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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 21 - Food is Already Smart
Let's Get Real is back after a short 2-week hiatus and Erica Wides is here to tell you why real food is already "smart" and only foodiness advertises itself as smart. Find out about the origins of engineered foods and why we always assume that food can be improved upon. From science fiction dreams to realistic let downs, learn about the differences between what's real, what's fake and what's just plain stupid. This program was sponsored by Cain Vineyard & Winery.
"Corn was completely engineered by humans to become what it was - an ancient power empire building food staple - to its current incarnation as a vehicle of our human demise."
"The more 'smart' food you eat, the dumber you get!"
"Smart food is to real food as a Real Housewife is to Meryl Streep"
--Erica Wides on Let's Get Real…read more