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On Let’s Get Real Chef Erica Wides walks you down the aisles of the surreal world of food, serving up a heaping dose of reality by separating the food from the foodiness so you can forage, hunt, gather, trap and fish for real food anywhere, even in a foodiness-filled mega market. Incisive, pragmatic, sarcastic, and an unrepentant know-it-all when it comes to anything food, on Let’s Get Real Chef Erica Wides does the job for you of sifting out everything that’s fake in the world of food – from “foodiness” marketing and cooking show shams to “health-halo green-washing” and annoying whole-food righteousness – so you never unknowingly chow down on carpeting again.
Learn more at: www.letsgetrealshow.com
As the host of Let's Get Real Chef Wides has appeared on The Dr. Oz
Show, BBC Radio 5, NPR, and Take Action News with David Shuster, and
contributed to or been reported on in The New York Times, The
Huffington Post, Grist, Yahoo's Shine, Metro, C-Span and Food
Republic, among others. A national media veteran, she has appeared on
PBS's Stress Free Cooking, Martha Stewart Morning Living, the Food
Network's Chopped and Top Five, and HSN TV; is a regular guest on
NPR's All Things Considered; and is a featured culinary expert for
Chef Wides was also a Chef Instructor at the Institute of Culinary
Education for 15 years.
She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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Let's Get Real - Episode 107 - Rage, Rage Against the Dying of Fish
Fresh off a trip to Boynton Beach, Florida, Erica Wides is back for a new episode of Let's Get Real. What's the local food scene like in Boynton Beach, Florida? You might imagine locally caught seafood and fresh fruity, but no -- unfortunately foodiness has taken over. When does fish stop being fish and become something else? Take a sad trip through aisles of sad claims, rusty tuna and farmed tilapia as Erica Wides longs for something a bit more... sustainable. This program was brought to you by Cain Vineyard & Winery.
"I know the food scene in the US has exploded in the past ten years. There are tens of thousands of new young cooks out there opening fresh and innovative restaurants all over the country and celebrating the bounty of their home regions ... but not in Boynton Beach, Florida." [15:00]
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