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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.
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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 134 - Tales of Foodiness Fishiness
Anyone that says that they don't like to eat fish have probably only ever eaten tilapia, which is the worst fish ever according to Erica Wides on this week's episode of Let's Get Real. Despite tilapia being incredibly bland and tasteless, it is one of the most popular kinds of fish and is available on almost every menu at every restaurant. Scombroid fish, the fast moving, dark meat fish like Tuna and Swordfish which taste better are being over-fished and also have dangerous levels of mercury, so restaurants are trying to find different fish to serve. Erica discusses some alternatives to these classic fish choices, such as bluefish or mackerel which are not only safer to eat, but way more delicious than a disgraceful broiled tilapia.
"The cleanup efforts have definitely paid off because there are fish species that are returning that we haven't seen in years." [11:00]
"Tilapia is a fish for non-food people. People who don't understand food eat Tilapia." [25:00]
"It's not about me, it's about the fish. The poor, over-fished fish." [26:00]
--Erica Wides on Let's Get Real…read more