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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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Why are Americans so afraid of food? We are so afraid of the safeness of the food that we are eating, that it's preventing us from allowing ourselves to see it as it truly is. Our perceptions of what food is safe and what isn't have been completely warped by strict health codes and air-tight packaging. This week on Let's Get Real, Erica Wides examines the tendency that Americans have to let their fear of food prevent them from eating some of the most delicious things nature has to offer.
"I think it all boils down to fear. The pathological fear of food that we Americans have." [9:00]
"The smell is bad, but it's the smell of meat. It's the smell of dead animals. But if you're going to eat them, shouldn't you know what they actually smell like?........ We need to get over the fear." [19:00]
--Erica Wides on Let's Get Real…read more