For our final podcast of 2020, we thought it would be nice to speak with the most positive entrepreneur we know, Emshika Alberini. Driven by her sense of adventure and curiosity, Emshika left her family in Bangkok and struck out on her own in the U.S., journeying from au pair to celebrated restaurateur. She’s faced heartbreak and unspeakable loss, yet she has never lost her belief in the power of love and kindness. Today, Emshika is the owner of Chang Thai Cafe in Littleton, New Hampshire, and the creative force behind the By Emshika beverage line. She was named to the Cherry Bombe 100 in 2018, and has won numerous accolades for her work on behalf of the New Hampshire business and restaurant community. Emshika joins us to talk about her family, her 2021 resolutions, and the power of positivity.
Dec 29, 2020
If we had to pick a person of the year for Cherry Bombe, it would definitely be Paola Velez. She is the co-founder of Bakers against Racism, a global bake sale that raised almost $2 million this year for causes related to Black Lives Matter. It was a tremendous feat that galvanized the baking community around the world. For her day job, Paola is the executive pastry chef at Compass Rose, Maydan, and La Bodega Bakery in Washington, D.C. She is also the cover girl of the most recent issue of Cherry Bombe Magazine. Paola joined us earlier this summer when Bakers Against Racism had first launched and she was still working at Kith/Kin restaurant in D.C. She was candid about her journey through the industry and the challenges she has faced along the way. Tune in to hear how her passion, drive, and sense of self-worth have won out time and time again.
Dec 24, 2020
Let’s raise a glass because today’s guest is a world-renowned wine expert—the trailblazing Jancis Robinson. A wine critic, correspondent, and columnist with more than 100 awards to her name, Jancis is the author of the Oxford Companion to Wine and the force behind Jancis Robinson.com, an online resource about all things wine that she launched 20 years ago. Jancis joins host Kerry Diamond to talk about her remarkable life and career, from her time at Oxford to helping select wine for the Queen of England to her recent glassware collaboration. They also talk about how issues such as sexism and sustainability are changing the world of wine.
Dec 16, 2020
Jenna Lyons is joining us to help bring a little style and flair to your holidays. One of the most influential women in fashion in the 21st century, Jenna was the creative director and president of J. Crew, dressing everyone from Michelle Obama to movie stars. Today, she’s the star of a brand new HBO Max series, Stylish With Jenna Lyons, and she launched her own beauty line, Love Seen. Jenna and host Kerry Diamond talk Christmas trees, holiday movies and music, and Jenna shares her advice on pivoting, picking yourself up, and believing in yourself. Tune in to hear more! Thank you to @WinesOfSicily for supporting our miniseries. Ask for Sicilia DOC at your favorite local wine shop.
Dec 11, 2020
Sarah Kieffer is the baking talent behind the viral pan-banging cookie recipe and author of the brand new bestseller, 100 Cookies: The Baking Book for Every Kitchen, with Classic Cookies, Novel Treats, Brownies, Bars, and More. Not sure what this pan-banging is all about? You’re in luck, because Sarah breaks it down for us. She also talks about some of the popular recipes in her book, from the tri-colored Neapolitan Cookies to the classic Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, and shares her journey from teenage baker to blogger in search of a subject to celebrated baker and cookbook author.
Dec 7, 2020
Need some December decorating ideas? Or creative ways to make your virtual celebrations memorable? Darcy Miller, party expert, illustrator, and author of “Celebrate Everything: Fun Ideas to Bring Your Party to Life,” has you covered. Don’t miss our interview with Darcy on “New Ways for the Holidays,” our Radio Cherry Bombe miniseries about helping you make the season special. Darcy is one of the most creative entertaining experts around and she chats with host Kerry Diamond about great, and affordable, ideas for making everyday moments extraordinary. Tune in to hear more!
Dec 3, 2020
It’s always cause for celebration when there’s a new Yotam Ottolenghi book! His latest, Ottolenghi Flavor, was recently released in the U.S., and Yotam and his co-author, Ixta Belfrage, join us from the Ottolenghi test kitchen to talk about this love letter to vegetables. Yotam considers Flavor part of a trilogy, along with his two previous bestsellers, Plenty and Plenty More, and he explains why. He and Ixta share the recipes they love, weigh in on the book’s most popular recipe, and explain what each of them brought to the collaboration. Host Kerry Diamond also chats with Yotam about his recent documentary, Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles.
Nov 30, 2020
If the holidays are the Super Bowl for bakers, Erin Jeanne McDowell might just be the MVP. If you’re baking a pie this holiday, or just love all things baking, don’t miss this episode. Erin is the author of the brand new The Book on Pie, which just hit The New York Times best-seller list, and she is here to talk all things dough, crust, fillings, toppings, and more. Erin also shares some of her favorite tools for pie-making, explains how to cut and serve a pie, and even gives a style tip or two.
Nov 23, 2020
It’s a Berry Cherry moment on Radio Cherry Bombe today! Kate Berry, the executive creative director of Domino Magazine, joins us to talk “New Ways for the Holidays,” our new miniseries about helping you make the season special, no matter how, where, and with whom you’re celebrating. This designer, mom, and all-around creative pro shares her wealth of entertaining information and inspiration plus lots of tabletop decorating ideas with host Kerry Diamond. Kate also worked for Martha Stewart, so we talk about her time with the ultimate entertaining guru, and we hear what’s new with the crew at Domino. Tune in for more! Listen wherever you get your podcasts or via link in bio.
Nov 19, 2020
We’re always thankful for Vivian Howard, the chef, restaurateur, author, and Emmy and Peabody-award winning television host. She just published another great cookbook, This Will Make It Taste Good, a unique series of recipes built around key flavor “heroes,” as she describes them. Vivian also has two new eateries in Charleston: the Handy & Hot coffee shop, now open, and Lenore restaurant, scheduled to open in December. She walks host Kerry Diamond through the particulars of the spaces and the menus. Vivian also shares what her Thanksgiving 2020 menu will include, from a deep-fried turkey to her mom’s pecan pie.
Nov 16, 2020