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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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This week on Let's Get Real, Erica Wides "celebrates" Columbus Day by talking about the modern day Columbian Exchange: foodiness. Instead of smallpox, we have diabetes. Leave it to the Europeans to take corn from Native Americans and turn it into high fructose corn syrup and pour it down the throats of the masses! Tune into this episode to hear Erica Wides talk about her experiences taking food science classes, and how she felt she was being primed to be a secret agent for Foodiness, Inc. Hear about some of the wacky food inventions that Erica encountered such as pre-flavored grilling skewers or spinach powder. Look out! You almost fell down the foodiness rabbit hole! Check out this episode of Let's Get Real! This episode has been brought to you by S. Wallace Edwards & Sons.
"The foodiness megacorporations are all on the prowl and they're all looking for real chefs these days because they want chefs to help them make foodiness that looks more like real food." [22:09] -- Erica Wides on Let's Get Real…read more