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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 76 - Biting Into A Pumpkin Spice Flavored Halloween Hershey’s Kiss Is Worse Than Biting Into A Razor Blade
Erica Wides spent her Halloween in misery thanks to the foodiness candy flavors! Tune into this episode of Let's Get Real to hear how Erica's diabolical candy-stealing efforts resulted in a gross tasting of this year's fake-flavored treats. Caramel apple Milky Way bars? Pumpkin-spiced Hershey Kisses? What happened to the Halloween tradition of pure chocolate? Learn how Starbuck's has created the impression that pumpkins are a purely seasonal food. Is there any real pumpkin in the Starbuck's pumpkin spice latte? Doubt it! Want to find out how to make your own pumpkin-flavored foods using a real pumpkin? Tune into this edition of Let's Get Real! Today's program has been brought to you by Route 11 Potato Chips. Music has been provided by takstar.
"Let's just say this: a candy corn with a hidden razor blade would have been preferred... No more pumpkin spice-flavored anything ever again!" [15:10]
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