Let's Get Real

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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 About.com. Chef Wides was also a Chef Instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education for 15 years. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. Heritage Radio Network. All Rights Reserved.

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61 Let's Get Real - Episode 76 - Biting Into A Pumpkin Spice Flavored Halloween Hershey’s Kiss Is Worse Than Biting Into A Razor Blade2013-11-05 20:14:03
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62 Let's Get Real - Episode 75 - Life, Death, & Foodiness2013-10-29 19:04:44
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63 Let's Get Real - Episode 74 - Chicken Nuggets & Forcemeats2013-10-23 14:34:04
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64 Let's Get Real - Episode 72 - Erica Gets Rid Of All The “Negativity” In Her Life 2nd Anniversary Special2013-10-01 19:13:04
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65 Let's Get Real - Episode 71 - You Can’t Have A Proustian Fruit Moment With A Pouch of Squeezy-Fruit Either2013-08-13 19:05:57
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66 Let's Get Real - Episode 70 - Be Into Amway or Est, Not Juicing2013-08-06 19:16:34
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67 Let's Get Real - Episode 69 - You Can't Beat Meat2013-07-23 19:14:12
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68 Let's Get Real - Episode 68 - Trending Now: Buzz Aldrin Admits Tang Sucks, Soylent Corp. Is Not Ironic, and Pepsi-Free Pepsi2013-07-09 19:13:04
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69 Let's Get Real - Episode 67 - Snapple Is To Tea What BP Is To The Gulf2013-06-18 19:06:52
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70 Let's Get Real - Episode 66 - If You're Drinking Girl Scout Cookie-Flavored Coffee, It's Time for Some Serious Self-Examination2013-06-11 19:12:43
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71 Let's Get Real - Episode 65 - You Can Buy Frozen Food And Still Be The Right Kind Of People2013-05-28 19:18:50
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72 Let's Get Real - Episode 64 - Trending Now: Cancer Walks Sponsored By Cancer Water, Zero-Calorie Snoozberry-Flavored Water That Puts You To Sleep And Probably Also Causes Cancer, And M&M-Flavored Real Honey2013-05-21 19:09:23
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73 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 Said2013-05-14 19:25:19
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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

74 Let's Get Real - Episode 61 - Cereal is the Devil's Work2013-04-30 19:26:51
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75 Let's Get Real - Episode 60 - Trending Now: Edible Consumers, Chicken That Makes You Gay, And $18 Artisanal... in Cleveland!2013-04-02 19:19:00
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76 Let's Get Real - Episode 59 - If You Think Chewing Energy Gum Will Help You Rock Climb, You Deserve To Fall2013-03-19 19:12:36
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77 Let's Get Real - Episode 58 - Edible Ads are the Toilet Babies of Food2013-03-05 19:06:54
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78 Let's Get Real - Episode 57 - Trending Now: Bloody Butchers, Severed Pig's Feet, and Microwavable Lasagna Tainted with Meat2013-02-26 19:08:05
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79 Let's Get Real - Episode 56 - 7-Eleven Is To The East Village What Pringles Are To Potatoes2013-02-12 19:19:51
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80 Let's Get Real - Episode 55 - If Your Nutritionist Just Bought A Cadillac Escalade, You Might Want To Consider Switching2013-01-29 19:12:13
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