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Hannah Hart Plays With Kittens While Answering Your Most Burning Questions

"No regrets. I don't think you can be an online creator and think that you made any big mistakes."

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Hannah Hart is undoubtedly one of YouTube's most hilarious stars. From her wildly successful online series My Drunk Kitchen to her latest book, Buffering: Unshared Tales of a Life Fully Loaded, Hannah has proven to be a force on the internet and beyond. To celebrate her brand new show I Hart Food on Food Network, Hannah stopped by BuzzFeed to answer YOUR most burning questions while talking soufflés, Malibu rum, and of course...kittens!

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Why did you create My Drunk Kitchen?


Hannah Hart: I started out My Drunk Kitchen as a joke for a friend. I was a proofreader working at a translation firm — I had just moved from San Francisco to New York — and a friend of mine...[stops to pet kitten] He's so cuddly and warm! A friend of mine was going through a little bout of depression and I just wanted to make a joke to cheer her up!

How did your Food Network show I Hart Food come about?

HH: I Hart Food is a show that's about going to different cities across America and seeing how each of those areas highlight local ingredients. How many ways can you cook a lobster? Isn't it all basically the same? That's something we explore.

What are the best and worst dishes you've ever made?


HH: I think the best thing I ever made was um... Well, I made soufflé and it wasn't that hard, guys. So, that's all I have to say about that. And the worst thing I ever made was...nothing! No regrets. I don't think you can be an online creator — I'm going six years strong — and I don't think you can look back and think that you made any big mistakes. Unless of course you did, and then you make an episode called "My Drunk Kitchen: Whoopie Pie" where you explain that you're sorry.

Would you ever consider opening a restaurant?

HH: No! Restaurants are really dangerous investments, and I'm more of a "put your money under a mattress" type of person. Now, would I ever consider opening up a cat café? Yes!

What advice do you have for people who are trying to come out?


HH: I would say, "You're purrfect exactly as your are, and you already know that. Don't let anyone teach you otherwise." Also, take as long as you need. I always feel like there's a lot of pressure to come out, but you should come out when you're safe and sound. When you feel like you're in a physically and emotionally safe environment and you have a support group, then come out. Don't come out just because people are saying, "Why aren't you coming out already?" Take as long as you need. It's your journey, nobody else's.

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Did you have an inspiration or role model that helped you come into your own sexuality?


HH: Yeah, Britney Spears was a real inspo for that. [laughs]

Any tips for staying mentally healthy?

HH: Definitely cats! I also believe in kitties and puppies and babies.

What does happiness mean to you?


HH: Happiness means appreciating what you have and staying present in the moment. And not always thinking about what you don't have.

Who are your favorite YouTubers?

HH: I really like AsapSCIENCE! I think that they're really crushing it right now. Obviously my friends — Grace [Helbig], Mamrie [Hart], Tyler [Oakley] — I think they're all hilarious. Jon Cozart, aka Paint. I really like MinutePhysics. I don't know what he's up to these days, but MinutePhysics was really great.

What was your go-to drink in college?


HH: I would say my go-to drink in college was whatever was available and/or nearby. In college you really can't be picky, but you can drink responsibly. [winks]

Is there a drink that college ruined for you?

HH: Malibu coconut rum. I don't think anyone can drink that anymore because of college.

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Tune in tonight for Episode 2 of I Hart Food at 10 ET/9 CT on Food Network! And to learn more about how to foster or adopt an insanely adorable kitten like these, visit for more info.


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