As Alaskan Bush People alum Matt Brown continues to share more about his life and experience with recovery, we’ve also seen more of his home and environment.
In the past, Brown has given fans a tour of his home as well as his worksite, where he works as an orchardist. Now, he’s taking us into the kitchen to give his followers a front-seat view of his cooking knowledge.
And let’s just say, he makes some unusual choices with his utensils.
As the skillet full of fried onion rings sizzles, we see the Alaskan Bush People star using a field knife to flip each piece over. Perhaps he took a page out of his little brother Bear’s book and learned how to cook like the “King of Extreme” or maybe he just ran out of clean spatulas.
Thankfully, though, the onion rings look like they’ve fared well in the oil, regardless of the cook’s choice in kitchenware.
During the video, the Alaskan Bush People alum explained that while he wouldn’t be covering any mental health topics at the time, he would be creating a new video before Christmas. Previously, Brown promised his fans that he would speak to different issues that recovering addicts and people facing other internal battles face during the holiday season. Already, he’s given his followers several coping mechanisms, including moving meditation, following routines and learning about brain chemistry and how it responds to recovery.
‘Alaskan Bush People’ Star Will Be Spending Christmas ‘On His Own’ Rather than ‘Alone’
All of these topics are lessons that the Alaskan Bush People star once had to learn through his own recovery process. Following his departure from the show, Brown attended several stays at a rehabilitation center where he learned how to cope with his drug and alcohol addictions. Now, Brown finds that his videos not only help others in similar situations, but they also help him process his emotions and reflect on the issues in his life.
Of course, the most pressing issue in the days before Christmas is that Brown will be spending it away from the rest of the Alaskan Bush People. Despite patching up his relationship with his father, Billy, before he passed away in February, Brown has still experienced issues with the rest of his family, including his mother and several of his siblings. Most of the problem stems from the money he earned from his time on the show.
Still, the former Alaskan Bush People star has proven that he has kept a positive attitude about his situation, stating that he is spending the holiday “on his own” rather than just “alone.”
Brown explained that this is different because “nowadays I can enjoy my solitude.”