Cherry Bombe

By: Kerry Diamond & Claudia Wu
Genre: Cookbook
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Clarkson Potter Publishers
Release Date: October 10, 2017
Pages: 256

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Goodreads Synopsis:It’s the first-ever cookbook from the team behind Cherry Bombe, the hit indie magazine about women and food, and the Radio Cherry Bombe podcast. Inside are 100+ recipes from some of the most interesting chefs, bakers, food stylists, pastry chefs, and creatives on the food scene today, including:

Mashama Bailey, chef of The Grey
Jeni Britton Bauer, founder of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
Melissa Clark, New York Times columnist and cookbook author
Amanda Cohen, chef/owner of Dirt Candy
Angela Dimayuga, executive chef of Mission Chinese Food
Melissa & Emily Elsen, founders of Four & Twenty Blackbirds
Karlie Kloss, supermodel and cookie entrepreneur
Jessica Koslow, chef/owner of Sqirl
Padma Lakshmi, star of Top Chef
Elisabeth Prueitt, pastry chef and co-founder of Tartine and Tartine Manufactory
Chrissy Teigen, supermodel and bestselling cookbook author
Christina Tosi, chef and founder of Milk Bar
Joy Wilson, of Joy the Baker
Molly Yeh, of my name is yeh


Cherry Bombe is a beautifully put together cookbook that I had been really looking forward to since hearing about it. I didn’t know beforehand though that there was a Cherry Bombe magazine, which is where the inspiration for this cookbook came from. I will definitely be checking that out also for new interviews and recipes featured. As for this collection, it  gives the reader a good selection to choose from and an intro by the cook/chef in each recipe.

The photos give included give this cookbook a nice aesthetic feel, as well as a simplicity to the dishes featured. Plus, I love the colors that are incorporated in the background with the meals. It is only made that much better with the ease with which the recipes are setup. They are in sections by what needs to be done and clearly stated so not to be any error in the process.

The summary/intro to how a certain recipe came to be, comprises of the memory or story behind that certain meal either passed down or just one that has been a favorite, along with any tweaks that were made to it. There is something for everyone in this collection and it has so many awesome woman that share these recipes with us. Most of them are named above in the synopsis and they have truly helped shape this into a gorgeous cookbook anyone would want to have.

With recipes like Pink Spaghetti with Beet and Ricotta Sauce, Coconut Curry with Chicken and Vegetables, Three-Cheese Cauliflower Gratin, it would be hard to not to find something to love in Cherry Bombe. Each recipe comes with its own photo, as well as a helpful tip and an index for easy access to them all. Looking forward to making a few of these and also checking out the magazine.

***I received this copy from Crown Publishing in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.***

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