Let's Get Real

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Tuesdays at 1:00PM EST Theme song by Benjamin Kaplan 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 About.com. Chef Wides was also a Chef Instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education for 15 years. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. Heritage Radio Network. All Rights Reserved.

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This week on Why We Cook Erica talks urban foraging and flavored honeys. A recent trip out to the northwest found Chef Erica in a wonderland of wild blackberries. These "Queens of the Berry World" grow like weeds out there, literally--many residents of Portland consider them to be thorny pests rather than a bounty of free wild treats, and they can often be found for sale at green markets a stones throw away from areas where they're growing wild. This episode also looks at carrot honey and Whole Foods's impressive new effort to spread awareness about conserving seafood. This episode was sponsored by Whole Foods Market. New York City’s Craft Beer Week is just around the corner, beginning Friday, September 24th and running through Sunday, October 3rd. To kickoff the annual series, Whole Foods Market Bowery is hosting a beer and food pairing event in their Beer Room. Oskar Blues is on tap and Chef Jacques Gautier of Park Slope’s Palo Santo is cooking up one of his South American delights to accompany. Food tasting goes from 5 to 7 and beer will continue til 9. With a Craft Beer Week passport get $3 off a 64 ounce growler fill. Meet Chef Gautier Friday, September 24th and enjoy some special tastes, on tap and from the kitchen. Photo 1: Green Figs, Photo 2: Blackberries…read more

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