MATTY AND BENNY EAT OUT AMERICA
FIRST EPISODE OUT ON YOUTUBE
New York Times best-selling cookbook author and acclaimed chef Matty Matheson and Grammy-winning artist, producer, songwriter, and musician Benny Blanco announce a new collaborative cooking show. Matty and Benny Eat Out America launches exclusively on Benny’s YouTube channel today, with the first episode available now—watch here. Produced by Interscope Films and Cassoulet Palace, the first season will feature eight weekly episodes and include appearances from Kenny Beats, Lil Dicky, Laird Hamilton, Diplo, Mason Ramsey, Kehlani, and Zach Choi.
The series was born from a multi-year friendship between the two, which started when Benny first ate at Toronto restaurant Parts and Labour, where Matty served as executive chef during its rise to prominence in the city. The duo immediately hit it off and shortly after their initial meeting, Matty messaged Benny on Instagram with the title of their then-fictional show, which prompted the pair to make it a reality.
“This is the greatest food show I’ve ever made and I’ve made a lot of great food shows.” Matty says. “So that means this one is the greatest.”
“I can’t believe I got to be a part of the greatest food show of all time.” Benny echoes. “I can’t believe I also got to be a part of the worst food show of all time.”
Matty and Benny’s compatibility is palpable in the first few moments of the premiere. The episode opens with the charismatic duo recapping their first episode in a bathtub over a plate of spaghetti and a glass of milk before relocating to taco joint Mariscos Jalisco in East Los Angeles ahead of Matty’s debut on producer Kenny Beats’ show, The Cave. Matty is then tasked with rapping over a beat produced by Kenny and Benny himself. After a few warmups and adlib attempts, they end up with a self-proclaimed “hit” and head back to celebrate where it all started, the jacuzzi.
About Benny Blanco:
Born and raised in Reston, VA, Benny Blanco is an American artist, record producer, songwriter, musician and recipient of the 2013 Hal David Starlight Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He is also a five-time BMI Songwriter of the Year award winner, 2017 iHeartRadio Producer of the Year award winner and four-time Grammy winner.
Blanco’s Gold-certified debut album FRIENDS KEEP SECRETS — streamed more than 1 billion times to date — was release in 2018 and featured the global smash hit “Eastside” with Halsey and Khalid, now certified four times Platinum in the U.S. and two times in the U.K. (where it reached #1), with many other accolades worldwide.
As a producer and songwriter, Blanco is responsible for hundreds of millions of album sales worldwide due to his work with artists including Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, Halsey, Maroon 5, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Kesha, Sia, The Weeknd, Selena Gomez, Wiz Khalifa, Kanye West and many more. He is also the founder of two labels in collaboration with Interscope Records: Mad Love Records and Friends Keep Secrets.
About Matty Matheson:
Over the past few years, Matty Matheson has risen to become one of the world’s most exciting chefs. Following his beginnings as executive chef at Toronto’s critically-acclaimed restaurant Parts & Labour, Matheson became a show regular on Vice’s Munchies, prompting him to land his own cooking shows in the form of Viceland’s It’s Suppertime and Dead Set On Life.
In 2018, Matheson released his New York Times best-selling cookbook Matty Matheson: A Cookbook, the success of which saw him join Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Late Night With Seth Meyers for cooking demonstrations. As Matty’s career grew he decided to step out as an independent, launching his own music and food festival, MATTYFEST, the inaugural edition of which took place September 2019 in Toronto featuring headliners Wu-Tang Clan and Descendents, and releasing his self-produced, self-directed, fully Matty-conceptualized cooking show Just A Dash on his YouTube channel.
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