm one of the fastest growing ice cream brands in America. Kim, who’s got a great big heart, also chats with us about everything from accountants to adoption to Anthony Bourdain. She's a warm person in a chilly (but yummy) business, and you won't want to miss this conversation.
Mar 30, 2017
Butter & Scotch + Jody Adams
One legend and two legends-in-the-making join us for this show. Chef Jody Adams of Boston's Porto, TRADE, and Saloniki is a trailblazing chef and restaurateur–and a humanitarian, which happens to be our favorite kind of human. Then we’ll be talking to Keavy Landreth and Allison Kave, the founders of Brooklyn’s Butter & Scotch, which they call the Bar & Bakery of Your Dreams.
Mar 23, 2017
Melissa Clark
The cookbook queen with a good appetite is in the studio today! Melissa Clark has written 38 cookbooks, many of them in collaboration with some of New York’s most celebrated chefs. Her latest cookbook, Dinner: Changing the Game, proves she isn’t stopping anytime soon. Dinner was designed to help anyone figure out what to make any night of the week, without falling back on what you’ve eaten before. Melissa is a favorite around our office and her effortless work ethic a inspiration to food writers around the world.
Mar 16, 2017
Trash Talk and Cat Ladies
Imagine fitting four years worth of trash into a 16-ounce mason jar? Lauren Singer, founder of The Simply Co., an organic cleaning product company, tells us how she did it. Her zero-waste blog, Trash is for Tossers, has empowered millions of readers to lead greener lives. We also talk macarons and meows with pastry chef/baker/entrepreneur Christina Ha and her business partner and husband Simon Tung. Christina co-founded the popular patisserie Macaron Parlour before opening New York’s first cat cafe, Meow Parlour. Tune in for her next on-brand adventure: Cat Camp.
Mar 09, 2017
Top Chef’s Brooke Williamson and Shirley Chung
One of these women is America’s new Top Chef champion! We talk to Brooke and Shirley right before the big reveal about their experience on the cult cooking competition and how they bonded during this latest season, filmed in Charleston and Mexico. So who are these two women? Both were on Top Chef in previous seasons and returned for another chance at victory. Brooke is the co-owner and co-chef of Hudson House, The Tripel, Playa Provisions, and Da Kikokiko in Los Angeles, while Shirley is the chef-owner of Steamers Co., a seafood restaurant set to open later this year, also in Los Angeles. Tune in to hear what it's like behind the scenes of Top Chef and see if you can guess who had to pack their knives.
Mar 02, 2017
Ken Friedman
What makes Alice Waters the most punk rock person in food? We’ve got Ken Friedman here to explain. He and Chef April Bloomfield, his business partner, are responsible for some of the hottest spots around, including New York’s The Spotted Pig, the Breslin Bar & Dining Room, The John Dory Oyster Bar, Salvation Taco, and White Gold, as wella s San Francisco’s Tosca. Ken wasn’t always a restaurateur. A Los Angeles native, he attended UC Berkeley and got caught up in the music scene. He went on to work with the legendary Bill Graham and even managed The Smiths at the end of their short but epic career. Tune in to hear all about the connection between restaurants and rock ‘n’ roll.
Feb 23, 2017
Our 100th Episode with Ruth Reichl, Nancy Silverton, Stephanie Danler, and Ellen Bennett
Listen to our first live radio event! We taped this show in front of an audience at Hedley & Bennett headquarters near downtown Los Angeles. Editorial icon Ruth Reichl and Chef Nancy Silverton of the Mozza restaurant group talk friendship, food, and feminism with host Kerry Diamond. Author Stephanie Danler reads a steamy excerpt from her bestselling novel Sweetbitter, and Hedley & Bennett founder Ellen Bennett shares her pep talk titled "The Art of the Hustle."
Feb 16, 2017
Susan Spungen
How do you become an A-list food stylist? Susan Spungen, one of the most in-demand food stylists around, shares the details of her fascinating career. She was the founding Food Editor of Martha Stewart Living and co-authored Martha's Hors D’Oeuvres Handbook; she frequently contributes to Bon Appétit and Food & Wine; and she brought delicious dishes to life in the films Julie & Julia, It’s Complicated, and Eat, Pray, Love. Patrick Diamond, a member of the Surfrider NYC executive committee and the campaign lead for the Rise Above Plastics initiatives, calls in to talk about bag bans and ways to break your single-use plastic habit.
Feb 09, 2017
Bon Appétit Editor in Chief Adam Rapoport and Food52’s Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs
What’s going on in the food media today? We talk to three leaders in the space to find out. We’ll chat with Adam Rapoport, editor in chief of the iconic Bon Appétit, about what it’s like to lead the iconic magazine and what chefs and restaurants are on his radar. And Food52 founders Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs stop by to talk about the much-loved website they started from scratch, plus their latest cookbook, A New Way to Dinner, and their NYC holiday pop-up.
Dec 01, 2016
The Thanksgiving Episode with Joy the Baker and Chef Nancy Silverton
It’s our Thanksgiving show! We talk to Joy Wilson, aka Joy the Baker, the popular blogger and cookbook author based in New Orleans, and Nancy Silverton, the acclaimed chef behind the Mozza restaurant empire in Los Angeles and Singapore. Joy tells us about the “Friendsgiving” that she’s hosting and her newly formed cookbook club, while Nancy shares the story behind her new cookbook, “Mozza at Home,” and what’s on her Thanksgiving table.
Nov 24, 2016
Katrina Markoff and Gretchen Holt-Witt
Love chocolate? Learn how chocolatier Katrina Markoff found her calling and went on to launch the brands Vosges Haut-Chocolat and Wild Ophelia. Also, hear how she’s helping high school and college students who dream of being entrepreneurs. Our second guest is the inspiring Gretchen Holt-Witt, founder of Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. Hear how the loss of her son Liam spurred her to create the organization, which has raised more than $10 million for research.
Nov 17, 2016
Post-Election Coping Strategies
Oh, Bombe Squad. What happened? We've put together a panel for today's Radio Cherry Bombe to talk through how we're feeling and shed light on some of the issues resulting from Tuesday's shocking results. Joining us is author Charlotte Druckman, Erin McKenna's Bakery founder Erin McKenna, Hot Bread Kitchen founder Jessamyn Rodriguez, and food policy expert Marion Nestle. We'll get through this.
Nov 10, 2016
Doria Santlofer and Nicole Ponseca
Doria Santlofer is the New York and Los Angeles based stylist whose genius vision has featured in Teen Vogue, Lula, Allure, Self, Wonderland, Oyster, New York Magazine, Bon Appetit, Cherry Bombe and i-D and she has worked with clients including Nike, Mansur Gavriel and Gap. Her first book, 50 Contemporary Designers You Should Know, was published in 2012 by Prestel/Random House and Food City: Four Centuries of Food-Making in New York, written by her late mother, Joy Santlofer, but finished by Doria is out November 1st. Nicole Ponseca is the owner and CEO of two ground-breaking and critically successful NYC Filipino restaurants--Maharlika Filipino Moderno and Jeepney Filipino Gastropub--that re-defined the expectations of Filipino food and led the way for aspiring restaurant owners and chefs to chase their culinary dreams through pop-ups. She is an innovator, influencer and hard-working woman representing the new face of entrepreneurship and hospitality.
Nov 03, 2016
Dorie Greenspan and Alex Prudhomme
The author of twelve cookbooks, Dorie Greenspan has been called a “culinary guru” by The New York Times and inducted into the “Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America.” Dorie’s latest book is Dorie’s Cookies, a celebration of everyone’s favorite dessert. A three-time James Beard Foundation award-winner for her cookbooks and magazine articles, Dorie has collaborated with many celebrated chefs, among them Julia Child (Dorie wrote Baking with Julia), Daniel Boulud and Pierre Hermé. Her book, Baking From My Home to Yours, inspired the creation of Tuesdays with Dorie, a weekly online baking club. Dorie’s own blog, which she started in 2007, was named one of the top 20 food blogs in the world. She lives in New York City, Westbrook, Connecticut, and Paris, France. Alex Prud’homme is Julia Child's great-nephew and the coauthor of her autobiography, My Life in France, which was adapted into the movie Julie & Julia. He is also the author of The Ripple Effect: The Fate of Freshwater in the Twenty-First Century, Hydrofracking: What Everyone Needs to Know, and The Cell Game, and he is the coauthor (with Michael Cherkasky) of Forewarned: Why the Government Is Failing to Protect Us--and What We Must Do to Protect Ourselves. Prud'homme's journalism has appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Time, and People.
Oct 27, 2016
Chefs Katie Button and Preeti Mistry
Chef Katie Button is a Southern chef with a scientific mind who honed her craft at some of the world’s best restaurants, including elBulli. She is the executive chef and co-owner of Cúrate Tapas Bar and Nightbell in Asheville, North Carolina, where she has earned world-wide recognition and accolades. Chef Button is devoted to high-quality, sustainable cuisine and excellent service. Born in London and raised, chef Preeti Mistry’s innovative cooking is inspired by her multicultural background, Indian heritage and world travels. With almost 12 years in the industry, Preeti’s culinary adventure began at the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Academy in London where she studied culinary arts. After moving back to the US she went on to hold Executive Chef roles at the deYoung Museum, the Legion of Honor in San Francisco and Google HQ in Mountain View, CA. She was also a contestant on season six of Bravo’s Top Chef in the U.S. Preeti is currently working on a cookbook set to be published by Running Press in Spring 2018.
Oct 20, 2016
Laurie Woolever and Ashley Christensen
Laurie Woolever is a freelance writer and editor, and works for Anthony Bourdain under the catch-all title of "gatekeeper." She has written for the New York Times, Food & Wine, Lucky Peach, Saveur, GQ, Wine Spectator, Los Angeles Times, and more. She previously worked as an editor at Wine Spectator and Art Culinaire. Woolever co-authored the new cookbook Appetites with Anthony Bourdain, and previously collaborated with him on Anthony Bourdain's Les Halles Cookbook. She is a graduate of the French Culinary Institute (now known as the International Culinary Center) and Cornell University. She lives in Jackson Heights, Queens, with her husband and son. Ashley Christensen is the chef/proprietor behind seven restaurants in Raleigh, N.C., including Poole’s Diner and Death & Taxes. Since making Raleigh her home, Ashley has sought to foster community through food, philanthropy, and the stimulation of the city’s downtown neighborhood. Ashley began cooking while in college, throwing dinner parties for her friends and family. These intimate gatherings helped her recognize her passion for cooking and sharing food, and ultimately led to her first professional cooking job at the age of 21. Upon taking the position, she knew she had found her life’s work. Her first cookbook, Poole's: Recipes and Stories from a Modern Diner, is out now.
Oct 13, 2016
Hawa Hassan & Molly Yeh
Hawa Hassan is the founder of Basbaas, the only line of Somali hot sauces and chutneys available in the U.S. The products are all natural, gluten free, and vegan. To create Basbaas, Hassan participated in the incubator program at Hot Bread Kitchen, the bakery and social enterprise initiative based in East Harlem. Molly Yeh is a baker, blogger, writer, and farmer living in East Grand Forks, North Dakota. She is the voice behind the popular blog, My Name is Yeh, and has built a following for her unique take on life, love, and food. Molly also graduated from Juilliard and plays percussion in symphonies and orchestras around the world. She lives in North Dakota with her husband and their chickens. Her first book, Molly on the Range: Recipes and Stories from An Unlikely Life on a Farm, is out now.
Oct 06, 2016
Martha Stewart
Martha Stewart joins us for this episode of Radio Cherry Bombe. The show was recorded at our Jubilee conference this past spring when Martha sat down with Cherry Bombe co-founder Kerry Diamond for the keynote conversation. As only Martha can be, she was wise, emotional, honest, and hilarious. We're honored that she joined us and hope you enjoy this big moment as much as we did. Today’s outro is read by Grace Ramirez, author of the cookbook La Latina.
Aug 25, 2016
Padma Lakshmi
Padma Lakshmi, author and Top Chef star, reads from her bestselling memoir, Love, Loss, and What We Ate, as recorded at this year’s Cherry Bombe Jubilee conference. Listen as Padma recounts some childhood adventures with her beloved grandparents in India. Introducing Padma is the writer Priya Krishna. This week’s outro is read by Lauren Guptill, founder of Rococo Ice Cream in Maine.
Aug 18, 2016
New York's Next Wave
Melissa Clark of The New York Times talks with five of the hottest up-and-coming chefs in New York City as part of the “New York’s Next Wave” panel from this year’s Cherry Bombe Jubilee conference. The panelists include Chefs Emma Bengtsson of Aquavit, Adrienne Cheatham of Red Rooster Harlem, Chloe Coscarelli of By Chloe, Angela Dimayuga of Mission Chinese Food, and Alissa Wagner of Dimes. Learn why this is a great moment for female chefs in NYC and hear how these rising stars got where they are.
Aug 11, 2016
The Way It Was
So what was New York like for female chefs back in the 1970s and '80s? As part of our continuing coverage of the Cherry Bombe Jubilee conference, we're sharing a talk titled "The Way it Was" presented by Mimi Sheraton, the pioneering journalist and author of 1,000 Foods to Eat Before You Die. Mimi, as many of you know, was the first female food critic of The New York Times during that era, so she has some great perspective on the city and its chefs.
Aug 04, 2016
Feeding the Beast
Kat Kinsman, author and editor, is taking on the subjects rarely discussed in the food world, namely depression, addiction, and burnout. In her talk entitled "Feeding the Beast," presented at this year's Cherry Bombe Jubilee conference, Kat shared her thoughts on helping, healing, and finding a way forward. Kat was welcomed to the stage by her friend, the writer Jordana Rothman. We're sharing both Kat's talk and Jordan's heartfelt introduction on Radio Cherry Bombe today. Kat is doing more than just speaking up. She launched the "Chefs With Issues" website to help others share their stories and find resources. The book about her own struggles, Hi, Anxiety, will be published this November. This talk was part of our third annual Jubilee conference, which was held earlier this year at the High Line Hotel in New York and featured interviews and talks with some of the most interesting women in the world of food. More than 300 guests attend the sold­-out conference each year to network, hear the speakers, and enjoy food from the city’s hottest female-­run businesses.
Jul 28, 2016
So You Want to Be a Farmer?
Have you ever fantasized about having your own farm? On today's show, five fierce female farmers dish the dirt on their profession as part of the "So You Want to be a Farmer?" panel from this year's Cherry Bombe Jubilee conference. From a fashion editor/orchard owner to a leader in the food justice movement, our panelists are as inspiring as they are hard working. Moderator Erin Fairbanks, Heritage Radio Network executive director and host of The Farm Report podcast, talks with Katie Baldwin and Amanda Merrow of Amber Waves Farm; Leah Penniman of Soul Fire Farm; Molly Culver of The Youth Farm; and Laura Ferrara of Westwind Orchard. This panel was part of our third annual Jubilee conference, which was held earlier this year at the High Line Hotel in New York and featured interviews and talks with some of the most interesting women in the world of food. More than 300 guests attend the sold-­out conference each year to network, hear the speakers, and enjoy food from the city’s hottest female­-run businesses.
Jul 21, 2016
How To Be The Boss
Ellen Bennett of Hedley & Bennett joins us to moderate the latest panel in our Cherry Bombe Jubilee coverage, focused on how to be be the boss of others or just yourself. This panel was part of our third annual Jubilee conference, which was held earlier this year at the High Line Hotel in New York and featured interviews and talks with some of the most interesting women in the world of food. More than 300 guests attend the sold-out conference each year to network, hear the speakers, and enjoy food from the city’s hottest female-run businesses. The “How to Be the Boss” panel welcomed four powerhouses who shared their advice and perspectives on growing a business, managing others, and finding balance. Our panelists included Jodi Berg, CEO of Vitamix; Amanda Hesser, co-founder and CEO of Food52; Katrina Markoff, founder of Vosges Haut-Chocolat; and Christina Minardi, president of the Northeast region of Whole Foods Market. Our moderator, Ellen Bennett, is the founder and CEO of Hedley & Bennett, the apron brand beloved by many of the nation’s top chefs and kitchens.
Jul 14, 2016
Hemsley + Hemsley's 10 Tips for Happy Living
Hemsley + Hemsley kick off our special Cherry Bombe Jubilee series with their Top 10 ways to have a happier, healthier life. Sisters Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley presented this talk as part of the third annual Cherry Bombe Jubilee conference. Held earlier this year at the High Line Hotel in New York, Jubilee features interviews and panels with some of the most interesting women in the world of food. More than 300 guests attend the sold-out conference each year to network, hear the speakers, and enjoy food from the city’s hottest female-run businesses. Focusing on the importance of eating natural, unprocessed foods, Jasmine and Melissa combine ancient eating principles with the latest research on diet and nutrition. Following the success of their international bestselling cookbook, The Art of Eating Well, the Hemsley sisters launched a cooking show, which airs in Australia and the United Kingdom. Their newest cookbook, Good + Simple, is out now. They opened their first cafe at Selfridges in London.
Jul 07, 2016
Arianna Huffington and Sierra Tishgart
Arianna Huffington is the co-founder, president, and editor-­in­-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, and the author of 15 books. In May 2005, she launched The Huffington Post, a news and blog site that quickly became one of the most widely­-read, linked to, and frequently­ cited media brands on the Internet. In 2012, the site won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. She has been named to Time magazine’s list of the world’s 100 most influential people and the Forbes Most Powerful Women list. Originally from Greece, she moved to England when she was 16 and graduated from Cambridge University with an M.A. in economics. At 21, she became president of the famed debating society, the Cambridge Union. She serves on numerous boards, including The Center for Public Integrity and The Committee to Protect Journalists. Her book, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well­-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder, debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. Sierra Tishgart is the Senior Editor of Grub Street, New York Magazine’s James Beard Award­ winning food blog, where she covers restaurant news, tracks food trends, and writes and edits features about chefs, restaurant designers, and other key industry players. She also interviews chefs for CBS This Morning’s "The Dish," and chimes in as a food expert on television shows like Good Morning America, TODAY, CNN’s New Day, NBC New York, PIX11, NY1, and Fox 5. Previously, Sierra worked at Teen Vogue, where she focused on politics, fashion, and entertainment. She remains a frequent contributor to other magazines, like Cherry Bombe, Bloomberg Businessweek, and ELLE, and most recently has worked as a correspondent on the Prince Street Podcast by Dean and Deluca. Sierra is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
Jun 30, 2016
Soa Davies and Nina Clemente
Soa Davies leads menu development and drives the culinary vision for Maple, the delivery-­only food service with rotating daily menus prepared by New York’s best chefs. Soa, as executive chef, brings almost two decades of culinary experience to the company. Previously, she spent over six years working alongside Eric Ripert as the head of menu research and development for his three­-Michelin­-starred Le Bernardin restaurant. Davies was the founder of Salt Hospitality, which focused on helping emerging fine dining concepts with menu development. She authored the Short Stack edition titled Vol. 2: Tomatoes. Nina Clemente, who was born in Italy and raised in New York City, realized the possibilities of transforming pure ingredients into Southern Italian feasts by watching her mother make vibrant local and seasonal cuisine. It was these experiences that led her to understand a desire to make food her career. After a successful stint as a private chef, she began working at the Curious Palate and then Osteria Mozza, learning from the incomparable Chef Nancy Silverton. She then worked at Maya’s Restaurant in St. Barths followed by a stint with Chef Enrico Crippa at his three Michelin star restaurant Piazza Duomo in Alba, Italy. Today, Chef Nina strives to bridge both cultures from her childhood by taking a democratic approach to food. She cooks cuisine that is clean, beautiful, nourishing, and accessible.
Jun 23, 2016
Emma Straub and Emily Murphy
Emily Murphy of Baldor Specialty Food grew up infatuated with the cooking world, watching episodes of Two Fat Ladies and Julia Child’s The French Chef religiously at a young age. After studying baking at the Institute of Culinary Education in 2006, Emily made the move away from the kitchen into buying and selling specialty foods for her family business, Baldor Specialty Foods. She worked with Baldor founder Kevin Murphy, who evolved the company from a warehouse full of fruits and vegetables into a produce powerhouse. She may have traded in her apron for a desk, but there is still plenty of excitement in her day, from scouring Europe for the best cheese or running around Manhattan with truffles for the world’s top chefs. Her love for food came full circle after marrying chef David Malbequi and opening David’s Café, a new spot St. Mark’s Place. Emily lives in the East Village. Emma Straub is The New York Times­-bestselling author of The Vacationers, Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures, and the short story collection Other People We Married. Her fiction and nonfiction have been published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Vogue, Elle, and Conde Nast Traveler, and she is a contributing writer for Rookie. Emma’s work has been published in 15 countries. Her newest book, Modern Lovers, is a Brooklyn­based love story that Vogue named one of the best books of the summer. Emma lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two sons—all of whom she’ll be taking along on her next book tour.
Jun 16, 2016
Meaghan Dorman and Dianna Daoheung
Meaghan Dorman is bar director and partner at The Bennett, an elegant new cocktail bar in Manhattan’s Tribeca. Together with partners Alberto Benenati and Yves Jadot, the trio is creating a relaxed, glamorous experience for their guests. Meaghan is responsible for creating the bar’s menu and its cocktails; hiring, training and managing the bar staff; bartending; and organizing special events. At the same time, Meaghan is bar director at Dear Irving in Manhattan’s Gramercy Park neighborhood. She is also bar director and partner at Raines Law Room, where she has worked since its launch in 2009. Meaghan is proud to be a founding member of the New York City chapter of LUPEC, which enhances the community of local women in the bar/spirits industry through charity work, education, and events. In April 2011, Meaghan opened Lantern’s Keep at the Iroquois Hotel. Dianna Daoheung was raised in a typical, first­-generation Laotian-­Thai­-American household, meaning she was often “forced” to prep and help cook as her mother prepared authentic Southeast Asian foods. Not surprisingly, this is where Dianna gained her initial skills, knowledge, and love of cooking. After graduating from the University of Central Florida in social behaviors and business management, Dianna moved to New York to pursue a career in advertising. After four years, she decided to follow her instincts back to the kitchen. She studied at the French Culinary Institute in Pastry Arts, eventually finding her way to Mile End in Brooklyn to learn as a lead line cook. Next, Dianna headed to San Francisco to work in pastry at Boulevard. She eventually moved back to assist Mile End in developing their bread program. Waylaid by Hurricane Sandy, the bread program got put on hold, with Dianna biding her time as a sous chef at Brooklyn’s Isa. When an idea born in the aftermath of Sandy became Black Seed Bagels, Dianna—enamored with the science of bread—was tapped to perfect the process behind the now wildly successful Montreal bagel in New York.
Jun 09, 2016
Yvette Leeper-Bueno
Yvette Leeper­-Bueno owns Vinatería, the charming Harlem neighborhood restaurant and wine bar. A lifelong New Yorker, Yvette maintains longstanding roots in Harlem­­from her parents first meeting on 122nd Street in the 50s, to the renovated townhouse on 112th Street she has shared with her husband and sons for 12 years. Before opening Vinatería in early 2013, Yvette owned a clothing design/manufacturing business and children’s clothing boutique, Leeper Kids. Eventually her entrepreneurial spirit, love for good food and fashion, and devotion to the Harlem community led her to open Vinatería on its up­-and­-coming strip of Frederick Douglass Boulevard. Vinatería fosters a spirit of inclusivity through an accessible but extensive wine program, a thoughtful menu of Spanish­ and Italian-­influenced seasonal dishes, a convivial atmosphere, and contemporary design. Almost three years later, the neighborhood has seen a resurgence that some have compared to a second Harlem Renaissance, and Vinatería remains a pioneer in this transformation. From subtle details like the herbs lining the windowsills, to the art selected for the walls, Yvette aesthetic and attention to detail are clearly manifested throughout the space.
Jun 02, 2016
Missy Robbins and Katie Stagliano
Missy Robbins is the celebrated chef behind Lilia, the hot new Italian restaurant in North Williamsburg, Brooklyn. She is known for creating classic Italian specialties with a contemporary twist. After training at Peter Kump’s New York School of Cooking (now The Institute of Culinary Education), she worked in the kitchens of various notable restaurants at home and abroad, learning from the likes of Chef Anne Rosenzweig. Missy served as executive chef at the A Voce restaurants in Manhattan from the fall of 2008 to spring of 2013. Under her direction, A Voce Madison earned a Michelin star in 2009, while A Voce Columbus earned its Michelin star in 2010. Missy has received numerous awards and accolades throughout her career, including being named one of Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs in 2010. Katie Stagliano This South Carolina teen is on a mission to end hunger one garden at a time. Her nonprofit, Katie’s Krops, provides grants to help those ages 9 to 18 start vegetable gardens and grow fresh food for those in need. Katie’s Krops now operate 100 youth­-run gardens in 37 states, donating thousands of pounds of fresh produce annually through food pantries, soup kitchens, and direct gifts. Katie started producing food to help others at the age 9, when she grew a 40­ pound cabbage for a third ­grade homework assignment and donated it to a soup kitchen in her town. Now through July, each time you use the hashtag #FreshFoodMatters, Sub­Zero will donate $5 to Katie’s Krops, up to $25,000, to help fund 25 new gardens.
May 26, 2016
Ana Ros & Tasting Rome Authors
Ana Ros is widely considered the best chef in Slovenia, and will soon be featured on Season 2 of the Netflix hit show Chef’s Table. She runs Hi a Franko, a countryside estate and restaurant that has been in her husband’s family for decades and happens to be the location where Ernest Hemingway wrote A Farewell To Arms. Ana never intended to be a chef — she was an international studies and diplomacy student when she met her husband, Valter, and they took over running Hi a Franko together. Ana taught herself how to cook with the help of Valter’s mother, and soon she was running a top notch kitchen and creating an entirely new kind of food: high‐end Slovenian cuisine. Outside the kitchen, Ana works with recovering drug addicts by teaching them how to cook, and she also works with young cooks to help them develop their careers. Katie Parla moved to Rome in 2003 after graduating from Yale, and recently co‐authored the cookbook Tasting Rome, pulling from her experiences abroad. She holds a sommelier certificate and a master’s degree in Italian gastronomic culture. Katie has written about restaurants, drinks, and food culture for more than a decade, and her writing and recipes have appeared in the New York Times, Saveur, Food & Wine, and Australian Gourmet Traveller. She is the author of National Geographic’s Walking Rome, two mobile dining apps, and her Saveur‐nominated food and travel blog. She often appears as a Rome expert on the History Channel, Travel Channel, and the university lecture circuit. Kristina Gill is the food and drinks editor at, a home and lifestyle site with over 1.2 million readers per month. Her original recipes, and those she hand‐selects from celebrated authors, chefs, and readers, have appeared weekly as the “In the Kitchen with” column since 2007. She is also a food and travel photographer, and the co‐author of Tasting Rome. Kristina transferred to Rome in 1999 after earning her BA from Stanford and her MA from Johns Hopkins SAIS.
May 19, 2016
Allison Robicelli
Born in Brooklyn, Allison Robicelli of Robicelli’s Bakery started out in the food business more focused on the savory side of things, working as a catering chef for several years. But she was no stranger to sweets. While learning how to be a chef, Robicelli ran a cake business out of her parents' house. In 2005 she met Matt, a fellow food industry veteran. The pair started dating and soon got engaged. Allison and Matt married in October 2006 and have since welcomed two sons, Atticus and Toby. In 2008, she and Matt launched a gourmet foods and sandwich shop in 2008. While economic difficulties led them to close that shop, the pair spun off their popular cupcakes into a stand­-alone business: Robicelli’s Bakery in Brooklyn. In 2013, they published their first cookbook, Robicelli's: A Love Story, with Cupcakes.
May 12, 2016
Sara Moulton & Bertha González Nieves
Sara Moulton kicked off her fifth season as host of public television's Sara's Weeknight Meals in October of 2015. It was the latest milestone in a storied career that stretches back more than 30 years. A protégée of Julia Child, Sara was the founder of the New York Women's Culinary Alliance, executive chef of Gourmet magazine, Food Editor of ABC‐TV's "Good Morning America," and the host of several well-loved shows on the Food Network during that channel's first decade. A teacher at heart, Sara's mission has remained the same for decades – to help the home cook land dinner on the table. Following her graduation from the Culinary Institute of American in 1977, Sara spent seven years as a restaurant chef in Boston and New York, before joining the staff at Gourmet magazine. By 1997, Sara had begun hosting "Cooking Live," a live call-in show, for the Food Network. During the next ten years, she'd host several other shows for them, totaling over 1,500 episodes. Sara is the author of several cookbooks including her latest book, Sara Moulton’s Home Cooking 101. Bertha González Nieves An entrepreneur with a career rooted in the consumer luxury goods industry, Bertha González Nieves has been identified by Forbes as one of the most powerful women in Mexico. For the last 15 years, her career has centered on the spirits industry, and specifically tequila. During that time, she has been certified as the first female Maestra Tequilera by the Academia Mexicana de Catadores de Tequila. This distinction is usually held only by men in the industry. Los Angeles Times calls González Nieves “The First Lady of Tequila,” Food & Wine and Fortune magazines named her one of “The Most Innovative Women in Food & Drink for 2015.” Prior to co‐founding Casa Dragones, González Nieves spent the last 10 years as a top executive for Jose Cuervo International, the largest tequila company in the world and one of the top ten global spirits. González Nieves was responsible for Cuervo’s portfolio of brands in North America, managing over 65 percent of the company’s worldwide revenue. González Nieves was also instrumental in establishing the company’s global team in New York, and played a key role in the recent upsurge and popularity of the Tequila category in the U.S. and worldwide.
May 05, 2016
Anna Newell Jones & Food Book Fair
Anna Newell Jones is the creator of, a blog that offers scrappy, down-­to­-earth advice on getting out of debt. She is relentlessly committed to showing how getting out of debt and living a debt­-free life doesn’t have to suck, and has been featured in Forbes, Self, Glamour, Good Housekeeping, and the Chicago Tribune. She and her husband own Newell Jones + Jones Photography and live in Denver, Colorado, with their young son. Her new book, The Spender’s Guide to Debt-­Free Living, is out now. Kimberly Chou and Amanda Dell are the directors of the Food Book Fair — a festival dubbed "the Coachella of writing about food" (LA Weekly) and "Food Geek Heaven" (KCRW) — returning May 1st and 2nd for the fifth annual year at the Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn. A reformed journalist, Kim worked at The Wall Street Journal and before turning to a professional life in and around food. Along the way, she has also fact­-checked, art modeled, styled fashion shoots, catered gallery lunch, trained as a barista, and once performed in a corps of untrained dancers in the Whitney Biennial. Amanda is a native New Yorker with over a decade of high-­end hospitality, public relations/marketing, and event experience. Her past life in restaurants has seen her guarding the guest book at such establishments as Gramercy Tavern (where she was interviewed for Grub Street's front­-of­-house feature on just that) and Maialino.
Apr 28, 2016
Hemsley Sisters
Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley’s London­-based family business, Hemsley + Hemsley, has been the international behind­ the­ scenes go-­to food service for celebrities and those in the health, beauty and wellness industry since 2010. Focusing on the importance of eating natural, unprocessed foods, Jasmine and Melissa combine ancient eating principles with the latest research on diet and nutrition. Following the success of their international bestselling cookbook, The Art of Eating Well, the Hemsley sisters recently launched a new cooking show, which airs in Australia and the United Kingdom. Their newest cookbook is Good + Simple.
Apr 14, 2016
Jodi Berg & Ellen Bennett
Jodi Berg, the great‐granddaughter of William G. Barnard, is the President and CEO of Vitamix, a fourth‐generation family‐owned company. Before joining Vitamix in 1997, she held management positions with hospitality companies, including Marriott Corporation and The Ritz‐Carlton Hotel Company. She received her bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University and her masters of business administration from Washington State University, and is pursuing a doctorate in Organizational Behavior. Vitamix blenders can be found in the kitchens of top chefs and the homes of millions of people in more than 100 countries. Visit them at Ellen Bennett is the founder of Hedley & Bennett, the Los Angeles‐based apron company that has taken the culinary world by storm. While working in various restaurants throughout L.A., Bennett noticed the mundane look of America’s restaurant uniforms, and set out to create a fashionable and functional designer apron with top‐grade materials. Today, top chefs, restaurants, and culinary publications utilize Hedley & Bennett’s designs in their kitchens. Find them at
Apr 07, 2016
Olivia Kim & Agatha Kulaga and Erin Patinkin
Agatha Kulaga and Erin Patinkin are the co­-founders of Ovenly, an award-­winning bakery based in New York City known for inventive flavor combinations that thoughtfully meld sweet and savory with a touch of spice. They are authors of the best­-selling cookbook Ovenly: Sweet and Salty Recipes from New York's Most Creative Bakery. Inspired by the Eastern European flavors of their youths, they create recipes that are complex but not complicated, and that play on tradition (think currant­ rosemary scones and pistachio ­cardamom quick bread) in creative and unique ways. With backgrounds in social justice (Erin) and social work (Agatha), the two are not only focused on building a national brand, but also in developing ethical business practices with a focus on job development and environmental sustainability. They aspire to be the first bakery to scale profits and social impact while maintaining quality and craftsmanship. Ovenly has a flagship bakeshop located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, with a second shop in Urbanspace Vanderbilt, and is also one of the leading wholesalers of artisanal baked goods in NYC. Olivia Kim joined Nordstrom in February 2013, and currently serves as the Vice President of Creative Projects. In her role, Kim focuses on creating energy, excitement, and inspiration throughout the retailer’s locations through curated partnerships, the Pop­In@Nordstrom series of pop-­up shops and a new in­-store boutique SPACE. Kim and the Creative Projects team aims to create new, interesting and unique experiences for customers and introduce them to the best up ­and­ coming brands and new talent. A prominent figure in the fashion industry, prior to joining Nordstrom Olivia was a founding member of and Vice President of Creative at Opening Ceremony where she was responsible for the retailer’s leadership in merchandising and store planning, art direction, and collaborative projects. Kim is a longtime champion of emerging designers, which is evident in her brand selections in SPACE and Pop­In shops (where you might find Brother Vellies sitting next to Rodarte). In 2015, Kim was selected to join the prestigious ANDAM jury, which supports young designers, and has also played an essential role in launching emerging designers such as CFDA nominated brands as Suno, Pamela Love, and Patrik Ervell.
Mar 31, 2016
Emily Hyland & Marta Freedman
Emily Hyland is the co-owner of the eponymous Emily restaurant in Brooklyn with her husband, Matt. When she’s not running a restaurant and taste-testing Matt’s newest pizza creations, she’s a yoga instructor who teaches vinyasa, yin, and restorative yoga and especially enjoys working with beginners, those recovering from injury. Emily is also a published poet whose work has appeared in the Brooklyn Review, Sixfold, and Stretching Panties. Her most recent manuscript, “The Storming Year,” is based on her experiences as a public school English teacher and instructional coach in NYC. To learn about her private yoga instruction or to visit Emily for class, visit her website Marta Freedman is the founder of the viral Instagram, Hot Girls Eating Pizza (@h0tgirlseatingpizza). The Instagram is dedicated to "pizza dates" with cool, influential women. Musicians, CEOs, editors, designers, and entrepreneurs are among those featured. Aside from pizza dates with It-girls, Marta has crossed over into the worlds of fashion, music, fitness and hospitality by working with brands through events or content curation. Marta also works full time in fashion and founded a beauty and tech accessories line, TRIXXIE. She lives in Brooklyn.
Mar 24, 2016
Mimi Thorisson and Jessie Kanelos Weiner
Mimi Thorisson is the author of A Kitchen in France, and Manger, her blog devoted to French cooking and life in the French countryside. Though she grew up in Hong Kong, Mimi developed a love of French cooking early on while visiting her grandmother in the South of France. She is the host of the French cooking shows La Table de Mimi and Les Desserts de Mimi. She lives with her photographer husband, their seven children, and a band of smooth fox terriers in an old château in St. Yzans, in the Médoc region of France. Jessie Kanelos Weiner is an illustrator, food stylist, and author best known for her vibrant watercolor illustrations and fine line coloring books. Jessie writes and illustrates a blog about her life called She has written a handful of cookbooks, including a collection of American family recipes adapted to French tastes Pâtisseries et gâteaux d'Amérique. Her latest book, Edible Paradise: A Coloring Book of Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables, explores the edible plant kingdom. A Chicago native, Jessie currently lives and works in Paris.
Mar 17, 2016
Klancy Miller
Klancy Miller is a writer and pastry chef deeply fascinated by all things French. After graduating from Columbia University and working in international development in French Polynesia, she earned a Diplôme de Pâtisserie at Le Cordon Bleu Paris. Klancy stayed in Paris to apprentice in the pastry kitchen at the Michelin­-starred Taillevent restaurant, and was later hired by Le Cordon Bleu Paris to join the recipe development team. During this time, Klancy was featured on Food Network’s Recipe for Success, in an episode about American culinary professionals in Paris. Now in New York and Philadelphia, she continues to write about food. She was a commentator on the Cooking Channel’s show Unique Sweets and has been a contributor to the online magazine Food Republic. When she’s not writing or cooking, Klancy takes hip­hop dance classes, throws waffle parties, obsesses about her next vacation, and searches for the perfect cookie. Her first cookbook, Cooking Solo, is out now.
Mar 10, 2016
Celestine Maddy
Celestine Maddy is the founder and publisher of Wilder Quarterly and the author (with Abbye Churchill) of the new book A Wilder Life (Artisan, 2016). She was named one of Fast Company’s “Most Creative in Business” for 2012, and is also a Cannes Lion winner. Before founding Wilder Quarterly, she was the Director of Emerging Media at global agency StrawberryFrog. She is currently Vice President of Marketing at Reddit and she splits her time between New York and San Francisco.
Mar 03, 2016
Chef Chloe Coscarelli
Chloe Coscarelli is the chef and co-partner of N.Y.C.’s vegan hot spot By Chloe, located in the heart of the Village. She is also the author of three best-selling cookbooks — Chloe’s Kitchen, Chloe’s Vegan Desserts, and Chloe’s Vegan Italian Kitchen. Chloe first earned national attention after taking the top spot on an episode of the Food Network’s hit reality-competition series “Cupcake Wars,” becoming the first vegan chef to win a culinary competition on national television. Chloe is a graduate of The National Gourmet Institute and the University of California, Berkeley. She also completed Cornell University’s Plant-Based Nutrition program. Two more By Chloe restaurants are set to open in Flatiron and SoHo in 2016, serving the same colorful, plant-based fare that made the original location a smash success.
Feb 25, 2016
Emshika Alberini & Chef Sohui Kim
Emshika Alberini Emshika is the chef/owner of Chang Thai Cafe and M-ZO Tea & Co, both located in Littleton, New Hampshire. She’s been a generous supporter of Radio Cherry Bombe and Heritage Radio Network, so we invited her to join us as our first-ever guest host. Emshika grew up in Bangkok and learned to cook from her mother and grandmother. She moved to New York in the early 2000s and earned a master’s degree in organizational management from Russell Sage College in Troy, N.Y. She then moved to Littleton and opened her cafe in 2008. Unable to get a loan, she financed the entire thing on her credit card. Chang Thai found an audience and in 2014, Emshika opened M-Zo Tea & Co next door. Business NH Magazine recently named the establishments as two of New Hampshire’s five best women-led establishments. Sohui Kim Sohui is the chef and co-owner of Good Fork, a neighborhood institution in Red Hook, Brooklyn, and Insa, the new Korean bbq and karaoke spot in Gowanus. Sohui was born in Seoul, Korea, and lived there until the age of 10. In 1981, she immigrated to the United States and took up residence with her family in the Bronx. She later graduated from Barnard with a degree in liberal arts. After working in the architectural publishing business, Sohui was close to applying to law school when she got bit by the cooking bug and attended The Institute of Culinary Education instead. She completed her education with an externship at Blue Hill under chefs Dan Barber and Michael Anthony and went on to work for Anita Lo at Annisa in the West Village. She and her husband Ben Schneider opened the Good Fork in order to express her unique culinary perspective: a hybrid of her time in Korea, the Bronx, and the fine dining kitchens of Manhattan. Her favorite karaoke song is “We Belong” by Pat Benatar.
Feb 18, 2016
Margaret Braun
Margaret Braun, the author of Cakewalk, is a New York‐based artist who has redefined the art of cake decorating. In the 1980s, Margaret worked her way through various New York bakeries developing a distinctive, boundary‐breaking style that fuses the food arts to the fine arts. Her various projects have included creating 2,000 wedding cakes for a royal wedding in the Middle East and Marilyn Manson's wedding cake in a castle in Ireland; making a sugar mosaic sculpture at a Venetian palazzo; decorating a dance company with icing in Berlin; and and fashioning a 30‐foot‐tall DayGlo firework‐blasting cake sculpture. As an artist in residence at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York earlier this year, she completed an installation called 2,000 Sugar Cups. This project was a reflection on her work in the kitchen and was an exercise on how individuality can thrive when set against sameness.
Feb 11, 2016
Caviar Dreams and Drake on Cake: Alexandra Du Cane and Joy Wilson
Alexandra Du Cane is the co‐founder of Pointy Snout, a sustainably farmed U.S. caviar company. A self‐studied expert, Du Cane personally grades each tin, ensuring both quality and transparency. Pointy Snout has been featured in luxury lifestyle outlets such as Travel + Leisure, Vogue, The Wall Street Journal, Departures, Town & Country and dubbed "black gold" by W magazine in 2014. Before starting Pointy Snout, Du Cane founded one of the world's premier fashion and advertising photo agencies, with offices in New York, Paris and Los Angeles, producing global marketing campaigns for Fortune 500 companies such as BMW, Seagram, and AT&T. Joy Wilson is the voice behind the popular blog She is a baker, food photographer, writer, and curator of all things sweet. Her first book, the Joy the Baker Cookbook, is an unabashed celebration of butter and sugar, and her second, Homemade Decadence, is filled with ooey gooey sweet treats. She is currently finishing her third cookbook, all about brunch, to be released in Spring 2017. Joy is also creator of the viral Instagram Drake on Cake. She lives in New Orleans, Louisiana with her monstrous cat Jules, an admirable collection of nail polish, and a refrigerator full of butter.
Feb 04, 2016
Danielle Chang & Suzanne Cupps
Danielle Chang created LUCKYRICE to follow her passion for creating a platform for Asian culture. Her career has always revolved around pop culture, storytelling, and entrepreneurship. She began her career at The New York Times and later founded and published the lifestyle magazine, Simplycity. After earning her master’s degree in Critical Theory from Columbia University, she was a Professor of Contemporary Art History as well as a curator of emerging art. Most recently, she was CEO of Vivienne Tam, a fashion company, and, prior to that, the managing director of Assouline, a French creative advertising agency. Her focus today is the culinary arts. Danielle’s first cookbook, Lucky Rice: Stories and Recipes from Night Markets, Feasts, and Family Tables, was just released and brings alive the flavors of Asian cuisine. Danielle is currently the host and producer of Lucky Chow. Suzanne Cupps is Chef de Cuisine at Untitled and Studio Cafe, both in the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. As a child, Suzanne often dodged her mother’s requests for help in the kitchen, and it wasn’t until the end of her undergraduate years at Clemson University that she began to consider cooking as a potential career. Suzanne’s first job in the hospitality industry was an HR administrator position at the Waldorf Astoria, where she realized that her interests lay firmly in the kitchen. Soon after, Suzanne enrolled in the Institute of Culinary Education and found the atmosphere of a professional kitchen to her liking. After graduating from ICE in 2005, Suzanne began her culinary career with Union Square Hospitality Group as an extern at Gramercy Tavern. She then went on to hone her skills at Anita Lo’s restaurant Annisa. In 2011, Suzanne returned to Gramercy Tavern as a line cook. Most recently, she held the position of Tavern Sous Chef.
Jan 28, 2016
Avery Ruzicka, Baker/Partner Manresa Bread
Avery Ruzicka is the force behind Manresa Bread, the celebrated bakery in Los Gatos, California. She studied politics, international studies, and creative writing at college in North Carolina, but her interest in food led her to culinary school in New York City. She focused on bread baking and after graduation worked with master baker Ben Hershberger at Per Se. She first crossed paths with Manresa Chef David Kinch as a student and eventually made her way out west to work at his celebrated restaurant. But there was a catch. The only job available was a front of house gig, so she worked as a runner and helped out in the kitchen when she could. Eventually, Avery began baking for Manresa full time and put together the restaurant’s bread program. Manresa Bread officially launched in March 2013 at several farmers’ markets in the area. The bakery opened its doors in January 2015 and regulars line up for the sourdough baguettes, football-sized loaves of levain, chocolate brioche, and almond croissants lovingly baked by Avery and her team.
Jan 21, 2016
Mandy Aftel
Mandy Aftel is world renowned expert in the natural fragrance field and is the founder of Aftelier Perfumes, a Berkeley-based company. She creates bespoke fragrances for her clients and also has a line of culinary essences and sprays for use in professional and home kitchens. Mandy has written several books on fragrance and co-authored a book of food and fragrance recipes with Chef Daniel Patterson called Aroma. She also has contributed her work and expertise to a number of museum exhibits and lectures regularly on the subject of fragrance. Thessaly La Force, writing for The New York Times, said Mandy “could be considered the scent world’s Alice Waters, borrowing customs from the French in that effortless yet mindful California way.”
Jan 14, 2016
Christina Tosi
Christina Tosi is the chef, founder and owner of Milk Bar, called “one of the most exciting bakeries in the country” by Bon Appétit magazine. Christina founded the dessert programs at Momofuku restaurant in New York and went on to build a culinary empire of her own from the ground up. She opened Milk Bar’s doors in 2008 and since then, hundreds of people flock to her stores daily to try one of her highly addictive and genius creations, including Cereal Milk ice cream, Compost Cookies and Crack Pie. Christina also started the trend for “naked cakes,” popular for their unfrosted sides. The culinary trendsetter and sugar genius is the recipient of two James Beard awards, including Outstanding Pastry Chef, author of two acclaimed cookbooks, Momofuku Milk Bar and Milk Bar Life, and a judge on the hit cooking competition series MasterChef and MasterChef Junior on the Fox Network. In addition to being a role model to her staff of over 200, this highly motivated and down home lady boss serves on the Board of Directors for Hot Bread Kitchen and Cookies for Kids’ Cancer and on the advisory boards for the Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD) and Journee.
Dec 22, 2015
Andie Mitchell & Yana Gilbuena
Andie Mitchell is the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir, It Was Me All Along, which shares her heartbreaking and inspiring journey to lose 135 pounds and find balance with food, weight, and body image. Today, she is a health and wellness writer, weekly contributor to Yahoo Health, speaker, and recipe developer who has been a guest on Good Morning America and Dr. Oz and many other outlets. Her second book, Eating in the Middle: A Mostly Wholesome Cookbook, will be published March 29, 2016. Chef Yana Gilbuena has been on a mission to “spread the Gospel of Filipino food. Through her SALO Project, she has traveled across America and done a Filipino pop­up dinner in each state. Salo, explains Yana, means to gather, but it may also mean to catch when the accent is placed on the second syllable. Her dining series is a meaningful recognition of the finer points of Filipino food and culture, but deeper than this, it highlights the best thing about Philippine dining, which is bringing people together at the table for a hearty good time. I think its the influence of the other people that have traded with us or colonized us. We have a lot of influences of Chinese, Malaysian, Arabic, Spanish, and American. We are the original fusion! [37:30] --Yana Gilbuena on Radio Cherry Bombe andnbsp;
Dec 10, 2015
Nigella Lawson
Nigella Lawson, food enthusiast, television personality, and journalist, is the author of nine bestselling cookbooks (Nigellissima, Nigella Kitchen, Nigella Fresh, Nigella Christmas, Nigella Express, Feast, Nigella Bites, How to Be a Domestic Goddess, How to Eat), which together have sold more than 12 million copies worldwide. These books, her host role on ABC‐TV’s “The Taste,” along with her Quick Collection apps, and her successful television shows have made hers a household name around the world. Her newest book, Simply Nigella: Feel Good Food, taps into the rhythms of our cooking lives, with recipes that are uncomplicated, relaxed, and always satisfying. She lives in London with her family. Visit her at and follow her on Twitter @Nigella_Lawson and @nigellalawson on Instagram.
Nov 26, 2015
How To Bake A Pie And Build An Indie Business
Emily Elsen was born and raised in the rural farm town of Hecla, South Dakota. Her mother and her mother’s sisters owned the popular Calico Kitchen restaurant for which their Grandmother Liz made all the pies. In 2010, Emily and her sister Melissa founded Four andamp; Twenty Blackbirds, the cult pie shop in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Four andamp; Twenty Blackbirds has been featured in a variety of food media including the Food Network and the Cooking Channel, in the New York Times, Martha Stewart Living, and New York Magazine. Additionally, Emily is a co‐founder of the non‐profit art and design studio the Gowanus Studio Space in Brooklyn. She has a BFA in Sculpture from Pratt Institute. Nicole Leinbach Reyhle is an experienced retail and wholesale professional who has a passion for small businesses. Since 2007, Reyhle has supported the retail and small business community‐at‐large through writing, speaking, webinars, workshops and more. As the founder and editorial director of Retail Minded Magazine, a retail lifestyle publication that debuted in January 2012, Reyhle delivers news, education and support for retailers both in and out of their stores through a unique Partner Program, as well as through individual subscribers. She is also the co‐founder of the Independent Retailer Conference, which takes place annually. She is a spokesperson for Small Business Saturday, a program founded by American Express to celebrate indie retailers across the country.  This years Small Business Saturday will take place November 28, 2015. [gallery ids=32017,32015,32016] The only pie we will open a can for is pumpkin! [31:30] If I had one major tip it would be: dont be afraid to make your own, just do it. Even if it comes out raw or burnt! [35:00] --Emily Elsen on Radio Cherry Bombe andnbsp;
Nov 19, 2015
Madhur Jaffrey
Regarded by many as the world authority on Indian food, Madhur Jaffrey is an award-winning actress and bestselling cookbook author. Her first book, An Invitation to Indian Cookery, was published in 1973 and her series for BBC television, Madhur Jaffrey’s Indian Cookery, made her a household name. She has appeared in over 20 films, including Merchant Ivory’s Heat and Dust, and written more than 20 books, including ‎Madhur Jaffrey’s Ultimate Curry Bible and Curry Easy. Her newest book is Vegetarian India. [gallery ids=31844,31843] Im well traveled, so, in a sense I have a very good sense of all food the world over. [34:30] I roasted an ingredient and I realized all I had to do was put some Indian chutney on it, put it in the oven, and its done! Chutney is like money in the bank. [43:40] --Madhur Jaffrey on Radio Cherry Bombe
Nov 12, 2015
“Burnt” with Dominique Crenn
Dominique Crenn was raised in France and trained in top kitchens around the world. She opened her acclaimed restaurant, Atelier Crenn, in San Francisco in 2001, where she transforms her experiences living in France, California, and Asia into culinary art. Named “Chef of the Year” by Eater in 2012, Dominique makes frequent media appearances, including Today, Top Chef, and Iron Chef America. She is also the first female chef to have been awarded two Michelin stars. Dominique recently released her debut cookbook, Metamorphosis of Taste, which shares with readers her poetic recipes, signature creative plating, and stunning photographs. Nicole Herft is a food stylist, author, and private chef. Her career began at the age of 17 when she began as a chef’s apprenticeship in Australia. Her food styling career began once she moved to London. Working as a photographer’s assistant introduced her to a new world and soon she landed an in-house role at Sainsbury’s Magazine. Nicole now divides her time between working on cookery shows, cookbooks, magazines, and films. Recently, she was the food stylist the film Burnt, starring Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, and Uma Thurman. [gallery ids=31653,31654] I dont want people to come to the restaurant and just have a menu in front of them. I want them to interact! [25:00] I just want to tell people, it doesnt matter where you are in life if you have a vision just go for it. It doesnt matter what other people say! [40:30] --Dominique Crenn on Radio Cherry Bombe andnbsp;
Nov 05, 2015
Garance Doré
Garance Doré is a photographer, illustrator, author, and founder of the eponymous influential style blog, Winner of the CFDA Eugenia Sheppard Media Award, Garance has contributed both as a writer and photographer to publications including American, British, and Paris Vogue, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, T Magazine, Elle, The Guardian, and New York magazine. Originally from Corsica, she currently lives in New York City. She just released her new book Love x Style x Life.
Oct 29, 2015
Yotam Ottolenghi, Nopi Restaurant, and Taco Talk
Jordana Rothman is the co-­author of the new book Tacos: Recipes + Provocations with Chef Alex Stupak of New Yorks Empellón restaurants. She was the food and drink editor of Time Out New York for six years. Rothman is a frequent contributor to print and digital publications such as Food andamp; Wine, Bon Appétit, New York Magazine, Cherry Bombe, MadFeed, and Conde Nast Traveler. Rothman also once challenged competitive eater Takeru Kobayashi to a hot dog eating contest. She lost. Yotam Ottolenghi is the vegetable champion, author of the much ­loved cookbooks Plenty and Plenty More, and philosopher chef (as The New Yorker called him). He also co­authored Ottolenghi and Jerusalem with Sami Tamimi. All four books were New York Times bestsellers. His latest book, Nopi, written with Chef Ramael Scully, celebrates his London restaurant of the same name. Yotam writes for The Guardian, appears on the BBC, and made the BBC4 documentary, “Jerusalem on a Plate.” Ramael Scully was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and started his culinary career at the age of 17 in Sydney, Australia. Now head chef at Nopi, Scully first worked under Yotam Ottolenghi in 2004 at his namesake restaurant Ottolenghi. Scully’s distinct culinary heritage—the Malaysian flavors of his childhood, his training in the European tradition, his insatiable appetite for Asian ingredients—has been the creative force behind much of what is on the Nopi menu. [gallery ids=31133,31134] As Americans, we tend to think about beef, pork, and carnitas, but really its a vegetable based cuisine. [18:15] --Jordana Rothman on Radio Cherry Bombe You can do a lot with veggies if you put your heart into it. [36:50] --Raemel Scully on Radio Cherry Bombe I would like to see the democratization of food carrying on... the fact that everybody in food is allowed in. [45:20] --Yotam Ottolenghi on Radio Cherry Bombe andnbsp;
Oct 22, 2015
Alice Waters and Fanny Singer
Alice Waters is the chef, author, and food activist who founded the legendary Chez Panisse restaurant in Berkeley, California. She has been a champion of local, sustainable agriculture for over four decades. In 1995, she founded the Edible Schoolyard Project, which advocates for school lunch and a sustainable food curriculum in every public school. She has been a Vice President of Slow Food International since 2002. She conceived and helped create the Yale Sustainable Food Project in 2003 and the Rome Sustainable Food Project at the American Academy in Rome in 2007. Last month, she was awarded a National Humanities Medal by President Obama. Alice is also the author of 14 books, including The New York Times bestsellers The Art of Simple Food I andamp; II and The Edible Schoolyard: A Universal Idea. Fanny Singer is an art historian, curator, and illustrator based in London and Cornwall. The two have collaborated on a new book, My Pantry, a collection of recipes and illustrations. Photo Credit: Eric Wolfinger My feeling is that we need, as a nation, a cooking lesson.  Thats the first thing, because our fast food culture has told us not to pay any attention, cooking is drudgery, go out and buy and order it in.  If we had any skills before we completely lost them. We have to not believe that we cant find the food... its really not true. There are farmers markets popping up all over the place and if you make the effort to go once or twice a week you can really provide the ingredients for cooking for a family. --Alice Waters on Radio Cherry Bombe andnbsp;
Oct 15, 2015
Beauty From Within: Bobbi Brown and the Hemsley Sisters
Bobbi Brown is the founder and chief creative officer of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics. Bobbi first arrived on the beauty scene in 1991 with the launch of Bobbi Brown Essentials, and changed the face of makeup with 10 brown­-based lipstick shades created to fill a void in the market of simple and flattering makeup. Bobbi’s philosophy was simple: Women want to look and feel like themselves, only prettier and more confident. Today, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics is a global color cosmetics, fragrance and skincare brand with a presence in more than 65 countries and 50 free-standing stores. She is also editor­-in-­chief of Yahoo Beauty and beauty andamp; lifestyle editor of Elvis Duran and The Morning Show, a nationally syndicated radio show. A New York Times best-selling author, Bobbi has written eight beauty and lifestyle books. Her impact extends well beyond the beauty and fashion industries. In 2008, she received an honorary doctorate from Montclair State University. In 2010, Bobbi was appointed by President Obama to the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiation. As the brand continues to grow globally, Bobbi’s message remains the same today as when she launched in 1991: The secret to beauty is simple—be who you are.” Bobbi is also a serious foodie interested in the link between wellness and diet. She truly believes that beauty starts from within. Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley are sisters, home cooks, and food lovers with a passion for wellness and delicious, nutrient­-dense cooking. They started Hemsley + Hemsley six years ago as a bespoke service aimed at helping people with their digestion and relationship with food. Since then, they’ve become authors of the international bestselling cookbook The Art of Eating Well and contributors to and The Guardian. They are currently working on a second book, Good + Simple, which will be released in February 2016. This program was brought to you by American Express OPEN. [gallery ids=30722,30723] I grew up in the 70s where it was all about diet food and space food. [33:00] Its not about being on a diet, its really healthy eating that helps you feel good and as a beauty expert its about what makes you look good. [35:00] --Bobbi Brown on Radio Cherry Bombe andnbsp;
Oct 08, 2015
Kelis, Nomiku, and Guittard Chocolate: From Sweets to Silicon Valley
Lisa Q. Fetterman is a cofounder and CEO of Nomiku, the at-home sous­-vide machine. She was recently named Forbes and Zagat 30 Under 30. Lisa’s culinary sensibilities were honed at the best restaurants in the world like Babbo, Jean Georges, and Saison. She has a writing and editing background with a BA in Journalism from the NYU Arthur L. Carter of Journalism and worked for the Hearst Corporation in their digital media department. Born and raised in Harlem, Kelis Rogers, better known by just her first name, came to prominence singing the hook of Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s hit “Got Your Money.” Years of chart dominating songs and thrilling, boundary­-pushing music followed, resulting in millions of albums sold and numerous top 10 hits. Her latest album Food, made with a live band and horn section, mints a sound that is rootsy, raw, and soulful. Besides her career in music, Kelis is a Le Cordon Bleu trained chef with multiple television cooking specials on The Food Network and Cooking Channel. Her new cookbook, My Life on a Plate, was just released. As the fifth generation of the family business her great-­great-­grandfather started in 1868, Amy Guittard has a passion for cocoa and chocolate. She spent the early part of her marketing career working at Clif Bar andamp; Company in online marketing and brand management. She received an MBA in Design Strategy from California College of the Arts in 2012 and transitioned to Guittard Chocolate Company to lead their marketing department. Amy is involved in sourcing and sustainability, serving on several committees for the World Cocoa Foundation. She is the author of the Guittard Chocolate Cookbook, out now. This program was brought to you by American Express OPEN. [gallery ids=30441,30440,30442] Food has always been such a huge part of my life. Now its just about going all the way, taking the plunge... now I express myself in the kitchen! [9:00] --Kelis on Radio Cherry Bombe andnbsp;
Oct 01, 2015
Darra Goldstein & Amanda Freitag
Darra Goldstein is the Willcox B. and Harriet M. Adsit Professor of Russian at Williams College and Founding Editor of Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture. She has published widely on literature, culture, art, and cuisine and has organized several exhibitions, including Feeding Desire: Design and the Tools of the Table, 1500-2005, at the Cooper­-Hewitt, National Design Museum. She is also the author of A Taste of Russia, The Georgian Feast, The Winter Vegetarian, and Baking Boot Camp at the CIA. Darra’s new book, Fire + Ice: Classic Nordic Cooking, was just released by Ten Speed Press. Who doesn’t love Chef Amanda Freitag? Whether she’s gently judging the contestants on the wildly popular Chopped or cooking up a storm, she’s become one of America’s most popular culinary personalities. She worked as executive chef at Gusto and The Harrison before opening her first restaurant, the Empire Diner, housed in the classic diner space near the High Line, in October 2013. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Amanda has worked under Jean-Georges, Vongerichten at Vong, Diane Forley at Verbena, Alain Passard at Paris’ famed restaurant Arpege, and Tom Valenti at Cesca. Her latest book The Chef Next Door goes on sale Sept 29th. This program was brought to you by American Express OPEN. [gallery ids=30268,30269,30264,30266] You dont have to be a Viking to eat Nordic! [7:40] --Darra Goldstein on Radio Cherry Bombe I dont tire of it! Four chefs walk in that day and you never know whats going to happen. [25:45] The idea is that I grew up in restaurants. I wasnt hanging off my mothers or grandmothers apron strings. I grew up in the professional kitchen. [33:40] --Amanda Freitag on Radio Cherry Bombe andnbsp;
Sep 24, 2015
Karma and How To Find A Job In Food
Alice Cheng is the Founder and CEO of Culinary Agents, a professional networking and job matching website designed for current and aspiring professionals in the food, beverage, and hospitality industry. Having spent years working in a restaurant and then working for IBM for 13 years in cross-­industry innovation, Cheng brings her knowledge of technology into the food and beverage industry to solve inefficiencies and gaps around talent sourcing and career development. Cheng is passionate about helping people build careers and has taken leadership roles in mentoring all levels of talent in the technology, business, and hospitality spaces. Marisa Acocella Marchetto is a cartoonist for The New Yorker whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Glamour, and O, and The Oprah Magazine, among other publications. She is also the author of the graphic memoir Cancer Vixen, named one of Time’s top 10 graphic memoirs, and a finalist for the National Cartoonists Society Graphic Novel of the Year. A founder and chair of the Marisa Acocella Marchetto Foundation at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Dubin Breast Center at Mount Sinai, she lives in New York City. Her newest book, the graphic novel Ann Tenna, is all about karma. This program was brought to you by American Express OPEN. Being vocal and going to events and sharing with people what you want to do really keeps you top of mind, especially because this community is so big. [9:00] --Alice Cheng on Radio Cherry Bombe andnbsp;
Sep 17, 2015
Kim Floresca of [ONE] Restaurant
Kim Floresca is co-­executive chef of [ONE] Restaurant in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. [ONE] is an innovative spot that brings the art of microgastronomy to the South. Floresca has an impressive resume and has worked at Per Se in New York and El Bulli in Roses, Spain. Most recently, she was executive sous chef at Meadowood in Napa, California. Floresca talks to us about her childhood, her career, and her passion for her craft. As she says in her Twitter bio: I cook for life, I cook for love.
Aug 09, 2015
Elly Truesdell of Whole Foods Market & Erica Blumenthal and Nikki Huganir of Yes Way Rose
Elly Truesdell has one of the coolest jobs in food. As Northeast Regional Local Forager for Whole Foods Market, she forages for new brands and talent to spotlight. Truesdell spends her time visiting production facilities and farms, offering guidance to small wholesalers, and helping to launch their brands. She curated the Snack Break networking session at this years Cherry Bombe Jubilee conference. Yes Way Rosé is the dream project of Erica Blumenthal, a fashion editor, and Nikki Huganir, an art director, best friends who fell in love with rosé over many summer nights together. Founded in 2013 on Instagram, they created a voice and lifestyle to capture the beauty of their favorite light pink wine that quickly became a popular meme. Since, they have developed a collection of tees and tote bags, a nail polish with the Tenoverten nail salon, and their own collaborative rosé, Summer Water, with Club W.
Aug 03, 2015
Jordan Salcito of Momofuku and Bellus
Jordan Salcito is one of the hottest young wine experts in America. She chats with Cherry Bombes Claudia Wu about working as beverage director of the Momofuku restaurant group; launching Bellus, her indie wine label; and studying to become a master sommelier. Tune in to hear this and more. Wine not?
Jul 26, 2015
The White Moustache
The White Moustaches Homa Dashtaki sits down with Cherry Bombes Claudia Wu to talk about how she went from California lawyer to New York cult yogurt maker. With flavors inspired by her Persian roots and techniques learned from her yogurt making (and white mustached) father, Dashtaki makes each batch lovingly by hand in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Shes recently expanded the business and launched a line of whey drinks, making use of the byproducts of yogurt manufacturing. Tune in to hear her story. Dairy is highly, highly regulated...and the attitude in every other place, besides Brooklyn, was were gonna shut you down. [5:00] Every yogurt maker plays different music [to their yogurt]...I know I sound a little crazy but its a live product, its a living creation. [11:00] Keep your ear to the belly of the beast that is your project, its going to tell you the way to go...authenticity is the most important thing. [16:00] --Homa Dashtaki on Radio Cherry Bomb
Jul 19, 2015
Emily Elsen of Four & Twenty Blackbirds
How do you build a pie business from scratch? Cherry Bombes Kerry Diamond asks that and more of Emily Elsen, co-founder of Four and Twenty Blackbirds, the celebrated pie shop in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Elsen talks about working with her sister Melissa, their cookbook, the Four and Twenty shop at the Brooklyn Public Library, and the art of making sour cherry pie. Tune in to hear more from this funny and fearless pie-o-neer. This program was brought to you by the International Culinary Center.
Jul 12, 2015
Jamie Schmones Erickson
Jamie Schmones Erickson is the owner of Poppys Catering and Events, which is breathing new life into the idea of what it means to be a catering company. Poppys has worked with the likes of Stella McCartney, J. Crew, Madewell, and Vogue, providing beautiful, seasonal food and drink for their parties and fashion events. On todays episode of Radio Cherry Bombe, Erickson talks about starting up her company and the values that she brings to her Brooklyn-based business. This program was brought to you by the International Culinary Center. Its not just about the good food in this industry, its about cultivating relationships. [11:00] Its not so glamorous seeing food cooked for hundreds of people at a time. [31:00] You can have such a great meal and it doesnt have to be stuffy or stale, or many other things that people associate with catering that are often true. [34:00] --Jamie Schmones Erikson on Radio Cherry Bombe
Jul 05, 2015
Jubilee 2017 Bonus Content
This episode of Radio Cherry Bombe features special bonus content from our Jubilee conference. Erin Fairbanks of Heritage Radio Network made the rounds and spoke with some of our attendees and speakers about their roles in the food world and the importance of supporting women. Hear from Caroline Randall Williams, Jordyn Lexton, and many more in this special segment. These interviews were recorded at the Cherry Bombe Jubilee conference in March 2015.
Jun 28, 2015
Ina Garten: The Jubilee Q&A
The Barefoot Contessa Ina Garten speaks with writer Julia Turshen about her amazing career, her passions, and the motivating forces that have guided her along the way. Ina is introduced by Bobbi Brown, the beauty industry pioneer and editor in chief of Yahoo Beauty. This talk was recorded at the Cherry Bombe Jubilee conference in March 2015.
Jun 21, 2015
April Bloomfield: The Jubilee Keynote
April Bloomfield: The Jubilee Keynote Chef April Bloomfield talks with Gail Simmons of Top Chef about opening The Spotted Pig, wanting to be a police officer, and learning from her mentors, Ruth Rogers and Rose Gray of The River Cafe. April is introduced by Mimi Sheraton, the legendary journalist and author of 1,000 Foods To Eat Before You Die. This talk was recorded at the Cherry Bombe Jubilee conference in March 2015.
Jun 14, 2015
Being a Leader
In this episode of Radio Cherry Bombe, we hear from Karen Kelley, President and COO of Sweetgreen, as she reveals her key principles for being an authentic leader. This talk was recorded at the Cherry Bombe Jubilee conference held in March 2015. This program was brought to you by Whole Foods Market.
Jun 07, 2015
The New Food Revolution
In this episode of Radio Cherry Bombe, we hear from a panel of women, all cookbook authors and food activists, who are changing the way we eat today: Caroline Randall Williams, author of Soul Food Love, Michelle Tam, author of Nom Nom Paleo, and Danielle Walker, author of Against All Grain. The moderator is Michele Promaulayko, editor in chief of Yahoo Health, and the panel is introduced by Andie Mitchell, author of It Was Me All Along. This talk was recorded at the Cherry Bombe Jubilee conference held in March 2015. This program was brought to you by Whole Foods Market.
May 31, 2015
Vibrate Your Way to Success
In this episode of Radio Cherry Bombe, we hear about the secret of Erin McKennas success. The founder of BabyCakes NYC and Erin McKennas Bakery, McKenna credits meditation with changing her life and shares her journey from lost soul to baker/author/business owner/mom. This talk was recorded at the Cherry Bombe Jubilee conference held in March 2015.
May 17, 2015
Meet the Modernists
In this episode of Radio Cherry Bombe, we bring you Meet the Modernists, a discussion with four chefs breaking rules and running kitchens their own way: Dominique Crenn of Atelier Crenn, Elise Kornack of Take Root, Iliana Regan of Elizabeth, and Anjana Shanker of Modernist Cuisine. The panel was moderated by Aki Kamozawa of Ideas in Food and introduced by Charlotte Druckman, journalist and author of Skirt Steak. This talk was recorded at the Cherry Bombe Jubilee conference in March 2015.
May 10, 2015
Ina Garten
This weeks guest is Ina Garten In 1978, Ina Garten found herself working in the White House on nuclear energy policy and thinking, Theres got to be more to life than this! She saw an ad for a small food store for sale in a place shed never been: the Hamptons at the end of Long Island. She and her husband drove up to investigate and made the owner an offer on the spot. Two months later she found herself the owner of Barefoot Contessa, a 400-sq. ft. specialty food store. Twenty years later, Barefoot Contessa grew to a 3,000-square-foot food emporium where twenty cooks and bakers prepared the food. Twenty-five more employees worked in the store helping thousands of customers to choose breads, salads, dinners and baked goods to take home. In 1996, Ina sold the store to her employees. In 2003, the new owners of Barefoot Contessa decided to close their doors and go on to new adventures. In 1999, Ina wrote her first book, The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook, which was one of the best-selling cookbooks of the year. The book invites readers into her specialty food store and shares the recipes that made it such a success. In 2001, Ina followed with best-selling Barefoot Contessa Parties! in which she invites readers into her home and shares her ideas and recipes for having parties that are fun for all — including the host. Her follow-up cookbooks, Barefoot Contessa Family Style (2002), Barefoot in Paris (2004), Barefoot Contessa at Home (2006), Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics (2008), Barefoot Contessa How Easy Is That? (2010) and Barefoot Contessa Foolproof (2012) all continue her style of cooking with easy, delicious, and foolproof recipes that you can make at home. In 2006, Ina and her business partner Frank Newbold started a successful line of Barefoot Contessa Pantry products, comprised of baking mixes and sauces developed from recipes in her cookbooks. Ina has been a columnist for Martha Stewart Living magazine, O, the Oprah magazine and House Beautiful magazine. Ina lives in East Hampton, N.Y., and Southport, Conn., with her husband Jeffrey, who is a professor at the Yale School of Management. Ina currently hosts Barefoot Contessa on Food Network. Photo: Quentin Bacon I dont like when things are layered - flavors on top of flavors. [11:00] When I bring wine to somebodys house, I swear I dont expect people to serve it. Im bringing it as a gift to them, not me. [20:00] If you dont take care of business you dont get to do the fun stuff. [38:00] --Ina Garten on Radio Cherry Bombe
Dec 15, 2014
Dorie Greenspan & Christine Muhlke
This weeks guests: Dorie Greenspan and Christine Muhlke Over the past 20 years, Dorie Greenspan has written 10 cookbooks and won six James Beard and IACP awards for them, including Cookbook of the Year ... twice! She won the IACP Cookbook-of-the-Year Award for Desserts by Pierre Herme and for The New York Times Bestseller, Around My French Table. Shes also been named to the James Beard Foundations Whos Who of Food and Beverage in America. Dories latest book is Baking Chez Moi, Recipes From My Paris Kitchen to Your Kitchen Anywhere. Baking Chez Moi is filled with recipes for the simple, homey, wonderfully delicious sweets that she and her friends bake at home in Paris. Living in France has really meant that I can work in France. I have the access to people who can share recipes with me. [05:00] There are more women doing spectacular jobs that I didnt think would be possible at the time I was being turned away. [39:00] -- Dorie Greenspan on Radio Cherry Bombe Bon Appetit Executive editor Christine Muhlke is the co-author of Manresa: An Edible Reflection with David Kinch and On the Line: Inside the World of Le Bernardin with Eric Ripert. She was formerly the food editor at the New York Times Magazine. One of the great things about being a writer is it gives you license to be nosy. [12:00] --Christine Muhlke on Radio Cherry Bombe
Dec 08, 2014
Phin & Phebes
This week on Radio Cherry Bombe, Julia Turshen is joined by Jess Eddy and Crista Freeman, owners of Phin and Phebes Ice Cream and makers of delicious, all-natural ice cream. Jess and Crista talk about their inspiration to the art of ice cream making, from their beginnings growing up with different ice cream flavors, to dropping their day jobs to delve into the ice cream business, and finally the production and influence behind starting your own ice cream company. Learn more about the process of running an ice cream business, from finding the creative vision to creating an amazing packaging label, to experimenting and creating new ice cream flavors. This program was brought to you by The International Culinary Center. Its important to have a vision when youre starting out. That vision can always change over time but it helps define your trajectory as a business and where youll grow. [19:00] --Crista Freeman on Radio Cherry Bombe Its kind of a fun game to think of how can we make this thing were eating or flavor we like into an ice cream. [20:00] --Jess Eddy on Radio Cherry Bombe
Dec 01, 2014
Janine Booth & Leah Cohen
This weeks guests: Leah Cohen and Janine Booth New York native Leah Cohen is no stranger to good food. Growing up as a half Filipina and half Russian-Romanian Jew, her childhood culinary background was eclectic to say the least. Cohen draws inspiration from this worldly knowledge and translates it on the plate at Lower East Side restaurant, Pig and Khao, her first solo venture and the new and exciting center of Southeast Asian food in New York City. Culinary school is great for the resume but it depends what you take from it. [11:00] -- Leah Cohen on Radio Cherry Bombe Growing up in Australia, Janine was surrounded by unique flavors from all over the world which inspired her to embark on a culinary journey throughout Europe, Asia and beyond. Janines travels lead her to Miami, Florida, where she studied Culinary Arts at Le Cordon Bleu and worked in restaurants alongside former Top Chef alum Chef Jeff McInnis, exploring Southern American, Thai, Vietnamese, and Modern American cuisines. Janine is currently living in New York City and has partnered up with Top Chef alum Jeffrey McInnis to open up their own restaurant Root and Bone, which is set to open early 2014 in the East Village, NYC. Root and Bone is excited to bring a little bit of the South to the big city; a Southern revival of the farm and garden to table experience. Southern food can be thought of as starchy and heavy and fatty but I love to cook in a lighter way with fresh vegetables and fruits. [37:00] --Janine Booth on Radio Cherry Bombe
Nov 24, 2014
Amanda Kludt & Amanda Chantal Bacon
This weeks guests: Amanda Kludt and Amanda Chantal Bacon. This week on Radio Cherry Bombe, host Julia Turshen welcomes Amanda Kludt and Amanda Chantal Bacon to the show. Kicking off the show talking with Amanda Kludt who is the Editor-in-Chief of Eater. Eater is a website dedicated to providing food news and dining guides from across the country. Talking to Julia about the nuances of running a website with a great deal of forums and open ended comments, and the other moving parts of Eater, Amanda shares the plans for the future at Eater since being acquired by Vox Media. As a woman who also happens to be an Editor-in-Chief, Amanda gives her take on and how she deals with being a minority in the business setting. I dont really have a typical day, its a lot of moving parts and there are a lot of people to keep track of. [7:31] We want to be that household name, like, oh if you want to know about food Eater is the place to go. [8:57] I dont think my gender has anything to do with why reason why Im the Editor-in-Chief. [11:33] --Amanda Kludt on Radio Cherry Bombe After the break, Julia welcomes Amanda Chantal Bacon to the show to talk about her business, Moon Juice, based in Venice, CA. Amanda is owner, creator, and chef at Moon Juice, however her career started in Vermont as a culinary student. Through trials and tribulations of ups and downs in the corporate world, Amanda came to the realization that she could rely on herself to open her own vision of Moon Juice. Taking Julia through a typical day at Moon Juice, including the daily delivery of produce, prep in the commissary kitchen, and running from place to place, Amanda also finds time to experiment with recipes. From there, Amanda shares how Moon Juices development works and the stages from inception to being bottled and sold. In the tail end of the interview, Julia asks about some of the more unique apothecary items available through Moon Juice. The thing that got my foot in the door was one, my last name was Bacon, but two, I could get down with some dishes and cleaning the grease trough. [23:21] The goal with it is that from walking in and looking around and talking to the people behind the counter... all of that should be extremely pleasurable and healing, merging those two worlds. [27:34] --Amanda Chantal Bacon on Radio Cherry Bombe
Nov 17, 2014
Jessamyn Rodriguez & Gail Simmons
This weeks guests: Jessamyn Rodriguez and Gail Simmons. After devoting herself to a career promoting Human Rights, Jessamyn Rodriguez landed in New York in 2002, earning a masters degree in public administration from Columbia University, and then had an idea. She would start a baking coalition that would empower immigrant, low-income women by teaching English and business management classes alongside technical baking skills. The now thriving Hot Bread Kitchen makes over $2 million a year in just bread revenue, proving that a social mission with a good product can succeed in todays market. Heritage Radio Network recently chose Jessamyn as one of our 100 Future Food Leaders for her innovative and inspiring work on the advancement of Human Rights. New Yorkers are craving authentic stories and foods across cultures. [10:07] I was the first woman that had ever been hired in the bakery at Daniel and that was a huge feather in my cap to go out and talk about Hot Bread Kitchen. [26:45] --Jessamyn Rodriguez on Radio Cherry Bombe Gail Simmons is a trained culinary expert, food writer, and dynamic television personality. Since the shows inception in 2006, she has lent her extensive expertise as a permanent judge on BRAVOs Emmy-winning series Top Chef. Gail is also the new head critic on Top Chef Duels and was previously host of Top Chef Just Desserts, Bravos pastry-focused spin-off of the Top Chef franchise. She is also co-host of The Feed. Part talk show, part food adventure, and part buddy comedy, The Feed airs on FYI, A+Es new lifestyle network. Gail joined Food and Wine in 2004 and directs special projects for the magazine, acting as liaison between the marketing and editorial teams on magazine events and chef-related initiatives, working closely with the countrys top culinary talent. During her tenure, she has been responsible for overseeing the annual Food and Wine Classic in Aspen, Americas premier culinary event. Prior to Food and Wine, Gail was the special events manager for Chef Daniel Bouluds restaurant empire. Gail currently lives in New York City with her husband, Jeremy and daughter, Dahlia. I always say Im not an American but Im a New Yorker. [8:35] I kept going back to food and I kept cooking, and ultimately decided I wanted to write about food. [13:45] --Gail Simmons on Radio Cherry Bombe
Nov 10, 2014
Mimi Sheraton
This weeks guest on Radio Cherry Bombe is Mimi Sheraton, a pioneering food writer and a former restaurant critic for The Village Voice, Time, Condé Nast Traveler, and The New York Times. Her writing on food and travel has appeared in such magazines as The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Smithsonian, Vogue, Town and Country, New York, and Food and Wine. She has written sixteen books, including The German Cookbook, first published in 1965 and never since then out of print, and a memoir, Eating My Words: An Appetite for Life. Her book The Whole World Loves Chicken Soup won both the IACP and James Beard awards, and she won a James Beard journalism award for her Vanity Fair article on the Four Seasons fortieth anniversary. Her latest book is 1,000 Foods to Eat Before You Die. She was born in Brooklyn and is a longtime resident of Greenwich Village. This program was brought to you by The International Culinary Center. Though I never thought of having a career in food, I drifted naturally once I started working on magazines. [04:00] [As a critic], you try to help people pick a restaurant and know what to expect when they get there. [08:00] One of the things that makes it difficult for women [in food], especially if theyre married, is that a husband who isnt in the business is much more unhappy about being left alone every night for dinner than a wife. That level of tolerance is very different for women. [14:00] When you have a core audience thats really interested in the subject, you can be very specific and detailed but when youre working for a publication that wants to expand that audience you have to get people that are less interested and entertain them - then you anger your core audience. [19:00] I write what I want to read. [20:00] --Mimi Sheraton on Radio Cherry Bombe
Nov 03, 2014
Dana Cowin
This weeks guest: Dana Cowin. Dana Cowin, FOOD and WINEs editor in chief since 1995, has been covering the world of food, wine, style and design for more than 25 years. Cowin oversees the FOOD and WINE brand, including a monthly magazine with a circulation of 925,000; digital products including the website, mobile applications and iPad editions; and a books division, which publishes Best of the Best Cookbook Recipes, the FOOD and WINE Wine Guide, FOOD and WINE Cocktails and several other titles. She also serves as editorial advisor to FOOD and WINE China, the publications first international edition. Under her leadership, the award-winning magazine has attracted an audience of more than eight million readers with a passionate, adventurous approach to cooking, wine, entertaining, restaurants and travel. Before joining FOOD and WINE, Cowin was managing editor of Mademoiselle, managing editor of HG and an associate editor of Vogue. Cowin is on the board of directors of City Harvest, a New York City hunger-relief organization, for which she spearheads the annual Skip Lunch Fight Hunger campaign. Shes also on the board of directors of Wholesome Wave Foundation, a charitable organization dedicated to providing access to locally grown, healthy, sustainable foods for all communities. She is a member of Brown Universitys Presidents Leadership Council. Cowin appears frequently on national television and shares her eating and drinking adventures on Twitter @fwscout and on Facebook. She lives in Manhattan with her husband, Barclay Palmer, a global executive producer at Thomson Reuters, and their two children. I view mistakes as learning opportunities and before I used to view mistakes and irritations. Its changed my life. [17:00] Every story at Food and Wine magazine starts with a coherent idea. We poke at ideas until we have something we feel will hold the readers attention, makes sense and hasnt been done before. [22:00]
Oct 27, 2014
Ruth Reichl
This weeks guest: Ruth Reichl. Ruth Reichl is the author of Delicious! a novel published by Random House in May 2014. She was Editor in Chief of Gourmet Magazine from 1999 to 2009. Before that she was the restaurant critic of both The New York Times(1993-1999) and the Los Angeles Times (1984-1993), where she was also named food editor. As co-owner of The Swallow Restaurant from 1974 to 1977, she played a part in the culinary revolution that took place in Berkeley, California. In the years that followed, she served as restaurant critic for New West and California magazines. Ms. Reichl began writing about food in 1972, when she published Mmmmm: A Feastiary. Since then, she has authored the critically acclaimed, best-selling memoirs Tender at the Bone, Comfort Me with Apples, Garlic and Sapphires, and For You Mom, Finally, which have been translated into 18 languages. She is the editor of The Modern Library Food Series, which currently includes ten books. She has also written the introductions to Nancy Silvertons Breads from the La Brea Bakery: Recipes for the Connoisseur (1996) and The Measure of Her Powers: An M.F.K. Fisher Reader (2000), and the forewords for Japanese Cooking: A Simple Art, by Shizuo Tsuji (2007), At Elizabeth Davids Table (2011) and . She is featured on the cover of Dining Out: Secrets from Americas Leading Critics, Chefs and Restaurants, by Andrew Dornenburg and Karen Page (1998). She is the editor of Endless Feasts: Sixty Years of Writing from Gourmet; Remembrance of Things Paris: Sixty Years of Writing from Gourmet; The Gourmet Cookbook, released September 2004; History in a Glass: Sixty Years of Wine Writing from Gourmet, 2006 and Gourmet Today, September 2009. Her lecture Why Food Matters, delivered in October 2005, was published in The Tanner Lectures on Human Values, Volume 27, in 2006. In March 2007, she delivered the J. Edward Farnum Lecture at Princeton University. Ms. Reichl hosted Eating Out Loud, three specials on Food Network, covering New York (2002), San Francisco (2003), and Miami (2003). She is the executive producer of Gourmets Diary of a Foodie, public televisions 30-episode series, which debuted in October 2006 and Executive Producer and host of Gourmets Adventures with Ruth, a 10-episode public television series which began airing in October 2009. She is currently a judge on Top Chef Masters. Ms. Reichl has been honored with 6 James Beard Awards (one for magazine feature writing and one for multimedia food journalism in 2009; two for restaurant criticism, in 1996 and 1998; one for journalism, in 1994; and Whos Who of Food and Beverage in America, 1984. In 2007, she was named Adweeks Editor of the Year. She received the Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism, presented by the Missouri School of Journalism, in October 2007. Ms. Reichl received the 2008 Matrix Award for Magazines from New York Women in Communications, Inc., in April 2008. She holds a B.A. and an M.A. in the History of Art from the University of Michigan and lives in Upstate New York with her husband, Michael Singer, a television news producer. Im very big on using leftovers in useful ways. [5:44] If youre going to be in food you really have to study your own appetites. [8:42] --Ruth Reichl on Radio Cherry Bombe
Oct 20, 2014
Martha Hoover & Chef Nira Kehar
This weeks guests: Martha Hoover and Chef Nira Kehar. Having never waited tables, never cooked professionally or in any way worked in a restaurant, Martha Hoover has created a successful group of dining establishments—Cafes Patachou, Petite Chou by Patachou, Napolese Artisanal Pizzeria and Wine Bar, GELO Dolce Bar, Public Greens Urban Kitchen Garden and Grill and Patatruck Mobile Patachou Kitchen. The restaurants reflect her lifelong passion for food and ingredients of excellent quality, as well as a joie de vie. All the concepts are cherished neighborhood destinations, serving dishes made with the highest quality ingredients in the freshest preparation methods possible. Their walls are filled with art, music floats above the buzz of the diners and an urban energy reverberates that is the direct result of her vision. When Hoover opened Café Patachou, her goal was to prepare the best simple food using high quality ingredients. This was quite a novel approach in 1989. Vendors said that it was a mistake to roast our own meat and make homemade bread because cheaper, yet inferior, alternatives were available. The standard in the local industry deemed that strict quality standards were not necessary for success in this market. Immediately, customers noted the difference between Café Patachou and other breakfast/ lunch restaurants and that has been the key to the success of the entire company. Patachou, Inc. has purposefully grown slowly over the past twenty years. Hoover is a hands-on owner who is truly active in the business assuring the adherence to exacting standards and attention to every detail. I grew up with this family mantra that all the great food in the world starts and ends in New York. [04:00] I dont think I told our story enough early enough. It just didnt strike a chord with enough people. [09:00] --Martha Hoover on Radio Cherry Bombe Born and raised in Montreal, Nira Kehars culinary adventures began with imbibing her mothers skills in the kitchen. She traded a career in engineering to train at the prestigious ITHQ (Institut de Tourisme et dHôtellerie du Québec), Canadas premier culinary institute. Chapter three was moving to India six years ago, where she began to give life to her creative vision (preceded by a grueling few months in the Maurya Kitchens). Driven by her desire to please and excite the palate, Chef Niras approach combines fresh, seasonal produce with a range of global cooking techniques, loved by the food community and critics alike. This year, along with the James Beard foundation event, she is busy experimenting and evolving her sister brand, Atelier Nini. Im privileged in that the worst thing that ever happened to me is the best thing that ever happened to me. [27:00] Food is like a living organism it has its own moods and freaky things that happen to it. [33:00] --Nira Kehar on Radio Cherry Bombe
Oct 13, 2014
Erin McKenna & Brooks Headley
This week on Radio Cherry Bombe, host Julia Turshen welcomes Erin McKenna of Babycakes Bakery and Brooks Headley of Del Posto Restaurant in NYC. Starting off the show, Erin shares her story with Julia about how she began to bake, specifically gluten free, treats, and now has bakery locations in NYC, LA, and Orlando. Similarly, Brooks, the Executive Pastry Chef at Del Posto, recalls his background and how he found himself working in one of the best restaurants in the city. Both guests relate on the trials and tribulations of work in the culinary realm as well as the differences between being hands-on with their food versus managing employees. Letting others help with the work is something that the chefs agree is a necessity for success. After the break, Julia chats with the guests about their support systems as well as Brooks recent book, Fancy Desserts. Julia also asks what we can expect from both in the future before signing off with the Radio Cherry Bombe rapid fire quiz! This program was brought to you by Bird. I have this theory that happy cooks make delicious food. [14:14] --Brooks Headley on Radio Cherry Bombe [Writing my new book] was really, really challenging, and it really pushed me, but now I have some of my new favorite recipes in there. [32:40] --Erin McKenna on Radio Cherry Bombe
Oct 06, 2014
Cynthia Hill, Director of A Chef’s Life & Private Violence
This week on Radio Cherry Bombe, Julia Turshen sits down with director Cynthia Hill for an intimate and insightful conversation. Shes the director of PBSs Peabody Award winning series, A Chefs Life. A Chefs Life plunges audiences into the kitchen of a high-end restaurant located in the low country of eastern North Carolina. It follows the trials and travails of Chef Vivian Howard and her husband, Ben Knight, and their farm-to-table restaurant, Chef and the Farmer, exploring both traditional and modern applications of quintessential Southern ingredients. Shes also the director of Private Violence, a feature-length documentary film and audience engagement campaign that explores a simple, but deeply disturbing fact of American life: the most dangerous place for a woman in America is her own home. This program was brought to you by Bird. I love being able to highlight our culture in the Eastern part of North Carolina. [11:00] Now in the media were finally starting to have a conversation about domestic violence. [25:00] For me its about telling stories that are important to women. [27:00] --Cynthia Hill on Radio Cherry Bombe
Sep 29, 2014
The Home Cook Hero: Sara Moulton
Sara Moulton is currently the host of Saras Weeknight Meals, on public television. After graduating from the CIA, she worked in restaurants for 7 years, followed by 25 years at Gourmet Magazine. She hosted shows on the Food Network for almost 10 years and was the on air food editor for Good Morning America for 15 years. Sara is also the author of three cookbooks, the most recent is Sara Moultons Everyday Family Dinners. She also co-founded the New York Womens Culinary Alliance. Tune in to Radio Cherry Bombe as Sara shares her incredible story with listeners and helps shed light on what it takes to become a culinary legend. This program was brought to you by Bird I never wanted to be on TV and I ended up on it. I was probably the only person on the Food Network who learned on the job. [12:00] The thing about magazines is - unless you get to the head honcho position, youre not paid well. [23:00] --Sara Moulton on Radio Cherry Bombe
Sep 22, 2014
Women Power: Women Chefs Cooking For a Cause
This weeks episode of Radio Cherry Bombe is all about A Second Helping of Life, a benefit for SHARE - a 38-year-old survivor-led organization based in New York City that provides support, information, and resources to women affected by breast and ovarian cancer. Its mission is to help women and their families address the emotional and practical issues that arise from a cancer diagnosis and to provide the support these women need to feel less isolated, better informed, and more empowered as health care consumers. A Second Helping of Life features 25 women chefs (and celebrity sous chefs) serving their signature dishes at Pier 60, Chelsea Piers, on Monday, September 22, 7:00-9:30 PM. Tune in as Julia Turshen is joined by chef Rebecca Charles and actress Kathleen Chalfant, both participants, to discuss the Share event. This program was brought to you by Whole Foods Market. It doesnt exist until its received. This thing thats made is a collaborating between the person who gets it and the person who gives it. [30:00] --Katheleen Chalfant on Radio Cherry Bombe
Sep 15, 2014
The Modern Vegetarian
Welcome to Season 2 of Radio Cherry Bombe! Julia Turshen is joined by Amanda Cohen, the chef and owner of Dirt Candy, her award-winning vegetable restaurant in New York City. The first vegetarian restaurant in seventeen years to receive two stars from the New York Times, it has been recognized by the Michelin Guide three years in a row, and won awards from Gourmet Magazine, the Village Voice, and many others. She was the first vegetarian chef to compete on Iron Chef America and her comic book cookbook Dirt Candy: A Cookbook is the first graphic novel cookbook to be published in North America. Tune in as they discuss the restaurant, her plans for a new spot and her thoughts on tipping vs all inclusive charge. This program was brought to you by Whole Foods Market. We dont have a philosophy behind what we do [at Dirt Candy]. Its not a lifestyle restaurant. I dont care what you had for lunch, you dont have to tell me that youre a carnivore when you come into the restaurant. I just want you to like the food that Im serving. [04:00] When you get really successful you have to hire so many more people to do things for you if you want other time. [17:00] --Amanda Cohen on Radio Cherry Bombe
Sep 08, 2014
Victoria Granof, Kerry Diamond & Claudia Wu
This weeks guests on Radio Cherry Bombe are Victoria Granof, Kerry Diamond and Claudia Wu. Todays program was brought to you by The International Culinary Center. Victoria Granof Classically trained at the famed Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, Victoria Granof worked as a cooking instructor, chef, and pastry chef at restaurants in her hometown of Los Angeles before moving into photography. Victoria has been commissioned for editorial shoots and ad campaigns for clients ranging from Bon Appétit to Kraft, Nestle, Absolut, KitchenAid, and Clinique. She has worked with many of the photo worlds best-known image-makers, launching her career with a decade-long collaboration with the great Irving Penn and later teaming up with Kenji Tomo, Mitchell Feinberg, Hans Gissinger, and Steven Klein, among others. In addition to still images, her portfolio features video, including a number of short, striking motion pieces (a melting popsicle, a sizzling egg, a deconstructed still life) created with Craig Cutler for his CC52 series of personal work. Im excited about things Ive never seen before. If I see one more heirloom tomato on a rustic table Im going to scream. Show me something that changes the way I see things. [04:00] --Victoria Granof on Radio Cherry Bombe Kerry Diamond and Claudia Wu. Kerry Diamond and Claudia Wu are the co-founders of Cherry Bombe Magazine. Kerry is also the co-owner of Brooklyn eateries Wilma Jean and Nightingale 9, and the Carroll Gardens coffee shop Smith Canteen. Claudia has her own graphic design firm and sometimes publishes Me Magazine. Cherry Bombe is a beautifully designed biannual magazine that celebrates women and food—those who grow it, make it, serve it, style it, enjoy it and everything in between. It is about sustenance and style and things that nourish the mind, the eye and, of course, the stomach. Our readers, subjects and contributors are passionate about food, aesthetics and the world around them. Cherry Bombe is available at select bookstores, magazine shops and boutiques and by subscription.
Aug 20, 2014
Jordyn Lexton, Missy Robbins & Laura Maniec
This weeks guests on Radio Cherry Bombe are Jordyn Lexton, Missy Robbins and Laura Maniec. Todays program was brought to you by The International Culinary Center. Jordyn Lexton, Founder and Executive Director of Drive Change After teaching English on Rikers Island for three years and witnessing the traumatic effects of adult jail on youth, Jordyn came up with the concept of Drive Change in 2012 and has spent the past 18 months bringing her dream to life by working in the NYC food sector and NYC reentry/criminal justice field. Jordyn holds a BA in English from Wesleyan University and a MA in Teaching from Pace University. We are a food truck social enterprise. We use food trucks a business model and platform to hire, teach and empower people that are coming home from adult jail and prison. [05:00] Were dispelling misconceptions people have of what it means to be formerly incarcerated by sharing meals. [07:00] When you eat at our food truck you are participating in this reform movement [18:00] --Jordyn Lexton on Radio Cherry Bombe Master Sommelier Laura Maniec brings her extensive wine knowledge and passion for teaching to Corkbuzz Wine Studio, which she opened with her business partner Frank Vafier in 2011. Already a rising star in the wine world, Maniec is also the face of Corkbuzz, which she plans to expand in 2014 with Corkbuzz Wine Bar in New York Citys bustling Chelsea Market and Corkbuzz Wine Studio in Charlotte, North Carolina. At some point before opening the restaurant, I looked around and said you only have one life and you have to be happy and do what you really really truly believe in. [43:00] --Laura Maniec on Radio Cherry Bombe While she served as Executive Chef of A Voce restaurants from the fall of 2008 to spring of 2013, Missy Robbins received critical acclaim for creating classic Italian specialties with a contemporary twist. Under Robbins direction, A Voce Madison earned a Michelin star in 2009, while A Voce Columbus earned its Michelin star in 2010 and maintained them throughout her tenure. Missy is helping out with Corkbuzz before she begins her next project. I am very happy, Ive had a really incredible year. [36:00] --Missy Robbins on Radio Cherry Bombe
Aug 13, 2014
Marissa Lippert & Jasmine Moy
This weeks guests on Radio Cherry Bombe are Marissa Lippert and Jasmine Moy. Our primary focus is beautiful fresh food that happens to be healthy. [03:00] --Marissa Lippert on Radio Cherry Bombe Marissa Lippert is a registered dietitian in Manhattan and knows great food when she tastes it. Named Best Nutritionist by New York Citysearch the past 5 years running, she is the founder of NOURISH, a nutrition counseling and media communications firm where she helps clients live, eat and cook more healthfully without giving up delicious food. Shes also behind.Nourish Kitchen + Table is a seasonally-influenced, locally-inspired takeaway food shop and café that offers the West Village community the comfort of a kitchen away from home. Created by nutritionist and superfoodie Marissa Lippert, who understands the need to bring flavor and balance back to the table, Nourishs innovative fare bridges the gap between healthful eating and really delicious food. Its vibrant, fresh, feel-good food you want to eat. People underestimate the value of a lawyer because you dont see the value of a lawyer when things are going well - you see it when things are going bad. [33:00] --Jasmine Moy on Radio Cherry Bombe Jasmine Moy is Of Counsel to the law firm Taylor Colicchio LLP. She devotes a substantial portion of her time to the Restaurant and Food and Beverage industries. Her niche practice includes counseling established chefs, restaurateurs, real estate developers, hoteliers, and food and beverage businesses; advising up-and-coming chefs and restaurateurs; and working with entrepreneurs seeking to start their own enterprises. In addition, she has counseled a number of consumer product and services start-ups from concept through multi year-on-year growth and expansion. Todays program was brought to you by Whole Foods Market.
Aug 06, 2014
Anita Lo and Mary Attea
Go behind Annisa on a brand new episode of Radio Cherry Bombe. Host Julia Turshen is joined by Executive Chef Anita Lo and her sous chef Mary Attea. Anita Lo is the chef and owner of Annisa and one of the most respected chefs in the country having earned numerous accolades for her inventive Contemporary American cuisine. Lo opened Annisa in 2000, an intimate restaurant in Greenwich Village. In June 2009, a fire destroyed the restaurant entirely and while plans for rebuilding Annisa got underway, Lo appeared on Top Chef Masters and finished fourth out of 24 chefs. In April 2010, after a complete renovation, Annisa was reopened and then in October 2011, Lo released her first cookbook, Cooking Without Borders, which highlights her passion for bringing multicultural flavors to her American kitchen. Just recently nominated as a semi-finalist for Eaters coveted Young Guns awards, Mary spent several years working in New York city restaurant dining rooms like Aguagrill, before making the leap to the kitchen at Annisa where she earned her chops. Using her Lebanese background, Mary has even helped to create some dishes at Annisa including her Steak Tartare and Saddle of Rabbit with Pistachio, Mint and Grape Leaves, which were recently praised in Pete Wells review. This program was brought to you by Edwards VA Ham Its important to me that my cooks be excited by new things. [12:00] Ive always felt it was my responsibility to mentor anybody who came through my kitchen and did well for me. Its a point of pride to see people on your staff make it. [21:00] -- Anita Lo on Radio Cherry Bombe
Jul 30, 2014
Marcie Turney, Valerie Safran and Priya Krishna
This weeks episode of Radio Cherry Bombe takes us to Philadelphia and dorm rooms across the country as host Julia Turshen is joined by Marcie Turney, Valerie Safran and Priya Krishna! Chef Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran are the pioneering entrepreneurs whose six restaurants and boutiques on 13th Street in Philadelphia have helped transform the once-desolate neighborhood into trendy Midtown Village. Priya Krishna is a food writer and author of Ultimate Dining Hall Hacks: Create Extraordinary Dishes from the Ordinary Ingredients in Your College Meal Plan. Tune in to hear how Marcie and Valerie maintain their culinary empire and find out how Priya went from writing a column on dorm food to becoming a celebrated food writer! This program was brought to you by Edwards VA Ham What I do is I go out and get inspired and bring that to Philadelphia and the customers there. [11:00] --Marcie Turney on Radio Cherry Bombe Im always trying to be a step ahead and be there for people if they have questions. [14:00] --Valerie Safran on Radio Cherry Bombe I always wanted to write about food but wanted to write about it in a way that would be really accessible for students. [26:00] --Priya Krishna on Radio Cherry Bombe
Jul 24, 2014
Amber Waves Farm and Salad for President
Todays episode of Radio Cherry Bombe is all about women who grow food and are committed to making the world full of great produce! Host Julia Turshen is hanging out with Katie Baldwin and Amanda Merrow, the ladies of Amber Waves Farm and Julia Sherman, an artist who runs The mission of Amber Waves Farm is to produce organic, healthy, nourishing food for the local community and to provide the public with an educational outlet to learn about the joyful process of growing food by using the land as an outdoor classroom. Salad For President is a website where gardening and culinary collaboration serve as a platform to discuss creative production in its varied forms. This program was brought to you by Edwards VA Ham. When I was younger Id take kumquats off the trees in California.. there are very sticky food memories that stay with you as an adult. [17:00] We have linked up with a lot of other women in food - were all a part of this tidal wave of excitement and change in food. [19:00] --Amanda Merrow on Radio Cherry Bombe The shisito pepper is the new Kale. [23:00] --- Amanda Merrow on Radio Cherry Bombe Salad is a low barrier for entry - if it was baking for president it might be harder to find people with stories to share. [38:00] --Julia Sherman on Radio Cherry Bombe
Jul 16, 2014
Lisa Donovan and Melanie Dunea
Jul 09, 2014
Sue Chan & Rawia Bishara
This week on Radio Cherry Bombe, host Julia Turshen is joined by two incredible women in food representing totally different sectors and generations of the industry. First, hear from Sue Chan of Toklas Society. The Toklas Society is a network of women in the hospitality industry. Through online content, meet-ups, speaker events, and workshops they create opportunities not just for networking, but also for inspiration, education, and personal and professional growth. Next, hear from Rawia Bishara of Tanoreen Restaurant. Rawia Bishara opened Tanoreen in 1998 as a tribute to her mothers rich culinary heritage and over the years it has won countless accolades. She teaches at the renowned DeGustibus Culinary School and her recipes have appeared in Plate Magazine, New York Magazine and The New York Times. Rawia now runs the restaurant, a unique family-owned and operated enterprise, with her daughter Jumana. Todays program was brought to you by White Oak Pastures. I dont have anybody in my life that I can look up to and get advice, so selfishly I wanted to hear those stories from other women. [07:00] --Sue Chan on Radio Cherry Bombe My son and daughter are more exposed to things outside than I am. Little by little we created our own style of cooking but kept our traditions. The whole idea of the restaurant is to expose our culture, which is a beautiful culture. [20:00] --Rawia Bishara on Radio Cherry Bombe
Jul 02, 2014
Gordy’s Pickle Jar & The New Potato
On another jam-packed episode of Radio Cherry Bombe, Julia Turshen is joined by the couple behind Gordys Pickle Jar and the sister-duo behind The New Potato. Since launching Gordys in 2011, Sarah Gordon and Sheila Fain and their award winning pickle company have been featured in Esquire, People Magazine, Southern Living, Martha Stewart Living and other notable magazines and blogs. You can find them at Whole Foods Market, Harris Teeter, Moms Organic Market, The Fresh Market, West Elm Market and speciality stores across the mid-Atlantic. The New Potato is a food and lifestyle site founded by sisters Danielle and Laura Kosann. The site deals with food and the experience of food in a different way, by broadening the scope of how we see it. From profiling the top restaurateurs of the culinary industry, to featuring the arbiters of other industries and their roadmap to the world of food and style, this breakout site covers a newer, far more extensive palate of tastes and trends. Todays program was brought to you by Edwards VA Ham. Its not easy [running a small business]. You need to be flexible with the highs and lows. If you really have a vision and a product you want to take to market, dont give up. [15:00] --Sarah Gordon on Radio Cherry Bombe We didnt want to approach food in an uber foodie sense. Someone in fashion might love food and somebody in food might love fashion. Its a voyeuristic approach through a tastemaker lens. [29:00] --Laura Kossan on Radio Cherry Bombe
Jun 25, 2014
Katie Carguilo & Lisa Giffen
This week on a new 45 minute version of Radio Cherry Bombe , Julia welcomes Katie Carguilo from Counter Culture Coffee and Executive Chef Lisa Giffen. In the first segment, guest Katie shares her experience as the first US Barista Champion from New York City as well as Counter Cultures first national title winner in 2012. Katie is in charge of customer support for Counter Culture Coffee which prides itself in educating the world about all aspects of coffee, from growing to buying to brewing. Later, Julia welcomes Lisa Giffen of Maison Premiere to chat about her background, her journey into the food industry, as well as what her role of Executive Chef at Maison Premiere entails. This program has been brought to you by Whole Foods Market. Its good to find out more about the companies and the brands that you want to buy from so you can trust them... Its not about any one coffee, if its certified organic or if it has a direct trade certification, you should look at the certification requirements for the different coffee companies. [16:34] -- Katie Carguilo on Radio Cherry Bombe Right now I have a menu item that Ive brought back beause I really loved it... it was one of the first dishes that was my own: its asparagus, morels, and poached oysters. [38:50] -- Lisa Giffen on Radio Cherry Bombe
Jun 18, 2014
Jeni Britton Bauer & Charlotte Druckman
On this weeks Radio Cherry Bombe, Julia Turshen is yet again joined by two powerful women in food. First, meet Jeni Britton Bauer, the multi-talented chef and entrepreneur behind Jenis Splended Ice Cream, a burgeoning artisan ice-cream company centered in Columbus, Ohio, with national distribution. Later, meet Charlotte Druckman a journalist and editor whose food writing has appeared in various publications, including the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times T Magazine, and Bon Appetit. She is also the author of Skirt Steak: Women Chefs on Standing the Heat and Staying in the Kitchen published last year. This program was brought to you by Fairway Market. As something becomes trendy it tends to lose all significance. [24:00] Pastry is unfairly underrepresented as an art and as a craft that has a history. [27:00] --Charlotte Druckman on Radio Cherry Bombe
Jun 11, 2014
Elizabeth Karmel & Suzanne Rousseau
Travel to North Carolina and the Caribbean on the same episode of Radio Cherry Bombe! Host Julia Turshen is first joined by chef Elizabeth Karmel of Hill Country Barbecue, who talks about her Southern roots and the sentimentality around BBQ and fried chicken. Shes gearing up for the Big Apple BBQ and shares some great thoughts on meat and the culture of grilling. Later on, Julia is joined by Suzanne Rousseau, 1/2 of Two Sisters and a Meal, the brainchild of two Jamaican sisters who are business partners, foodies, lovers of world travel, avid cultural explorers, crazy history buffs, adorers of the arts, soul seekers and well known fetin queens. Learn whats misunderstood about Caribbean cuisine and how the two sisters juggle cookbooks, television and web series and still have time for fun. This show was sponsored by The International Culinary Center. Food is the purest form of communication. Instinctively, the way my family communicated was through food. [02:00] My job and my life are blurred edges because food and wine are so much fun. [04:00] BBQ and fried chicken are foods people are very emotionally connected to see when they take a bite it needs to transport them back [to a memory] [08:00] --Elizbaeth Karmel on Radio Cherry Bombe Either you take the opportunity and let the door open or you dont. [24:00] I think we could represent food in a new way, and thats always what we wanted to do. [27:00] We can cook sexy Caribbean food, it doesnt have to be heavy duty stews. We dont eat that way. [27:00] Suzanne Rousseau on Radio Cherry Bombe
Jun 04, 2014
Alex Raij and Molly Culver
Radio Cherry Bombe continues to spotlight some of the most talented, accomplished and forward-thinking women in food - and this weeks episode is no exception. First - we meet Alex Raij. Alex Raij is chef and owner, along with her husband Eder Montero, of several popular New York City restaurants: Txikito, El Quinto Pino and El Comedor in Manhattan and La Vara in Brooklyn. Alex was voted Eaters 2012 Chef of the Year and Bon Appétit named her among six ground breaking chefs in the feature, Women Chefs: The Next Generation. Later - we meet Molly Culver, Brooklyn-based farmer and floral designer. Shes the proprietor of Molly Oliver Flowers and Co-Farm Manager and Field Trip Coordinator at BK Farmyards! This program was brought to you by Fairway Market. I think about authenticity a lot and I want to be true to the cuisines, but La Vara is my most improvisational restaurant. [06:00] With La Vara, I really wanted to be able to celebrate Mediterranean flavors - they were flavors that were really speaking to me. [08:00] --Alex Raij on Radio Cherry Bombe I think of myself a farmer/teacher. I spend most of my time side by side with beginning farmers, but the income we make through our produce and flower sales accounts for over 35% of our whole budget. [26:00] --Molly Culver on Radio Cherry Bombe
May 28, 2014
Katy Sparks, Anna Hieronimus & Elise Kornack
Its a packed house for another star-studded episode of Radio Cherry Bombe. Host Julia Turshen is chatting with three incredibly talented chefs - Katy Sparks, Executive Chef at Tavern on the Green as well as Elise Kornack and Anna Hieronimus of Take Root. First - we hear from Katy, whos background includes cooking at NYC institutions like The Quilted Giraffe and Mesa Grill. Find out what its like cooking at a restaurant that seats 700(!!) and comes with a storied reputation that rivals any other dining establishment in the country. Later - Julia chats with the team at Take Root, a celebrated Brooklyn restaurant featuring a tasting menu in a very unique setting. They discuss operating a business as a couple and the debate surrounding tasting menus in modern dining. This program was sponsored by The International Culinary Center. andnbsp; The A-hah moment for me was dropping out of college and having no skill set - being 19 years old and landing in a restaurant. What I liked about it so much was the camaraderie in the kitchen. [04:00] Im just doing what I do which is largely seasonal/local as a foundation. I create a kitchen that has a lot of direct heat elements. I organized the menu around the cooking medium and designed it to be quick. [11:00] --Katy Sparks on Radio Cherry Bombe We get to do something together thats extremely rewarding and have experiences that other couples dont get to have. It can be stressful but overall its great. [20:00] --Anna Hieronimus on Radio Cherry Bombe I like to take humble ingredients and introduce them to people in a way they havent seen. [22:00] --Elise Kornack on Radio Cherry Bombe
May 21, 2014
Buvette: The Pleasure of Good Food
On the 2nd ever episode of Radio Cherry Bombe, host Julia Turshen is joined by the team behind Buvette: The Pleasure of Good Food, chef Jody Williams and food stylist Anna Kovel. Jody Williams is the celebrated chef who opened Buvette Gastrotheque, an eatery inspired by European traditions of the trade honoring a history of craft and design in its menu where each detail is meant to evoke a sense of story, place and delight. Part restaurant, part bar, part café, Buvette Gastrotheque combines the elegance of an old world cafe with the casual nature of a neighborhood wine bar. Tune in and hear how the book came together, and what made it such a challenging process for all involved. From recipe testing to food styling - find out what goes into making a beautiful well-curated book like Buvette: The Pleasure of Good Food. This program was sponsored by Whole Foods Market I had a lot of support from people around me, they were laying the groundwork to this eventuality where we have a book deal and were working together. I was prompted into doing it. Its a benchmarks in one career to do a book, and for me Im pretty timid about those kinds of things - but here it is! [04:00] --Jody Williams on Radio Cherry Bombe
May 14, 2014
Edible Schoolyard NYC & Diana Yen of The Jewels of New York
Its the debut of Radio Cherry Bombe! Host Julia Turshen welcomes us to the first episode of Radio Cherry Bombe, which brings the pages of Cherry Bombe Magazine to life via conversation with some of the most interesting women in the world of food. The inaugural guests are Kate Brashares, Executive Director of Edible Schoolyard NYC, and Diane Yen of The Jewels of New York, a multidisciplinary creative studio that combines the love of cooking with the beauty of everyday things. First -- Kate gives listeners insight into the mission of Edible Schoolyard and what makes the NYC program so unique. Student response has been extremely positive and Kate explains what makes gardens such a joyous vessel for education. Later on, Julia chats with Diane about the concept behind The Jewels of New York and her upcoming cookbook, A Simple Feast: A Year of Simple Stories and Recipes to Savor and Share. This program was sponsored by Bonnie Plants. The kids come home from the edible schoolyard and theyre the ones that make the salad dressing and demand the salad. For the parents to see that is just great. [07:00] We have a lot of staff in each school - we really affect these kids. What were looking at in the moment is how we can grow, and adapt our model so we can still give kids this amazing experience but in a most cost effective way so we can reach more kids in New York City. [11:00] --Kate Brashares on Radio Cherry Bombe If youre a person whos concerned with eating seasonally, it can be hard when youre shooting off-season. [20:00] --Diane Yen on Radio Cherry Bombe
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