All week we've been sharing recipes from the first issue of Cherry Bombe, one of our new favorite magazines. But we also wanted to highlight the photography that makes Cherry Bombe so special -- if you haven't noticed, we love good food photography. So we've rounded up our favorite images from Issue 1 below. Take a look, and get inspired.
This shot comes from a feature on Diana Yen of The Jewels of New York, who threw a dinner party for four without spending more than $100. There's something sublime about a spent whole fish, and Claudia Ficca's photo makes us want to tackle cooking one ourselves, just so we can have our own personal version of this image.
Well, this is just a really sexy photo of Luxardo cherries, again shot by Claudia Ficca. Our Manhattans just got much more delicious. (Psst: If you're yearning for boozy cherries, here's how to make your own.)
One of our favorite features in Issue 1 was the photo essay on Helen Turner of Helen's Bar-B-Que in Brownsville, Tennessee. Kelly Stuart's photos are powerful, smoky, exciting: an inspiring profile of a woman doing her thing in an industry that's stereotypically ruled by men. And look at that cleaver!
Back in New York City, Danielle Chang shared her favorite places to eat and shop in Chinatown, accompanied by photos from the lovely Nicole Franzen. True story: this image comes from Nom Wah Tea Parlor, and after we saw it, we made a trip there ourselves.
One thing that makes Cherry Bombe unique is the way it embraces the fashion and food worlds with equal enthusiasm. These cakes were designed by Caitlin Freeman (you remember Caitlin!) as a tribute to the Dries van Noten Spring 2013 collection, and shot by Aya Brackett.
Photos by, from top to bottom: Claudia Ficca (fish and cherries), Kelly Stuart, Nicole Franzen, and Aya Brackett.