Four issues and one conference in, Cherry Bombe has become a vital part of food media with a broadening reach that's building momentum between women working in and writing about food. Book Larder hosted a launch party for the latest issue of the bi-annual magazine Monday night. Editorial director Kerry Diamond and creative director Claudia Wu were in attendance for Cherry Bombe's first event outside of New York. The women talked with Book Larder owner Lara Hamilton.
Diamond, who owns restaurants Wilma Jean and Nightingale 9 and coffee bar Smith Canteen in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, was named editor-in-chief of Yahoo Food last year. Wu founded Me Magazine. Diamond and Wu met when they worked together at Harper's Bazaar and launched the magazine celebrating women and food in 2013.
The just-released fourth issue includes a visit to Bellevue's Modernist Cuisine and a Q&A with Modernist Cuisine founder Nathan Myhrvold, R&D chef Anjana Shanker, and food scientist Larissa Zhou. Also, a conversation with Ina Garten, Top Chef Season 10 winner Kristen Kish, and a profile on Iliana Regan, the chef of the Michelin-starred Elizabeth in Chicago.
Staff from Boat Street served bites from Renee Erickson's A Boat, a Whale and a Walrus and Reverend Nat poured cider, including his Sacrilege sour cherry.
Tickets for the magazine's second annual Jubilee conference go on sale later this month.