Late last year, a friend of mine recommended Radio Cherry Bombe to me because I am always listening to books and podcasts in the car. Especially if they are about food.
I had followed Cherry Bombe on Instagram for a little while because they always post about food, cool new chefs and hot restaurants. But, truth be told, I was a little intimidated by Cherry Bombe.
I didn’t think I was cool enough for it.
Or, at least that is how I felt looking at their Instagram.
It’s very New York and all about women in food. The women across their Instagram looked to be super badass, edgy and really pushing the envelope in the food world.
Which, in turn made me feel very Midwest. Very much like a mom. With a safe, corporate job. And, lacking tattoos.
But, with my friends recommendation, I started to listen and quickly I found myself binge listening to the first two years of programming that I had missed.
I loved it.
And, I was totally wrong to feel intimidated.
Radio Cherry Bombe is so incredibly approachable, inspiring and fun. In fact, when I was going through my little jaded stint around the Holidays I know that Radio Cherry Bombe helped to reenergize me and my passion for food. I almost even wrote a letter to the owner and host, Kerry Diamond, to tell her this. And, that she has a great radio voice and that I love how she tells stories. And, that she spells her name the same way my sister does.
Today, not a week goes by where I don’t tune in on Thursdays.
Two weeks ago, Kerry interviewed Yossy Arefi. Yossy recently released a cookbook all about fruit desserts so it’s full of really seasonal and creative recipes. But, of all the desserts, Yossy is having an obsession with galettes this summer. She even has dubbed it “#summerofgalettes” encouraging bakers and dessert aficionados to use it to show off their creations.
I have been a fan of galette’s for a while. I even have one here. A galette is basically an unfancy pie. It’s similar, but a little more down to earth in it’s appearance and process. Two things that are way more up my alley.
What I also like about galettes is that you can go in the sweet, dessert direction or you can make things more savory and great a nice light meal.
We have so much zucchini right now. Doesn’t everyone with a zucchini plant??
So, inspired by the Yossy’s interview and wanting to get in on the hashtag, I made a lemon zucchini galette with some of the gardens zucchini.
- 2 Medium zucchini or yellow squash, thinly sliced
- Pie crust either homemade or unbaked frozen piecrust
- 3/4 cup ricotta cheese
- 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 tablespoon finely shredded lemon peel
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- - Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- - Sprinkle sliced zucchini lightly with salt. Transfer to a colander and drain for 15 minutes. Pat dry with towel.
- - On a large piece of large parchment paper, roll pie dough into a 12 inch circle. Place the parchment and dough on a large paging sheet and set aside.
- - Prepare filling in a medium bowl by whisking together ricotta, Parmesan, mozzarella, garlic, 1 teaspoon olive oil, lemon peel, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
- - Using a spatula, spread the filling over the dough leaving a 1-1 1/2 inch boarder.
- - Top with zucchini slices and drizzle with remaining olive oil.
- - Fold over the pastry edges gently, pleating if needed.
- - Whisk an egg yolk in a small bowl with 1 teaspoon water and lightly brush over the edges of the galette.
- - Transfer galette to the oven and bake 35-40 minutes until the edges are golden brown. Serve warm.
Episode 114 and 89: Martha Stewart at Jubilee 2016- Jubilee is Cherry Bombe’s annual celebration/conference and this speech from Martha has aired twice. And, if you only listen once, listen to this one.
Martha is often perceived as pretentious for her picture perfect crafts and recipes; but, she owns it, stating it just looks better when there is a little effort given. I love that there is no shame in her desire to create beautiful things. I also thought it was neat to hear an excellent, accomplished business woman wish of all things she could have done differently that she wished she had more children.
Episode 121: Jane Larkworthy- This was just last weeks episode. Jane owns and blogs at the Fraudulent Chef trying to bring a little humor and real life to her efforts of being a strong home cook. What I loved most about her episode is when she shares the piece she wrote about her mom. It made me want to write a similar blog about my own memories of my mom’s cooking.
Episode 117: Bonjour Kale- The memoir I just finished today. A fun summer read. Makes you want to make things happen!
Episode 108: Jami Curl- QUIN has been my go-to gift this season. I mean, who doesn’t want rose lollipops?
Episode 96: Katrina Markoff and Gretchen Holt-Witt- Katrina created and owns Vouges Haut-Chocolat, a company full of unique chocolate flavors. It was so interested to hear how Katrina got her start and to hear her energy come across. (Fun fact, the same friend that recommended Radio Cherry Bombe used to work for Katrina.)
Also on Episode 96 is an interview with Gretchen Holt-Witt, the creator of Cookies for Kids Cancer. Gretchen’s son passed away from pediatric cancer, but she carries on his legacy and love for cookies through this philanthropy. They host big events and competitions with celebrity chefs, but also encourage pop up bake sales to raise money for pediatric cancer research. I loved how simple, but powerful this was. I was so moved by it that I proposed getting involved with the philanthropy to the owner of the company I work for and it is now our organizations philanthropy. This fall we will be hosting bake sales at sororities and fraternities across the nation to help support Cookies for Kids Cancer. I couldn’t be more excited.
Episode 71: The Hemsley Sisters- It was so neat to be introduced to these two. They have revolutionized healthy eating in London and made it look so chic too. I love following them on Instagram.
Episode 22: Martha Hoover- If you have had brunch in Indy, you know Martha because you likely had brunch at Patachou. Martha now owns many restaurants in Indianapolis. Many are favorites of mine like Public Greens and Napolese. I loved hearing the need that Martha had as a mom for a restaurant like Patachou, so she created it.
Do you have a favorite episode? Let me know and we can chat for hours!