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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 41 - Friends Don't Let Friends Grill Tofu Hot Dogs on Labor Day
The final holiday of the summer is quickly approaching. Erica Wides is hosting another episode of Let's Get Real and asking the question, "What can an orthorexic eat on Labor Day?" Tune in to hear how food and health fads have changed over the decades through the lens of Erica's cousin's wedding. Low-fat, carbs, organic? Just eat real food! Later, Erica talks about this past Fourth of July, and how her Prospect Park picnic was filled with local, seasonal, artisanal food- very Brooklyn! Hear about how you can eat good food on Labor Day without alienating all of your friends! This episode has been brought to you by Whole Foods.
"If everyone was as cognizant as the Park-Slope Food Co-op circle, it would be a better world. But real food people are like fetish fans- you have to be into it to do it, and if you're not into it, that's not what you wanna do." --Erica Wides on Let's Get Real…read more