This week’s guests: Amanda Kludt & Amanda Chantal Bacon.
This week on Radio Cherry Bombe, host Julia Turshen welcomes Amanda Kludt and Amanda Chantal Bacon to the show. Kicking off the show talking with Amanda Kludt who is the Editor-in-Chief of Eater. Eater is a website dedicated to providing food news and dining guides from across the country. Talking to Julia about the nuances of running a website with a great deal of forums and open ended comments, and the other moving parts of Eater, Amanda shares the plans for the future at Eater since being acquired by Vox Media. As a woman who also happens to be an Editor-in-Chief, Amanda gives her take on and how she deals with being a minority in the business setting.
“I don’t really have a typical day, it’s a lot of moving parts and there are a lot of people to keep track of.” [7:31]
“We want to be that household name, like, oh if you want to know about food Eater is the place to go.” [8:57]
“I don’t think my gender has anything to do with why reason why I’m the Editor-in-Chief.” [11:33]
—Amanda Kludt on Radio Cherry Bombe
After the break, Julia welcomes Amanda Chantal Bacon to the show to talk about her business, Moon Juice, based in Venice, CA. Amanda is owner, creator, and chef at Moon Juice, however her career started in Vermont as a culinary student. Through trials and tribulations of ups and downs in the corporate world, Amanda came to the realization that she could rely on herself to open her own vision of Moon Juice. Taking Julia through a “typical” day at Moon Juice, including the daily delivery of produce, prep in the commissary kitchen, and running from place to place, Amanda also finds time to experiment with recipes. From there, Amanda shares how Moon Juice’s development works and the stages from inception to being bottled and sold. In the tail end of the interview, Julia asks about some of the more unique apothecary items available through Moon Juice.
“The thing that got my foot in the door was one, my last name was Bacon, but two, I could get down with some dishes and cleaning the grease trough.” [23:21]
“The goal with it is that from walking in and looking around and talking to the people behind the counter… all of that should be extremely pleasurable and healing, merging those two worlds.” [27:34]
—Amanda Chantal Bacon on Radio Cherry Bombe