The Food Lens Podcast

The Food Lens Podcast

Latest Episodes

S4 Ep.15: Ultimate Self-Care Strategies from Chef Matt Jennings
December 16, 2020

Matt Jennings knows a thing or two about self-care. Back in 2016 the chef and owner of critically acclaimed Townsman drastically changed his lifestyle; he lost 160 pounds, stopped drinking, and started using his platform to bring health and wellness to t.

S4 Ep. 14: Jenny Johnson’s Pandemic Playbook
December 02, 2020

Producer and co-host of Dining Playbook Jenny Johnson manages to gracefully juggle TV and radio jobs with family life, all while pursuing studies in Ayurveda - a practice she started exploring after managing a health crisis with her young daughter. We di.

S4 Ep. 13: How to Build a Food Blog into a Successful Business
November 18, 2020

Boston-based baker and blogger Sarah Crawford explains how she built her casual blog Broma Bakery into a successful business. We dig into the evolution of food sites, the 3 waves of blogging, and wh

S4 Ep. 12: How Does a Restaurant with 1 Table Survive 2020
November 04, 2020

Before coronavirus, meals at Tanm were shared among strangers at one 10-seat table; a setup that clearly wasnt going to work when they reopened this fall. We chatted with chef-owner Ellie Tiglao abo

S4 Ep. 11: How Staying in Start-Up Mode Helped Sarah Murphy Bring Back Vinal Bakery
October 21, 2020

At a time when so many restaurants are struggling, its great to hear from a business that has bounced back - despite facing so many challenges. Find out how staying in start-up mode helped Sarah Murp

S4 Ep. 10: Why Josh Childs Is Serving up Nostalgia to Save His Bar
October 07, 2020

Everyone in the Boston restaurant industry seems to have something nice to say about Josh Childs, the beloved bartender-turned-restaurant-owner behind Trinas Starlite Lounge, Audubon Boston, The Padd

S4 Ep. 9: A Lesson in Resilience from a Refugee Restaurant Owner
September 23, 2020

After spending much of his childhood in a refugee camp in Kenya, Yahya Noor, of Tawakal Halal Cafe in East Boston, has a perspective that has proved useful in navigating the COVID-19 crisis. In this

S4 Ep. 8: How one Local Lebanese Restaurant is Helping Beirut
September 09, 2020

Mo El Zein is guiding his restaurant Moona, through the pandemic like everyone else. But as a Lebanese-American, hes also working to help with relief efforts in his home city of Beirut, where much of

S4 Ep. 7: Vincent’s Grocery is a Sign of the Times, and a Nod to the Past
August 26, 2020

Evan Harrison managed a successful pandemic pivot turning neighborhood bistro Cafe Du Pays into a local grocery store. Hes been working alongside his wife, Heather, who is also a partner in their

S4 Ep. 6: A Very Odd(Fellows) Time to Open an Ice Cream Shop
August 12, 2020

The Brooklyn-based, chef-driven ice cream company OddFellows expanded to Boston with their Chestnut Hill location not long before the pandemic struck. We caught up with Co-Founder and CEO Mohan Kumar about why his wife’s pregnancy cravings spawned a huge.