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 185: 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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    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 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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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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!).

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    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!

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    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.

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    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.

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    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!

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    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.

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    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.”

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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!

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    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.

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    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!

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    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!

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Episode 143: 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.

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    Episode 142: 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.

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    Episode 141: 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.

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    Episode 140: 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.

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    Episode 139: 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.

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    Episode 138: 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.

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    Episode 137: 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.

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    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.

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    Episode 135: 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.

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    Episode 134: 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).

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    Episode 133: 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.

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    Episode 132: 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.

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    Episode 131: 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.

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    Episode 130: 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!

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    Episode 129: 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.

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    Episode 128: 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.

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    Episode 127: 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.

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    Episode 126: 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.

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    Episode 125: 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.

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    Episode 124: 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.

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    Episode 123: 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!

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    Episode 122: 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.

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    Episode 121: 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.

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    Episode 120: 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.

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    Episode 119: 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.

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    Episode 118: 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.

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    Episode 117: 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.

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    Episode 116: 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.

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    Episode 115: 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.

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    Episode 114: 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.

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    Episode 113: 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.

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    Episode 112: 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.

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    Episode 111: 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.

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    Episode 110: 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.

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    Episode 109: 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!

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    Episode 108: 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.

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    Episode 107: 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.

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    Episode 106: 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.

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    Episode 105: 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.

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    Episode 104: 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.

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    Episode 103: 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.

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    Episode 102: 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.

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    Episode 101: 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.

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    Episode 100: 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."

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    Episode 99: 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.

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    Episode 98: 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.

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    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.

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    Episode 96: 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.

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    Episode 95: 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.

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    Episode 94: 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.

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    Episode 93: 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.

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    Episode 92: 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.

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    Episode 91: 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.

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    Episode 90: 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.

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    Episode 89: 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.

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    Episode 88: 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.

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    Episode 87: 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.

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    Episode 86: 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.

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    Episode 85: 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.

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    Episode 84: 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.

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    Episode 83: 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.

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    Episode 82: 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.

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    Episode 81: 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.

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    Episode 80: 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.

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    Episode 79: 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.

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    Episode 78: 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.

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    Episode 77: 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.

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    Episode 76: 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.

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    Episode 75: 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.

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    Episode 74: 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.

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    Episode 73: 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.

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    Episode 72: 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.

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    Episode 71: 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.

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    Episode 70: 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

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    Episode 69: 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.

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    Episode 68: 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.

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    Episode 67: 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.

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    Episode 66: 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.

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    Episode 65: 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.

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    Episode 64: 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.

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    Episode 63: 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.

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    Episode 62: 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.

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    Episode 61: 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.

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    Episode 60: 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.

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    Episode 59: 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.

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    Episode 58: 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.”

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    Episode 57: 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.

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    Episode 56: 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;

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    Episode 55: 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.

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    Episode 54: 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;

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    Episode 53: 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

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    Episode 52: “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;

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    Episode 51: 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.

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    Episode 50: 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;

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    Episode 49: 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;

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    Episode 48: 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;

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    Episode 47: 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;

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    Episode 46: 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;

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    Episode 45: 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;

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    Episode 44: 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.

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    Episode 43: 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.

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    Episode 42: 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?

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    Episode 41: 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

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    Episode 40: 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.

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    Episode 39: 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

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    Episode 38: Jubilee 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.

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    Episode 37: 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.

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    Episode 36: 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.

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    Episode 35: 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.

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    Episode 34: Radio Cherry Bombe – 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.

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    Episode 33: 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.

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    Episode 32: 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.

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    Episode 31: 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

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    Episode 30: 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

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    Episode 29: 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

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    Episode 28: 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

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    Episode 27: 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

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    Episode 26: 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

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    Episode 25: 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

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    Episode 24: 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]

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    Episode 23: 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

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    Episode 22: 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

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    Episode 21: 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

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    Episode 20: 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

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    Episode 19: 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

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    Episode 18: 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

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    Episode 17: 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

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    Episode 16: 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.

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    Episode 15: 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

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    Episode 14: 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.

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    Episode 13: 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

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    Episode 12: 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

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    Episode 11: 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

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    Episode 9: 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

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    Episode 8: 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

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    Episode 7: 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

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    Episode 6: 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

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    Episode 5: 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

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    Episode 4: 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

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    Episode 3: 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

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    Episode 2: 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

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    Episode 1: 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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