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Radio Cherry Bombe features interviews with the most interesting people in the world of food. Each week, host Kerry Diamond, founder and editor of the indie magazine Cherry Bombe, talks to the chefs, bakers, creatives, and entrepreneurs making it happen. Follow @cherrybombe on Instagram for show news and more, and visit cherrybombe.com/radio-cherry-bombe for transcripts and past episodes. Thank you to Tralala for our theme song, "All Fired Up."

Produced by The Cherry Bombe Podcast Network

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Radio Cherry Bombe features interviews with the most interesting people in the world of food. Each week, host Kerry Diamond, founder and editor of the indie magazine Cherry Bombe, talks to the chefs, bakers, creatives, and entrepreneurs making it happen. Follow @cherrybombe on Instagram for show news and more, and visit cherrybombe.com/radio-cherry-bombe for transcripts and past episodes. Thank you to Tralala for our theme song, "All Fired Up."

Produced by The Cherry Bombe Podcast Network

    Chef Maria Mazon Of Tucson’s Boca And Sona On Representing Her Mexico

    Chef Maria Mazon Of Tucson’s Boca And Sona On Representing Her Mexico

    Chef Maria Mazon was a waitress at a Mexican-American restaurant outside Tucson when she found herself in the kitchen giving the cooks ideas for what to make. Today, she is the celebrated owner of Boca restaurant and Sona bodega in Tucson, Arizona, and has appeared on "Chopped" and Season 18 of "Top Chef." Tacos, salsas, and the cuisine of Sonora, Mexico, where she was raised, are Chef Maria’s passions. “I’m here to represent my Mexico,” she explained. “I would not change my story for the world.”

    Chef Maria joins host Kerry Diamond to talk about her career, the confidence that helped her excel in the kitchen, the appliance tattooed on her thigh (want to guess?), the Tucson culinary scene, and more. Catch this episode and learn how Chef Maria puts her heart and soul into everything she does, from her food to her businesses to her life.

    Thank you to Graduate Hotels for supporting this episode. If you’d like to hear from Chef Maria in person, join us at the Graduate Hotel Tuscon event happening Thursday, Feb. 23rd. Tickets here. There will be a panel discussion with Maria and other local food personalities plus snacks & sips.

    Want to come to Cherry Bombe’s Jubilee on April 15th in NYC? Get your ticket here.

    This episode of Radio Cherry Bombe was recorded at CityVox Studios in NYC. Our theme song is by the band Tralala. Subscribe to our newsletter and check out past episodes and transcripts here.

    More on Maria: Instagram, Boca Restaurant, Sona Tortillas, Borderlands Brewing Co.

    • 44 min
    Ashley Christensen, Chef & Restaurateur, Starts A New Chapter

    Ashley Christensen, Chef & Restaurateur, Starts A New Chapter

    As the restaurant world confronts what it means to be sustainable from a human perspective, some chefs are realizing they need to first answer that question for themselves. For Ashley Christensen, the award-winning chef and proprietor behind AC Restaurants in Raleigh, North Carolina, that meant putting herself on the road to sobriety. In October, Ashley announced her decision via an Instagram post. Not only did many in her community rally around her, but those dealing with similar journeys reached out to share their stories and encouragement.

    Ashley joins host Kerry Diamond to talk about her decision and what it’s meant to her personally and professionally. She also shares an update on her hospitality group, which today includes an events company, a commissary kitchen, and five restaurants. Her first spot, Poole’s Diner, just turned 15 in December. Ashley is also an author and co-wrote two books: "Poole’s Diner" and "It’s Always Freezer Season" with Kaitlyn Goalen, who is her wife and the executive director of AC Restaurants.

    Thank you to Graduate Hotels for supporting this episode. If you’d like to hear from Chef Ashley in person, join Radio Cherry Bombe on Thursday, Feb. 9th at Graduate Chapel Hill for a special networking event. Tickets here. There will be a panel discussion with Ashley and other local food personalities plus snacks & sips. We’ll also be at Graduate Tucson on Feb. 23rd and the new Graduate Palo Alto on March 2nd.

    This episode of Radio Cherry Bombe was recorded at CityVox Studios in NYC. Our theme song is by the band Tralala. Subscribe to our newsletter and check out past episodes and transcripts here.

    More on Ashley: Instagram, Poole’s Diner, AC Restaurants, "Poole’s Cookbook," and "It’s Always Freezer Season."

    • 43 min
    Noma And The Future Of Fine Dining With Julia Moskin Of The New York Times

    Noma And The Future Of Fine Dining With Julia Moskin Of The New York Times

    Last week, René Redzepi, the influential chef and founder of Noma, announced he would be closing his world-renowned restaurant in late 2024. Julia Moskin of The New York Times broke the story and kicked off a range of conversations about fine dining, unpaid labor, and even the influence of the film "The Menu." Julia joins host Kerry Diamond to talk about Noma, what might be next for both Redzepi and his restaurant, and Hollywood’s current interest in all things culinary.

    In the second half of the show, we talk to Julia about her career at The New York Times and the Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative work to which she contributed.

    Subscribe to our newsletter and check out past episodes and transcripts here.

    Want to come to Cherry Bombe’s Jubilee in April? Get your ticket here.

    This episode of Radio Cherry Bombe was recorded at CityVox Studios in NYC. Our theme song is by the band Tralala.

    Julia Moskin articles:
    Noma announcement
    The Willows Inn
    "The Menu"
    More from Julia

    • 50 min
    Edna Lewis’s Life And Legacy, With Tanya Holland And Nina Williams-Mbengue Live At Cooks & Books

    Edna Lewis’s Life And Legacy, With Tanya Holland And Nina Williams-Mbengue Live At Cooks & Books

    Edna Lewis is one of the most important and influential American chefs. She celebrated Southern cooking and foodways in her seminal work, 1976’s "The Taste Of Country Cooking," and helped inspire the farm-to-table movement. At her side for some of this journey was her niece, Nina, who not only got to enjoy her aunt’s food, but who typed up the manuscript for her groundbreaking cookbook as a young teen. Today, Nina Williams-Mbengue is a retired child welfare expert and a board member of The Edna Lewis Foundation. She joined chef, TV personality, and "California Soul" author Tanya Holland to reminisce about her experiences with her aunt and to talk about Edna’s life and legacy.

    Thank you to Yes! Apples for supporting today's show.

    This interview took place at the 2nd annual Cherry Bombe Cooks & Books festival at Ace Hotel Brooklyn. Our next event is the Cherry Bombe Jubilee conference. Get your ticket here.

    Radio Cherry Bombe is recorded at Newsstand Studios at Rockefeller Center in New York City. Our theme song is by the band Tralala. Subscribe to our newsletter and check out past episodes and transcripts here.

    More on Nina: Instagram, Listen to Nina on Radio Cherry Bombe from 2021
    More on Tanya: Instagram, Check out Tanya’s new book, "California Soul"

    • 37 min
    Claire Saffitz, Our #1 Interview From 2022

    Claire Saffitz, Our #1 Interview From 2022

    Happy New Year, listeners! We’re happy to share this encore presentation of our most listened-to episode of 2022. Claire Saffitz, cookbook author, Cherry Bombe cover girl, and YouTube’s favorite baker, joined host Kerry Diamond last year to talk about Claire’s unique culinary path. It took Claire awhile to figure out her place in the food world, and she shares the twists and turns it took to get where she is today. Claire also talks about her 2020 bestseller, "Dessert Person;" shares some tidbits about her 2022 release, "What’s For Dessert;" and why she considers Dorie Greenspan and Claudia Fleming her mentors.

    Radio Cherry Bombe is recorded at Newsstand Studios at Rockefeller Center in New York City. Our theme song is by the band Tralala.

    Subscribe to our newsletter and check out past episodes and transcripts here. Pick up a copy of Cherry Bombe magazine’s Issue 18 with Claire Saffitz on the cover here.

    Follow Claire on Instagram and Patreon. Get Claire’s salty nut tart with rosemary recipe.

    Follow host Kerry Diamond on Instagram.

    • 54 min
    The Lost Kitchen’s Erin French, Live From Cooks & Books

    The Lost Kitchen’s Erin French, Live From Cooks & Books

    Here’s a little year-end holiday gift for everyone: a chat with chef and author Erin French of The Lost Kitchen, the little restaurant that could in Freedom, Maine. Erin was interviewed by host Kerry Diamond at Cherry Bombe’s 2nd Annual Cooks & Books Festival in Brooklyn this past November. They talk about the restaurant’s famous “reservations” system, how Erin got her culinary chops, and the Magnolia Network series about life at The Lost Kitchen.

    Radio Cherry Bombe is recorded at Newsstand Studios at Rockefeller Center in New York City. Our theme song is by Tra La La. Sign up for our newsletter here!

    More on Erin: The Lost Kitchen, Erin’s memoir, "The Lost Kitchen cookbook," the Erin French issue of Cherry Bombe Magazine

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
446 Ratings

446 Ratings

ellenspi ,

Great baking tips!

Love the She’s My Cherry Pie episodes especially! Jessie is a great interviewer and I love all the baking tips.

Maria Velasco 1 ,

Excellent podcast!

Radio Cherry Bombe has quickly become a favorite in my feed! I love Kerry’s positive energy, and her conversations with her guests are engaging and insightful.

Each episode leaves you feeling inspired and wanting more!

Meg- GroundedNourishment ,

Love this foodie pod!

A fun podcast learning about different foodies and delicious food! I love how Kerry talks to everyone in the food scene: chefs, entrepreneurs, and creatives!

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