Aug 29, 2017
Bonus Episode: This episode is from an archive of Brooke’s previous show, “The Naked Mom.”
The warm and hilarious Carnie Wilson joins Brooke on this week’s episode to talk all about the giant business undertaking she’s in the process of launching – Love Bites. Carnie’s passion for cooking in general and baking in particular is infectious and has taken her places she never could have predicted. Brooke and Carnie became friends through the shows “Breaking Bread” and “Celebrity Apprentice,” and their warmth shines through in this episode. Hand made, home made and using wholesome ingredients in sensible portions is Carnie’s Love Bites ethic. Carnie’s business is being built in cooperation with a partner who is a close childhood friend so the lifelong relationship is baked into the Love Bites business model. The cooking is in Carnie’s comfort zone but the entrepreneurial aspect is all new for Carnie. Carnie and Brooke also cover the weird character she does on Instagram to sing insane comedy versions 80s songs. And, yes, there is a demonstration. Carnie talks about her family life now and how different it is from the family she grew up in. They cover her reaction to her mother’s divorce from Beach Boys songwriting legend Brian Wilson and how thankful she is for her mother’s strength. Her grandmother was also a personal and culinary inspiration. Both Carnie and her partner’s grandmothers have given them signs that their business is connected to their inner purpose as people. In spite of the fear and anxiety, Carnie is getting to experience deep joy. Carnie also talks openly about the complexity of her feelings in the areas surrounding health and fitness and food. Her candor and humor shine through as she talks about the shining moment she had cooking for The Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten and the unpredictable way it almost became a disaster. She’s also planning on touring with Wilson Phillips soon and bringing a cooler full of cheesecakes to feed to another one of her inspirations – the Pioneer Woman. Carnie also recently brought her baking to her father Brian, which is one of the best ways for them to stay connected. Brooke also talks with Carnie about how to find the physical activity she can enjoy working into her life with her daughters. Find our show on social media at @NakedMomPod. Find Carnie on Instagram at @Carnie68 and on Twitter at @CarnieWilson. Find Brooke at @BrookeBurke everywhere. Please write go on iTunes to review the show – it makes a big difference. Thanks to Sunbasket for supporting Naked Mom. Go Sunbasket.com/Naked and get your first three meals free! The Naked Mom is produced by David Harte and edited by Gabe Harder. Music by Would Work Sound.