The NormalNess Podcast – Season 2 Episode 3 – The Secret Ingredient Of

The NormalNess Podcast

The NormalNess Podcast – Season 2 Episode 3 – The Secret Ingredient Of

The NormalNess Podcast

In this episode, I read an except from my new book, The Secret Ingredient Of.


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Episode Transcript

The Secret Ingredient Of. My newest book, The Secret Ingredient Of has now launched. You can find it on my other books at


Today I thought I’d read you an excerpt from a very brief section. This chapter is entitled Thoughts I’ve had while watching cooking shows.


I can see but not hear, a cooking show. I said to keep I on the tumeric, I assume, because it’s shady as fuck, and we’ll try to murder you as you cook. Maybe it’ll try and plant some drugs on you so that you’re busted by security on the way out. I don’t know why I assume the worst of tumeric sounds like it’s ever done anything mean to me?


Dear cooking show judges, a piece of bread is not an experience. Sincerely, normal humans.

Now I’m wondering what would make a piece of bread into an experience?


The first thing that comes to mind is choking to death on it. I pay to be morbid about food and writing about things I’ve heard on cooking shows. I guess they’ve had a positive experience not a negative experience like dying. But is it negative to assume that dying is negative?


What would dumpling hell look like?


Has this person really never cooked in the kitchen that’s a mess because you’re tired dammit and who wants to wash dishes but also you have to eat? Are you really that stuff for drama that you need to make? Fucking Brussels sprouts. What are you a toddler you need to fake discuss over vegetable and then tell them it was good. What the actual?


The secret ingredient of is my latest book. It’s about well, it’s about cooking. It’s about foodies. It’s about celebrity chefs. If you take either Instagram or celebrity chefs seriously, you’ll hate the book. And if you enjoy reading 1500 word fake recipes, maybe the book will be for you. Anyway, I hope you enjoy it. I’d love for you to buy it and read it. And again, you can find it at

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