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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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    • 4.0, 41 Ratings

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.

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

Anne at GreenStitch ,

Love it

Here’s what’s so great about “Let’s Get Real” - every episode is a reminder that just because a packaged food says “healthy” and “nutritious” on its packaging, it ain’t necessarily so. Erica won’t let us forget that marketing is big business for the food industry. I love listening to her fact-based, passionate diatribes. She’s interesting and informative but also hilarious. The stories about her growing-up years are pure gold. This podcast has made me a smarter consumer and a healthier person. Come to Portland, Erica, and I’ll make you some lentil soup! :-)

nirenire ,

Wow—Erica taking on foodiness

This show cracks me up every week—It’s like a food-themed comedy hour that confirms all my suspicions about big food—watch your back people—birthday cake flavored vodka is a sign!!

rhkennerly ,

Finally a funny [and fun] chef who also knows something

Saw Erica’s visiting over at Gardenfork.TV making gravy with Eric. FINALLY I understand both the principles and the practice of making a gravy. Funny, irreverent, fast-paced. Erica’s a great companion on commutes. Love her show.

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