Matty Matheson Kitchen Q&A
E!: Why is the kitchen such a special place?
MM: I think kitchens in general are very special because we need food. You need food, you need shelter, you need clothes. I think at the core of having a home and cooking something that nourishes you is something that is so beautiful and so powerful. The kitchen is always the best place. You’re at a house party, and everyone always ends up in the kitchen. When you are cooking, everyone is in the kitchen. This is the heart of the house. gives so much. This is my favorite room. I always loved being in the kitchen with my parents and now cooking at home with my kids. This is by far the best.
E!: What’s your biggest tip for making Thanksgiving preparation easier and more efficient?
MM: My biggest tip is to spread out all the cooking in a couple days. You want to enjoy Thanksgiving and not cook everything that day. You can make your own sweet potato, salty stuffing squares, a day or two in advance. And then the day of yours is to just cook your turkey and then you prep your sides a day or two in advance, and then you don’t have to run around. You just take everything, throw it into casserole dishes and heat everything up, and then you can actually enjoy Thanksgiving instead of catering to your family or friends and you circle like a maniac. roaming in. You want to try to plan your picnic as best you can.
E!: What’s Your Uber Eats Order?
MM: Twice a week, we order from King’s Noodle in Toronto. We order congee, roasted pork, snow pea shoots and salty donuts for breakfast. We get that once or twice a week. We are in the office and Uber Eats is there and you can order everything so easily. I’m ordering on Uber Eats like at least one meal a day.
E!: What is one lesson that you find yourself learning over and over again in the kitchen?
MM: Patience. Learning to be patient and take your time with things, to let things cook and not to rush things. Patience is really important to be successful at home, at work, in the kitchen anywhere.
E!: What lessons did you learn from filming Bear,
MM: I think just working with other people, being really collaborative and working with wonderful people and doing something I’ve never done before. I have never done this before while working in a television show like this. I have made TV where I have done unscripted things and travelled, but shooting a TV show where there are around 100 people and learning from all those people. Watching, learning, walking, contributing and collaborating every day with these amazing people who work with props and sets and cooking, and cooking, and actors. Being able to help and really listen and watch and learn and participate, it’s really amazing to be able to move to a different area that’s similar to restaurants where everyone is working toward a goal that’s helping people. doing service. I think this is the kind of thing where we are trying to entertain people. Working with a large group of people is always an incredible experience. Well, not always an incredible experience, but learning to work with other people, I love it. I really like meeting new people, working with new people, doing things that I have never done before. He is truly amazing.
E!: What have you learned from Martha Stewart?
MM: Martha owns all the bosses. I’m just constantly fascinated and being like, you know, this person, this god, is just so incredible. She’s just so deep. It really is an incredible thing that someone created their world and influenced so many people out of it, and fed people. I am absolutely in awe of what Martha does. If I can do 10% of what he has done in his career, I will be happy.