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 60 - Trending Now: Edible Consumers, Chicken That Makes You Gay, And $18 Artisanal... in Cleveland!
Find out what's "trending now" on this week's episode of Let's Get Real! Erica Wides opens up the show by talking about the immersive advertising at New York City's Columbus Circle subway station. The ads are literally consuming New Yorkers in the streets! Listen in to hear about Colombian supermodels who claim that chicken with added hormones is turning little boys and girls into homosexuals! Find out how this statement is making Tea Partiers across the country feel about their monetary contributions to Chick-Fil-A. Later, Erica goes off on "artisanal cocktails" with eighteen dollar price tags in Cleveland, Ohio. You don't want to miss this one; tune in to hear Erica diss some recent foodiness trends on Let's Get Real! This program has been brought to you by Cain Vineyard & Winery. Thanks to SNOWMINE for today's music.
"If you want to taste the rainbow, and the forest, and the dirt- that's okay! But don't charge me the same amount as an entree for a cocktail!" [29:40] -- Erica Wides on Let's Get Real…read more