Radio Cherry Bombe



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 @cherrybombemag 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 / Engineered by David Tatasciore


  • Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’s 50th Anniversary, with Madeline Stuart

    27/09/2021 Duración: 45min

    Young 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  later this

  • Meet The Trader Joe’s Virgin

    20/09/2021 Duración: 24min

    If 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

    13/09/2021 Duración: 39min

    Antoni 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

    06/09/2021 Duración: 45min

    Edna 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

  • Talking Ice Cream With Caffè Panna's Hallie Meyer

    30/08/2021 Duración: 46min

    Maybe 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 for a transcript of this episode.

  • A Visit to Margaritaville with Chef Natalie Cohee

    23/08/2021 Duración: 38min

    When 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

  • Catching Up With Sara Moulton

    16/08/2021 Duración: 40min

    The 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.

  • Top Chef’s Dawn Burrell On Competing In The Olympics And On Food TV

    09/08/2021 Duración: 47min

    *"Top Chef" Season 18 Spoilers Ahead!* Chef Dawn Burrell is no stranger to pressure. Turns out that Dawn, the runner-up on the recent season of "Top Chef," was also in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney! She joins guest host Vitus Spehar of TikTok’s "Under The Desk News" to talk about her track & field days; cooking for Padma, Gail, and Tom; and Late August, the Houston restaurant she’ll be opening soon that draws on the flavors and foods of the African diaspora. We also learn who her "Top Chef" bestie was and why she’s passionate about Lucille’s 1913, the Houston-based non-profit that provides meals to those in need, culinary training, and more. Thank you to Free People for supporting this episode. Radio Cherry Bombe is recorded at Newsstand Studios at Rockefeller Center in New York City. Our theme song is by the band Tra La La. Visit for a transcript of this episode.

  • The Foodiest Fashion Designer Around, Rachel Antonoff

    02/08/2021 Duración: 41min

    When it comes to the marriage of food and fashion, there’s no one like Rachel Antonoff. Prawns, pasta, bagels, and ice cream sundaes are just some of the deliciousness that’s made its way onto Rachel’s skirts, sweaters, dresses, and pajamas. The Brooklyn-based indie fashion designer joins host Kerry Diamond to talk about her family, business, and creative process. Learn why she loves a conversation print and what she calls “the internal giggle,” and how she’s responding to changes in the fashion industry. Thank you to Free People for supporting this episode. Radio Cherry Bombe is recorded at Newsstand Studios at Rockefeller Center in New York City. Our theme song is by the band Tra La La.

  • The Lost Kitchen’s Erin French On Finding Freedom And Finding Herself

    26/07/2021 Duración: 42min

    Every year, thousands of people clamor to eat at The Lost Kitchen, Erin French’s restaurant in Freedom, Maine, population 722. Don’t visit your favorite reservations app. The only way to snag a seat is by mailing in a postcard, and needless to say, a lot of folks come up empty-handed. Fortunately, the disappointed now have a way to console themselves, as Erin and her crew are the subjects of a new show on the Magnolia Network. Erin also penned a bestselling memoir, "Finding Freedom," that came out earlier this spring and detailed the adversity and addiction she struggled with over the years on the road to opening her restaurant. Erin took a break from her kitchen duties to talk with host Kerry Diamond about freedom, Freedom, and the resilience that fuels everything she does. Thank you to Cypress Grove, the makers of award-winning goat cheese, for supporting this episode! Radio Cherry Bombe is recorded at Newsstand Studios at Rockefeller Center in New York City. Our theme song is by Tra La La.

  • Farmer Jamila Norman Of “Homegrown,” The New Show From The Magnolia Network

    19/07/2021 Duración: 40min

    Being on TV was never a goal for Jamila Norman, aka Farmer J. As the founder of Patchwork City Farms in Atlanta, she was looking to connect with the land and provide produce for her family and local residents. But now a decade later, she’s the star of 'Homegrown,' a brand new show from Joanna and Chip Gaines’ Magnolia Network. In each episode, Jamila helps families transform their outdoor spaces and grow their own food, and she’s thrilled to have a larger platform where she can spread the word about farming. “I couldn’t have written this journey at all,” Jamila told Radio Cherry Bombe host Kerry Diamond. “I’m excited to have the opportunity to live it.” Tune in for their conversation about 'Homegrown,' what Jamila is harvesting and loving this summer, the impact of climate change on small farmers, and more. Thank you to Free People for supporting this episode! Radio Cherry Bombe is recorded at Newsstand Studios at Rockefeller Center in New York City. Our theme song is by Tra La La.

  • Remembering Anthony Bourdain with Writer Laurie Woolever

    12/07/2021 Duración: 01h08min

    Few people knew the world of Anthony Bourdain as well as writer Laurie Woolever. As his longtime assistant (or lieutenant, as he called her), Laurie was enmeshed in the details of his life and work. When the beloved chef and journalist died in 2018, Laurie lost a boss, a friend, and a trusted collaborator. As she grieved with the rest of the world, Laurie set about finishing a project she and Anthony had just barely kicked off, a book called "World Travel" that would share inside details on the places he had loved and visited over the years. Laurie joins host Kerry Diamond to talk about her life, "World Travel," and of course, Anthony Bourdain. Today’s show is presented by Cakebread Cellars and Homemade, the podcast from the publishers of Allrecipes. Radio Cherry Bombe is recorded at Newsstand Studios at Rockefeller Center in New York City. Our theme song is by the band Tra La La. Subscribe to our newsletter at

  • Samin Nosrat and Helen Rosner In Conversation From The Jubilee Archives

    05/07/2021 Duración: 41min

    It’s "Salt Fat Acid Heat" star and author Samin Nosrat in conversation with The New Yorker’s Helen Rosner. We dipped into our archives for this one! Samin and Helen’s chat was recorded live at Jubilee, our annual conference that’s become the biggest gathering of women in the food and beverage space in the U.S., and this is the first time we’re broadcasting their conversation on Radio Cherry Bombe. Introducing Samin and Helen is Aran Goyoaga, the chef, author, and photographer behind the Cannelle et Vanille cookbooks and website. Thank you to Zwilling and Sequoia Grove Winery for supporting this episode.

  • Pastry Chef Claudia Fleming’s Third Act

    28/06/2021 Duración: 44min

    Revered Pastry Chef Claudia Fleming made her name at Gramercy Tavern, the landmark New York City restaurant, in the 1990s with her stripped-down, seasonal desserts. Her cookbook, "The Last Course," was published in 2001 and it became such a cult classic, it was reprinted in 2019. Fans could later find Claudia at the North Fork Table & Inn, which she opened with her husband Gerry Hayden in the heart of Long Island farm and wine country. She sold the inn last year. Now, Claudia is back in New York City with an exciting job: corporate pastry director of Union Square Hospitality Group. She is in charge of mentoring and hiring the next generation of pastry chefs at the organization, which includes The Modern, Maialino, Daily Provisions, and her original home, Gramercy Tavern. Claudia joins us to tell us all about her new gig, what she’s looking for in a pastry chef, the ingredients she’s loving, and her thoughts on today’s pastry scene. Don’t miss her chat with host Kerry Diamond. Thank you to Bouvet Ladub

  • The Delightful Samah Dada Of Dada Eats And The Today Show

    21/06/2021 Duración: 47min

    Meet Samah Dada, the home cook who's enthusiasm for plant-based recipes earned her a food correspondent gig with The Today Show and her own show on Peacock called "#Cooking." Her debut cookbook, "Dada Eats: Love to Cook It," was just released and it's packed with modern twists on classic baked goods, family favorites, and lots of yummy vegan and vegetarian dishes, plus glimpses into Samah’s personal and professional journey. She and host Kerry Diamond talk about everything from Trader Joe’s to gluten-free pasta to their favorite plant-based restaurants in New York City. Thanks to Bouvet Ladubay sparkling wine and HOMEMADE, the podcast from the publishers of Allrecipes, for supporting today’s episode. Radio Cherry Bombe is recorded at Newsstand Studio in Rockefeller Center, New York City.

  • Alice Waters and Fanny Singer on Slow Food and Family Ties

    15/06/2021 Duración: 47min

    Slow down, says Alice Waters, the food-world force behind the legendary Chez Panisse restaurant and the Edible Schoolyard organization. As Alice explains in her latest book, "We Are What We Eat: A Slow Food Manifesto," the world of fast food and disposable everything is not the way forward for mankind or the planet. Alice joins us from her home in Berkeley, California, to share her point of view, reminisce about the 50th anniversary of Chez Panisse, and reveal a few details about the restaurant project she’s working on in Los Angeles. It’s not Chez 2.0, she stresses. Fanny Singer, Alice’s daughter, author of the memoir "Always Home," and co-founder of the design brand Permanent Collection, joins host Kerry Diamond for the second part of the show. Fanny talks about her lovingly written book and the project she’s curated for Absolut Art that celebrates her favorite room in any house—the kitchen. Thank you to AIX Rosé for supporting this episode!

  • The Most Stylish Food Stylist, Mariana Velásquez

    07/06/2021 Duración: 41min

    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 sh

  • Start-Up Success Stories: Krystle Mobayeni of Bentobox and Julia Joseph of Maple Hill Creamery

    03/06/2021 Duración: 54min

    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”

    31/05/2021 Duración: 35min

    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

    26/05/2021 Duración: 48min

    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.

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