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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.
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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 it's time to take the replacement out of meal replacements. From purees to shakes to powders we are assaulted every day by the promise of easy and convenient 'food' from Special K bars to Pediasure for kids. Tune in to find out what you're really ingesting with those body building mixes (answer: it's a lot of lead) and single serving Trader Joe's meals and learn the simple things you can do to pull yourself out of this rabbit-whole of whole-meal replacement. This episode is sponsored by S. Wallace Edwards & Sons.
"The idea that people use meal replacement powders and shakes for nutrition . . . it's ridiculous! Food is nutrition."
--Erica Wides on Let's Get Real…read more