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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.
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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 56 - 7-Eleven Is To The East Village What Pringles Are To Potatoes
Will anyone stop the 7-Eleven invasion of the East Village? This week on Let's Get Real, Erica Wides is talking with two activists from the No 7-Eleven group, Bob Holman and Rob Hollander. Tune into this episode to find out how gentrification and foodiness are intertwined in the case of the 7-Eleven infestation in Downtown Manhattan. How is corporate control of neighborhoods related to the corporate influence in food? 7-Eleven's infiltration of the East Village and the Lower East Side undermines decades of rich cultural history. Don't become a victim of foodiness; tune into Let's Get Real. This episode has been sponsored by Cain Vineyard & Winery.
"To Pringle-ize is to force conformity and stick humans in a tube for easier shipping." [9:15] -- Bob Holman on Let's Get Real…read more