The Food Lens Podcast

The Food Lens Podcast


Latest Episodes

Episode 1: JuanMa Calderón & Maria Roundeau Know How to Throw a (Dinner) Party
January 22, 2020

When friends say, “You should open a restaurant!” just because you throw a great dinner party, they are usually wrong. Not in the case of JuanMa Calderón & Maria Rondeau whose Somerville restaurant Celeste started as a supper in club in their Cambridge h.

Trailer: Season Two of the Food Lens Podcast
January 15, 2020

Molly & Catherine are back for seconds, and we hope you’ll join! In season 2 of The Food Lens Podcast, the co-hosts sit down with a fresh batch of Boston restaurant industry insiders to talk food, family, business, and travel. Want to know what’s up with.

Bonus Episode: Molly Ford & Sarah Jesup: Research, Eat, Sleep, Repeat
January 08, 2020

Molly Ford and Sarah Jesup founded The Food Lens back in 2016 and have been heading up efforts to curate Boston’s best online dining and drinking resource ever since. Molly (a San Diego native) and Sarah (originally from Vermont) met at Boston University.

Episode 9: Tiffani Faison Has her Head and Heart in the Restaurant Game
January 01, 2020

Tiffani Faison compares working in restaurant kitchens to playing “the weirdest sport on earth”. If the popular and critical success of her ever-expanding Big Heart Hospitality Group is any indication, it’s fair to say she’s winning. Faison didn’t grow u.

Episode 8: Irene Li Knows Basic Business Knowledge is Power
December 18, 2019

Irene Li isn’t afraid to talk about privilege (especially her own), share her profit and loss statements with every employee, or disclose how difficult it can be to run a successful restaurant. Li is a chef and restaurateur who walks the talk. Hearing ho.

Episode 7: Building Pizza Boxes and Character, in the Kitchen with Juan Pedrosa
December 11, 2019

Juan Pedrosa knows that with food, and hospitality, it’s all about how you make people feel. From after-hours family meal at a the Greek pizza place where he started his career (as a pre-teen), to wowing guests with “Viper Chops” and flaming cocktails at.

Episode 6: Restaurant Partnership, AKA Platonic Marriage (with Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette)
December 04, 2019

These two. How do they keep the magic alive in kitchens like Coppa, Toro, and Little Donkey? We ask Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette to dish on their partnership, and try to figure out the alchemy that produces our favorite hamburguesas, sopressatta piz.

Episode 5: LIVE from Taste 2019 (with Karen Akunowicz, Tony Maws and Scott Kearnan)
November 20, 2019

We are coming to you live from Boston Magazine's Taste 2019, the annual event celebrating this year’s Top 50 restaurant list, featuring dishes from some of Boston’s best chefs! We manage to steal Chef Owners Karen Akunowicz and Tony Maws from their food .

Episode 4: The Highs and Lows of Starting a Cannabis Supper Club (with Samantha Kanter & Nicholas Escoto)
November 13, 2019

Cannabis cuisine has come a long way from pot-butter brownies. On this week’s episode we chat with producers of the invite-only marijuana supper club, Dinner at Mary’s. Sam takes her experience of producing high-end (no pun intended) events, and works wi.

Episode 3: Down on the (Data) Farm (with Will Gilson)
October 30, 2019

Turns out, “failing fast” isn’t just for Silicon Valley types. Chef Gilson has plenty of wins on his record, but the chef of Puritan & Company is quick to own up to his mistakes, and learn from them. As Will is about to embark on his most ambitious resta.