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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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Let's Get Real - Episode 36 - Ketchup is OK, It's Finding Something to Put It on That's the Problem
So now that you most certainly have orthorexia nervosa, Erica Wides finally tells you about something that's safe to eat- ketchup! On this episode of Let's Get Real, Erica explains why America's favorite condiments - ketchup and mustard- are actually good for you. Tune in to hear about the rich history of ketchup, as well as the many alterations that have been made to the condiment over the years. Erica also talks about some new players in the condiment game- salsa and Siracha. Guess what? They're safe to eat, too! But ketchup was not completely able to escape the clutches of foodiness. Instant gratification has placed it in plastic bottles and Dip & Squeeze pouches. So even though your ketchup might be in ridiculous containers, it's OK to eat a little. The question is, what's left to put it on? This episode has been brought to you by White Oak Pastures.
"I say if you're going to eat a lot of ketchup, go for the organic because ketchup is a concentrate. And why concentrate all of those pesticides into your food?" -- Erica Wides on Let's Get Real…read more