Tuesdays at 1:00PM EST
Theme song by Benjamin Kaplan
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 73 - Eating Seasonal Is A Lifestyle Choice, Like Being Gay Or Watching PBS
It's great that New York City boasts over one hundred farmer's markets, but what happens when they sell produce that's from over one hundred miles away? This week on Let's Get Real, Erica Wides talks seasonality- or the lack thereof. Find out how climate change is melting all of our seasons into one homogenous mush. How are unpredictable temperatures affecting farmers' yields? Tune into this week's episode to learn why bananas from New York or New Jersey might not be too much of a stretch in upcoming years. So grab those late season tomatoes and tune into Let's Get Real! This program has been brought to you by Heritage Foods USA. Thanks to Pamela Royal for today's music.
"I know that climate change is real... but I'm absolutely positive that bananas cannot grow within the one hundred mile food shed of New York City." [10:00]
-- Erica Wides on Let's Get Real…read more