Paris Hilton is getting a cooking show on Netflix with celebrity guests

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.

[From Variety via Just Jared]

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.

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  1. Scorpion says:

    Awww, they’re trying to make her happen again 🙄. As if we didn’t get enough of her in the 00s.

    • missskitttin says:

      She has been happening all alone. She has become a good dj and plays the best clubs all over the world. Her cooking showvideos on youtube are pretty entertaining.

  2. EnormousCoat says:

    I didn’t watch The Simple Life but this is in that vein, right? ‘Watch an incredibly rich person try to do common things – hilarious!’ I guess you can have a career doing this fish-out-of water stuff if you’re an heiress. And it will make people mad who actually do and try and do these things for a living, but it also allows people to snicker at her ineptitude, real or faked. I guess that’s good for a season or two. What the hell do I know?

    • Lady Baden-Baden says:

      I quite enjoyed the Simple Life back in day (what can I say? I was young and watched far too much TV…) but that was entirely down to Nicole Richie, who was a star and genuinely funny. Paris Hilton was always dull and vapid in comparison.

      • EnormousCoat says:

        Yeah, I don’t know how much depth or content she has to her. She’s never seemed particularly engaging, but she is a household name and I do think people like fish-out-of-water stories, myself included. And to combine that with cooking could make for some funny moments? I doubt I will watch, but that being said, I’m not sure I’m the target demographic here.

  3. Merricat says:

    She had a golden opportunity to grow, but instead, she went back to the narrative she created for her life in her 20s. That’s a shame, considering how only recently she was going on about how that persona isn’t the “real” Paris.
    She’s so artificial that it’s really hard to feel strongly about her, which I think is important if you have a cooking show.

  4. MsIam says:

    Netflix needs more content, I guess.

    • LaraW” says:

      The decisions that come out of Netflix feel like a two-pronged strategy. Throw out easy, low cost, low quality content cashing in on already established names (there was some other show I don’t remember but it was another vanity project for some celebrity that was filler crap). Funnel the revenue that comes from those films to their actual serious, progressive creations.

      On the one hand, I really like the quality, progressive content they create. On the other hand, I dislike that they’re willing to just give a show to a rich white girl who has demonstrated zero self growth since the release of her documentary thing where she talked about the abuse she endured at Provo Canyon. I mean, why not give it to a prominent WOC, who can have just as many f-ck ups in the kitchen as Paris and has just as many celebrity friends?

      The problem reveals itself because I can’t immediately think of a name, and it would draw more scrutiny just because— WOC. Is she perpetuating stereotypes about food in communities of color, etc, etc. Whereas Paris is problematic, has a reputation for being problematic, so gets a pass for a lot of things and makes people feel superior to her in terms of intelligence/cooking skill/etc.

      You know when we’ll have real progress? When each famous BIPOC isn’t considered to be an ambassador of their community who has to think about how their behavior might help or harm progress towards opening doors in various fields. Hell, this applies every day to BIPOC, especially in a professional setting. None of what I’m saying is new. I’m just… Paris is a great example of this very large, blank check of privilege because she gets to say and do sh-t and it doesn’t end up having far reaching consequences that subconsciously reinforce whatever people believed about XYZ community of color.

      I don’t know if I’m making sense at this point. But yeah.

      • pottymouth pup says:

        I agree with you completely but, of course, I’m just waiting for the Richards/Hilton family to be gone from TV already

  5. SarahCS says:

    Nope. On every level nope. Thank you Hecate for taking one for the team and sitting through this so we don’t have to. Even taking her out of the equation, this approach to cooking would just drive me crazy!

  6. greenmonster says:

    This sounds like a Paris-version of “Nailed it”… As Merricat said above, it would have been an opportunity for Paris to show growth, but if it is just similar to the Youtube video it will be a mess.

  7. CherHorowitz says:

    I read this entire article and my resounding and horrifying takeaway is simply the not putting onions or garlic into the lasagne. This is not ok.

    • Merricat says:

      Right? GARLIC!

    • Mina_Esq says:

      I don’t like texture of onions or smell of garlic, so I rarely use either. With all the wonderful spices and cooking wines we have at our disposal, eliminating these basics is not the end of the world.

      • Jules says:

        lol actually it is!

      • Kviby says:

        You can blend onions with an immersion blender. I do it with pho, also any puréed soup like carrot ginger soup for example will usually have the onions blended in. I’ve done it with pizza and pasta sauce too (with tomato paste) when I didn’t have enough fresh tomatoes.

      • Amanda says:

        Mina_Esq: I agree .I get bad indigestion from onions, so I don’t eat them either. I can still use other spices and flavourings to make my food tasty though.

  8. girl_ninja says:

    White women can get away with almost anything and be forgiven huh?

  9. psl says:

    Does anyone really believe this woman can cook? Doesn’t she have enough money? Her need for attention is so pathetic.

    Bad move, Netflix.

  10. Ariel says:

    Racist garbage- a pretty blonde woman with a famous family name always lands on her feet and is given additional chances.
    She is still racist garbage.

  11. Lena says:

    I feel sorry for Paris (almost). She did Simple Life as the star with her buddy Nicole Richie as her sidekick but Nicole got famous from it because she was down to earth,kinda edgy and real and Paris was just the fluff head. Then her buddy Kim K went from being her closet styler to mega-fame doing what Paris started-being famous for being famous doing a ‘’reality’’ show. Now she takes the insta cooking videos celebrities did a lot during Covid and tries to find success. But Jen garner and Flo Pugh are engaging, funny and are good cooks. She was none of that in the video I just watched. It all looked unsanitary and she should have started the video over when she realized she forgot to add the onions and garlic to the sauce.

    • Valerie says:

      Since The Simple Life ended, people have been trying to rebrand her as some sort of secret genius who is really smart but played dumb for the cameras. I don’t buy it, lol. I think she is probably a bit smarter than she made herself out to be, but not by much. How could she be when she never had to exercise any of her mental faculties?

      • ForWhatItsWorth says:

        So I was vacationing at the (then) new W in Bali in 2011 and so was she and her friends. I believe she was about 30 at the time. At one point she and her crew got into the pool next to me and they were going on and on to each other about “omg! Like, did you brush my VAGINA under water!! Haha! What?! You touched my VAGINA!!!!” And on and on and on super immature and loud. I mean, I know I’ve been to bachelorette parties or whatever where everyone wasn’t at their “best” but it wasn’t doing a lot to sell me on the whole “it’s all an act for tv”

  12. Holland S says:

    I don’t get the push to make her popular again. She tells one sob story and claims to be a victim of the specialized hype she helped to perpetuate and suddenly she has to be in our faces again. No thank you. I haven’t forgotten the racism, classicist attitudes, bullying (see comments she made about Lindsay Lohan), and rampant consumerism.

    Not buying the PR push.

    • lucy2 says:

      Me either.
      I’m sorry for the abuse she suffered at that camp, I believe her, and there is no reason anyone should be subjected to that. That’s it. I don’t want to see her in anything else, and am puzzled as to why anyone is giving her a platform or paying attention to her.

      And I’m sure Nicole Richie, who has gotten her sh!t together and is doing well, is not thrilled to have her image used to help sell this pointless show.

  13. Feather says:

    She is branching out. She recently became an ambassador for one of the low-value Crypto/blockchain projects. Origin Token (OGN) if anyone is interested.

  14. SusanRagain says:

    No thank you.

  15. @poppedbubble says:

    Of course I empathize with her trauma. However, no one should be giving her a pass for her racism that she managed to sweep under the rug. Liberal and frequent use of the N word. Never apologized. Never addressed it beyond saying “I’m not racist.” Google her racism for articles and video evidence that haven’t been scrubbed. Those who claim to be anti racist, who didn’t know before, and either choose not to check, or still give her a pass get major side eye.

  16. Kviby says:

    I don’t dislike her and I respect her telling the abuses story’, I’m just never into any of her content. I’m super picky about podcasts and though I finished hers with Amy schumer I couldn’t listen to much else. It’s not just Paris it’s many hosts (like the old host of goop did it too) but I really noticed how self centred she got in her podcast. Then, I don’t like reality tv. Never watched any reality on Netflix other than one short unremarkable British design contest show. But I guess there is a big appetite for reality on Netflix now. I’m really surprised Paris doesn’t want to take a breather as she is constantly putting out photos etc but they would be more valuable if she put out less. I hope it’s not sexist but I feel if the guy is not also putting it out there he might not like it that much. (And vice versa but to a lesser extent as I think some women do like to be “something” to show off.) anyways she’s probably fine but I’m like cringing and also worrying about her as it seems like she’s announced some other engagements before.

  17. Valerie says:

    So, The Simple Life with more people. Gross.

  18. FancyHat says:

    Ugh she’s the worst. Do we really need to suffer through her comeback??

  19. Renee says:

    This is a no watch from me. Why would anyone want to watch this woman “cooking” in the kitchen? She has no personality at all…..

  20. Eenie Googles says:

    No. Stop. Enjoy your millions and stop begging us for attention. We’re not interested in vapid, racist brats.

  21. Jules says:

    This reeks of desperation, and shows how Hollywood will just recycle and churn out the same old trash.

  22. KB says:

    Yeah, I’ll probably definitely watch this. I’ve warmed up to her a lot in the last few years.

  23. Lucinda says:

    I worry the fingerless gloves are to hide the injuries to her knuckles from bulimia. Is anyone helping this woman?

  24. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    I don’t need help making a bowl of cereal.

  25. Coji says:

    Nope. Not interested in anything about her. I do love Selena Gomez’s cooking show though. I know she’s had some issues (shitty taste in men for one) but watching her cook is adorable.

  26. LillyfromLillooet says:

    But wait…who are these famous friends?

  27. missskitttin says:

    Is anyone here into Electronica? She’s an awesome and relevant dj that plays the best venues! Ibiza loves her! Ithought everyone knew this!

  28. peanut says:

    If it is anything like Bert Kreischer – Something’s Burning, I’M IN.