Radio Cherry Bombe

Radio Cherry Bombe

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 @cherrybombemag 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 / Engineered by David Tatasciore

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    Episode 184: 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!

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    Episode 183: 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!

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    Episode 182: 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!

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    Episode 181: 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!

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    Episode 180: 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!

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    Episode 179: 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 cherrybombe.com 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!

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    Episode 178: 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.

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    Episode 177: 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!

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    Episode 176: 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.

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    Episode 175: 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.

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