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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.
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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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Think a vegetarian or vegan diet is healthier? Think again! This week on Let's Get Real, Erica Wides is joined in the "Foodiness Fallout Shelter" by in-house nutritionist, Kristin Wartman. Find out why products like Vega-Links and Tofurky are worse for your health than their original counterparts. Do you know how they make Quorn? Trust me, you don't want to know! If you're a vegetarian or vegan, it's very difficult to stay healthy. Learn why fats and fatty acids are important to brain development in children and overall health. If you're going to go vegan, do it for the right reasons! Tune into this episode to learn more about animal-free diets on this week's episode of Let's Get Real. Thanks to our sponsor, Rolling Press. Today's music has been provided by Obey City.
"A lot of health food store brands are owned by a lot of larger conglomerates like Kraft or General Mills." [10:30]
"Quorn is a mold that is a grown in a big vat that has additives like egg whites and MSG, and they mold it into chicken nugget-like patties." [14:30]
-- Kristin Wartman on Let's Get Real…read more