Selena Gomez turns up the heat on a new lockdown cooking show titled ‘Selena + Chef’ where she shows us how to have fun in the kitchen while trying out new recipes.
Due to Covid-19, the 10-episode series was shot and produced virtually in the kitchen of Selena Gomez’s new Los Angeles-area house, and it includes her grandparents and two friends serving as taste testers.
“Hi, I’m Selena Gomez — and I really love to eat. But I’m not the best cook,” she narrates in the recent trailer for the HBO Max show, which released on Wednesday, August 5th. –
Selena explains in the short trailer: “I asked some of the best chefs to school me. They’re at home. I’m at home. And we’re going to see if we can make a meal together but apart.”
Selena uses the series to gain knowledge of recipes and how to work in a kitchen from various celebrity chefs creating mouth-watering dishes though one recipe did end up in flames, she turned up the heat quite literally. “Wait, this is on fire!” a friend exclaimed after pulling out what appeared to be on-fire asparagus from the oven.
Selena will be learning to make things like Korean breakfast tacos, spicy miso ramen, seafood tostada, cheese soufflé, and tomato bruschetta, as well as deserts like Hawaiian doughnuts and matcha chocolate chip cookies.
“I’m getting nervous! But then again, I did sign up to look like a fool on HBO Max,” she joked towards the end of the clip.
Selena Gomez will definitely be learning from the best as the list of chefs guiding her remotely include chefs Nyesha Arrington, Daniel Holzman, Roy Choi, Jon & Vinny, Tonya Holland, Candice Kumai, Ludo Lefebvre, Nancy Silverton, Antonia Lofaso, and Angelo Sosa.
Each episode highlights a food-related charity and invites viewers to follow along at home with lists of ingredients and tools needed.
Also recently Selena has revealed that she will launch her highly anticipated Rare Beauty cosmetics line exclusively at Sephora. The mission behind the brand is ‘to embrace one’s own uniqueness and build a community of support around a healthy self-image’.
The ‘Selena + Chef’ show will be debuting on August 13th on the new HBO Max streaming service, make sure not to miss out on the fun.