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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 48 - Christopher Howell of Cain Vineyard & Winery
How does "foodiness" relate to wine? Friend of the show and sponsor of the network, Christopher Howell of Cain Vineyard & Winery in Napa Valley joins Erica Wides for this week's episode of "Let's Get Real". Learn what goes into making "real" wine - from fermentation to "organic" or "biodynamic" grapes and everything in between. Chris and Erica discuss scale of production, ingredient labeling, regulation, and authenticity as they relate to wine - and dispel many common myths. Get real about what's in your glass on this week's episode of Let's Get Real! This program has been sponsored by HeritageRadioNetwork.org.
"The real funny thing about wine is that even if you are the size of coca cola everybody wants to trade on the idea of Mom & Pops in the vineyards crushing grapes." [12:00]
"Some of the smallest scale wines are the highest controlled. It's all about needing to be known." [20:00]
"The idea that there should be no control and no thought would imply that there's no cooking in the kitchen!." [24:00]
"Natural wine is wine's contribution to the raw food world." [25:00]
"In order for wine to be real - the key is going to be providence." [27:00]
"If you think the wine is trying to be cool - perhaps it's the least likely to be something that hasn't been manipulated." [30:00]
-- Christopher Howell on Let's Get Real…read more