Tuesdays at 1:00PM EST
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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 42 - Freedom Fries Ain't Free
Freedom Fries Ain't Free! This week on Let's Get Real, Erica gets real about how war created foodiness; how foodiness created a nation of obese SUV driving potato people, who then needed oil for their SUVs (and now for their mobility scooters), and who now can’t pass the army physical fitness test because they’re too fat to fight. Tonight she is joined by special guest and First Gulf War veteran Corporal Chad Pagano to take us down the foodiness foxhole full of M.R.E.’s and, now, Marys. Hear him retell stories of food, hunger and everything in between in the military. This program was sponsored by Fairway Market
"They have portable field kitchens they would set up behind the lines. Generally depending on the tactical situation you could end up going there three times a day. As an infantry man you'd be lucky if you got in there once a day. The food was pretty bad for the most part."
--Corporal Chad Pagano on Let's Get Real…read more