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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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It's time to 'get real' about butter. Butter has been demonized in America because of its saturated fats. Erica Wides is here to tell you that the trans fats in margarine and vegetable shortening are the real enemies: butter's 'evil twin'. Butter is real food, made from agitating milk and cream, while margarine is the result of many factory processes including bleaching and steam cleaning. Tune in to hear about the decline of butter after World War II, and why margarine became the dominant substitute in the United States and Europe. Did you know that margarine doesn't contain the healthy omega-3s and CLAs that are present in butter? Margarine is a product of the heavily subsidized corn and soybean industry in the U.S. It's time to ditch foodiness substitutes, look at our food history, and eat what's real. This episode has been brought to you by White Oak Pastures.
"Butter was 'super' because it is rich in short and medium chain fatty acids which we really want, and high in vitamins A and E. But- and here's a complexity alert- only if that butter comes from grass-fed cattle." --Erica Wides on Let's Get Real…read more