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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 37 - Eat Chicken, Not Fingers
Ever wonder whats really inside those chicken nuggets that you love so much? On this week's Let's Get Real, Erica Wides is here to tell you that it's...well, not chicken! Maybe it comes from a chicken, but, hey- what is chicken these days? Is it a bird? A flavor? Or a finger? Tune into this episode to learn more about what goes into so many "chicken-esque" products these days. Erica also explains why buying a whole chicken from your favorite market (super or not) is essential in connecting food and agriculture in people's minds. And don't believe the hype about white meat! Learn how foodiness and fat-phobic propaganda has led America to only eat certain parts of a chicken instead of the whole bird. This program has been brought to you by The International Culinary Center.
"Dark meat poultry is infinitely better for you. It has much higher mineral content, it's a better form of protein, it just tastes better for you. The fat content is minimally higher than the white meat, and eat the skin! Chicken fats are really good for you." -- Erica Wides on Let's Get Real…read more