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.
Meet The Woman Behind The Korean Vegan, Joanne Molinaro
46:26Joanne Molinaro and her alter ego, The Korean Vegan, are taking the food world by storm. A lawyer turned blogger turned TikTok star, Joanne has captivated millions of fans with her vegan takes on classic Korean recipes. But Joanne adds a twist in the form of deeply personal stories about her life, her family, and her role as a content creator. Her debut cookbook, The Korean Vegan Cookbook: Reflections and Recipes from Omma's Kitchen, is out Tuesday, Oct. 12th, and it’s one of the season’s most anticipated cookbooks. Joanne joins host Kerry Diamond to talk about her story and her favorite recipes. Joanne will be at Cherry Bombe Cooks & Books celebration on Saturday, Oct. 16th. Tickets and all-access passes are now on sale. Thank you to Kerrygold and Ace Hotel Brooklyn for supporting Radio Cherry Bombe. Radio Cherry Bombe is recorded at Newsstand Studios at Rockefeller Center in New York City.
Chef Tommi Vincent on Food, Faith, and Family
48:36Chef Tommi Vincent is a force. As the matriarch behind Vincent Country, the company she and her husband founded to uplift and inspire others, Chef Tommi is all about helping others be their best selves. In addition to being a mom, grandmother, chef, and philanthropist, Tommi is a board member of The National Domestic Violence Hotline and has dedicated her time and resources to helping others affected by domestic violence. Tommi is also a member of Just Call Me Chef, the black female chef collective, and was honored with the organization’s Just Call Me Sis sisterhood award earlier this year. If you or anyone you know is affected by domestic violence, you can reach The National Domestic Violence Hotline by calling 800-799-7233, by texting the word START to 88788, or visiting thehotline.org.
Stanley Tucci On Italy, Julia Child, And His New Book, “Taste”
40:52Stanley Tucci, the food world’s favorite actor, stops by Radio Cherry Bombe today and there’s a lot to talk about. His memoir, "Taste: My Life Through Food," is out today; "Big Night," the cult film he co-wrote, co-directed, and starred in, just turned 25; and his TV program, "Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy," just won an Emmy. Stanley also chats with host Kerry Diamond about his pasta rules, his love for Julia Child, and, of course, timpano. Don’t miss this episode! Thank you to Kerrygold, Crate & Barrel, and Ace Hotel Brooklyn for supporting our podcast. Radio Cherry Bombe is recorded at Newsstand Studios at Rockefeller Center in the heart of New York City.
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’s 50th Anniversary, with Madeline Stuart
45:28Young Madeline Stuart loved Charlie and the Chocolate Factory so much, she suggested to her dad that the Roald Dahl classic children’s book would make a great movie. Fortunately, for the legions of Willy Wonka fans, Madeline’s dad was director and documentarian Mel Stuart… and the rest is Hollywood history. Madeline’s dad gave her $50 for the idea and the Stuart family would eventually move to Munich for the making of the movie. Madeline joins host Kerry Diamond to talk about the story behind the movie, the Quaker Oats connection, her father’s relationship with Dahl, the casting of Gene Wilder, and more. They also talk about Madeline’s career as a celebrated interior designer and her book, No Place Like Home: Interiors by Madeline Stuart. Thank you to Kerrygold, makers of beautiful Irish butter and cheese from grass-fed dairy, and Ace Hotel Brooklyn, for supporting our show. Radio Cherry Bombe is recorded at Newsstand Studios at Rockefeller Center. Visit cherrybombe.com/madeline-stuart-transcript later this week for a transcript of this episode.
Meet The Trader Joe’s Virgin
24:38If you’re part of the Trader Joe’s fan club, you might find it hard to believe that our host, Cherry Bombe founder Kerry Diamond, has never shopped at the famous grocery chain. On this episode, Kerry makes up for lost time and visits her local Trader Joe’s in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, along with assistant producer Jenna Sadhu to learn all about the chain’s popular mix of product and price point, and why Trader Joe’s is so obsessed with pumpkin and snacks. Jenna shares the history of the beloved brand and she and Kerry walkthrough cult-fave products including Speculoos Cookie Butter and Everything But The Bagel Sesame Seasoning. Kerry shares what she tossed in her shopping cart and what gets her thumb’s up and thumb’s down. Thank you to Kerrygold butter and cheese made with milk from Irish grass-fed cows, and to Ace Hotel Brooklyn. For 15% off your stay, use code cherryb.
Queer Eye’s Antoni Porowski Loves Dinnertime
39:56Antoni Porowski is back with his latest cookbook, 'Antoni: Let’s Do Dinner.' The 'Queer Eye' star’s second book is a celebration of his favorite meal, with recipes inspired by everything from his childhood favorites to his love for salads. Antoni joins host Kerry Diamond to talk about 'Let’s Do Dinner,' the team that helped him bring the book to life, and his love for everything from rotisserie chicken to eggs to Nigella Lawson. Antoni also shares the work he’s been doing in support of Poland’s LGBTQ+ community via the Equaversity Foundation. Thank you to Kerrygold, the amazing butter and cheese made with milk from Irish grass-fed cows, for supporting this podcast. Radio Cherry Bombe was recorded at Newsstand Studios at Rockefeller Center in New York City.
The Real Edna Lewis: A Conversation With Her Niece, Nina Williams-Mbengue
45:40Edna Lewis might be the most important American chef ever and few people knew her like her niece, Nina Williams-Mbengue. Nina was just 12 years old when she helped her Aunt Edna by typing up the notes for Edna’s landmark cookbook, TheTaste of Country Cooking. The 1976 book inspired the farm-to-table movement of later years, codified the classics of Southern cuisine, and documented the foodways of Freetown, Virginia, the settlement founded by Edna’s grandfather and other individuals who had been freed from chattel slavery. Nina shares what her aunt was really like, her memories of summers spent in Freetown, and what Edna would think of the legacy she left behind. Don’t miss this special episode. Thank you to Chronicle Books for supporting our podcast. Chronicle Books is the publisher of Flavors of the Sun: The Sahadi’s Guide to Understanding, Buying, and Using Middle Eastern Ingredients by Christine Sahadi Whelan, out Tuesday, Sept. 7th. Be sure to get a copy from your favorite bookstore. Radio Cherry Bombe is recorded at Newsstand Studios at Rockefeller Center in New York City. Visit https://cherrybombe.com/nina-mbengue-transcript for a transcript of this episode.
Talking Ice Cream With Caffè Panna's Hallie Meyer
46:45Maybe you’re all about ice cream in the summer. Or maybe you’re all about ice cream 365 days a year. Whichever side, don’t miss today’s guest, Hallie Meyer of Caffè Panna. Hallie opened her ice cream shop, modeled on her favorite Italian gelaterias, in 2019 near Gramercy Park in New York City and it’s been a cult favorite with ice cream aficionados ever since. Hallie joins host Kerry Diamond to talk about the cool world of ice cream, how she got involved in the industry, plus what’s next for her, and she and Kerry share their favorite ice cream flavors. Thank you to Free People for supporting this episode. Don’t miss the Cherry Bombe x Free People Summer Supper Club. Radio Cherry Bombe is recorded at Newsstand Studios at Rockefeller Center in Manhattan. Visit https://cherrybombe.com/hallie-meyer-transcript for a transcript of this episode.
A Visit to Margaritaville with Chef Natalie Cohee
38:55When Jimmy Buffett penned the song Margaritaville, it was a fun tribute to a laid-back lifestyle and a tequila-based cocktail. Little did he know, 44 years later, there would be an entire chain of Margaritaville resorts, 24 of them, in fact, in 21 cities and seven countries. The newest one opened earlier this summer in midtown Manhattan, “an island oasis amid the bustle of the world’s busiest city.” Overseeing all five restaurants at the space is Chef Natalie Cohee and she joins guest host V Spehar to share what life’s like at the urban resort. Did we mention there’s a rooftop pool? And a statue of the Statue of Liberty drinking a margarita? Join us for this virtual visit to Margaritaville. Thank you to Free People for supporting this episode. Check out the Cherry Bombe x Free People Summer Supper Club on YouTube. Radio Cherry Bombe is recorded at Newsstand Studios at Rockefeller Center in New York City. A transcript of this interview will be available later this week on https://cherrybombe.com/radio-cherry-bombe.
Catching Up With Sara Moulton
40:19The much-loved food TV chef and cookbook author Sara Moulton is back on Radio Cherry Bombe! Sara stopped by to chat with guest host V Spehar about the incredible career that has taken her from culinary school to restaurant kitchens (at a time when women were not welcome) to "Good Morning America," Gourmet magazine, the Food Network, PBS, and Milk Street Radio. Sara also shares how she snagged her job as Julia Child’s assistant and what it was like working with the culinary icon. Of course, we couldn’t let Sara stop by without getting a few cooking tips and tricks, so she and V talk about her favorite summer produce and just what to do with it. Thank you to Free People for supporting this episode and thank you to V Spehar of "Under The Desk News" on TikTok for guest hosting. Radio Cherry Bombe is recorded at Newsstand Studios at Rockefeller Center in Manhattan.