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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 109 - Smells Like Pumpkin Spice Flavored Pumpkin Spice. Again
On this episode of Let's Get Real, Erica Wides discusses pumpkin spice. With Halloween right around the corner, pumpkin 'spice' season is nigh. Even though Erica had done a show on the topic last year, this year, there has been an overload of pumpkin spice flavor appearing on the market. She shares her thoughts on the difference between real pumpkins and pumpkin spices and how we've started taking the base food out of a lot of products. Why do we continue to sweeten, flavor and falsify our food products? Listen to Erica's thoughts on this matter.
This program was brought to you by Cain Vineyard & Winery.
"Pumpkin IS NOT pumkin spice" [21:00]
"Why do we need to sweeten, flavor and falsify everything?" [26:00]
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