Mashama Bailey is an American chef specializing in Southern cuisine. She was awarded a James Beard Award as best chef of the southeast in 2019.
Radio Cherry Bombe stopped in Savannah last year as part of its Food For Thought tour for a live episode at Cheryl Day’s Back In The Day Bakery.Natalie Freihon of the Fat Radish, Julia Levy of the Peach and Prosperity podcast, and Kate Dowdle of the Savannah Bee Company each spoke about what’s on their mind when it comes to the food world.They are followed by a panel featuring baker Cheryl Day of Back in The Day Bakery, alchemist Jovan Sage of Sage’s Larder, Chef Mashama Bailey of The Grey, and Radio Cherry Bombe host Kerry Diamond.Thank you to Kerrygold for supporting our tour.
This week on Southerner, Chris sits down with Chef Mashama Bailey. Mashama is the executive chef at The Grey in Historic Downtown Savannah, GA. Chris and Mashama talk about being featured on episode 1 of the latest season of Netflix's "Chef's Table," her restaurant the Grey, and even getting your nails done in Chicago.  Southerner is presented by:  Mountain Valley Spring Water: Delicious spring water straight from the source in the Ouachita Mountains in Arkansas. Beautiful green bottles. Still, sparkling, blackberry pomegranate, white peach or lime. Available in fine grocery stores or online at Follow them on Instagram @MountainValleyWater. -and- The Great Slider Showdown: Saturday, June 1 in Franklin, Tennessee. 10 chefs paired with 10 farms, 10 creative sliders, celebrity judges will select one winner for the grand prize of $3k cash and a Goldens’ Cast Iron Grill. Get your tickets at
Talk about a lineup of power women! Radio Cherry Bombe host Kerry Diamond welcomes guests Ruth Reichl, Ellen Bennet (of Hedley & Bennett), and Mashama Bailey (of the award-winning Savannah restaurant, The Grey). Since they're in Charleston, they discuss what makes Southern food so unique and indicative of American cuisine as a whole with Mashama sharing some family recipes and how she's worked them into her restaurant The Grey. Ellen talks about what makes her so proud to produce her chef-centric aprons in her hometown of LA. She shares some memories of growing up and the influences her Mexican heritage and culture have had on her life. Ruth shares some stories about her childhood, like the time her mother (who was a terrible cook) gave a whole dinner party food poisoning.
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Savannah, Georgia, United States of America
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