September of 2020 was the release of Matty Matheson’s Homestyle Cookery, which he debuted alongside several cooking videos with recipes from his book. I watched every single one. I love that guy. I guess it has as much to do with his cooking as it does that he’s a loud and occasionally obnoxious dude. My husband was a loud and occasionally obnoxious man when I met him. He still can be, sometimes, but the professionalism of news broadcast has toned him down a bit. Matty Matheson is never toned down.
I ordered Homestyle Cookery shortly after it’s release, but I haven’t really sat down with it and cooked yet to decide how I feel about its contents. Prior to writing this article, the only recipe I tried was his Chicken Fried Steak, which we’ll discuss in another article later on. The recipes Matty selected for his youtube channel all looked amazing, but some of them were a little labor intense or the ingredients difficult to get in Northeast Wisconsin. I don’t know any hunters yet that can get me rabbit. I don’t see rabbit in the store. I wish I did, but I don’t. I wondered if this was a common problem throughout the whole book, and that was enough for me to order it.
So March will be our month to decipher the secrets of Matty Matheson’s Homestyle Cookery. As usual, I’ll try to do one recipe a week to discuss on our website. If you’re a fan of Matty and want me to try one of the recipes from his videos, let me know. You can order Homestyle Cookery from Amazon or find it at your local bookstore where cookbooks are sold. It’s done pretty well in sales and was out of stock for a bit there through Amazon. Let’s support a loud weirdo.
If his youtube persona is sometimes hard for you to get behind, know that his actual cooking is pretty awesome. There are a variety of recipes available in this cookbook that aren’t going to have the ingredient trouble like I described with his rabbit dish above. The book is broken down into sections such as bread, stock, vegetables, etc. You’ll be able to find something to try, and we found many somethings to try. Below is a list of recipes you might see us cover this month.
Recipes we’re looking at: