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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 135 - The Raw and the Burnt
What does the word "done" mean to you? Is it a raw slab of red meat served as is on a plate, or do you like it cooked into a greyish-black oblivion? This week on Let's Get Real, Erica Wides discusses the concept of "doneness". Can doneness function on a spectrum similar to autism or sexuality? Erica argues that the amount of "doneness" depends on the person preparing the meat and how they enjoy to cook and eat it. But even though there is a wide range of "doneness" preferences, we can all still manage to look past our differences and enjoy a nice meal together. This program was brought to you by Cain Vineyard & Winery.
"Pretty much all fish should be eaten one of two ways: raw...... or very carefully cooked." [7:00]
"When it comes to fish, unlike sexuality or personality disorders, there is no spectrum. There is either wrong or right." [10:00]
"We're all on that spectrum somewhere, but it's ok, and we can all still eat together." [27:00]
--Erica Wides on Let's Get Real…read more