The James Beard Awards have been called the Oscars of the food world, and most chefs and restaurateurs hope to snag one in their lifetime. But who is James Beard? And who is behind the awards? James Beard Foundation CEO Clare Reichenbach sat down with host Kerry Diamond to learn more about the awards process, the namesake gourmet behind the operation, and what Clare and her team are doing to make the Foundation a more vibrant, modern organization. Clare also gets personal about her life as a single mom and the decisions she faced about starting a family on her own. To learn more about James Beard Foundation initiatives and events, visit in NYC is the bombe!
Future of Food: Asheville
The Radio Cherry Bombe Food For Thought tour stopped in Asheville, North Carolina, for a live episode during the city’s inaugural Chow Chow food festival. Chef Ashleigh Shanti of Benne on Eagle, chocolatier Jael Rattigan of French Broad Chocolate, and Dr. Cynthia Greenlee spoke about what’s on their mind when it comes to the food world. They are followed by a panel featuring Chef Katie Button of Katie Button Restaurants in Asheville, Chef Vivian Howard of the award-winning TV program A Chef’s Life , Chef Cheetie Kumar of Garland in Raleigh, and Radio Cherry Bombe host Kerry Diamond. Thank you to Kerrygold, the makers of beautiful butter and cheese, for supporting our tour.
Good Bread, from Poilâne to Zingerman's Bakehouse
Travel with us in pursuit of the perfect loaf, from Paris to Ann Arbor, Michigan, to a classroom at the Food & Finance High School in New York City. First, Apollonia Poilâne shares the story of her legendary family business and her first English-language cookbook, Poilâne: The Secrets of the World-Famous Bread Bakery. Later in the show, we have a special interview with Amy Emberling, a managing partner at Zingerman’s Bakehouse and co-author of the bakery’s cookbook. Our interview with Amy was recorded on career day at New York City’s Food & Finance High School. Stay tuned to hear why Chef Catie Randazzo of Ambrose & Eve and Preston’s: A Burger Joint in Columbus, Ohio, thinks Chef Marcia Ginsberg is the bombe!
Food For Thought: Philadelphia
It’s Radio Cherry Bombe on the road! Join us for our live Food “For Thought” tour stop in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at Triple Bottom Brewing. First up, we hear from tea expert Alexis Siemons on the pre-Internet joy of “pre-eating,” and restaurateur Jill Weber of Sojourn Restaurant Group talks about her culinary and cultural experiences as an archaeologist. In the second half of the show, we hear from restaurateur Ellen Yin, Philadelphia’s dynamic duo restaurateur Valerie Safran and Chef Marcie Turney, Chef Justine MacNeil of Fiore Fine Foods, Triple Bottom Brewing co-owner Tess Hart, and Radio Cherry Bombe Host Kerry Diamond. Thank you to Kerrygold for supporting our tour. Be sure to try their beautiful cheese and butter!
Secrets to Success from Chrissy Teigen’s Literary Agent
“It’s alchemy, but it’s also the right person with the right message at the right time,” said Andy McNicol, a literary agent at entertainment giant WME. Andy’s stellar client list includes Chrissy Teigen, Lin Manuel Miranda, Alicia Keys, Sophia Amoruso of Girlboss, and even Cherry Bombe. Andy stopped by Radio Cherry Bombe to share her thoughts on how to find an agent, what cookbook publishers are looking for today, and how much a social media following matters. If you’ve got a project in your brain or in the works, be sure to give a listen for some insight on bringing your idea to life. Thank you to today’s sponsor: the book Sugar Free Three by Michele Promaulayko Stay tuned to hear why gluten-free blogger Jannell Lo of My BF is GF thinks cookbook author Leela Punyaratabandhu is the bombe