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Food Psych #28: Seen and Heard

Michael Harlan Turkell food photographer

In this week's episode, photographer and radio host Michael Harlan Turkell discusses his past as a picky kid, his experience working in and photographing kitchens, how OCD shows up in his relationship to food, and lots more.

Michael Harlan Turkell is host of the food, art, and design show THE FOOD SEEN on A once aspiring chef and now photographer, Michael was formerly the photo editor of Edible Brooklyn and Edible Manhattan, where his recurring BACK OF THE HOUSE series was nominated for a James Beard Foundation Award in Visual Storytelling. Michael has been featured in 25 Under 25: Up-and-Coming American Photographers V2 (PowerHouse Books), received a Photo District News Photo Annual Award, and was twice nominated on Stitcher for Best Food + Wine podcast. He's often found photographing food culture and cookbooks. Find him online at