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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 40 - You Can't Have Your Cheesecake-Flavored Yogurt and Eat It, Too
On this week's episode of Let's Get Real, Erica Wides is talking about yogurt, and how "foodiness" has pumped a delicious, ancient, probiotic treat with artificial sweeteners and flavors. The masses have been brainwashed into thinking that eating sugar and corn syrup is healthy, as long as it is disguised as a tub of Yoplait or Danon. The public has not only fallen for this not-so-subtle charade, but it has also become acceptable to slurp the stuff out of a plastic tube! Tune in to hear Erica discuss the newest food trend, Greek yogurt, and why it has the potential to be extremely healthy. Learn about yogurt's ancient beginnings, and how you can make it at home! This program has been brought to you by Cain Vineyard & Winery.
"Foods have become vehicles for interchangeable, synthetic components. It's not key lime pie- it's key lime pie, artificially-sweetened yogurt. No, let's not even call it yogurt. Let's call it faux-gurt; it's neither pie nor yogurt!" -- Erica Wides on Let's Get Real…read more