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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 110 - A is for Apple, J is for Junk
This week on Let's Get Real, host Erica Wides kicks off the show with a throw-back discussion on the designer jean trend that dates back to the disco era, complete with the pricey Jordache jeans and the Toughskins discount brand that featured the 'husky' size. [Erica laments which brand her parents endorsed.] Where's Erica going with this? She explains how she's stunned by the rising costs of food and quality ingredients. After the break, Erica goes on to relate a few family memories to the inflating costs of fruit, and in particular, how many fruits have fallen victim to being overly processed, such as the apple. The one fruit that has evaded becoming a Fruit By the Foot or Jellybean happens to be one of her favorites: the pear. Tune in to hear Erica's thoughts on real food versus its evil, processed twin. This program was brought to you by Cain Vineyard & Winery.
"Why do we need to process the shit out of our food?" [19:20]
"Pears are like wine, they need time." [27:25]
--Erica Wides on Let's Get Real…read more