The Food Lens Podcast

The Food Lens Podcast


Latest Episodes

S3 Ep. 5: Mark Romano Wonders How Bars Will Work When We Reopen
May 06, 2020

Owner of Highland Kitchen and Highland Fried, Mark Romano says having his usually bustling restaurants come to a screeching halt feels a bit like when a Nascar driver hops off the track to drive home in his Subaru, at 35 miles per hour. The shutdown has .

S3 Ep. 4: Tracy Chang is Feeding Frontline Hospital Workers and Spearheading Food Safety During the COVID-19 Crisis
April 29, 2020

Six weeks ago Tracy Chang didn’t expect to be spearheading a program serving 20,000 meals to frontline hospital workers — but that’s exactly what the chef-owner of Pagu (and new mother of a 4-month-old baby) is doing with the Off Their Plate initiative. .

S3 Ep. 3: How Pam Willis Is Caring for her Families at Work and Home During the COVID-19 Crisis
April 22, 2020

Pammy’s was never supposed to get into the takeout game, but these days owners Pam and Chris Willis are running a successful to-go operation, despite enormous challenges. Pam shares what it’s like to homeschool her kids while reinventing her business, an.

S3 Ep. 2: Jamie Bissonnette Feeds Health Heros and Gets Cooks Back in Kitchen
April 15, 2020

The chef and partner of Toro, Coppa, and Little Donkey talks about how he’s managing the Covid-19 crisis here in Boston, and at his restaurants across the globe in Bangkok and Dubai. We also get an update on his work with Off Their Plate, putting some of.

S3 Ep. 1: How Ming Tsai is Feeding His Restaurant Family During the Coronavirus Crisis
April 08, 2020

The chef-owner of Blue Dragon and host of Simply Ming on PBS says he’s “cried 8,000 gallons of tears” for the economically vulnerable staff he’s had to lay-off. But over the last couple of weeks, in partnership with the Lee Initiative, he’s turned his re.

S2 Ep. 10: It All Began with a Blog for Brian Samuels
April 01, 2020

How do you turn a passion project into a full-time career? Just ask Brian Samuels, Director of Photography for The Food Lens. We sat down with Brian to hear what it was like to start his site A Thought For Food during blogging’s heyday, and how he went f.

S2 Ep. 9: How Ashley Stanley Saves 75,000 Pounds of Food a Week with Lovin’ Spoonfuls
March 18, 2020

When Lovin’ Spoonfuls Founder Ashley Stanley discovered how much good food was being thrown out at big grocery stores, she started by loading up her car, and carrying it to a local shelter. 10 years later, the non-profit rescues 75,000 pounds of food eve.

S2 Ep. 8: The Business of Baking with Joanne Chang
March 11, 2020

Whether you want to learn how to bake a better brioche, or build a successful business, you’re going to want to grab a pen to take notes while you tune in. The baker/restaurant-owner/author shares how she went from a consulting gig as a recent Harvard gr.

S2 Ep. 7: Building an Independent Beverage Business is a Real Hoot
March 04, 2020

How many people dream of quitting their desk jobs to start a successful craft-brewery? How many people actually take the plunge? We sat down with Night Shift co-founders Michael Oxton and Rob Burns to find out how they turned late night homebrew sessions.

S2 Ep. 6: How Elle Simone Scott Styled Herself a Career in Food
February 26, 2020

How do you get a job cooking on TV? According to Elle Simone, by saying yes to all manner of crazy experiences life serves up. Chef Simone shares the story of her winding path, from aspiring academic and social worker, to food stylist and on-air talent a.