Erica Wides is the host and co-creator of LetÍs Get Real: The Cooking Show About Finding, Preparing and Eating Food on the Heritage Radio Network. Known for her sarcasm, wit, in-touch attitude and matchless knowledge of everything food, Wides is a national authority on how to find, afford, cook and eat minimally processed, natural foodstuffs, or real food. Often referred to as the Jon Stewart of food, Chef Wides specializes in taking the ñwhole-foods lifestyleî out of the realm of the food elite, and educating the public at large how to tell real food from processed food that is masquerading as real food, or Foodiness».
On LetÍs Get Real Chef Wides clears a realistic path for anyone to have access to real food. no chicken coop, bee-hive or home-grown vegetables required.
As the host of LetÍs Get Real Chef Wides has appeared on The Dr. Oz Show, BBC Radio 5 and NPR, and contributed to or been reported on in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Grist, YahooÍs Shine, Metro, C-Span and Food Republic, among others. A national media veteran, she has appeared on PBSÍs Stress Free Cooking, Martha Stewart Morning Living, the Food NetworkÍs Chopped and Top Five, and HSN TV; is a regular guest on NPRÍs All Things Considered; and is a featured culinary expert for About.com.
Chef Wides was also a Chef and Culinary Instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education for 15 years.
Chef WidesÍ TedX talk was co-written with her LetÍs Get Real co-producer, Christopher Nutter of Nutter Media.
She lives in Brooklyn, New York.