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 Cherry Bombe Media.
The Most Stylish Food Stylist, Mariana Velásquez
Mariana Velásquez’s keen eye for detail has made her one of the most in-demand food stylists around, and her personal style—from her signature red lipstick to her favorite flowy aprons—has earned her a reputation as the most stylish. Her professional accomplishments are impressive. Mariana has worked on cookbook projects with the likes of First Lady Michelle Obama, was the food stylist on Lin-Manuel Miranda’s highly anticipated new film "In The Heights," and has brought her talents to magazines from Vogue to Saveur. After working on more than 20 cookbooks, Mariana finally has her own. "Colombiana" is a love letter to Mariana’s native Colombia and celebrates her country’s cuisines, women, traditions, and ingredients. There’s more! She also has her own apron line, Limonarium. Mariana joins host Kerry Diamond to talk all about her line, her book, and the conversation that changed her life.
This episode was recorded at Newstand Studios at Rockefeller Center. Thank you to Loeffler Randall for supporting today’s show!
Start-Up Success Stories: Krystle Mobayeni of Bentobox and Julia Joseph of Maple Hill Creamery
Start-ups come in all shapes and sizes, but they are similar in that they take a lot of grit and tenacity to get them off the ground. Despite all the love and hard work that goes into start-ups, about 90 percent of them fail. Still, that did not deter today’s guests, Krystle Mobayeni of BentoBox and Julia Joseph of Maple Hill Creamery. Their companies went from start-ups to success and they’re here to tell host Kerry Diamond about everything from the bumps to the triumphs.
Thank you to Schmaltzy, the podcast of the Jewish Food Society, for partnering with us on this episode.
Ina Garten and Stanley Tucci on Julia Child and the making of “Julie & Julia”
Join us for this warm and wonderful conversation between two icons, Ina Garten and Stanley Tucci. The two got together for the very first time, via Zoom, Ina from the Hamptons and Stanley from London, for a talk to kick off The Julia Jubilee, Cherry Bombe’s celebration of the life and legacy of Julia Child. Ina, star of The Barefoot Contessa and author of 12 bestselling cookbooks, and Stanley, the celebrated actor-director-writer and star of the new CNN series, Stanley Tucci: Searching For Italy, talk about the making of the much-loved film Julie & Julia, their relationship with writer-director Nora Eprhon, and what they’d make if Julia Child came by for dinner. Don’t miss this special chat! Thank you to Crate & Barrel for supporting The Julia Jubilee and this episode of Radio Cherry Bombe.
Celebrating Netflix’s High On The Hog with Dr. Jessica B. Harris, Karis Jagger, and Fabienne Toback
Today marks the debut of a groundbreaking Netflix series based on Dr. Jessica B. Harris’s book, 'High on the Hog: A Culinary Journey from Africa to America.' Published 10 years ago, the book was optioned by Karis Jagger and Fabienne Toback, two friends who could see Dr. Harris’s story about African American food culture, traditions, and ingredients living beyond the printed page. The result is the four-part 'High on the Hog,' which takes viewers on an emotional and lushly visual journey from Benin in West Africa to cities and counties across the United States. Dr. Harris, a historian, retired professor, and author of more than a dozen books joins us to talk about 'High on the Hog' and what it means to see her work both transformed and celebrated. In the second half of the show, we’re joined by the executive producers of the show, Karis Jagger and Fabienne Toback of Hey Sistah.
Advice for Entrepreneurs from Hedley & Bennett’s Ellen Bennett
Are you a dreamer? Overthinker? Would-be entrepreneur? This one's for you. Ellen Bennett made a name for herself in the restaurant industry as a scrappy entrepreneur with great aprons and a lot of hustle. Nine years later, as the founder and CEO of Hedley & Bennett, she’s accumulated a lot of wisdom and she shares it all in her new book, "Dream First, Details Later: How to Quit Overthinking and Make it Happen." Ellen joins host Kerry Diamond to talk about her colorful new business book, the lessons she’s learned over the years, and how she and her company have evolved.
Chef Deborah VanTrece Talks Global Soul Food
Grab your passports and get ready for Chef Deborah VanTrece’s very unique take on Southern cuisine. The owner and creative director of Atlanta’s Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours and author of 'The Twisted Soul Cookbook: Modern Soul Food with Global Flavors,' Deborah has created a cuisine that’s all her own—one that’s reflective of her life, loves, appetites, and adventures. She joins host Kerry Diamond to talk about her debut cookbook, life during the pandemic, and the secret behind her praline mac & cheese.
Thank you to Talea Beer Co. of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, for supporting today’s show.
Just discovered Radio Cherry Bombe and love it! I loved your interview with Mariana Velásquez and learning about being a food stylist. Looking forward to new episodes!
Love love love
If I may ask... Please make sure your guests learn to say “restaurateur”..! It’s killing me!
Love this podcast!
I stumbled upon this podcast and wished I found it years ago! Kerry asks such insightful questions and I always leave the podcast feeling inspired.