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Why We Cook

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Chef Wides, along with esteemed guests from the culinary world, dissect topics that range from the complex (the nature of cooking itself) to the deceptively simple (eggplants!). Combining classic culinary know-how, personal experiences, and the occasional victual history lesson, Why We Cook is a great listen for culinary vets and rookies alike.

Chef Wides, along with esteemed guests from the culinary world, dissect topics that range from the complex (the nature of cooking itself) to the deceptively simple (eggplants!). Combining classic culinary know-how, personal experiences, and the occasional victual history lesson, Why We Cook is a great listen for culinary vets and rookies alike.
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New York, NY

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Chef Wides, along with esteemed guests from the culinary world, dissect topics that range from the complex (the nature of cooking itself) to the deceptively simple (eggplants!). Combining classic culinary know-how, personal experiences, and the occasional victual history lesson, Why We Cook is a great listen for culinary vets and rookies alike.

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Episode 164: Color Me Freaked Out...

10/11/2016
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There’s nothing left to say. I’ve read every editorial, every FaceBook post, every HuffPo screaming front page rant. I’m done. I’m done with the election, and I’m done even discussing it, or him. He who shall not be named. I had been calling him the apricot barbarian, but you know what? I love apricots, they’re delicious and pretty and when they’re ripe, they smell how I imagine Eden might have smelled, if Eden had been a real place and not just a setting for a fairy tale. Apricots are an...

Duration: 00:31:49


Episode 163: Scary Clowns, Apricot-Faced Barbarians, and Gluten; Who Ya Gonna Call?

10/4/2016
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We're all really, really scared these days. Scared for the future, scared for the planet (well, some of us), scared of scary scaring clowns scaring kids, scared of scary clowns pretending to be legit candidates...OMG, so much scariness! And it's not even Halloween yet! But even worse than all that scary stuff...is GLUTEN! Oh no, GLUTEN! The big scary monster lurking in all our most delicious foods, like bread! Well, you all know how I feel about this, that unless you are straight-up legit...

Duration: 00:39:40


Episode 151: Go West, Young Man, But Don’t Forget to Bring Your Insulin

3/15/2016
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On this week’s episode ofLet’s Get Real, Erica waxes nostalgic aboutthe classic filmAnnie Hall,andits derisive depiction of California health food...

Duration: 00:32:29


Episode 150: We’re 150, But We Don’t Look a Day Over 100!

3/1/2016
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On this 15oth episode ofLet’s Get Real, host Erica Wides opens with arevelation she had about cooking while swimming, before...

Duration: 00:34:03


Episode 149: One of These Things Does Not Belong

2/23/2016
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On this week’s Let’s Get Real, the theme is “one of these things does not belong.” Chef Erica Wides reminisces...

Duration: 00:33:52


Episode 147: A Holiday Card Against Humanity

2/9/2016
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Today is February 9, 2016. We are now 39 days into the year. At the end of this week, on...

Duration: 00:33:09


Episode 146: What’s On Your Plate?

2/2/2016
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Erica Wides is back for a brand new episode ofLet’s Get Realwith hergood friendKristin Wartman; Let’s Get Real’s resident nutrition...

Duration: 00:38:21


Episode 145: You Can’t Make Soup Dumplings with Blue Raspberry Flavored Jello…

1/5/2016
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From Erica Wides: So I had to go to Whole Foods a few days ago, to buy unflavored gelatin. You...

Duration: 00:31:56


Episode 144: These Foolish Things…Remind Me of U..tah.

12/1/2015
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From Erica Wides herself: Speaking of soda, and Mormons, (we are, in today’s show) in yesterday’s edition of the paper...

Duration: 00:33:15


Episode 143: There’s no Crying over Spilled Green Juice

11/24/2015
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This week’s episode ofLet’s Get Real, as explained by host Erica Wides herself: So just imagine my joy and happiness...

Duration: 00:34:23


Episode 142: La Dolce Vita Snickerdoodle

11/10/2015
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Today, on a new Let’s Get Real! Erica Wides: “In Italy, in 1984 I drank my first cappuccino, I’d never...

Duration: 00:31:47


Episode 141: The 2nd (or 3rd) Annual Golden Uncrustables!

11/3/2015
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Live from the Foodiness Fallout Shelter…It’s the 2nd or 3rd annual (I can’t remember) Golden Uncrustables awards show! Starring….your host,...

Duration: 00:30:26


Episode 140: Does Foodiness cause wrinkles?

10/20/2015
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Does Foodiness cause wrinkles? Erica Wides is back with a heartfelt episode on apples, aging, Laura Ingalls,Ira Apfel and .....

Duration: 00:31:22


Episode 139: I Can’t Hear You, There’s Too Much Foodiness In My Ears!

10/13/2015
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How does Erica Wides come up with thetopics featured on Let’s Get Real? Usually during a hike or at the...

Duration: 00:28:03


Episode 138: Got Breast Cancer Awareness Donuts?

10/6/2015
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Erica Wides is not happy. Pumpkin spice is everywhere, Burger King is making black buns, foodiness has taken over and...

Duration: 00:29:24


Episode 137: “Why did the bear sh*t in the woods? To cover up all the Foodiness trash”

9/29/2015
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How does foodiness trash find its way to the woods? Erica Wides shakes her head at diapers on the hike...

Duration: 00:35:12


Let's Get Real - Episode 134 - Tales of Foodiness Fishiness

8/2/2015
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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...

Duration: 00:40:44


Let's Get Real - Episode 136 - Fear No Food!

7/28/2015
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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...

Duration: 00:32:00


Let's Get Real - Episode 135 - The Raw and the Burnt

7/21/2015
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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...

Duration: 00:32:26


Let's Get Real - Episode 133 - Body-Snatchers in my Box

6/23/2015
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Did you know that more than half of America's kids are chronically dehydrated? Yup. Know why? Foodiness drinks; like Sporty-Ade and Crappi-Sun pouches, and Juicee-Boxes...and regular and diet sodas, all contribute to fat, sick, and dehydrated kids. Kids who may very well grow up to vote for TED CRUZ! Or even worse! Wait, what's worse than Ted Cruz? Listen to find out, on a live, hydrated, and in full living color Let's Get Real! "Water creates life. We are water. However you want to define...

Duration: 00:32:07

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