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
Catina Smith was looking to create a sisterhood of Black chefs in Baltimore when she had the idea to launch a calendar to raise money and awareness. The photographer came up with the name and a movement was born. Today, Just Call Me Chef is a close-knit group that highlights and uplifts Black women chefs through professional networking, mentorship, and more. We sat down with JCMC founder Cat to hear about her plans for expanding nationally, her vision for a “historic” Just Call Me Chef conference in 2021, and what’s next for her life and career. Cat’s worked in “every crevice of culinary,” as she describes it, and she’s about to give birth to her third child! Listen for ways that you can help Just Call Me Chef achieve its goals and mission. Visit justcallmechef.co for merch and donation options and to be notified of the upcoming membership enrollment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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 Save 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.
“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.
“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!
“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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“For me, being the most famous or richest designer in the world was never my priority,” said Norma Kamali. “I wanted my creative life.” During New York Fashion Week, this trailblazing fashion designer sat down with host Kerry Diamond in front of a live audience at Spring Studios in Tribeca. A fashion designer since 1969, Norma’s entrepreneurial spirit has kept her in business and at the cutting edge all this time. She also has been a wellness proponent for decades and shares her self-care tips and workout routines on social media. Norma is a beacon for everyone interested in professional and personal longevity.
Thank you to the Wines of Rioja for supporting Radio Cherry Bombe. For more, visit riojawine.com/US.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
The James Beard Awards have been called the Oscars of the food world, and most chefs and restaurateurs hope to snag one in their lifetime. But who is James Beard? And who is behind the awards? James Beard Foundation CEO Clare Reichenbach sat down with host Kerry Diamond to learn more about the awards process, the namesake gourmet behind the operation, and what Clare and her team are doing to make the Foundation a more vibrant, modern organization. Clare also gets personal about her life as a single mom and the decisions she faced about starting a family on her own.
To learn more about James Beard Foundation initiatives and events, visit https://www.jamesbeard.org/awards/tickets
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.
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!
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!
“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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
These days, everyone is hungry for more advice, especially about being an entrepreneur or finding smarter ways to run a business. For Follow The Leader, our special mini-series, we’re talking to four women at different stages of their careers about how they handle key aspects of their business. On this episode, host Kerry Diamond sits down with Tren’ness Woods-Black, the vice president of communications for the historic Sylvia's in Harlem. Tren’ness’s grandmother Sylvia Woods opened the business in 1962 and today, her namesake spot is one of the most famous restaurants in the country. Tren’ness shares how the family has kept the legacy and the business alive through a combination of community, authenticity, and real estate smarts.
Thank you to Uber Eats for supporting Follow The Leader. To learn more about working with Uber Eats, visit UberEats.com/Bombesquad.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Erika Nakamura and Jocelyn Guest are true triple threats: butchers, business women, and new moms. The former butcher duo behind White Gold just launched J&E Smallgoods, their new delicious, responsibly-sourced sausage company. Stay tuned to hear how they’ve built their business while raising their new baby Nina as they stop by Cherry Bombe to talk meat, money, and more.
Is there such a thing as too much Priya Krishna? We certainly don’t think so! The journalist, Cherry Bombe contributor, and author of the hit cookbook, Indian-ish: Recipes and Antics from a Modern American Family, visits Cherry Bombe HQ to catch up with host Kerry Diamond. They discuss favorite recipes, Bon Appétit YouTube videos, and how Priya’s life has changed since her book was published this past spring. In the second half, we’ll hear Priya’s talk from our Jubilee 2019 Conference with an introduction by Brooke Caison of Ovenly.
For Valerie Rubin, it’s all about being a teacher, not a boss. Valerie is a culinary innovations consultant for US Foods in Los Angeles and she works to help mom & pop eateries throughout the city be successful. This guardian angel of small eateries shared some great advice on developing your company culture, helping your employees succeed, and explaining the “why” not the “how.” (You’ll definitely have an a-ha moment when you hear her explain that one.) It’s advice that can benefit everyone, regardless of industry, and regardless of your place in the company.
Chef Missy Robbins of Lilia and Misi restaurants is the pasta queen of New York and writer Katie Parla knows Italy better than some Italians. These two sat down for a special conversation at The Wing SoHo in New York City to talk all things Italy. They also discuss Missy’s career, need-to-know travel tips, and Katie’s new cookbook, Food of the Italian South.
Meet the original Grill Girl: Elizabeth Karmel, chef, tamer of flames, baker of cakes, and super taster. Elizabeth joins host Kerry Diamond to talk about her new cookbook, Steak and Cake: More Than 100 Recipes To Make Any Meal A Smash Hit, and her culinary path, which has taken her from North Carolina to the beach town of Amagansett, New York, with lots of stops in between. Learn the real secret of good grilling (spoiler alert: It starts with the “will to grill,” says Elizabeth) and find out what it means to have taste memory.
Michelle Hernandez of San Francisco’s Le Dix-Sept Pâtisserie has had a fascinating career that’s taken her from start-up to corporate fashion to the food biz. From her college dorm to the top restaurants of Paris, this talented pastry chef has had quite the professional—and personal—journey. Join Michelle and host Kerry Diamond as they talk about her path and what’s next for her and her business. And bonus: learn how to pronounce nougat like the fancy foodie you are.
Tune in to hear two legends—author Ruth Reichl and Chef Ruth Rogers of The River Cafe in London—In conversation at the 2018 Cherry Bombe Jubilee conference. They talk about running a mindful restaurant, motherhood, and the early days of Chef Ruth’s legendary restaurant. The two women are joined by Sian Wyn Owen, head chef of The River Cafe.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 www.altrobakesale.com and tune in to our show to learn more.
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.”
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
"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! "
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.