The Actor's Diet

The Actor's Diet

By Lynn Chen
The Actor's Diet podcast is an audio extension of actor/filmmaker Lynn Chen's award-winning food blog. In each episode, Lynn chats with people in her community - artists and foodies - about their history with eating, body image, and current culinary obsessions.
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Yea-Ming Chen
Hey guys! I thought instead of clogging your feeds with Kickstarter updates about my movie, it might be nice to introduce you to the talent behind I Will Make You Mine. So I've taken The Actor's Diet Podcast out of retirement for episode 101 with one of its stars, musician Yea-Ming Chen. Before filming this summer, Yea-Ming and I actually didn't know each other very well, because our characters never crossed paths in the Surrogate Valentine sequel, Daylight Savings. So the "Yea-Ming Chen" character I wrote for her is a very fictionalized version that she is playing. I loved getting to know her better over the shoot, and now I REALLY got to know her through this podcast interview. In this episode we talk a lot about rice, constipation (sorry), eggs and soy sauce, congee oatmeal, soup, her favorite restaurant in the Bay Area (Vien Huong), flax milk, and the grey areas of body image. Follow Yea-Ming's music, twitter, and instagram. She is SO TALENTED you will love her songs. I'm not sure when I'll have time to record another episode but there are actually a lot of past podcast guests involved in the movie! Dave Boyle is my producer, actors include Goh Nakamura (who also does the podcast theme music), Christy Meyers, Jeff Meacham, Joy Osmanski, and Hilah Johnson did the behind-the-scenes filming. You can listen to the episode on iTunes. Subscribe because I might be back with more guests while I'm procrastinating crowdfunding this movie! In the meantime, would love it if you'd check out our Kickstarter so we can finish it this November. Thank you!
43:55
September 14, 2018
Cheryl Strayed
In 2012, my book club actually read books. And one of my favorite books that we read was Cheryl Strayed's Wild (it was also one of my favorite book club meetings because we had a trail mix bar). At the time, I was dealing with the aftermath of my father's death, and I found her book to be incredibly therapeutic. Equally comforting was watching Reese Witherspoon portray her on the big screen in the movie version, seeing her discuss spirituality/life lessons with Oprah, and listening to her give advice on Dear Sugar. Cheryl Strayed has been a huge part of helping me get through some crazy hard times, so I can't think of a better person to interview for episode 100. We discuss everything from eating squirrel to her mother "the hippie Martha Stewart," food she ate on the Pacific Crest Trail, and the search for the perfect pickle. You can listen to the episode on iTunes.  Theme music is by Podcast Guest #85, Goh Nakamura. This will be my last podcast recording for a while. I'm taking a break to focus on acting and plan on directing my first feature later this year. That said, if I find a random opportunity to record another amazing interview like this one, I will grab it. So stay subscribed! Thank you so much for listening over the years. And if you just started, I have 99 other episodes for you to catch up on - some of my favorites include chefs Roy Choi + Ming Tsai, journalist Lisa Ling, blogger Molly Yeh, actress Sandra Oh, and my father-in-law David Greenwald. Show Notes Podcast with Susan Orlean Pickles: McClure's, Boar's Head, Bubbies, MoonBrine, Picklopolis (Portland), and Disneyland pickles Deep fried hot dogs Pineapple, Walnut, Feta Pizza Portland Restaurants: Bamboo Sushi, Yakuza Lounge, Ringside Steakhouse, City State Diner
52:36
January 23, 2018
Nicole Cogan (No Bread)
I have been following the @nobread Instagram account for a while, but it wasn't until recently that I began using the website as a resource for researching gluten-free restaurants. Nicole Cogan is the founder, and my 98th podcast guest! We discuss moving from NYC to LA, her history with gluten intolerance and sensitivity, body image issues, dealing with trolls, traveling and living a life of balance while staying wheat/soy/dairy free. I'm actually going to take a little break from podcasting after the 100th episode (I already have an INCREDIBLE guest lined up). We're getting close! Show Notes: The Detox Market, Beauty Counter for gluten-free lipstick and cosmetics Protein Powders: Vital Proteins with collagen, Aloha, Tone it Up, Primal Kitchen NutriBullet for travel smoothies Go-to on-the-go Snacks: Almonds, Pecans, Kind Bars, Justin's Nut Butter Packets Gluten-free Staples: Avocados, Coconut Butter, Almond Butter, Raspberries, Tortilla Chips, Eggs, Seaweed Snacks, Eating Evolved Coconut Butter Cups, Bragg’s Liquid Amino, Apple Cider Vinegar, Spindrift Soda, Enjoy Life Chocolate Chip Cookies No Bake Chocolate Almond Bars (pictured below) LA Restaurants with gluten-free options: Sweetfin Poke, Fonuts, Great White, Erewhon, Flower Child, Honey Hi, Earth Bar, Cecconi’s,
44:16
November 26, 2017
Bruce Kalman
Bruce Kalman and I are bonded for life - he is the only person I've met outside of high school from the same part of NJ as me. So of course when I found out my fellow Jersey boy is going to be competing on the next season of Top Chef, I had to have him on the podcast ASAP. We talk about Jersey food (duh), Jewish food, the malls of Paramus, how Bruce became a chef, and how to cut a mango. You can listen to the episode and subscribe on iTunes.  Theme music is by Podcast Guest #85, Goh Nakamura. Show Notes: NJ Eats: Savino's Pizza, The Fireplace, Coach House Diner, The Magic Pan, Everything Yogurt LA Eats: BiiBiip, Fat Sal's (aka McDowell's), Phorage, Vito's Pizza, Pizzanista Cheese fries with gravy aka "Disco Fries" Chicken in the pot, Matzo Brei Foie Grock - Bruce's chef rock band with Duff Goldman Noosa Yogurt Check out Bruce's Restaurants: Union, Knead & Co. Pasta Bar + Market (Grand Central Market) and his line of spice rubs Follow Bruce: Site | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook
48:20
November 5, 2017
Rob Dionne
I've known health and fitness expert Rob Dionne (and his wife Devon) for a long time - we met via past podcast guests Jeff Meacham and Christy Meyers back in NYC. I knew him back when he was still acting, so we talk about how he shifted away from that career. We recorded this a while ago before I joined Equinox. Even though I didn't work out when we recorded, I've been obsessed with his podcast, Open Sky Fitness (I've even been a guest) since the beginning. You can listen to the episode and subscribe on iTunes.  Theme music is by Podcast Guest #85, Goh Nakamura. Show Notes Pasta e Fagioli/Pasta Fazool Mind Pump Podcast Generational Eating Buffalo Casserole Recipe Open Sky Fitness: Podcast, Facebook Group, Facebook Fan Page, Instagram, Twitter, Official Site More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow Lynn on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube.
1:02:17
October 22, 2017
Ciara Renée
All of August I got to hang out with the lovely Ciara Renée while filming Mike, Mike Tan. In fact, we recorded this podcast waiting on set before 2nd meal. We talk fermented meat sticks, sour candy, veganism, lactose intolerance and what a dresser on Broadway is (it's not this). You can listen to the episode and subscribe on iTunes.  Theme music is written/performed by Podcast Guest Goh Nakamura. More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow Lynn on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch her videos on YouTube. Show Notes Anti-Candida Diet Nutribullet Luna and Larry's Coconut Bliss Vegan Ice Cream Pineapple for losing your voice (Amanda Jane Cooper episode) + licorice root Nugo Slim Bars Ciara on Instagram | Twitter | Facebook  
23:55
October 1, 2017
Jacey Duprie
I've been reading Jacey Duprie's blog Damsel in Dior for a while, and recently became a fan of her new podcast. This is our first conversation. Yay! We discuss growing up in Texas, eating raw turnips, her addiction to Cinnamon Altoids, gardening, portion sizes, her exercise routine, and how she balances burgers and bikinis. All while her dog snores. You can listen to the episode and subscribe on iTunes.  Theme music is by Podcast Guest #85, Goh Nakamura. More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow Lynn on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch her videos on YouTube. Show Notes Whataburger Chicago Food: Portillo's Hot Dogs, Lou Malnati's Pizza Eater Instagram article LA Food: Bloom Cafe Sun Power Smoothie, Sugarfish Sushi, Fried Chicken Sandwich from Mendocino Farms, butter at Monsieur Marcel at the Farmer's Market, omelets at Petit Trois, Mozza, queso and steak skewers at Mercado, South Beverly Grill burgers or sushi, beer margarita at Bludso's Follow Jacey on social media @damselindior  
45:13
September 1, 2017
Serena Wolf
Serena Wolf is the woman behind the site Domesticate Me and The Dude Diet cookbook. And she's a podcast listener! In this episode we discuss the story behind The Dude Diet (and if it works), what culinary school in France at Le Cordon Bleu is like, what it's like going on a book tour, and wedding planning (Momofuku Cake + In-n-Out Truck OMG). You can listen to the episode and subscribe on iTunes, where I'd love a review!  Theme music is written/performed by Podcast Guest #85, Goh Nakamura. More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow Lynn on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch her videos on YouTube. Show Notes My Periscope Video checking out the cookbook Marian Cooper Cairns (food stylist) and Matt Matt Armendariz (photographer) Past podcast guests mentioned: Jessica Murnane and Gaby Dalkin Angela's Green Smoothie from Oh She Glows Tasty Food Photography e-book  Quinoa Bakes - Cheeseburger Quinoa Bake and Baked Eggs with Chicken Sausage, Quinoa, and Salsa Verde Rubirosa Pizza in NYC Serena's Instagram | Dude Diet Instagram | Facebook | Twitter  
50:28
July 28, 2017
Milana Vayntrub
Milana and I met in acting class and I'm thrilled to have her as my latest podcast guest. We discuss Russian food, eating donuts for dinner, her gymnast diet, becoming a vegetarian, food on set, body image, and engaging trolls. You can listen to the episode and subscribe on iTunes.  Theme music is by Podcast Guest #85, Goh Nakamura. More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow Lynn on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch her videos on YouTube. Show Notes гречка (Grechka)  Stolichnaya Bakery - 7875 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90046 The Impossible Burger Rachel Avalon Gracias Madre Can't Do Nothing Sqirl + Dogs of Sqirl Punch Bowl Smoothie Shop Republique Milana's Instagram | Twitter | Facebook
46:55
July 1, 2017
Nguyen Tran
This podcast has been a long time in the making - I've done countless blogs, videos, and social media posts with Nguyen, but this is the first time I had a chance to really spend a good chunk of time (an hour!) talking to him. In this episode, we go into the history of Starry Kitchen's various restaurant incarnations, and talk about the cookbook, which just came out (get the Spicy Korean Noodle dish). Nguyen also shares his history with Vietnamese food, how he became friends with his childhood bully, why smiling changed his life, what it's like being married to SK Ninja Chef Thi Tran, Funemployment, and the history of the infamous banana suit. You can listen to the episode and subscribe on iTunes, where you can also write a review.  Theme music is by Podcast Guest #85, Goh Nakamura. More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow Lynn on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch her videos on YouTube. Show Notes White on Rice + Surrogate Valentine movies Bun Rieu (Vietnamese Crab Noodle Soup) - the first dish Thi cooked for Nguyen George Yu - The King of Chinatown Button Mash Nguyen's favorite spots in LA: Howlin Rays, Cemitas Poblanas Don Adrian, Pho Filet Follow Nguyen: Site| Instagram | Twitter | Facebook
1:00:15
June 8, 2017
Susan Orlean
Susan Orlean is a writer, and an incredible one at that. Abe and I were both big fans of her work before we met (via Twitter) and now we are friends. She also co-hosts her own podcast, Crybabies (with Sarah Thyre) so it was a no-brainer to have her on the show. We talk about how hypnosis helped her get over her fear of flying (and fruit), beef tongue, farm animals, her love of entertaining, and that period of her life when she only ate chocolate pudding. You can listen to the episode and subscribe on iTunes.  Theme music is by Podcast Guest #85, Goh Nakamura. More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow Lynn on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch her videos on YouTube. Show Notes The Skinny: What Every Skinny Woman Knows About Dieting (and won't tell you!) Avocado Chocolate Pudding (recipe by my 87th podcast guest, The Picky Eater) Cooking School with Peter Kump Blue Apron Meals Follow Susan: Twitter | Official Site  
47:06
May 23, 2017
Phoebe Lapine
Phoebe Lapine and I both started blogging around the same time, so she's been on my radar for years.  We finally met in person last November while she was in Los Angeles, and immediately bonded.  In this episode we talk about her newest book, The Wellness Project, living with an autoimmune disease, her catering days, and what she cooks when her Kitchen Fairy Godmother, Ina Garten, comes over for dinner. You can listen to the episode and subscribe on iTunes.  Theme music by Podcast Guest #85, Goh Nakamura. More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow Lynn on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch her videos on YouTube. Show Notes Phoebe's first blog and cookbook, Big Girls Small Kitchen The Happiness Project book by Gretchen Rubin Phoebe's book tour + Los Angeles event with Lily Diamond and Pamela Salzman Grace Bonney (Design Sponge) podcast about Type 1 Diabetes Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, elimination diet, going gluten-free, food combining Water Filters: Soma Pitcher Filter and Reverse Osmosis Restaurants: Vinegar Hill House, Hu Kitchen Feed Me Phoebe + Phoebe's Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
45:16
April 25, 2017
Daisy Eagan
In the early 90's, Broadway was very important to me.  Thus, Daisy Eagan was a huge deal.  She is the youngest actress to win a Tony Award for The Secret Garden, and I was really excited to see her in HBO'S GIRLS recently, playing the film version of Lena Dunham. We talk about prop food on The Secret Garden, her mom's cooking, Chicken Tetrazzini dreams, the politics of food, the definition of a casserole, and what the crafts service on the set of GIRLS was like. You can listen to the episode and subscribe on iTunes.  Theme music by Podcast Guest #85, Goh Nakamura. More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow Lynn on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch her videos on YouTube. Show Notes Rösti Potatoes and Aggression Cookies Cookbooks: The Joy of Cooking, Best Recipe, The Secret Garden Cookbook (I couldn't find the one we talked about, but I did come across this one) Sites: Epicurious, Food Network Shows: Chopped, Iron Chef Palm Oil and the Orangutans April 11th - May 6th: The Secret Garden in Seattle's 5th Avenue Theater Daisy's Site | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
43:12
April 12, 2017
Anjali Shah (The Picky Eater Blog)
Anjali Shah (The Picky Eater) and I both started our blogs around the same time, so I was really excited to talk to her.  We discuss how she got her start, how she keeps going, essential Indian spices, and the oatmeal craze of early food blogs. You can listen to the episode and subscribe on iTunes.  Theme music by Podcast Guest #85, Goh Nakamura. More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow Lynn on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch her videos on YouTube. Show Notes The Instant Pot Indian Food Resources: Manjula's Kitchen, Madhur Jaffrey Chocolate Brownie and Indian Spiced Oatmeal Recipes Ann Arbor Restaurants: MANI Osteria, Mikette, Bigalora, Isalita, Aventura, La Dolce Vita, Vinology, Spencer, Logan, Zingermans Deli. Follow Anjali: Blog / Facebook / Twitter / Pinterest / Instagram
46:40
March 15, 2017
Daphne Brogdon
I first saw Daphne Brogdon on The Food Network and was thrilled to discover she was a fellow Angeleno.  Not only that, she is married to Mark Peel, whose restaurant Campanile was one of the first blog-worthy places I went to in Los Angeles (before I had a blog). We discuss how she became the first comedic Mom Vlogger, how she got her own Food Network show Daphne Dishes, what it's like being married to a James Beard Award-Winning chef, and why you don't have to buy all your produce from the Farmer's Market. You can listen to the episode and subscribe on iTunes (theme music is by Goh Nakamura).  Please leave a review/rating to help others find the show! More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow Lynn on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch her videos on YouTube.
42:49
February 23, 2017
Goh Nakamura
I can't believe it has taken this long to get Goh on this podcast!  If you've been listening for a while, he wrote and performed the theme music at the beginning/end of the episodes.  And if you've followed the blog since 2010 you will remember him as my leading man in the films "Surrogate Valentine" and "Daylight Savings."  We've become good friends over the years and I think he is one of the coolest, nicest, most talented people I know.  Plus, he's really fun to eat with. Goh and I talk about Japanese Food, eating rituals when he's writing music, and his love of slow cookers. You can listen to the episode and subscribe on iTunes.  Please leave a review/rating to help others find the show! More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow me on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube. Show Notes Chicken Pot Pie from Ikeda's California Country Market Japanese Food: Tonkatsu, Natto, Okonomiyaki, Nabe, Shabu Shabu Japanese Restaurants: Kula Revolving Sushi Bar, Curry House, Ramenya Overnight Oats Bay Area Restaurants: Go Fish, Gochi, Chikara, Taqueria Vallarta Follow Goh: Official Site | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter
50:41
February 12, 2017
Jessica Murnane
Jessica Murnane is a perfect example of why I still love the internet.  We've never actually met but have collaborated virtually several times.  I've been a guest on her podcast; she's shared her favorite things to binge watch/mindfully munch with me.  Now she has written a cookbook, so of course I had to have her on MY podcast to talk more about it.  Hear about her history with endometriosis, what to eat instead of birthday cake, and how her One Part Plant mission is going to be the new "Meatless Monday." Jessica has a new documentary series podcast - The Cookbook Deal - about the process of writing her cookbook.  One Part Plant is available on February 21, 2017 (pre-order it now) with a foreword by Lena Dunham. You can listen to the episode and subscribe on iTunes (theme music is by Goh Nakamura).  Please leave a review/rating to help others find the show! More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow me on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube. Show Notes Hamburger Pie - Meatloaf with a layers of Mashed Potatoes, Velveeta, and Ketchup. Tahini Granola and Almond Milk and Chocolate Peppermint Truffles = Best Plant-Based Brunch Potluck Dish Gnome Cafe in Charleston, South Carolina Justin's Almond Butter Cups Gluten-Free Pecan Cookies With Coconut Cream Filling  Jessica's Website | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook  
51:08
January 26, 2017
Lisa Q. Fetterman
Lisa Q. Fetterman is the co-founder of Nomiku, the world's first wifi sous vide machine.  If that sounds familiar, you may have heard about it when she appeared on Shark Tank.  We talk all about what it's like to have husbands named Abe, and dealing with rejection/success.  Plus learn how she begged Mario Batali for a job in Italian and where to get the best Mission Burrito in San Francisco. You can listen to the episode and subscribe on iTunes (theme music is by Goh Nakamura).  Please leave a review/rating to help others find the show! More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow me on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube. Show Notes Stephanie Hughes (my other special guest) Monika Lo's Marijuana Recipes Xifan (Congee/Rice Porridge), Pidan (Thousand Year Old Egg) Babbo Restaurant Saison, Cockscomb, ICHI Sushi, Taqueria Cancun, La Taqueria, El Farolito See's Candy Nuts and Chews Menudo - the soup and the singing group Canadian Butter Tarts, Alfajores Nomiku Delivery, Sous Vide at Home Cookbook, Recipe App, Nomiku Machine Follow Lisa on social media @lisaqfetterman  
37:53
December 26, 2016
Leonardo Nam
I’ve been friends with actor Leonardo Nam for a really long time.  Some of you may remember when we worked together on the second season of Nice Girls Crew but I think a lot more of you will recognized him as “Felix Lutz” on HBO’s Westworld – which he recently received a SAG nomination for! We talk about coffee, donuts, food in Argentina and Australia, cold lasagna, crafts service/prop food on Westworld, and the secret to making the perfect baked potato.  We also talk about how he got in shape for Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift and Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2. Follow Leo on Twitter/Instagram. Listen to the episode and subscribe on iTunes (theme music is by Goh Nakamura).  Please leave a review/rating to help others find the show! More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow me on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube. Show Notes Flat White Coffee Chelsea Market and D’Agostino in NYC Places in Los Angeles: Alcove Cafe, BCD Tofu, République, Inaka, Pizzeria Mozza, Joe’s Chili, The Apple Pan Capsicum = Peppers Korean Stews: Kimchi Jigae, Soon Tofu Trader Joe’s 8-Minute Oatmeal, Lavash Wraps  
39:22
December 16, 2016
Grace Bonney (Design Sponge)
Design Sponge is one of those sites I look to - not only for inspiration in my daily life, but also as a blogger.  Grace Bonney, the founder, always seems to get it right.  She seems to possess an effortless access to parts of her brain that I have spent several decades searching for. (I'm still looking.)  And yet, she remains completely approachable. Grace and I talk quite a bit about dieting - we discuss her eating disorder growing up, and food as medicine with Type 1 Diabetes.  She is married to the food writer and private chef Julia Turshen, so of course I am picking her brain about that. More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow me on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube. Show Notes: Grace's newest book, In the Company of Women. Sticky Beliefs - The story you tell yourself that you think is true.  (Grace and I have had the same exact one re: sweets). High Protein Waffles (below), Kimchi Eggs, and Julia's recipe for Kimchi Fried Rice. Food Gift Ideas: Dark Chocolate, Breakfast Gifts (Coffee, Pancake Mix). Restaurants: Gaskins in Germantown, NY and Num Pang inside the Chelsea Market, Manhattan. Grace's website | @designsponge on social media | website Listen to the episode and subscribe on iTunes (theme music is by Goh Nakamura).  Please leave a review/rating to help others find the show!
29:45
November 28, 2016
Molly Yeh
YAY MOLLY YEH!  The amazing blogger behind the award-winning site My Name is Yeh is my latest podcast guest and I couldn't be happier to talk to her.  In this episode, we talk about being a female percussionist at Juilliard, life on the farm, body image and food blogging, and her new cookbook, Molly on the Range. Show Notes Breads Bakery at Lincoln Center Grandma Slice of Pizza at Francesco's Pizza  "Jupiter" from "The Planets" Turkey Sandwich dipped in Honey Mustard Green juice and Guest Chef-ing at Twitter Headquarters Little House in the Big Woods books Fashion advice from Alana Kysar of Fix Feast Flair Links Molly's Site | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Cookbook The Molly on the Range Los Angeles book signing will be at Pages Bookstore.  Monday, November 7th at 7pm at 904 Manhattan Avenue in Manhattan Beach.  RSVP to the event by calling 310-318-0900 or email Pages Bookstore. Listen to the episode and subscribe on iTunes (theme music is by Goh Nakamura).  Please leave a review/rating to help others find the show! More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow me on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube.
38:30
November 4, 2016
Katie Dalebout
I first meet Katie Dalebout via our fellow podcast buddy Jessica Murnane.  We go to Sqirl and eat cozy foods and bond.  She is now one of my favorite virtual friends.  In this episode, Katie and I discuss growing up in a controlling household and her eating disorder.  Find out how she starts journaling and lands a book deal. Plus, microwaving peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Show Notes: One Part Podcast (listen to my episode!) and my episode Hungry Howies Pizza Katie's Podcast Official Site Social Media: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube Katie's book Let It Out: A Journey Through Journaling is out now!  Here's what she has to say about it: ...Journaling is simply a method of coaching yourself through your “stuff” and letting it out on the page, unclogging your mind from years of destructive thoughts. In doing so, you step into a position of unsurpassed clarity. Packed with journaling exercises, prompts, and techniques that can be done anywhere and in any order, this interactive guidebook offers you a new way to navigate your daily life, cope with stress, and create exciting, permanent change. Covering everything from clearing clutter to cultivating abundance to moving beyond fear, this book will be your new best friend and coach anytime you seek clarity or crave solace. You can listen to the episode by downloading it and subscribing on iTunes.  Theme music, as always, is by my buddy Goh Nakamura.  Please leave a review/rating to help others find the show! More info is on The Actor's Diet website
32:01
October 17, 2016
James Nord
Fohr Card is a directory that connects brands and agencies with bloggers and content creators.  I use it whenever someone wants to see my social media/blog stats - sort of like the sizing chart I fill out when I go in for commercial auditions.  Only, this is for my site.  Today's guest is with the co-founder of FohrCard.com, James Nord. We discuss Georgia (and Florida) peaches, the importance of black napkins at restaurants, why you should not shake bourbon, and how being a wrestler in high school and a cyclist today affects his diet. Show Notes: Whisky: Yamasaki, Suntory, Hibiki, Four Roses Ritz Crackers + Peanut Butter + Jelly Cornpops | Honey Smacks | Super Golden Crisp Cereal Dickinson College Burgers at The Polo Bar in NYC Bars: Bonk Breaker, Cliff, ProBars James even gives me some one-on-one advice about what to do when you have two separate social media accounts and don't want to merge.  Check out his weekly show A Drink with James. Listen to the episode and subscribe on iTunes (theme music by Goh Nakamura).  Please leave a review/rating to help others find the show! More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow me on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube.
40:27
October 1, 2016
Ethan Peck
Remember that epic birthday brunch for Uncle Robert that my cousin Kristine Kidd recently made?  I saw Ethan Peck there (his dad is Kristine's husband, Steve) and asked him to be a guest on the podcast.   We talk about what his work out routine, plus what he eats on set, at home and at In-n-Out. Show Notes: Millet and Brown Rice Ramen Ethan's collaboration with Ferragamo Juliana's Pizza in New York City Phorage in Los Angeles Kristine Kidd's Chicken Pho and Persian Yogurt Cucumber Dip Stephen Peck's Sorbet Favorite Products: Trader Joe's Lime Popsicles, Mediterranean Hummus, Organ Protein Powder Raw Chocolate Avocado Pudding at MAKE OUT Ethan's Facebook | Instagram Tell Me How I Die is Ethan's latest film and it's releasing September 16th! Listen to the interview on iTunes/Stitcher – support the show by leaving a review/rating to help others find it!  Theme music by Goh Nakamura. More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow me on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube.
33:09
September 13, 2016
Jasmin Singer
I've had Jasmin Singer on the blog before - we've eaten a few times together (I've got to get back to Stuff I Eat!) and caught up at the BlogHer Conference recently.  Jasmin and I met 16 years ago, via the NiteStar Theater Company  (also how I met my friends Christy Meyers, and Eboni Booth).  We talk about our history with eating disorders, veganism, juice fasting, and her memoir Always Too Much and Never Enough. Show Notes: Eat to Live by Dr. Joel Fuhrman Fat Sick and Nearly Dead Breville Juice Machine Jasmin's Podcasts: Teaching Jasmin How to Cook Vegan Podcast |The Animal Law Podcast | Our Hen House Podcast Jasmin's Website |Instagram| Twitter | Facebook Listen to the interview on iTunes/Stitcher – support the show by leaving a review/rating to help others find it!  Theme music by Goh Nakamura. More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow me on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube.
34:13
September 1, 2016
Nick Jandl
I recently met Nick Jandl in person because we both went back to New England Music Camp to teach a Master Class on Acting recently.  We talk about how camp food, newlywed life, his favorite roasted chicken recipe, the pressure to look like a "leading man," and his deep love of  ice cream. Show Notes: Cookbooks: Marcella Hazan, Fire and Ice: Classic Nordic Cooking Williamstown, MA: Ice Cream at Lickety Split, Sandwiches at Papa Charlie's Deli Restaurants in LA: Connie and Ted's, Jon and Vinny's, Angelini Osteria, Sugarfish Sushi, Ryan Gosling's Restaurant Tagine Ice Cream at Sweet Rose Creamery and Salt and Straw Nick's Website | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook I'm going to try to get his mom's meatloaf recipe for y'all too! Listen to the interview on iTunes/Stitcher – support the show by leaving a review/rating to help others find it!  Theme music by Goh Nakamura. More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow me on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube.
32:54
August 17, 2016
Hilah Johnson
Hilah Johnson is no stranger to The Actor's Diet - you've seen us make several food videos together (Kaya Toast and Sooo Cali Hot Dogs) and there's so much more to come! We talk about how she started her cooking show with her husband Chris, how to make money on YouTube, what she ate growing up, and how she became the kitchen guru she is today.  Hilah also has a bunch of cookbooks, which we forgot to talk about in this episode.  I'll just have to have her back on, won't I? Show notes: YouTube Next Chef Chicken Kiev The Joy of Cooking, The Flavor Thesaurus Venice Farmer's Market on Fridays, 7 to 11am, Venice Boulevard and Venice Way Hilah's vegan Portobello Mushroom Taco recipe LA restaurants: Sage in Culver City, Fin, Sonoritas Prime Tacos, Kay n Dave's, Westside Tavern, HomeState, HomeState That time I ate Chili con Queso in Austin Munchery Cooking's Plaid Box Meal Kit Hilah's Site | YouTube | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Instagram I also get some random dental advice. Listen to the interview here, or subscribe on iTunes/Stitcher – support the show by leaving a review/rating to help others find it!  Theme music by Goh Nakamura. More info is on
41:54
August 2, 2016
Ming Tsai
Ming Tsai is a James Beard and Emmy Award Winning chef, author, and TV Host/Producer.  When I spoke at Wellesley in 2012 I tried to have dinner at his restaurant Blue Ginger, where I’d been hearing about his signature Garlic Black Pepper Lobster dish.  I’ve still never eaten his food, but we did hang out at the C-100 Conference. In this podcast, we talk about what food was like growing up, how it feels being one of the few Asian faces on television, racism, and his views on what he calls “Con-Fusion Cuisine.” Show Notes: Other Asian Chefs on TV: Roy Choi, Martin Yan Goubuli Baozi Season 14 of Simply Ming Ming’s Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Listen to the interview here, or subscribe on iTunes/Stitcher – support the show by leaving a review/rating to help others find it!  Theme music by Goh Nakamura. More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow me on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube.
30:33
July 14, 2016
Grant Melton
I'm a huge Rachael Ray fan.  Watching 30 Minute Meals was instrumental in my eating disorder recovery.  I've grown with her over the years - literally digesting everything she's put out - and my favorite thing to unwind with after a long day is her daily talk show.  Grant Melton is Senior Associate Culinary Producer and contributor for the Rachael Ray Show - and one of the reasons I keep watching.  I LOVE GRANT. In this episode, Grant and I discuss growing up in Ohio, what crafts service looks like behind-the-scenes on the show + why everyone gains the Freshman 15, his passion for entertaining, and what those Yum-o T-shirts really feel like. Show Notes: Peanut Butter Slow Cooker Cheesecake (his first show - with Emeril!) Huckleberry Cafe and Blue-Bharb Pie MaraNatha Peanut Butter More Cupcakes in Chicago (best chocolate cake) NYC Restaurants: Llama Inn and Mission Chinese (Grant has a secret tip!) Grant's website | twitter | instagram Catch Grant's next appearance on the Rachael Ray Show making icebox cakes July 8th, and starting July 11th he'll be doing Facebook Live videos with Jeannette - Rachael's stunt toaster!!! Listen to the interview here, or subscribe on iTunes/Stitcher – support the show by leaving a review/rating to help others find it!  Theme music by Goh Nakamura. More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow me on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube.
29:47
July 1, 2016
Kristin Guy
I first met Kristin Guy when she was known as "The Cuisinerd" (via Nastassia Johnson) at Short Cake Bakery.  Now she's sharing her talents over at the Saveur Award nominated Dine X Design. We discuss tacos, places to shop for tableware, her life as a food stylist/recipe developer, what it's like to throw a Christmas party in July, swimming with old ladies, her puppy Ginger, and cooking with your spouse. Show Notes: Heath Ceramics, Bauer Pottery, Made in Japan, Muji, Fracture Goods, Spring Garden Party Summer Water Rose Karma Dog School Kristin's Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | Pinterest Listen to the interview here, or subscribe on iTunes/Stitcher – support the show by leaving a review/rating to help others find it!  Theme music by Goh Nakamura. More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow me on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube.
30:55
June 16, 2016
Brittany Ishibashi
My 70th podcast guest is actress Brittany Ishibashi! We discuss what she eats on set, food growing up, her calorie-counting past, and why she wanted TV Dinners for her birthday. Show Notes: Everything Before Us, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Grace and Frankie Jeremy Howard Podcast (Donatello in TMNT) Strawberry Icebox Cake Bruxie Waffles in Orange, CA The Amazon Chocolate Cake Papilles Restaurant, Ricebar's Avocado Sliders, Civil Coffee's Kouign Amann Brittany on Twitter | Instagram Listen to the interview here, or subscribe on iTunes/Stitcher – support the show by leaving a review/rating to help others find it!  Theme music by Goh Nakamura. More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow me on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube.
31:19
June 1, 2016
Gaby Dalkin
If you're wondering What's Gaby Cooking, you're about to find out!  Gaby Dalkin is my latest podcast guest! We talk about our mutual obsession with Rachael Ray, how she develops recipes, where she likes to shop for food, her upcoming trip to Italy, and her fear of yellow mustard. Show Notes: The Pioneer Woman The Londoner's Slutty Brownies and Gaby's version, made famous by Jessica Simpson on Jay Leno. Places to eat in LA: Don Antonio's, Sugarfish, Lukshon, Father's Office, The Larder at Tavern Westlake Culinary School + New School of Cooking's Knife Skills class Gaby on Social Media: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | Snapchat Listen to the interview here, or subscribe on iTunes/Stitcher – support the show by leaving a review/rating to help others find it!  Theme music by Goh Nakamura. More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow me on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube. More Podcasts 
25:22
May 13, 2016
Katie Joy Horwitch
Katie Joy Horwitch is a longtime blog friend.  Like, since the beginning of this blog.  I'm so thrilled to have watched her grow over the years - from a fellow blogger, to one of the founding editors of The Chalkboard Mag, to the #GirlBoss she is today with WANT: Women Against Negative Talk (listen to our interview here). Show Notes: Colostrum and Jenny Lewis What to eat during that time of month with PCOS Orthorexia and Steven Bratman Poutine/Disco Fries and Sandra Oh Katie teaches at Equinox!  Follow her to find out more: Instagram/Twitter/Facebook Listen to the interview here, or subscribe on iTunes/Stitcher – support the show by leaving a review/rating to help others find it!  Theme music by Goh Nakamura. More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow me on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube.
34:25
May 1, 2016
Nick Hoffa
How fun to interview my good friend Nick Hoffa for the podcast!  We've been friends for a long time, you've seen him (and his wife Meredith) all over this blog, plus he's my acting teacher/coach. In this episode we discuss pubs in England, our college diets, and how eating Paleo helped him with an autoimmune disease called Ankylosing Spondylitis. Show Notes: British Foods: Weetabix Cereal, Lyle's Golden Syrup, Yorkshire Pudding Golden Grahams S'mores Bar Recipe Wesleyan Foods: Mocon's Longest Salad Bar, Nutter Butters, Alouette Cheese Paleo Foods: Kerrygold Butter, Blackstrap Molasses Nick's show for actors: Eyeline Podcast (click here to listen to my episode, #6 - not #5) Nick's Official Site and Twitter Listen to the interview here, or subscribe on iTunes/Stitcher – support the show by leaving a review/rating to help others find it!  Theme music by Goh Nakamura. More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow me on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube.
36:38
April 14, 2016
Andie Mitchell
When I first shared my eating disorder story six years ago, Andie Mitchell was the very first person to comment.  We have been virtual friends since the beginning of T.A.D. and it's been a thrill watching her grow into the NY Times Bestselling author she is today. We talk Shake Shack hangovers, oatmeal phases, what it's like to be a weight loss/body image role model and so much more! Show Notes: Andie's first memoir, It Was Me All Along and her current cookbook, Eating in the Middle Andie's TedXTalk in June 2014 The Pie Store in Nutley, NJ Places in NYC: The Spotted Pig, Momofuku, Fonda Andie on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest Listen to the interview here, or subscribe on iTunes/Stitcher – support the show by leaving a review/rating to help others find it!  Theme music by Goh Nakamura. More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow me on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube.
35:18
April 1, 2016
Mickey Sumner
Actress Mickey Sumner is my 65th podcast guest - who I met while filming Caring! We talk about growing up on an organic farm in England, getting off sugar/gluten, Lyme Disease, eating IHOP and Krispy Kreme for the first time in The End of the Tour, her bone broth recipe, and why she avoids fish. Show Notes: Lucama sweetener Wheat Belly book Odys + Penelope, Sycamore Kitchen, Thai Green Chicken Curry Bulletproof Coffee and Dave Asprey Pickle Juice Gut Shot Cup4Cup (started at French Laundry) and my cousin Kristine Kidd's Gluten-Free Baking Book Burger Night at Pono and Plan Check's Ketchup Leather Follow Mickey on Instagram and Twitter Listen to the episode here, or subscribe on iTunes/Stitcher (theme music by Goh Nakamura).  Please leave a review/rating to help others find the show! More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow me on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube.
30:27
March 21, 2016
Elizabeth Hendrickson
Podcast 64! Actress Elizabeth Hendrickson is my guest.  We talk about her obsession with the gym, Ranch/Russian dressing, and how she doesn't like to eat anything cute.  We first met in NYC, over 13 years ago on All My Children.   You can watch a clip on The Actor's Diet! Show Notes: Lenny's in NYC Her family's restaurant in Long Island, The Shack Salt and Straw, Gjelina and Tasting Kitchen in Los Angeles Gluten-Free Valentine's Day Pancakes, Pickle Juice Shots Elizabeth on Twitter/Instagram, 30 Days Max on YouTube Listen to the interview here, or subscribe on iTunes/Stitcher – support the show by leaving a review/rating to help others find it!  And if you love the podcast, please submit your favorite episode to NPR!  Theme music by Goh Nakamura. More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow me on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube.
34:53
March 1, 2016
Lisa Ling
In episode 63 Lynn Chen talks with journalist Lisa Ling about food on the road, abroad, and at home.  They also talk a lot about the struggle with social media, body image and eating disorders.   Show Notes: Follow Lisa on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook Lisa's Show This is Life on CNN - watch the first season on Netflix Instant Secret Society of Women Naeng Myun (below, with her husband Paul) The new Barbie dolls Listen to the episode here, or subscribe on iTunes/Stitcher – support the show by leaving a review/rating to help others find it!  And if you loved listening, please submit your favorite show to NPR! Theme music by Goh Nakamura.   More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow Lynn on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube.
31:23
February 18, 2016
Kelsey Miller
Episode 62 of The Actor's Diet Podcast is up!  With writer Kelsey Miller!  I heard her over at Jessica Murnane's One Part Podcast and knew I had to get her as a guest. We talk about: Her history with dieting and how she started The Anti-Diet Project Her relationship with food while writing her book Big Girl: How I Gave Up Dieting and Got a Life (
28:24
February 10, 2016
Parry Shen
Remember my leading man Parry Shen from Yes We're Open?  He's now a soap opera star!  And my 61st guest on The Actor's Diet Podcast.  In this episode we discuss his diet for General Hospital, set life, making food for his family, how to make beets/brussels sprouts taste good, and how he feels like he's in the best shape of his life. Show Notes: Better Luck Tomorrow and Yes We're Open Ruth's Chris Steakhouse and their Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe Think Thin Brownie Bars Peep's Twinkie Cars, Chicken Pot Pie (Jenny Jones' recipe), Pancake Art, Flower Cupcakes Melissa D'Arabian's Four Step Chicken Campfire S'mores Dessert at Joe's Crab Shack Parry's role in the Lego Avengers game Parry's Official Site, Twitter, Facebook Listen to the episode here, or subscribe on iTunes/Stitcher (theme music by Goh Nakamura).  Please leave a review/rating to help others find the show! More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow me on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and
30:54
February 1, 2016
Lisa Lee
My 60th guest on The Actor's Diet Podcast is Lisa Lee! In this episode we talk about: Her trip to Maui and how it compared to the Hawaii I discussed with Lily Diamond - Lumeria Resort, Oyster Shots at Nuka. Thousand-Year-Old Eggs and Salted Eggs South African School Lunches The food in the Tech World - at Facebook Offices  and around the Pandora Offices (Taiwan Bento, Suya Grill) Travel Food - Kind Bars, In-N-Out, and Quizno's We also talk about whether we should go into the chopstick business. Listen to the episode here, or subscribe on iTunes/Stitcher (theme music by Goh Nakamura).  Please leave a review/rating to help others find the show! More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow me on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube.
40:01
January 17, 2016
Stephanie Kordan
Stephanie Kordan is also known as "The Sensual Foodie" - food writer, photographer, artist, mom, and creative spirit. In this episode we discuss: Her fiancee Eddie Lin (
38:27
January 1, 2016
Lily Diamond
Lily Diamond is also known as Kale & Caramel.  In the last year, we've become fast friends, and I'm always in awe of her - so I had to have her on the podcast. In this episode we discuss: This Caramel Bacon from Project Breakfast LA - where we met! Growing up in Hawaii, switching away from a vegan diet, and her food journey after her mother's death. Her beauty recipes, hydrosols, and why she keeps a jar of raw honey in her bathroom. This article in the Washington Post and Great Grains Love for Bob's Red Mill. College life: Dramaturgy/Experimental Theater, CousCous Concoctions, and how Alice Waters changed the food game at Yale. This Vegan Gingersnap Chocolate Cream Pie - which is insanity - we ate it in parfait form.  It's heaven. Listen to our interview here, on iTunes/OverCast/Stitcher.  Follow Lily on Instagram/Facebook/Twitter! If you like what you hear, please leave a review and subscribe - there's a mini episode now where I announce a secret giveaway!  Theme music by Goh Nakamura. More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow me on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube.
44:03
December 2, 2015
Dawn McCoy
In episode 57, Lynn Chen interviews Dawn McCoy, aka Beauty Frosting. They discuss: Her connections to Lionel Richie, Barbara Streisand, Sandra Bullock, Bill Clinton, and Jerry Bruckheimer Boxed Cake Mix Tricks, my Red Wine/Orange Soda Cake, her mother's Strawberry Jello Cake Body Image, #BestWithinYourBounds, Body Size Entertaining Tips, Why she should be a spokesperson for Chili's, Finger Sandwiches, Steel Magnolias Bridal Shower #Dear15Me If you like what you hear, please leave a review and subscribe!  Theme music by Goh Nakamura. More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow Lynn on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube.
53:36
November 1, 2015
Whitney Adams
In episode 56 of The Actor's Diet Podcast, Lynn Chen interviews Whitney Adams, an award-winning blogger, sommelier, on-camera host, and one of LA Weekly's Most Interesting People. In this episode they discuss: Her past life as an actor Her history with eating disorders How she became a wine expert, and how wine helped heal her relationship with food One of her six tattoos, which you can see in this video Hangover cures, Sqirl's burnt toast, how to spit into a spittoon (
41:55
October 1, 2015
Kathryn Fiore
The 55th podcast guest is a fellow actor/food podcaster, Kathryn "Kat" Fiore.  Kat hosts The Down and Dirty Kitchen with Peter Cambor, who  Lynn went to college with. More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow Lynn on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube. In this episode: LA Weekly's Burger Festival - don't bring your baby IHOP, Soup Plantation Easy Bake Ovens Chinese Food, Ethiopian Food, and Koronet Pizza in NYC Almond Joy Cake at Sycamore Kitchen, Ice Cream at Carmela/Atticus Creamery/Salt and Straw/Sweet Rose Creamery Layered Popcorn at 
46:24
September 4, 2015
Dwayne Perkins
Lynn Chen interviews Dwayne Perkins - standup comedian, actor, author, and fellow podcaster.  In this episode, we discuss: What is a "foodie?" How Dwayne likes his sandwiches at Subway, and his tea at Starbucks PG Tips n Toast Body Image, Diet, The Four Hour Body, and Dwayne's Morning Shake Recipe, and the wonderful world of Green Smoothies Eating at Comedy Clubs - The Glee in Birmingham, Hunan Food in China, Comedy Magic Club in Hermosa Beach, The Ha Ha Cafe and The Improv. Thai Town food (Ruen Pair) Listen to our interview here, on iTunes/Stitcher.  If you like what you hear, please leave a review and subscribe!  Theme music by Goh Nakamura. More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow Lynn on
42:19
August 23, 2015
David Greenwald
In episode 53, Lynn Chen interviews her father-in-law, Dr. David Greenwald.  More info on The Actor's Diet. In this episode: Road Food by Jane and Michael Stern Dr. Dean Ornish's Diet Rendezvous in Memphis, Abe's BBQ in Mississipi Wendy's Salad Skillz, and Abe becoming a vegetarian Places to eat in Philadelphia: Vedge,Hip City Veg, Jose Garces' Restaurants, Marc Vetri's Restaurants, Zama, Talula's Table Skyline's Cincinnati Chili (and the David Greenwald version) More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow Lynn on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube.   
30:54
August 1, 2015
Jenny Yang
In episode 52, Lynn Chen talks with her friend comic/writer Jenny Yang about scallion pancakes, running, and body image.   More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow Lynn on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube.
42:28
July 2, 2015
Amelia Morris
In episode 51, Lynn Chen interviews writer Amelia Morris about her blog (and book and cooking show) Bon Appetempt. More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow Lynn on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube.
47:06
June 15, 2015
Kulap Vilaysack
In Episode 50 of The Actor's Diet Podcast, Lynn Chen interviews Kulap Vilaysack.  Follow Kulap on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook; check out her documentary Origin Story, and of course, listen to her podcast Who Charted?   More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow Lynn on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube.
44:37
June 1, 2015
Johnny Skourtis
Lynn Chen interviews actor/comedian Johnny Skourtis all about Greek food, finding the perfect string cheese, and why he hates pickles - while on the set of their new movie, "Dying to Kill."  More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow Lynn on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube.
32:18
May 7, 2015
Kit Rich
In Episode 48, Lynn Chen interviews Writer/Celebrity Fitness Expert Kit Rich about body dysmorphia, her past obsession with "Clean Eating," how she found a balanced diet, her new gym SHIFT, and what it was like going on Kesha's World Tour. More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow Lynn on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube.
40:23
May 1, 2015
Joy Cho
On the latest episode of The Actor's Diet Podcast, Lynn Chen talks to Joy Cho about food, body image, motherhood, being Asian-American, blogging, the definition of success, how to throw a last-minute party (she really is an expert!) and her newest book (coming out April 7th).  More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow Lynn on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube.
36:07
April 1, 2015
Anna Gilbert Zupon
In the 46th episode of The Actor's Diet Podcast, Lynn Chen interviews her friend Anna Gilbert Zupon about how yoga saved and changed her life.  More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow Lynn on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube.
41:46
March 1, 2015
Roy Choi
In Podcast 45, Lynn Chen talks with chef Roy Choi (Kogi Taco Truck, A Frame, Sunny Spot, Chego, Commissary, Pot, etc.) about body image, Asian-American parents, his diet, working on the film Chef, and address whether he really is a vegetarian or not.  More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow Lynn on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube.  
39:43
February 1, 2015
Billy Green
In episode 44 of The Actor's Diet Podcast, Lynn Chen interviews Billy Green of Wit and Vinegar about blogging and writing his first cookbook.   More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow Lynn on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube.
38:45
January 1, 2015
Melanie Maras
In Episode 34, Lynn Chen interviews her friend, writer Melanie Maras, all about growing up in Indonesia, room service, and what it's like being an international superstar.   More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow Lynn on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube.
45:28
December 1, 2014
Sandra Oh
In the 42nd Episode of The Actor's Diet Podcast, Lynn Chen talks to Sandra Oh about her latest project, favorite places to eat in LA, Korean Food, Body Image, and her Grey's Anatomy breakfast.   More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow Lynn on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube.
37:02
November 11, 2014
Roxana Jullapat
Lynn Chen talks to Roxana Jullapat from Cooks County about Restaurant Life, Costa Rica, and making the perfect croissant. More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow Lynn on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube.
16:59
October 24, 2014
Ariel Kaye of Parachute Home
In the 40th Epsiode of The Actor's Diet Podcast, Lynn Chen interviews Ariel Kaye of Parachute Bedding to learn the ABC's of making your bed. More info on the blog - follow Lynn on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube.
16:14
October 20, 2014
Jeff Meacham
In Episode 39, actor and food blogger Lynn Chen talks to Jeff Meacham about filming food scenes on ABC's Blackish, and gets a male perspective on eating disorders. More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow Lynn on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube.
1:02:47
October 1, 2014
Emily Chang
In Episode 38, Lynn Chen talks with fellow actor Emily Chang about pork carpet, first class dining, and what vampires eat. More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow Lynn on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube.
49:05
September 22, 2014
Aida Mollenkamp
In episode 37 of The Actor's Diet Podcast, Lynn Chen chats with Aida Mollenkamp about her TV shows on Food Network/Cooking Channel, writing a cookbook, and much more. More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow Lynn on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube.
30:26
September 1, 2014
Ki Hong Lee
Lynn Chen interviews actor Ki Hong Lee.  They discuss his Paleo Diet for The Maze Runner, a how-to on Korean BBQ, and more. More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow Lynn on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube.
43:38
August 1, 2014
Edward Hong
Edward Hong, aka The Cinnabon Monster, chats with host Lynn Chen about how he got that nickname. More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow Lynn on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube.
33:19
July 1, 2014
Nastassia Johnson
In episode 33, Lynn Chen interviews fellow food blogger Nastassia Johnson all about her love of sweets.  Nastassia talks about everything from her trip to Ben and Jerry's in Vermont to her popular Instagram account, @letmeeatcake. More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow Lynn on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube.
23:55
June 1, 2014
Mason Currey
In episode 32, actor and blogger Lynn Chen interviews author of "Daily Rituals," Mason Currey.  They talk about HIS daily rituals while writing the book. More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow Lynn on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube.
17:25
May 17, 2014
Peter Porte
In episode 31, Lynn Chen interviews actor Peter Porte while they're on set filming "Sutures." More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow Lynn on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube.
11:30
May 7, 2014
Jordan Belfi
In the 30th episode of The Actor's Diet Podcast, Lynn Chen talks to Jordan Belfi about everything from eating hummus in college to Golden Grahams with Andre Agassi. More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow Lynn on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube.
51:36
April 12, 2014
Rachelle Bell
In Episode 29 actor and food blogger Lynn Chen interviews model, commercial actor, and soon-to-be mother Rachelle Bell.  They discuss body image in the industry, what it's like to work pregnant, and some of the best places to eat in The Valley. More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow Lynn on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube.
17:52
March 14, 2014
Randall Park (and Jae Suh)
In episode 28, actor/food blogger Lynn Chen interviews Randall Park (and a little bit of his wife Jae Suh and baby Ruby) about culture, food, diners, Jewish delis, playing Eddie Huang's dad, and gaining weight for the upcoming film "The Interview." More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow Lynn on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube.
30:55
March 3, 2014
Christy Meyers
In episode 27, Lynn Chen talks with fellow actor Christy Meyers - longtime friend (and former The Actor's Diet blogger) about views on nutrition, pregnancy, and a sugar-free experiment. More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow Lynn on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube.
18:38
February 6, 2014
Theresa Chen
In Episode 26, actor and blogger Lynn Chen interviews YO MAMMA!!!  Actually, HER mamma, Theresa Yu-Ping Teng Chen - who was, once upon a time, a performer herself at The Metropolitan Opera House.   More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow Lynn on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube.
18:50
January 14, 2014
Lisa Lee and Brian Yang
In the last episode of 2013, Lynn Chen interviews Lisa Lee, the cofounder of her other blog ThickDumplingSkin.com about New Year's Resolutions.  Actor/Producer Brian Yang joins in the conversation as well! More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow Lynn on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube.
10:32
December 29, 2013
Jerilyn Blair
In episode 24, Lynn Chen interviews Jerilyn Blair (The Because Show podcast) about dating and her upcoming trip to Paris! More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow Lynn on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube.
23:59
December 18, 2013
Leslie Durso
Lynn Chen interviews vegan chef Leslie Durso over lunch at Crossroads Kitchen in Los Angeles. More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow Lynn on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube.
40:18
November 20, 2013
Morgan Chen
In Episode 22 Lynn Chen interviews her brother Morgan, whose 40th birthday is coming up.  They talk about that, family, and Thanksgiving. More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow Lynn on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube.
23:10
November 16, 2013
Corey Brill and Joy Osmanski
In Episode 20 Lynn Chen interviews actors (and spouses) Corey Brill and Joy Osmanski.  Find out what they eat on stage, on set, at home, on vacation, and experience a Miracle Fruit Tripping Tasting. More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow Lynn on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube.
1:01:08
October 25, 2013
Eddie Lin
In episode 19 Lynn Chen interviews Eddie Lin, aka Deep End Dining - also known for Kamikaze Kitchen, KCRW's Good Food, ABC's The Taste, and many other foodie things. More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow Lynn on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube.
57:59
October 20, 2013
Michelle Krusiec
In Episode 18, Lynn Chen interviews her "Saving Face" costar Michelle Krusiec all about body image, pregnancy, and noodles. More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow Lynn on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube.
51:06
October 11, 2013
Jeff Mahin
In episode 17 Lynn Chen interviews chef Jeff Mahin (Stella Barra, Do-Rite Donuts). More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow Lynn on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube.
30:34
October 4, 2013
Jeremy Howard
In episode 16 of The Actor's Diet Podcast, Lynn Chen talks with Jeremy Howard - one of the stars of the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie - all about pizza and the Four-Hour Body Diet.   More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow Lynn on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube.
39:19
September 26, 2013
Autumn Reeser
In Episode 15 Lynn Chen interviews her first pregnant guest - actress/entrepreneur Autumn Reeser. More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow Lynn on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube.
53:19
September 17, 2013
Zach Brooks
In episode 14 Lynn Chen talks to Zach Brooks ("Food is the New Rock" Podcast, "Midtown Lunch" blog) about dentists, cheap eats, marinara sauce, and The Music Man.  More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow Lynn on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube.
37:36
September 11, 2013
Jenn Wong
In episode 13, Lynn Chen interviews Jenn Wong (voiceover actress/urban ninja) and gets a lesson in alcohol. More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow Lynn on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube.
47:30
September 4, 2013
Janet Varney
In episode 12, Lynn Chen interviews Janet Varney (The JV Club Podcast, Korra, Burning Love) about her gluten-free diet and body image in Hollywood. More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow Lynn on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube.
49:14
August 28, 2013
Tamlyn Tomita
In Episode 11, actor and blogger Lynn Chen talks Ramen Burgers and Tofu Puree with her childhood idol, Tamlyn Tomita (The Karate Kid II, The Joy Luck Club, Glee, True Blood, etc.). More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow Lynn on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube.
18:29
August 20, 2013
Evan Kleiman
In Episode 10 of The Actor's Diet Podcast, Lynn Chen talks pie with Evan Kleiman, the host of KCRW's "Good Food." Lynn also answers a reader question about starting a blog. More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow Lynn on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube.
26:35
August 14, 2013
Dave Boyle
In Episode 9, actress and blogger Lynn Chen interviews filmmaker Dave Boyle about eating on set, the road, the spirtuality of cookies, and Japanese food.  Also - the winner of the Disney tickets! More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow Lynn on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube.
44:53
August 8, 2013
Amanda Jane Cooper
In Episode 8 of The Actor's Diet Podcast, actress and blogger Lynn Chen interviews her "Sutures" costar Amanda Jane Cooper about life on the road when she performed as "Glinda" on the 1st National Tour of WICKED.  Lynn also gets a beet pasta recipe all the way from Botswana via her brother/sister-in-law Zack/Anna, and announces the last chance to enter the Disney Giveaway - two free tickets to any theme park (except Tokyo) for writing an iTunes review and leaving a comment on the blog. More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow Lynn on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube.
19:30
August 2, 2013
Bryce Johnson
In episode 7, actress and blogger Lynn Chen talks with Bryce Johnson (Pretty Little Liars) all about the wonders of goat cheese, cider vinegar, and a Pescetarian diet. There's also an interview with Joy Osmanski, who Lynn won a cake decorating competition with, judged by Duff Goldman.  Plus a Paleta Juice Cleanse review by her husband Abe Forman-Greenwald. More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow Lynn on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube.
24:18
July 26, 2013
Tzi Ma
Episode 6 of The Actor's Diet Podcast comes live from the set of "Sutures" actress and blogger Lynn Chen's latest movie, with her co-star Tzi Ma.  They talk about eating on film, the best catering, and Chinese food.  Plus - a giveaway for Disneyland!!! More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow Lynn on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube.
39:27
July 23, 2013
Phil Yu + Hourie Sahakian
In Episode 5, Lynn Chen talks with Phil Yu, aka "Angry Asian Man" about culture and food. Lynn also stops by Short Cake Bakery to chat with one of Zagat's "30 Under 30" recipients, Hourie Sahakian.  More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow Lynn on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube.
35:03
July 16, 2013
Helenna Santos-Levy
In Episode 4, actor and food blogger Lynn Chen talks about Ketchup Chips and the benefits of a mostly vegan diet with actress, producer, and "Ms. In the Biz Founder" Helenna Santos-Levy.  Lynn also answers a question about eating disorders, interviews a man who puts crickets in food, and announces a casting for The Food Network and a Mexican Food Giveaway. More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow Lynn on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube.
31:44
July 8, 2013
Jamie Chung
In Episode 3, actor and food blogger Lynn Chen talks about Korean food, softball, and Martha Stewart with Jamie Chung (The Hangover, Sucker Punch).  Lynn's mother-in-law Wendy also reviews Yonanas. More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow Lynn on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube.
32:45
July 1, 2013
Eboni Booth
In Episode 2, actor and food blogger Lynn Chen discusses eating out as children and adults with her longtime friend, actor and writer Eboni Booth.  Lynn also answers a listener's question about her favorite podcasts. More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow Lynn on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube.
23:46
June 21, 2013
Paul Gilmartin
In the premiere episode, actor and food blogger Lynn Chen interviews the host of The Mental Illness Happy Hour, Paul Gilmartin, about Indian Food, Pizza, and Depression.  Her friend Sam also gives a bite-by-bite review of SuperPretzel Pretzel Dogs. More info is on The Actor's Diet website - follow Lynn on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube.
39:16
June 14, 2013
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