Episodes
Published 10/01/22
Molly Yeh has come a long way since starting her blog, My Name Is Yeh. She moved to Minnesota, got married, became a mom, and filmed 12 seasons of her Food Network show, "Girl Meets Farm." She’s also penned two cookbooks, including her latest, "Home Is Where The Eggs Are," a heartfelt and often humorous look at her life and the recipes she creates. Molly’s grand adventure continues with Bernie’s, a restaurant that she and her husband are opening in a historic spot in East Grand Forks,...
Published 10/01/22
One of our favorite guests, Nigella Lawson, stops by for a quick chat about her upcoming North American tour in support of her latest book, “Cook, Eat, Repeat.” Her 16-city tour kicks off Nov. 7th in Boston and you can snag tickets here. Nigella and host Kerry Diamond also talk dried herbs (they’ve gotten much better, swears Nigella), her Chicken in a Pot with Lemon & Orzo, and what books she’s reading and loving. In the second half of the show, we have a special talk from our Jubilee...
Published 09/29/22
Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Maneesh Goyal are on a mission to share the rich culture, cuisine, and hospitality of India with everyone they can. Priyanka, the groundbreaking actor and UNICEF ambassador, and Maneesh, an entrepreneur and Planned Parenthood board member, joined forces last year to open Sona, a pan-Indian restaurant in New York City, but they didn’t stop there. They recently launched Sona Home, a companion luxury brand that features tabletop items and housewares. The two friends...
Published 09/26/22
What’s it like running the pastry departments at two of New York City’s buzziest fine dining restaurants? We find out when Michelle Palazzo, director of pastry operations for Le Rock and Frenchette restaurants, and Mariah Neston, Le Rock’s executive pastry chef, join us for today’s episode. The two didn’t know each other before meeting in the kitchen at the critically acclaimed Frenchette, but they quickly formed a professional partnership and support system that has served them well. Today,...
Published 09/19/22
When Danielle Walker was 22 years old and a newlywed, she was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. The autoimmune disease was debilitating, and Danielle wasn’t sure she’d achieve any of the goals or dreams she had set for herself, from having a family to working in publishing or P.R. A medical emergency abroad helped her realize there could be a connection between her illness and diet, and so began a long journey toward healing herself and helping countless people through her cookbooks,...
Published 09/15/22
Amber Mayfield doesn’t let much get in her way. The events she worked on at her corporate job were a little stale, so she launched her own events company, To Be Hosted. She thought Black culinary creatives deserved attention year-round, not just for Black History Month, so she launched her own print and digital magazine, While Entertaining. She wanted to pay homage to her grandmother’s recipes, so she self-published a recipe journal (coming this fall), rather than go the traditional...
Published 09/12/22
It’s two legends, one stage on today’s show as we dip into the Jubilee archives. Don’t miss this wise and warm conversation between Madhur Jaffrey and Padma Lakshmi from the Cherry Bombe Jubilee Conference in Brooklyn in Spring 2019. Madhur, says Padma, “is the greatest living writer on Indian food—ever.” Padma, the star of "Top Chef" and "Taste the Nation" and a best-selling author, interviewed Madhur and it was a riveting exchange that touched on a wide range of topics: protesting with...
Published 09/05/22
Violeta Edelman’s fascinating journey begins in the Amazon. She was a curious 20-year-old from Buenos Aires looking for the answers to life and searching for a soulmate at, of all places, an ayahuasca conference. She found her soulmate, wound up in Washington, D.C., and launched a gelato business with lots of enthusiasm but zero experience. There were lots of tears, expensive mistakes, and a contractor who ran off with their money, but they found a passionate audience for Dolcezza Gelato and...
Published 08/29/22
If you’ve watched the Netflix reboot of "Iron Chef," you know one of the hardest jobs is held by… the judges! Sure, the chefs are under pressure to get their dishes done and to the judges’ table in record time, but someone has to eat all that food—and pass judgment on the country’s top culinary talent. Globetrotter and TV personality Nilou Motamed handled the gig with aplomb. The food and travel expert joins host Kerry Diamond to talk about the show, the comfort foods and hospitality...
Published 08/22/22
If Courtney Storer’s life sounds like an episode of The Bear, it’s no surprise. She’s the culinary producer of the hit show, which was created by her brother, Christopher Storer. The restaurant world has reacted strongly to "The Bear" and its portrayal of kitchen culture. Courtney, for her part, was drawn to the restaurant industry as a teenager but had to lie about her age to snag her first job. She later wound up working in HR, but was encouraged to attend culinary school because of her...
Published 08/15/22
Years ago, when Esther Choi was working behind the scenes of "Iron Chef" on the Food Network, helping procure specialty groceries for the competitors, she never imagined that one day she’d be battling the country’s best chefs for the show’s top prize. But there she was, part of the star-studded lineup of the new Netflix reboot, "Iron Chef: Quest For An Iron Legend." We won’t say if Esther won, but just know there are a few spoiler alerts on this week’s episode. Esther and host Kerry Diamond...
Published 08/08/22
When the former community organizer Reem Assil opened Reem’s California in Oakland, she knew she wanted to do things differently. But she never could have imagined what was to come. There were protests and death threats, but also industry accolades; a heavy mix for anyone, but especially a new mom and new restaurateur. Reem joins host Kerry Diamond to talk about the early days of Reem’s, her time with La Cocina’s incubator program, and how social justice continues to permeate everything she...
Published 08/01/22
After an unconventional childhood, Zoë François thought the structure of corporate America seemed very appealing. But once she got there, she realized a desk job was not her future and she started baking to deal with the professional doldrums. That led to a stint at the Culinary Institute of America and the start of a fascinating career. Today, Zoë is the star of "Zoë Bakes" on the Magnolia Network and the author of "Zoë Bakes Cakes," her first solo cookbook. Zoë has become known for her...
Published 07/25/22
Sajani Amarasiri was born to launch her own business. She was entrepreneurial as a child growing up in Sri Lanka, studied supply chain management in college, and pursued numerous side hustles as a young adult. While working at Microsoft, she had the idea to launch the first networking and co-working space in Sri Lanka. Called Colombo Cooperative, the concept was embraced by the emerging entrepreneur community in her native country. Around the same time, back in the U.S., Sajani couldn’t help...
Published 07/18/22
Grace Young knew she wanted to cook from a young age. She was making Julia Child recipes at the age of 10 and as a teen and washed dishes in exchange for cooking lessons from a local instructor. Grace went on to work in test kitchens and write her own cookbooks, including two classics, "The Wisdom of The Chinese Kitchen" and "Breath of a Wok." Before the start of the pandemic in 2020, Grace found herself in a new role, that of activist, as she started fighting for the survival of Manhattan’s...
Published 07/11/22
For the keynote conversation at this year’s Cherry Bombe Jubilee Conference, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Kim Severson of The New York Times sat down with food TV superstar and best-selling author Rachael Ray for an honest chat about her life, work, and philanthropy. Introducing Kim and Rachael is Brittany Bradford, the actor who plays Alice Neiman on the HBO Max original series "Julia." Rachael and Kim’s conversation was recorded in April at Center415 in Manhattan. The Cherry Bombe...
Published 07/04/22
"The Bear" might be the best TV show about restaurant life ever, and its emotional center is Jeremy Allen White, formerly of "Shameless," who plays Chef Carmen “Carmy” Berzotto. Carmy, a rising star in the culinary world, returns to Chicago after the death of his brother in an attempt to save his family’s failing eatery. He’s supported and sometimes thwarted in his mission by family, his brother’s longtime crew, and an upstart sous chef named Sydney. Jeremy joins host Kerry Diamond to talk...
Published 06/30/22
Christy Goldsby was helping a friend through a health crisis when she came upon a sweet but healthy treat that made her stop in her tracks. That discovery led to the creation of Honey Mama’s, the line of cocoa truffle bars—think better-for-you chocolates with nourishing ingredients—that you keep in the fridge. Christy joins host Kerry Diamond to talk about taking Honey Mama’s from local Portland, Oregon, fave to a nationally distributed darling. Christy also shares what she’s learned along...
Published 06/27/22
Summer’s here and we hope that means good eats for you this season. On today’s show, two folks who want to help: writer/actor/producer Stanley Tucci and The New York Times Food & Cooking editor Nikita Richardson. Stanley joins us in the second part of the show to chat about his summer plans, his summer reading list, and the San Pellegrino "Summer like an Italian" sweepstakes. (Pro tip: enter!) At the start of the show, host Kerry Diamond catches up with Nikita to hear about her job at the...
Published 06/20/22
The beverage category is a crowded place these days, especially with all the launches in the low-ABV and no-alcohol space. (Why are there so many spiked seltzers?) But that didn’t deter Dee Charlemagne, co-founder of Avec, the fizzy mixers you can drink straight up or in a cocktail or mocktail. The brand launched early in the pandemic and has found a devoted audience for its modern flavors, ingredients, and low-to-no-sugar stance. Dee joins host Kerry Diamond to talk about entrepreneurship,...
Published 06/16/22
Actor and storyteller Yin Chang and restaurateur Moonlynn Tsai met over a meal, fell in love at Burning Man (yes, they share that story), and put their personal lives on hold to care for elders in New York’s Chinatown with nutritious, culturally appropriate meals. At the start of the pandemic, the two realized the elder community needed help, so they stepped forward, bringing their friends and colleagues along in support of the cause and creating Heart of Dinner in the process. The violence...
Published 06/13/22
Three food world dynamos got together for a fireside chat at this year’s sold-out Cherry Bombe Jubilee conference, held in New York City this past April. Hetty McKinnon of Peddler Journal and "To Asia, With Love" moderated a conversation with Sana Javeri Kadri of Diaspora Co. and Zoe Adjonyoh of "Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen" and the James Beard Foundation on a wide range of topics, from “diasporic angst” to growth and failure. “If you don’t push yourself out of your comfort zone, where’s the grace...
Published 06/06/22
It’s the cake company that was truly born on the bayou—Bayou Saint Cake from Pastry Chef Bronwen Wyatt. Bronwen joins host Kerry Diamond to share her journey from making rolled cakes out of the "Joy of Cooking" cookbook at age 8 to launching a custom cake business out of necessity during the pandemic in New Orleans. Learn how this thoughtful cake artist channels her love of art and seasonality to create some of the most original and festive baked goods around. Thank you to Käserei...
Published 05/19/22
“I want to feed people the way I feed my family,” says Marie-Aude Rose, the executive chef at La Mercerie, the feminine, design-forward restaurant from Roman and Williams, the New York-based design studio co-founded by Robin Standefer. Marie-Aude and Robin join host Kerry Diamond to talk about La Mercerie and its sister space, The Guild, which features home goods, furniture, and more sourced from some of Roman and Williams’ favorite artisans. They discuss their partnership, Robin’s thoughts...
Published 05/16/22