Radio Cherry Bombe features interviews with the coolest, most creative women in the world of food. Each week, host Kerry Diamond, co-founder and editorial director of the indie magazine Cherry Bombe, talks to the chefs, bakers, pastry chefs, stylists, writers, cookbook authors, and others making it happen. Follow @cherrybombe on Instagram for show news, giveaways, and more. Thank you to Tralala for our theme song, "All Fired Up."
Hosted and Produced by Kerry Diamond / Edited and Engineered by Kat Garelli
Making Stock and Taking Stock with Gaby Melian
It’s no surprise that Gaby Melian wanted to be a detective when she was a kid. The Bon Appétit test kitchen manager is super curious and loves nothing more than tracking down a hard-to-find ingredient. Her journey began in Buenos Aires where she grew up under the watchful eye of her mother and grandmother, two talented cooks who influenced her greatly. Gaby made her way to New York, worked as a nanny and in restaurants, then wound up at doing a work-study program at the Institute for Culinary Education, where her love of recipes, food, and education all came together. Gaby talks with host Kerry Diamond about her journey, her kitchen organization skills, what she throws in her stockpot, and more. Be sure to tune in!
Chef Nancy Silverton Spills The Beans
Not only is Chef Nancy Silverton on our show, but it’s our 300th episode! We have a lot to celebrate. Tune in to hear host Kerry Diamond chat with the Cherry Bombe favorite about her new cookbook, chi SPACCA: A New Approach to American Cooking, how Nancy and her restaurants are doing during these trying times for the industry, and what’s up with her many projects. They also talk beans, bread knives, and recipes, with a special recipe-related treat at the very end of the show.
Mely Martínez of Mexico In My Kitchen
Mely Martínez was 18 years old when family members told her she had el sazón, meaning real flair in the kitchen. Mely has shared that talent with the world through her blog, Mexico In My Kitchen, which she started so her son—or, more specifically, his future partner—could have access to his mom’s recipes. Spoiler alert: Her son isn’t married, but no surprise, he is a good cook. Recently, Mely realized a big dream of hers with the release of her first cookbook, The Mexican Home Kitchen: Traditional Home-Style Recipes That Capture the Flavors and Memories of Mexico. Mely sat down with us to discuss her original supermarket shock when she came to America, tips for making tortillas from scratch, and other recipe highlights from her book and her blog.
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Plus, tune in to find out why Anne Ryan Gareis, the owner of Tiger Bites Bakes in Williamsburg, Virginia, thinks Mashama Bailey is the Bombe.
The Cake Wizard of Milkmoon Kitchen, Azara Golston
It’s rare that a cake artist can claim a certain style all her own. But that’s the case when it comes to the Milkmoon Kitchen cakes by Azara Golston. Slice into one and it’s a festival of layers, geometric shapes, and bright colors. When you see one of her cakes, the first question that comes to mind is “How does she do it?” Well, Azara is here to tell us. She also confirms that she is the accidental creator of the fault line cake, those unique confections that look as if the cake cracked open to reveal a surprise inside. Azara also shares her ups and downs of 2020, with the highlight being the arrival of her baby boy. Don’t miss this interview with one of the brightest and most creative cake creators out there.
Advocating for Accessibility with Lakshmee Lachhman-Persad
“I’m not sure what it is with society where people with disabilities are always an afterthought,” says Lakshmee Lachhman-Persad. For Lakshmee, a digital marketer with 20 years of experience in the tourism industry, the issue hits home. Her sister Annie was born with cerebral palsy, so Lakshmee knows firsthand how difficult it can be for a person with disabilities to navigate a city, even one as major and modern as New York, which they call home. In response, Lakshmee launched Accessible Travel NYC, a consultancy and website to help those looking to enjoy what New York has to offer by providing information on restaurants, transportation, accommodations, and more. Lakshmee shares her family’s story and also gives advice for those looking to make their businesses, events, or websites more accessible to the millions of people in this country with disabilities. You can visit Lakshmee’s site at accessibletravelnyc.com.
Food + People’s Sicily Sierra and Mavis-Jay Sanders
This dynamic duo is taking the food world by storm. Sicily Sierra and Mavis-Jay Sanders, partners in life and in business, are the founders of Food + People, a packaged goods company poised for growth that focuses on quality food, great flavor, and simplicity in the kitchen. They’re also the hosts of the IG Live show Drink Tank on @blackfoodfolks, where you can find them serving up candor and cocktails every Monday night. On today’s show, hear Sicily and Mavis-Jay share the story behind their company, their journeys through the world of food, and the details on their Maison Yaki pop-up launching today in Brooklyn. (They had us at meatloaf burgers.) We also get the details on their meet-cute story, which involves pricy pudding, food trucks, and the city of Los Angeles.
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