56 episodes

The Future Of Food Is You is a podcast for the next generation of food leaders. Each week, food enthusiast & community builder Abena Anim-Somuah of The Eden Place interviews emerging talent in the worlds of food, drink, tech, and media. They talk about their dreams, aspirations, and desires to transform the food world and also give us some predictions about what’s to come. New episodes drop every Thursday. The Future Of Food Is You is produced by The Cherry Bombe Podcast Network.

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    • 4.9 • 28 Ratings

The Future Of Food Is You is a podcast for the next generation of food leaders. Each week, food enthusiast & community builder Abena Anim-Somuah of The Eden Place interviews emerging talent in the worlds of food, drink, tech, and media. They talk about their dreams, aspirations, and desires to transform the food world and also give us some predictions about what’s to come. New episodes drop every Thursday. The Future Of Food Is You is produced by The Cherry Bombe Podcast Network.

    Figlia Founder Lily Geiger On The Mission Behind Her Zero-Proof Brand

    Figlia Founder Lily Geiger On The Mission Behind Her Zero-Proof Brand

    Today’s guest is Lily Geiger, founder of Figlia, a nonalcoholic beverage brand she founded with the mission of changing drinking culture. Having grown up with a parent who battled alcoholism, Lily says she started Figlia “for those who are going zero proof, for whatever reason.” Figlia is more than just a zero-proof drink option. The brand also aspires to help non-drinkers feel empowered to share their experiences. Lily and host Abena Anim-Somuah discuss the story behind Figlia and how the values of community and philanthropy underpin the brand.

    Don’t miss Lily’s voicemail to her future self.

    *Please note that alcoholism is discussed throughout the episode.

    More on Lily: Instagram, Figlia, website
    Partnership to End Addiction website
    Follow Abena on Instagram
    Cherry Bombe on Instagram

    Future Of Food Is You transcripts can be found here

    Hosted by Abena Anim-Somuah
    Produced by Kerry Diamond, Catherine Baker, and Elizabeth Vogt
    Edited by Jenna Sadhu
    Content Operations Manager Londyn Crenshaw
    Recorded at CityVox Studios in NYC

    The Future Of Food Is You is a production of The Cherry Bombe Podcast Network

    • 25 min
    Lauren Dozier On Her Viral Quilt Cookies And Drawing Inspiration From The Past

    Lauren Dozier On Her Viral Quilt Cookies And Drawing Inspiration From The Past

    Lauren Dozier’s cookies are more than just sweet treats. Incorporating influences from fine art, fashion, children’s books, and her ancestors, Lauren has delighted her followers and collaborated with the likes of Loeffler Randall and The Six Bells. She takes vintage and coquette aesthetics to a whole new level with her viral quilt cookies, gingham slice-and-bakes, and other confections, and it’s not surprising to learn she’s inspired by artists including Mary Cassatt, Betye Saar, and Beatrix Potter.

    Lauren and host Abena Anim-Somuah discuss Lauren’s unique baking style, how loving vintage things and antiques as Black women can feel complicated at times, and how virtual interactions can lead to meaningful connections in real life.

    Don’t miss Lauren’s voicemail to her future self.

    More on Lauren: Instagram, Substack
    Follow Abena on Instagram
    Cherry Bombe on Instagram

    Future Of Food Is You transcripts can be found here

    Hosted by Abena Anim-Somuah
    Produced by Kerry Diamond, Catherine Baker, and Elizabeth Vogt
    Edited by Jenna Sadhu
    Content Operations Manager Londyn Crenshaw
    Recorded at CityVox Studios in NYC

    The Future Of Food Is You is a production of The Cherry Bombe Podcast Network

    • 32 min
    While Entertaining’s Amber Mayfield Hewett Is Changing The Party Scene

    While Entertaining’s Amber Mayfield Hewett Is Changing The Party Scene

    Today’s guest is Amber Mayfield Hewett, the party planner and entrepreneur behind the companies To Be Hosted and While Entertaining Media. Amber joins host Abena Anim-Somuah to talk about the flagship WE Gala, her time as an NBC page, the media company she launched in her 20s, and why she’d love to plan events for Rihanna and 2 Chainz.

    Don’t miss Amber’s voicemail to her future self.

    More on Amber: Instagram, To Be Hosted, While Entertaining
    Follow Abena on Instagram
    Cherry Bombe on Instagram

    Future Of Food Is You transcripts can be found here

    Hosted by Abena Anim-Somuah
    Produced by Kerry Diamond, Catherine Baker, and Elizabeth Vogt
    Edited by Jenna Sadhu
    Content Operations Manager Londyn Crenshaw
    Recorded at CityVox Studios in NYC

    The Future Of Food Is You is a production of The Cherry Bombe Podcast Network

    • 35 min
    “The Frosted Hag” Madeline Bach Is Making Cakes Her Own Way

    “The Frosted Hag” Madeline Bach Is Making Cakes Her Own Way

    Today’s guest is Madeline Bach, the founder and cake artist behind Frosted Hag. Madeline’s cakes are colorful, maximalist creations, crowded with whimsical toppings that beckon you to lean in for a closer look. In this episode, host Abena Anim-Somuah and Madeline discuss the inspiration behind her cakes, her time working as a “gallerina” at a Lower East Side art gallery, and the special people and events she’s made cakes for, including Harry Styles’ Madison Square Garden residency and her collaboration with MAC Cosmetics.

    Tune in to learn all about Madeline’s frosting philosophy, her artistic idols including Lana del Rey, Pink Pantheress, and Depeche Mode, and why she loves “being on the other side of a celebration” as a cake artist. Don’t miss Madeline’s voicemail to her future self!

    More on Madeline: Instagram, website
    Follow Abena on Instagram
    Cherry Bombe on Instagram

    Future Of Food Is You transcripts can be found here

    Hosted by Abena Anim-Somuah
    Produced by Kerry Diamond, Catherine Baker, and Elizabeth Vogt
    Edited by Jenna Sadhu
    Content Operations Manager Londyn Crenshaw
    Recorded at CityVox Studios in NYC

    The Future Of Food Is You is a production of The Cherry Bombe Podcast Network

    • 33 min
    Gabrielle Chappel Of “Next Level Chef”

    Gabrielle Chappel Of “Next Level Chef”

    Gabrielle Chappel is a rising culinary star and current contestant on Fox’s “Next Level Chef,”the Gordon Ramsay competition show. Gabrielle cites her childhood in rural Pennsylvania as having sparked her interest in intentional ingredient sourcing, seasonality, and nutrition. After working odd jobs and grinding in the world of journalism, Gabrielle found her true calling in food. These days, she’s determined to redefine the way we think about plant-based eating and what we consider delicious.

    Tune in to learn all about Gabrielle’s cooking philosophy, her idols including Alice Waters, Julia Child, and Yotam Ottolenghi, and her experience on “Next Level Chef,” which is streaming now on Hulu. Don’t miss Gabrielle’s voicemail to her future self!

    More on Gabrielle: Instagram, website, "Next Level Chef"
    Follow Abena on Instagram
    Cherry Bombe on Instagram

    Future Of Food Is You transcripts can be found here

    Learn more about Cherry Bombe Jubilee here

    Hosted by Abena Anim-Somuah
    Produced by Kerry Diamond, Catherine Baker, and Elizabeth Vogt
    Edited by Jenna Sadhu
    Content Operations Manager Londyn Crenshaw
    Recorded at CityVox Studios in NYC

    The Future Of Food Is You is a production of The Cherry Bombe Podcast Network

    • 46 min
    TikTok Star Hailee Catalano Is Keeping Her Cool In The Kitchen

    TikTok Star Hailee Catalano Is Keeping Her Cool In The Kitchen

    Cooking has always been at the center of Hailee Catalano’s world. She grew up watching The Food Network, inspired by cooks like Rachael Ray and watching the adults cook in her Sicilian-German home. Some of our guests have winding paths into the food world but Hailee was on a mission from day one. After attending the Culinary Institute of America, she started her career in restaurant kitchens. When her plan to break into the New York restaurant scene was upended by COVID, Hailee started thinking outside of the box. She got a job as an Instacart shopper for a test kitchen and started making cooking videos as a creative outlet. Today, she’s garnered a devoted following across social channels, and she’s not stopping anytime soon.

    Hailee joins host Abena Anim-Somuah to chat about finding her voice and balancing her life as a content creator. They talk about how her videos have evolved, from the “hands-and-pans” style to the more personal content her audience connects with today: calm, straightforward walk-throughs of comforting recipes, made with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Listen to Hailee’s top pieces of advice for homecooks, her stance on dill, and what it’s like sharing a kitchen with Chuck Cruz, her partner and a fellow content creator. Don’t miss Hailee’s voicemail to her future self!

    Thank you to Kerrygold, Hampton Grocer, and Dona for supporting today’s show.

    More on Hailee: Instagram, website, TikTok
    Follow Abena on Instagram
    Cherry Bombe on Instagram

    Future Of Food Is You transcripts can be found here

    Learn more about Cherry Bombe Jubilee here

    Hosted by Abena Anim-Somuah
    Produced by Kerry Diamond, Catherine Baker, and Elizabeth Vogt
    Edited by Jenna Sadhu
    Editorial Assistant Londyn Crenshaw
    Recorded at CityVox Studios in NYC

    The Future Of Food Is You is a production of The Cherry Bombe Podcast Network

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

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28 Ratings

28 Ratings

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Great show. Lots of different views of food. Thank you.

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This is a great listen from the Cherrybombe team — and an inspiring one as someone new to the food industry (Gen Z) and looking to learn more about the stories and journeys of other rising stars. I’ve loved every episode so far, can’t wait to keep listening!

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Cool food hunters rejoice!

Thank you Cherry Bombe for sharing what’s interesting and new. Very excited about future episodes.

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