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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.




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...

Duration: 00:23:53

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...

Duration: 00:45:13

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...

Duration: 00:50:28

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

Duration: 00:46:55

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...

Duration: 01:00:15

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,...

Duration: 00:45:16

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...

Duration: 00:43:12

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

Duration: 00:46:40

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...

Duration: 00:42:49

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...

Duration: 00:50:41

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...

Duration: 00:51:08

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...

Duration: 00:37:53

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...

Duration: 00:39:21

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...

Duration: 00:29:45

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 |...

Duration: 00:38:30

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 Podcastmy episodemy episodeHungry Howies PizzaThe Wellness Wonderland Radio PodcastKatie's...

Duration: 00:32:01

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, 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...

Duration: 00:40:27

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 RamenFerragamoJuliana's PizzaPhorageChicken PhoSorbetOrgan Protein PowderMAKE OUTFacebookInstagram Tell Me How I Die is Ethan's latest film and it's releasing...

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 LiveFat Sick and Nearly DeadBreville Juice MachineTeaching...

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: Marcella HazanFire and Ice: Classic Nordic CookingLickety SplitPapa Charlie's DeliConnie and Ted'sJon and Vinny'sAngelini OsteriaSugarfish SushiTagineSweet Rose CreamerySalt and...
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