Ever wonder whats really inside those chicken nuggets that you love so much? On this week’s Let’s Get Real, Erica Wides is here to tell you that it’s…well, not chicken! Maybe it comes from a chicken, but, hey- what is chicken these days? Is it a bird? A flavor? Or a finger? Tune into this episode to learn more about what goes into so many “chicken-esque” products these days. Erica also explains why buying a whole chicken from your favorite market (super or not) is essential in connecting food and agriculture in people’s minds. And don’t believe the hype about white meat! Learn how foodiness and fat-phobic propaganda has led America to only eat certain parts of a chicken instead of the whole bird. This program has been brought to you by The International Culinary Center.

“Dark meat poultry is infinitely better for you. It has much higher mineral content, it’s a better form of protein, it just tastes better for you. The fat content is minimally higher than the white meat, and eat the skin! Chicken fats are really good for you.” — Erica Wides on Let’s Get Real