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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 57 - Trending Now: Bloody Butchers, Severed Pig's Feet, and Microwavable Lasagna Tainted with Meat
Why are Americans so afraid to eat horse? This week on Let's Get Real, Erica Wides is talking about the trendiness of meat, and falsehoods in the industrial food system. Would horse meat be a problem if it weren't hidden in microwavable lasagna? Erica thinks not! Later, tune in to hear Erica talk about the invasion of tattooed and moustachioed butchers in Brooklyn and beyond. Why has working with real food become an identity marker? Shouldn't eating food be the norm? Erica wraps up the show by explaining how foodiness has infiltrated vegetarian and vegan food and made it wholly unhealthy! This episode has been brought to you by Cain Vineyard & Winery.
"While nobody is up in arms about the pesticides, estrogen, antibiotics, or cancer-causing artificial colors and flavors intentionally put in our food, everyone is up in arms, or hooves, that food has been found in our food." [6:00] -- Erica Wides on Let's Get Real…read more