Matt Moran launches his new series, Kitchen Tales, dishing up surprise menus and great conversation with some of Australia’s most interesting personalities, from his home kitchen.
Across seven episodes broadcast on YouTube and IGTV, Moran invites friends and guests who inspire him into his home, and recreates some of their favourite food memories. The dishes revealed take guests back, and sometimes catch them by surprise. Moran has done his research, delving into the meals that have stayed with each guest – from what they ate for dinner growing up, to their desert island meal, their worst baking fails, food they’ve travelled the world for and meals they’ve fought over. In each episode, Matt reveals more about each guest, sharing some personal stories along the way, and then revisits their food memories while he takes guests through how to prepare the dishes he’s cooking for them.
“COVID threw us all a curveball, but there have been some big learnings in the past few months. For me, it reminded me that there is nothing like getting in the kitchen and catching up with friends while cooking,” says Moran. “It’s no secret that the kitchen’s where all the best stories get told. So, with Kitchen Tales, I’ve invited a few friends into my home to have a chat about their lives, and I’ve done some digging into their favourite food memories to decide what to cook for them, and hopefully cook something that takes them back to that place. I’ve thrown in a few surprises too.”
Great Australian produce is at the heart of everything Moran does and Kitchen Tales showcases some of Australia’s best produce from West Australian scampi, Section28 cheese and Westholme wagyu.
Guests for the first series span many walks of life, with one of Moran’s oldest friends, model and media personality Deb Hutton, making the first appearance, followed by actor and 2020 Archibald Packing Room winner Meyne Wyatt; entertainment reporter Brooke Boney; regenerative farmer Charlie Arnott; cheese experts Sam and Ellie Studd; model, reporter and fellow motorbike enthusiast Kate Peck; and fashion designer turned seaweed farmer Sam Elsom.
The first episode of Kitchen Tales will be live on November 18 via Moran’s YouTube channel, with episodes released every few days until December 2. To watch Kitchen Tales, subscribe to Moran’s YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/chefmattmoran.