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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 63 - If You’re Still Consuming Diet, Lite, Zero or “Healthy” Anything, You Obviously Haven’t Listened To A Word I’ve Said
Foodiness diet products are just that- foodiness! This week on Let's Get Real, Erica Wides is taking on supposed 'diet foods', and telling you why it's best to just eat real food. Find out why butter is on trial in New York City schools despite its health benefits. Hear about low-calorie yogurt and fat-reduced cheese, and why these won't help your waistline, but actually hurt it. Why do Americans trust corporations as opposed to historical health evidence? Erica challenges the idea of 'diet water'; why does water need to be 'diet' even though it already doesn't contain calories or fat? Hear about Americans' sweetness addictions, and how we can all escape the 'foodiness rabbit hole' with the aid of a simple carrot. This episode has been sponsored by Cain Vineyard & Winery. Thanks to Obey City for today's musical selection.
"Foodiness makes people fat, then provides them with a falsely-advertised product to fix the problem." [14:10]
"This isn't the Third World; we have free clean drinking water, and two-thirds of the world doesn't have that." [22:45]
-- Erica Wides on Let's Get Real…read more