Cherry Bombe Founder Kerry Diamond Says That Recognizing Powerhouse Women in the Food Space Is Long Past Due

To remedy this, she launched an indie journal and culled together a cookbook to spotlight these voices. Here, she takes us inside her full career and shares a few of her essentials that get her from one day to the next.

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Photo: Jennifer Livingston

"There's nothing I love more than telling someone else's story," says Kerry Diamond, who has followed her bliss as a journalist, beauty PR executive, and restaurateur. In 2013, when she noticed how few features were published on women in the food world, she seized the moment, co-launching the indie journal Cherry Bombe to spotlight those who had "found a way into the industry on their own terms, even though doors were shut for a lot of them," she says.

Martha, Madhur Jaffrey, Samin Nosrat, and Mashama Bailey are just a few of the culinary dynamos who have appeared in the biannual magazine's pages, podcasts, and videos, and at events like its annual Jubilee conference. As the brand has grown, so has the tribe. "I love the sense of discovery we provide—new names, new folks, new foods," says Diamond, who (no surprise) also tends to dress head-to-toe in female designers, among them fellow Brooklynites Maria Cornejo and Felisha "Fe" Noel. "Who better to make clothes for women than women?" she asks, ever mindful of building community and camaraderie. "Helping people feel that they're not alone has been a big part of our history, and it always will be."

Ahead, discover some of Diamond's favorite things—though she'd argue that her favorite rituals and relics are the things she truly loves. "Every Sunday, I walk up the block to my local farmers' market. Seeing the beautiful seasonal produce, talking to farmers, and stocking up for the week is heaven, she shares. "As for her most treasured possession? "A rusty little globe, which was my prize for winning the seventh- grade science fair."

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Do-Good Votives

Glassybaby Faith Votives glass

"They're gorgeous, and three dollars from the sale of each one go to charity."

Shop Now: Glassybaby "Faith" Votives, $53 each,

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Go-To Dishware

Heath Coupe Dinner Plates in Opaque White

"These have heft and earthiness, and you see the craftsmanship that goes into every piece."

Shop Now: Heath "Coupe" Dinner Plates in Opaque White, $36 each,

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Tops with Flair

Ulla Johnson Harriet Top

"She's got a flair for designing a blouse. You feel instantly pulled together. I like clothes I can move easily in. My 'running around' look is very much about practicality, with a little bit of polish."

Shop Now: Ulla Johnson "Harriet" Top, $245,

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Dainty Jewels

Catbird Big Hoop Dream Earrings

"I love this woman-owned jewelry store in Brooklyn. These manage to be both powerful and dainty."

Shop Now: Catbird Big Hoop Dream Earrings, $140,

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Raisinets Milk Chocolate Covered Raisins

"Forever my favorite."

Shop Now: Raisinets Milk Chocolate Covered Raisins, $3.99,

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Red Wineglass

The One Red Wineglass

"I was always intimidated about which kind of red wineglass to use. Sommelier Andrea Robinson solved the problem for me."

Shop Now: The One Red Wineglass, $30 for two,

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Shinola The Birdy Watch

"I switch between it and the Runwell with a black band."

Shop Now: Shinola "The Birdy" Watch, $475,

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Cherry Bombe

Cherry Bombe: The Cookbook

"We made sure to include extensive headnotes. I like knowing the 'why' behind a recipe, not just the 'how.'"

Shop Now: Cherry Bombe: The Cookbook, $23.36,

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Ray-Ban Folding Wayfarers

"A game-changer. They fold up into practically nothing."

Shop Now: Ray-Ban Folding Wayfarers, $154,

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Honey Cleanser

Naturopathica Manuka Honey Cleansing Balm

"It removes makeup, softens my skin, and smells great."

Shop Now: Naturopathica Manuka Honey Cleansing Balm, $64,

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Global Classic 8-inch Chef's Knife

"The textured handle gives you a good grip."

Shop Now: Global Classic 8-inch Chef's Knife, $125,

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Her Jam

jar of Saba Jam

"Saba Parsa's a genius jam maker, with really unexpected flavors."

Shop Now: Saba Jam, $16,

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Lilacs in large vase
Don Freeman

"They make my heart soar—and they have the most beautiful smell in the world."

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Sweet Box

Blondery Variety Box

"I have a wicked sweet tooth, and these goodies 100 percent fit the bill."

Shop Now: Blondery Variety Box, from $25 for four,

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Birkenstock Arizonas in Black Suede

"They're so comfortable that once you start wearing them, they're the only shoes you want to put on."

Shop Now: Birkenstock Arizonas in Black Suede, $135,

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Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child

Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child

"She had the most fascinating life. Our next issue is devoted to her."

Shop Now: Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child, $17,

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Bedtime Tea

Miss TeaSmith Dark Romance Tea

"A steamy treat before bed."

Shop Now: Miss TeaSmith Dark Romance Tea, from $12 for 18 bags,

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