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The Actor's Diet Podcast is hosted by Lynn Chen ( who runs a popular food blog by the same name ( Join her as she interviews fellow artists and culinary creatives about food, body image, and life.

The Actor's Diet Podcast is hosted by Lynn Chen ( who runs a popular food blog by the same name ( Join her as she interviews fellow artists and culinary creatives about food, body image, and life.
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The Actor's Diet Podcast is hosted by Lynn Chen ( who runs a popular food blog by the same name ( Join her as she interviews fellow artists and culinary creatives about food, body image, and life.




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...


Rachelle Wood

My dear friend Rachelle Wood is the face of multiple skin care, cosmetics, clothing brands, and has always been one of the healthiest people I know - mentally and physically. She is not anywhere near what I picture when I think of cancer. But for the past year, I've watched her fight Stage 4 Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. Now that she's in remission, I had to have back on the podcast to talk about everything she went through. You may remember our interview from 2014, where we talked about her...


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...


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...


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...


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 #85, Goh Nakamura. Show Notes Anti-Candida DietNutribulletLuna and Larry's Coconut Bliss Vegan Ice...


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. Show Notes Eater Instagram...


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...


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. Show Notes гречка (Grechka) The Impossible BurgerRachel AvalonGracias MadreCan't Do NothingSqirlDogs of SqirlPunch BowlRepubliqueInstagramTwitterFacebook


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...


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,...


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...


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. Show Notes Chocolate BrownieIndian Spiced OatmealBlogFacebookTwitterPinterestInstagram


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...


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...


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...


Lisa Q. Fetterman

"The number one thing that I love is people's leftovers." - 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. Show Notes Stephanie...


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...


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...


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 BakeryFrancesco's Pizza "Jupiter" from "The Planets"Little House in the Big WoodsFix Feast Flair Links Molly's Site | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook |...