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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 33 - Super Foods Are Super F*ed Up
In tonight’s episode – Super Foods Are Super F*ed Up – I get real about what foodiness has done to “super foods”; how icons of power foods like olive oil, which is laced with chlorophyll, blueberries, which are toxic with pesticides, soy which give you man-boobs, and sardines which give you mercury poisoning have been knocked off their pedestals by corruption like John Edwards, Lance Armstrong and John Travolta; how finding out that all the foods that separate the soy and sardine-eating “us” from the 7-11 cupcake eating “them” can actually be really bad for you is enough to make you reach for those Omega-3 enhanced Oreos and hope for the best; and how to realistically deal with the knowledge that sometimes there are no right choices when it comes to eating real food – which is to make others feel inferior for not knowing. This program was sponsored by Whole Foods Market.
"The more you know [about food] the more paralyzed you feel."
"The foods I even I held up as perfect are maybe more like John Edwards and less like Barack Obama."
--Erica Wides on Let's Get Real…read more