This week on Why We Cook, Erica Wides (aka Chefsmartypants) urges listeners to drop their American habits and let fruit ripen on it’s own! Learn why refrigerators can ruin perfectly good fruit on it’s way to ripening perfection and find out how to hunt for bargain produce in your local supermarket. Finally, hear why Erica thinks we could all use a little more dirt in our lives. This episode was sponsored by Cain Vineyard & Winery. For more information visit