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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 46 - If Diets Worked Kirstie Alley Would Stay Thin
On this week's episode of Let's Get Real, Erica Wides is joined in the studio by nutritionist and food writer Kristin Wartman to discuss foodiness fad diets. What famous diets are real food, and which ones are foodiness? Why do all of these fad diets use terrible ingredients and preservatives in their food? Tune in to learn about the importance of cutting out refined carbs and sugars and incorporating real fats and cholesterol. Hear why Subway might not be as "fresh" as you think. Don't touch that dial- find out what Slimfast and infant formula have in common. Erica and Kristin call for a cultural shift that needs to occur for the physical and mental health of our society. This episode has been brought to you by Cain Vineyard & Winery.
"The answers that foodiness creates for its own problem: diets and diet products." [4:20] -- Erica Wides on Let's Get Real
"Pesticides and fungicides that are sprayed on commercial crops are, in fact, obesogens." [7:05]
"It's important that children and teens get fat and cholesterol. These are things that we need for our brain and all of the cells in our body." [19:40]
-- Kristin Wartman on Let's Get Real…read more