Haughty culinary types are loath to admit it, but Matheson could be the most relevant chef in the country right now, even though he hasn’t worked in a kitchen for over a year.
the most of any show on the recently launched Viceland television network, which probably means the most of any show on any network, maybe ever.
On each episode, Matheson visits a different community (bison ranchers in Alberta, French chefs in Hanoi, seal hunters in Nunavut), arriving bull-in-china-shop style to learn about their cultural and culinary traditions. And he’s currently on the brink of massive success.
Pretty much anytime he leaves his Parkdale house, he’ll hear “Hey, Matty!
” and he’ll try to figure out whether the person is a friend or just someone who recognizes him.
There was also a recent photo shoot for the Coveteur, the style blog that generally features spindly actresses and fashion-world it girls.
Inspirations for his track-pants-and-T-shirt-heavy wardrobe include ’80s wrestlers (“big guys in big gold chains”), and Eddie Murphy in While fashion plate may be a stretch, Matheson is an undisputed “influencer,” social media speak for people who have managed to turn their existence into fruitful side gigs, if not full-time jobs.