Cherry Bombe: The Cookbook

Cherry Bombe: The Cookbook

by Kerry Diamond, Claudia Wu


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Recipes & stories from 100 of the most creative and inspiring women in food today

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
The Cherry Bombe team asked these women and others for their most meaningful recipes. The result is a beautifully styled and photographed collection that you will turn to again and again in the kitchen. 

2018 IACP Cookbook Award nominee for Compilations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553459524
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 10/10/2017
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 266,702
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

KERRY DIAMOND is the co-founder and editorial director of Cherry Bombe, a biannual indie magazine about women and food. She's also the host of the Radio Cherry Bombe podcast and co-owner of the Brooklyn eateries Nightingale Nine, Wilma Jean, and Smith Canteen. Previously, she was an editor at Harper's Bazaar and Women's Wear Daily.  

CLAUDIA WU is the co-founder and creative director of Cherry Bombe, and runs a creative consulting and design studio. Previously, she was art director at V and Visionaire magazines, design director at Index Magazine, and founded and published Me Magazine.

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Anna Weinberg

Anna, the restaurateur behind San Francisco’s Park Tavern, The Marlowe, Leo’s Oyster Bar, and The Cavalier, grew up with a mom who wasn’t the great­est in the kitchen. But young Anna did love her mother’s signature creation—cauliflower casserole. When Anna opened The Marlowe, she worked with Chef Jennifer Puccio to elevate her mother’s classic to a new level of deliciousness and this golden, buttery gratin was born. A trio of cheeses—provolone, smoked cheddar, and traditional cheddar—and a bit of Dijon mustard turn the cauli­flower into a sumptuous side dish.

Makes 6 servings

Kosher salt
4 bay leaves
1½ teaspoons whole black peppercorns
1 head cauliflower (about 3 pounds), cut into large florets
4 tablespoons (½ stick) unsalted butter
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup whole milk
1 cup heavy cream
2 cups shredded mixed cheeses (provolone, smoked cheddar, and/or medium cheddar), plus more to finish
Freshly ground black pepper
Smoked sea salt, for finishing (optional)

Bring some salted water to a boil in a large stockpot. Add the bay leaves and peppercorns. Blanch the cauliflower florets for 4 minutes, until tender but firm. Drain and rinse under cold water. Discard the bay leaves and peppercorns and set the florets aside in a large bowl.
Preheat the oven to 400°F.

Melt the butter with the Dijon mustard in a medium saucepan over low heat. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes, allowing the mixture to brown slightly. Add the flour and cook, stirring continuously with a wooden spoon, for 2 minutes. Working gradually, whisk in the milk and the cream. Increase the heat to medium, bring to a boil, then remove from the heat and stir in the cheese. Pour over the cauliflower and gently toss to combine. Season with some salt and pepper.
Fill a 10-inch cast-iron skillet with the cauliflower mixture, top with additional cheese, and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the top is browned. Put a baking sheet on the rack underneath the skillet to catch any cheese that might bubble over. Remove from the oven, finish with the smoked salt, if desired, and serve.

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