— Paris Hilton (@ParisHilton) July 12, 2021
You’d think Paris Hilton would be busy enough cajoling her reluctant fiancé to appear in her still untitled wedding reality show. But no, she went and landed herself a cooking show, too. Yes, you read that correctly, a cooking show. Some mastermind at Netflix saw the Selena Gomez cooking series and said, “hey, you know what would make this better? Paris Hilton.” At least on Selena’s show, they asked a chef to guide her. The write up by Variety makes it sound like Paris is just inviting her famous friends over as she tries to learn new skills. I don’t know how she’s learning without anyone who knows what they are doing present, but that’s what we’re working with. Apparently, this was all inspired by a something Paris introduced on her own YouTube channel called Cooking with Paris.
Paris Hilton is cooking up a new project: a new series with Netflix, “Cooking With Paris,” Variety has exclusively learned.
The amateur cooking show will feature the hotel heiress and business mogul learning her way around the kitchen with the help of her famous friends. The series will take a spin on the traditional cooking show, as Hilton is not a trained chef and doesn’t really know how to cook — but she certainly knows how to entertain viewers at home.
“Cooking With Paris” will launch globally on the streaming giant on Aug. 4 with six half-hour episodes.
In the series, Hilton will invite her celebrity friends into her kitchen, as she navigates new ingredients, new recipes and exotic kitchen appliances. Hilton will take viewers from the grocery store to the finished table spread. According to Netflix, Hilton will embrace her “very newly domesticated side,” while she “learns to sauté, sear and zest,” and show off her “culinary expertise (or lack thereof), glam kitchen wardrobe and party-throwing skills with some of her fab celeb friends.”
“Cooking With Paris” is inspired by her YouTube video of the same name, which went viral in January 2020, when Hilton made lasagna at home. To date, the video has over 5 million views.
I watched the first video Paris posted to YouTube in which she cooked lasagna. You can watch it here, it’s not good enough to post and I dislike her lasagna recipe. The video is chaotic at best. The write up would have you believe that Paris can’t cook. She can. She’s no master, but she has some basics down. In the video, she appears to be in her kitchen, but she kept saying she’s never cooked there before, so doesn’t know if she has the item she’s looking for. But she knew where to look for everything. She walked in holding her chihuahua and never washed her hands. Her three feet of hair dangled over her saucepans and she took a misting break before making the sauce. But she said it was gross when some meat fell on the counter from the pan. Then she opted to omit onions and garlic from her sauce, basically because she doesn’t want to chop them. She left the onions and garlic out of the lasagna! Plus, she cooked in $200 cookware on the stove, only to put the lasagna in a $3 foil tray from the grocery store. It’s far too thin for the number of layers she puts in it. It was stressful to watch her negotiate. And she keeps her signature fingerless gloves on the entire time, which looked gross with food prep. So watching that mess plus her vapid friends cheering her on from the sidelines? No thank you.
I know why Paris is doing this. She’s getting married, we assume for real this time, and she wants to be a mother immediately. We’re supposed to accept this “very newly domesticated side” of her, and this is how she’ll shove it down our throats. I suspect she thinks she’ll sit next to Martha Stewart in her own sparkly domestic diva throne. Fortunately, I know how to cook so I don’t have to suffer through Paris’ trials and tribulations. And my mother’s lasagna recipe is so many miles better than hers, it *almost* makes me feel sorry for her.
FINALLY a cooking show where the chef is totally grossed out by everything she's doing. Cooking is inherently disgusting and Paris is the only one telling the truth!! #cookingwithparis #chefparis #KnivesOut pic.twitter.com/n9LpgEG2Gw
— Caroline Moore⁷ (@carolinemooore) January 14, 2020
— Paris Hilton (@ParisHilton) January 12, 2021
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