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 @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

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    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.”

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    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!

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    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.

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    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!

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    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.

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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