Tune in tonight on Channel 7 for My Kitchen Rules where contestants Matt and KT show off their cooking skills. Matt who is an Aboriginal man contacted me to use some artworks on the show.
Matt & KT
VIC – Best friends
Victorian best friends, Matt, 36, and KT, 33, met at a friend’s 18th birthday party and say they’re more like siblings. Matt grew up a proud Yamaji man from the Gascoyne region in Western Australia with a nose-to-tail food philosophy. Matt and KT are passionate about using Australian native ingredients and transporting their guests to the Australian Outback during their MKR instant restaurant. They dream of opening their own native cooking store, offering hard-to-find native ingredients and products.
What does cooking and food mean to you?
Matt: I would say that the main thing that KT and I have in common is our love for food.
KT: I love how food brings people together, creates memories and brings back old ones. Cooking food I would normally enjoy with my family and friends makes me feel closer to home, especially during lockdown when we couldn’t see each other.
How would you describe your personality?
Matt: I am a very direct, passionate person who loves to laugh. I don’t take life too seriously and I don’t have a mean bone in my body. I’m compassionate and always determined to be the best.
KT: I am loyal, genuine, independent and love to laugh.
How did you learn to cook?
Matt: I was self-taught. My mum worked three jobs simultaneously to provide for my sister and me, so she was rarely home. I learned to cook from my sister, aunties, uncles and grandma.
KT: I learned to cook by watching my mum. I didn’t start cooking myself until I moved out of home, but I definitely get my inspiration from my mum and she’s the first person I call for advice.