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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 67 - Snapple Is To Tea What BP Is To The Gulf
Following up last week's show, Erica takes on the foodiness-ification of one of her favorite beverages- tea! Tune into this episode to hear how companies like Arizona have bastardized the drink so it no longer resembles the flavor of tea! Hear how varieties of tea like oolong and earl gray are related, and why tea flavors vary. Arizona Iced Tea and Snapple are not healthier than soda! If Dunkin Donuts sells it, it can't be healthy. Make your own tea; listen to Let's Get Real! This program has been brought to you by Cain Vineyard & Winery. Today's break music has been provided by SNOWMINE.
"Tea is actually really good for you! It's filled with lots of antioxidants... but not when it has twenty five grams of sugar and not any actual tea in it." [11:45]
-- Erica Wides on Let's Get Real…read more