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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 30 - Vitamins Come From Food, Not Gummies
This week on Let's Get Real, Erica Wides is talking about multivitamins. Remember those Flintstone vitamins you used to take as a child, or that you give to your child? Erica is here to tell you that there is no proof that these vitamins improve your health in any way! Vitamin supplements are ultimate foodiness; taking the nutrients from food and marketing them as something you need separately from food! Tune in to hear about vitamin overdoses, the origin of vitamin supplements after World War II, and how vitamins are branded like candy to today's youth. This program has been brought to you by Edwards.
"There is no actual proof that taking vitamins does any good at all, and there's a growing body of evidence that they may actually do some harm since you're taking synthetic versions of the actual nutrients out of their natural context."
"We don't have thousands of years of culture to base our food lives on."
-- Erica Wides on Let's Get Real…read more