The Actor's Diet

Michelle Krusiec

An episode of 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. 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. Love you guys, keep in touch @mslynnchen on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. xo Lynn
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. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
52:36
January 23, 2018
Nicole Cogan
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! Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
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.  Theme music is by Goh Nakamura. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
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. Theme music is by Podcast Guest Goh Nakamura. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
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October 22, 2017
Ciara Renée
All of August I got to hang out with the lovely Ciara Renée (DC Legends of Tomorrow, Broadway's Big Fish) while filming a movie in NYC. 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 like the one in Beauty and the Beast). Theme music is written/performed by Podcast Guest Goh Nakamura. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
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. Theme music is by Podcast Guest Goh Nakamura. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
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). Theme music is by Podcast Guest Goh Nakamura. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
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. Theme music is by Podcast Guest Goh Nakamura. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
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. Theme music is by Podcast Guest Goh Nakamura. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
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. Theme music is by Podcast Guest Goh Nakamura. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
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. Theme music is by Podcast Guest Goh Nakamura. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
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.  Theme music is by Podcast Guest Goh Nakamura. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
43:12
April 12, 2017
Anjali Shah
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. Theme music is by Podcast Guest Goh Nakamura. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
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. Theme music is by Podcast Guest Goh Nakamura. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
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. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
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. Theme music is by Podcast Guest Goh Nakamura. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
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. Theme music is by Podcast Guest Goh Nakamura. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
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. Theme music is by Podcast Guest Goh Nakamura. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
39:22
December 16, 2016
Grace Bonney
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. Theme music is by Podcast Guest Goh Nakamura. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
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. 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. Theme music is by Podcast Guest Goh Nakamura. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
38:30
November 4, 2016
Katie Dalebout
I first met Katie Dalebout via our fellow podcast buddy Jessica Murnane.  We went to Sqirl and ate cozy foods and bonded.  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 started journaling and landed a book deal. Plus, microwaving peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Theme music is by Podcast Guest Goh Nakamura. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
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. 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. Theme music is by Podcast Guest Goh Nakamura. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
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. Tell Me How I Die is Ethan's latest film and it's releasing September 16th. Theme music is by Podcast Guest Goh Nakamura. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
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. Theme music is by Podcast Guest Goh Nakamura. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
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. I'm going to try to get his mom's meatloaf recipe for y'all too! Theme music is by Podcast Guest Goh Nakamura. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
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? Theme music is by Podcast Guest Goh Nakamura. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
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.” Theme music is by Podcast Guest Goh Nakamura. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
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. 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. Theme music is by Podcast Guest Goh Nakamura. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
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. Theme music is by Podcast Guest Goh Nakamura. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
30:55
June 16, 2016
Brittany Ishibashi
My 70th podcast guest is actor Brittany Ishibashi (Runaways). We discuss what she eats on set, food growing up, her calorie-counting past, and why she wanted TV Dinners for her birthday. Theme music is by Podcast Guest Goh Nakamura. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
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. Theme music is by Podcast Guest Goh Nakamura. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
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). Theme music is by Podcast Guest Goh Nakamura. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
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. Theme music is by Podcast Guest Goh Nakamura. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
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. Theme music is by Podcast Guest Goh Nakamura. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
35:18
April 1, 2016
Mickey Sumner
Actor Mickey Sumner is my 65th podcast guest - who I met while filming the SuperDeluxe web series 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. Theme music is by Podcast Guest Goh Nakamura. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
30:27
March 21, 2016
Elizabeth Hendrickson
Actor Elizabeth Hendrickson and I first met in NYC, over 13 years ago on the ABC Soap Opera All My Children. We talk about her obsession with the gym, Ranch/Russian dressing, and how she doesn't like to eat anything cute. Theme music is by Podcast Guest Goh Nakamura. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
34:53
March 1, 2016
Lisa Ling
In episode 63 I talk with award-winning journalist Lisa Ling about food on the road, abroad, and at home.  We also talk a lot about the struggle with social media, body image and eating disorders.  Theme music is by Podcast Guest Goh Nakamura. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
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 (now out!), how to find an Eating Coach, where/what to eat in NYC - Peter Lugers Steakhouse, Frozen Hot Chocolate and The Forbidden Broadway Sundae at Serendipity, Salmon at Souen (an organic, macrobiotic restaurant). We also geek out on musicals a little.  Theme music is by Podcast Guest Goh Nakamura. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn  
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. Theme music is by Podcast Guest Goh Nakamura. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
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, 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), and Travel Food. We also talk about whether we should go into the chopstick business. Theme music is by Podcast Guest Goh Nakamura. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
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 and what it's like when a woman eats snake. Vegan Foods: Kite Hill Cheese, Matthew Kenney's M.A.K.E., Crossroad's Chicken and Waffles. How to slow down/take pleasure in your food, and what's on the menu for a romantic date night. Her first blog - how that evolved into her current site, her YouTube Channel, and eating burritos in the car. The Garlic Aioli at Lola's in New Orleans. Our mutual love of Nigella Lawson. Theme music is by Podcast Guest Goh Nakamura. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
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. Theme music is by Podcast Guest Goh Nakamura. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
44:03
December 2, 2015
Dawn McCoy
I am so thrilled to interview a good friend of mine from the early blogging days, Dawn McCoy, aka Beauty Frosting. Hear us talk about: 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. Theme music is by Podcast Guest Goh Nakamura. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
53:36
November 1, 2015
Whitney Adams
In episode 56 of The Actor's Diet Podcast, I interview 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 (that's a real word). Theme music is by Podcast Guest Goh Nakamura. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
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  I went to college with.  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. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
46:24
September 4, 2015
Dwayne Perkins
My guest this show is 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) Theme music by Goh Nakamura. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
42:19
August 23, 2015
David Greenwald
This is a special show because I get interview my father-in-law, Dr. David Greenwald. 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). Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
30:54
August 1, 2015
Jenny Yang
My guest is comic/writer Jenny Yang - we talk about scallion pancakes, running, and body image.  Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
42:28
July 2, 2015
Amelia Morris
My guest is writer Amelia Morris - we talk about her blog (and book and cooking show) Bon Appetempt. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
47:06
June 15, 2015
Kulap Vilaysack
For the 50th episode, I interview podcast legend Kulap Vilaysack.  Follow Kulap on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook; check out her documentary Origin Story, and of course, listen to her show Who Charted?  Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
44:37
June 1, 2015
Johnny Skourtis
I interview actor/comedian Johnny Skourtis all about Greek food, finding the perfect string cheese, and why he hates pickles - while on the set of our new movie, "Dying to Kill." Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
32:18
May 7, 2015
Kit Rich
I interview 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. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
40:23
May 1, 2015
Joy Cho
On the latest episode of The Actor's Diet Podcast, I speak with Joy Cho (Oh Joy!) 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). Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
36:07
April 1, 2015
Anna Gilbert Zupon
My dear friend Anna Gilbert Zupon is my guest - we talk about how yoga saved and changed her life. Theme music is by Podcast Guest Goh Nakamura. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
41:46
March 1, 2015
Roy Choi
I am thrilled to chat with chef Roy Choi (Kogi Taco Truck, A Frame, Sunny Spot, Chego, Commissary, Pot, etc.) about body image, Asian-American parents, his diet, and working on the film Chef. Theme music is by Podcast Guest Goh Nakamura. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
39:43
February 1, 2015
Billy Green
An interview with Billy Green of Wit and Vinegar about blogging and writing his first cookbook. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
38:45
January 1, 2015
Melanie Maras
I talk with my friend comedian/writer Melanie Maras, all about growing up in Indonesia, room service, and what it's like being an international superstar.  Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
45:28
December 1, 2014
Sandra Oh
I talk to actor Sandra Oh about her latest project, favorite places to eat in LA, Korean Food, Body Image, and her Grey's Anatomy breakfast.  Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
37:02
November 11, 2014
Roxana Jullapat
Chef Roxana Jullapat (Cooks County) and I sit in her restaurant to talk about about chef life, Costa Rica, and making the perfect croissant. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
16:59
October 24, 2014
Ariel Kaye
An interview with Ariel Kaye (founder of Parachute Bedding) to learn the ABC's of making your bed. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
16:14
October 20, 2014
Jeff Meacham
I speak with my friend Jeff Meacham (Blackish) about filming food scenes, plus a male perspective on eating disorders. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
1:02:47
October 1, 2014
Emily Chang
An interview with Emily Chang (Vampire Diaries, The Bold Type) about pork carpet, first class dining, and what vampires eat. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
49:05
September 22, 2014
Aida Mollenkamp
In episode 37 of The Actor's Diet Podcast, I chat with Aida Mollenkamp (Salt & Wind) about her TV shows on Food Network/Cooking Channel, writing a cookbook, and much more. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
30:26
September 1, 2014
Ki Hong Lee
I chat with actor Ki Hong Lee about his Paleo Diet for The Maze Runner, a how-to on Korean BBQ, and more. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
43:38
August 1, 2014
Edward Hong
Edward Hong, aka The Cinnabon Monster, chats about how he got that nickname. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
33:19
July 1, 2014
Nastassia Johnson
I chat with 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. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
23:55
June 1, 2014
Mason Currey
I chat with author of "Daily Rituals," Mason Currey.  We talk about HIS daily rituals while writing the book. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
17:25
May 17, 2014
Peter Porte
In episode 31, I interview actor Peter Porte while they're on set filming "Sutures." Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
11:30
May 7, 2014
Jordan Belfi
I chat with Jordan Belfi about everything from eating hummus in college to Golden Grahams with Andre Agassi. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
51:36
April 12, 2014
Rachelle Bell
An interview with model, commercial actor, and soon-to-be mother Rachelle Bell.  We discuss body image in the industry, what it's like to work pregnant, and some of the best places to eat in The Valley. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
17:52
March 14, 2014
Randall Park (and Jae Suh)
An interview with the star of "The Interview" 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 in "Fresh Off the Boat," and gaining weight. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
30:55
March 3, 2014
Christy Meyers
I talk with fellow actor Christy Meyers - longtime friend (and former The Actor's Diet blogger) about her views on nutrition, pregnancy, and a sugar-free experiment. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
18:38
February 6, 2014
Theresa Chen
An interview with my mommy, Theresa Yu-Ping Teng Chen - who was, once upon a time, a performer herself at The Metropolitan Opera House.  Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
18:50
January 14, 2014
Lisa Lee and Brian Yang
I chat with Lisa Lee, the cofounder of my other blog ThickDumplingSkin.com about New Year's Resolutions.  Actor/Producer Brian Yang joins in the conversation as well. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
10:32
December 29, 2013
Jerilyn Blair
I talk with Jerilyn Blair (The Because Show podcast) about dating and her upcoming trip to Paris. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
23:59
December 18, 2013
Leslie Durso
A lunchtime interview with vegan chef Leslie Durso at Crossroads Kitchen in Los Angeles. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
40:18
November 20, 2013
Morgan Chen
I chat with my brother Morgan, whose 40th birthday is coming up about family and Thanksgiving. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
23:10
November 16, 2013
Corey Brill and Joy Osmanski
My guests are 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. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
1:01:08
October 25, 2013
Eddie Lin
An interview with Eddie Lin, aka Deep End Dining - also known for Kamikaze Kitchen, KCRW's Good Food, ABC's The Taste, and many other foodie things. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
57:59
October 20, 2013
Michelle Krusiec
A chat with my "Saving Face" costar Michelle Krusiec all about body image, pregnancy, and noodles. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
51:06
October 11, 2013
Jeff Mahin
An interview with chef Jeff Mahin (Stella Barra, Do-Rite Donuts). Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
30:34
October 4, 2013
Jeremy Howard
An interview with Jeremy Howard - one of the stars of the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie - all about pizza and the Four-Hour Body Diet.  Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
39:19
September 26, 2013
Autumn Reeser
My first pregnant guest - actress/entrepreneur Autumn Reeser (Entourage, The OC). Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
53:19
September 17, 2013
Zach Brooks
An interview with Zach Brooks ("Food is the New Rock" Podcast, "Midtown Lunch" blog) about dentists, cheap eats, marinara sauce, and The Music Man. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
37:36
September 11, 2013
Jenn Wong
I chat with cocktail expert Jenn Wong (voiceover actress/urban ninja) and gets a lesson in alcohol. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
47:30
September 4, 2013
Janet Varney
An interview with actor and podcast host Janet Varney (The JV Club Podcast, Korra, Burning Love) about her gluten-free diet and body image in Hollywood. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
49:14
August 28, 2013
Tamlyn Tomita
Ramen Burgers and Tofu Puree with my childhood idol, Tamlyn Tomita (The Karate Kid II, The Joy Luck Club, Glee, True Blood, etc.). Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
18:29
August 20, 2013
Evan Kleiman
Talking pie with Evan Kleiman, the host of KCRW's "Good Food." Plus, a listener question about starting a blog. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
26:35
August 14, 2013
Dave Boyle
Filmmaker Dave Boyle and I chat about eating on set, the road, the spirtuality of cookies, and Japanese food.  Also - the winner of the Disney tickets! Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
44:53
August 8, 2013
Amanda Jane Cooper
I interview my "Sutures" costar Amanda Jane Cooper about life on the road when she performed as "Glinda" on the 1st National Tour of WICKED.  I also get a beet pasta recipe all the way from Botswana. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
19:30
August 2, 2013
Bryce Johnson + Joy Osmanski
An interview with actor 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 I won a cake decorating competition with, judged by Duff Goldman.  Plus a Paleta Juice Cleanse review by my husband Abe Forman-Greenwald. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
24:18
July 26, 2013
Tzi Ma
Episode 6 of The Actor's Diet Podcast comes live from the set of "Sutures" - my latest movie, with my co-star Tzi Ma.  We talk about eating on film, the best catering, and Chinese food.  Plus - a giveaway for Disneyland! Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
39:27
July 23, 2013
Phil Yu + Hourie Sahakian
An interview with Phil Yu, aka "Angry Asian Man" about culture and food. Then I stop by Short Cake Bakery to chat with one of Zagat's "30 Under 30" recipients, pastry chef Hourie Sahakian. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
35:03
July 16, 2013
Helenna Santos-Levy
Talking Ketchup Chips and the benefits of a mostly vegan diet with actress, producer, and "Ms. In the Biz Founder" Helenna Santos-Levy.  I also answer a question about eating disorders, interview a man who puts crickets in food, and announce a casting for The Food Network. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
31:44
July 8, 2013
Jamie Chung
Korean food, softball, and Martha Stewart with Jamie Chung (The Hangover, Sucker Punch).  My mother-in-law Wendy Forman also reviews Yonanas. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
32:45
July 1, 2013
Eboni Booth
I talk eating out as children and adults with my longtime friend, actor and writer Eboni Booth.  I also answer a listener's question about my favorite podcasts. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
23:46
June 21, 2013
Paul Gilmartin
In the premiere episode, I interview the host of The Mental Illness Happy Hour, Paul Gilmartin, about Indian Food, Pizza, and Depression.  My friend Sam also gives a bite-by-bite review of SuperPretzel Pretzel Dogs. Keep in touch via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @mslynnchen. xo Lynn
39:16
June 14, 2013
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