Tuesdays at 1:00PM EST
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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 68 - Trending Now: Buzz Aldrin Admits Tang Sucks, Soylent Corp. Is Not Ironic, and Pepsi-Free Pepsi
What's trending now in foodiness? Tune into this week's episode of Let's Get Real to hear what news has been turning Erica Wides' stomach! Do Oreos and watermelon sound like a good flavor combination to you? Later, hear why even famous astronauts like Buzz Aldrin think that Tang is an awful drink. We all know that Soylent Green is people, but is the new miracle drink "Soylent" also people? If you haven't already been convinced, learn more about the detriments of artificial sweeteners. Eat real food- shouldn't you know this by now? This program has been brought to you by Cain Vineyard & Winery. Music has been provided by Jack Inslee.
"Do we really need to make flavored versions of everything? Even Oreos?" [11:45]
"Why do Americans always believe that powders are better than food?" [15:15]
-- Erica Wides on Let's Get Real…read more