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I recently had the opportunity to chat with Matt Taylor, known around Instructables and from his YouTube channel as In The Kitchen With Matt.

We had a great chat! We talked in detail about all sorts of topics, including a variety of issues related to being a content creator and sharing instructional content online.

He's a genuinely nice guy - just like he seems in his videos!! : )

After our chat we followed up with a series of written questions and answers, which are shared in the following steps.

Check out what Matt has to say, and absolutely don't miss his sweet-sweet dance moves in Step 9!

Step 1: I Got My Start With Cooking When I Was Very Young

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How did you get your start with cooking?

I got my start with cooking when I was very young, probably around 5 or 6 years old. I would come home from school and my mom would be baking or cooking in the kitchen.
My older siblings weren’t around, so to keep from being bored I would help my mom - mostly because she would let me lick the beaters, although she had a knack for cleaning the beaters in such a way, I barely got a taste. But that taste was enough to keep me coming back for more.
I was thrilled to take a cooking class in the 8th grade. We learned how to make cinnamon rolls, snickerdoodles, and Dutch babies, among other things.
In high school in order to earn money around Christmastime I would bake cinnamon raisin bread and my mom would take them to her work and sell them for me. She also bought all the ingredients; moms are the best! I kept up with cooking, here and there, during college, and after I graduated.
Now I do it more and more and teach others how to make various things on YouTube and of course here. :)
It's nice to learn about the person behind the recipes, read your great advice, and to see your dance moves. I have now learnt that wearing a hat while dancing can make you look cool, no matter what you do! Love it!! :D
Thank you so much! haha :) Yes gotta wear a heat while dancing...LOL
AZbubs15 days ago
Yay, Matt!! Great to see you get this kind of coverage. I love your recipes and to be able to download the instructables. You are a bright spot in this world.
Aww thank you so much!! I appreciate it! :)
MaryT8915 days ago
Hey Matt--just want you to know I never miss your videos. I like the simplicity and your tagline. Keep on cooking!
Well thank you so much Mary! I really appreciate it! :)
attosa18 days ago
Yay! I loved reading this. Matt,I kinda figured you had started cooking at an early age. :) I loved all the imagery that popped in my head from this author spotlight. Also excellent to be able to find recipes from you that I'd missed--- AND... NOW I CAN LEARN HOW TO DANCE! Love your spirit, love your foods, love your posts!
Aww thank you so much Attosa!! I really appreciate it and appreciate all of your support. You always have nice things to say. It means a lot! :) :) lol yes, since you know how to dance now, you need to put them to good use! LOL :)