Mastering the treacherous warzone known as the kitchen is something that is completely foreign to a lot of you out there, us included. Wouldn’t it be a dream to be able to maneuver through that foreign land armed with the knowledge needed to actually make a homecooked meal?
Enter: Byron Talbott. One of YouTube’s biggest foodies is on the scene to transform us into the culinary ninjas we never knew we could be. With a passion for sharing and years of professional chef experience in his back pocket, Byron teaches viewers fool-proof recipes that not even the most recipe-illiterate could ruin.
Now having recently joined Kin Community, YouTube’s number one multi-channel network for women, Tallbot is armed and ready to take his culinary knowledge to the next level and bring us along for the ride.
Learn more about Byron in our exclusive interview below, and check out one of our favorite recipes of his in the video below. Bacon pancakes? Yes, please.
What made you want to start making YouTube videos?
Byron Talbott: On some level I guess I always knew that I wanted a platform to share my passion for food as a young chef, but didn’t know how to achieve that without having to open a very risky and expensive restaurant. My beautiful wife, Rachel Talbott, started a YouTube channel while I was working at a bistro in Beverly Hills (Bouchon), and shortly after her viewers found out that I was a working chef they instantly requested/demanded that I start a food channel. I’m naturally a very shy guy, but with a little convincing from my wife I filmed my first video about “The Perfect Sunny Side Egg” and never looked back. Now, I honestly can’t imagine not being able to share my passion with so many like-minded foodies.
What are your aspirations/goals for your cooking channel in the future?
I’d love to do a food crawl/travel series. I’ve always been fascinated with the science behind food, so I’d love to incorporate that into my channel somehow. A cookbook is a must. Break some sort of Guinness world record with food …
What is the best tip you could give to new chefs with little experience in the kitchen?
#1: Try to work at a Michelin rated restaurant before going to culinary school even if there’s no pay in the short term. #2 Wherever you are in the kitchen, make sure that you can enjoy what you’re doing and own it. #3: Constantly kick bad habits and learn from those who rarely take short cuts.
Who is your favorite YouTuber that you would make a collaboration with?
I would love to collaborate with Vsauce. I’m a super huge science nerd and would love to do something in the food science world with them.
What is your all-time favorite video you’ve done so far?
I don’t have a single video in mind, but I really enjoyed my #MacaronWeek series. I just love how creative you can get with macarons. The possibilities are endless!
Why should viewers subscribe to your channel over another cooking channel?
Hmm, there’s a lot of great food talent on YouTube that I really love so it’s hard to say. My goal is to provide a clean “chefs’” perspective to the home cook without being overly complicated. If you enjoy the process of making/sharing food as much as you do eating it, then you’ll enjoy what my channel has to offer.