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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 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 Honey
We're checking in on what's "trending now" on this week's installment of Let's Get Real. Erica Wides is taking on foodiness beverages. Why are cancer fundraiser walks sponsored by drinks that are filled with aspartame? Tune in to learn about a new enhanced water product - Dream Water. Will drinking water filled with GABA actually help you sleep better, or is it just another corporate plot? And what exactly is a 'snoozberry'? Find out the implications of M&M-flavored honey; trust us, they aren't good! This program has been sponsored by Cain Vineyard & Winery. Thanks to Dead Stars for today's music.
"Instead of spending ten dollars on water that 'helps' you sleep, how about trying exercising for ten minutes a day?" [17:15]
-- Erica Wides on Let's Get Real…read more