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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 124 - Why Aren't Baby Carrots Actually Shaped Like Babies?
Don't throw those ugly carrots out! Or that old can of soup! Or those lentils! Erica Wides helps you feel better about your old weird foods on a mindful episode of Let's Get Real. Food waste is a serious problem and Erica explores how the foodiness machine plays into the equation. This program was brought to you by Cain Vineyard & Winery.
"We throw out almost 40% of the food we produce." [12:00]
"Lately, food waste has been making it's way into the mainstream media -- which is great!" [13:00]
"People love a gimmick and people love to line up for stuff - thinking they are in the know." [21:00]
--Erica Wides on Let's Get Real…read more