Aspiring kitchen pros often turn to celebrity chefs for recipes and tips for elevating staple foods like pasta dishes or roast chicken. And we bet you probably have Alex Guarnaschelli, Giada De Laurentiis, Guy Fieri, Ina Garten or Martha Stewart at the top of your list.
It used to be that turning to Paris Hilton for culinary advice might not necessarily have been on your radar. But it’s time to mark your calendars because the heiress’ brand new cooking show Cooking with Paris drops on Netflix on August 4.
In season one, special guests like Demi Lovato, Kim Kardashian, and Saweetie join Paris for occasions like breakfast in the clouds, taco night, and even a feast of vegan burgers and fries. “With an attitude of anyone can cook, Paris Hilton adds her own style to every dish,” Netflix teases. “The fun is just a bombshell away from edible glitter in this one-of-a-kind cooking show.”
Speaking of edible glitter bombs, you’re going to learn some pretty cool tips if you watch this show. To mark the release, we’ve rounded up some of the craziest cooking classes in Paris below. (Related: Once you know the cuisine of Paris well, here are 100 of the easiest recipes to make.)
Apparently, the protection an apron provides against potential hazards like boiling water or hot oil isn’t necessary if you’re in Paris. The only dry cleaning bill for Cooking with Paris would have cost $2,000, according to the New York Post. We home chefs probably can’t afford a similar bill, but we can always ditch our aprons the next time we break out peanut butter and jelly to make sandwiches.
Spills and splatters often happen while cooking, but Paris has an awesome hack that keeps her hands clean and safe – and she’s been using it ever since. years. The fingerless gloves that Paris practically dropped off are apparently very handy when it comes to preparing basic foods like burgers, tacos, and more.
You’ll probably never see Ina or Martha wearing rhinestone-rimmed sunglasses while chopping onions. However, Paris suggests using them to avoid burning your eyes and also to make you look hot while handling a knife.
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Of course, Paris has its own cooking show! But like Sandra Lee before her, she’s not afraid to incorporate store-bought items like Kraft mac and cheese in order to put dinner on the table. Indeed, the same lesson from the early 2000s has stood the test of time: there’s no shame when it comes to semi-homemade meals.
In the episode “Get Over It Holiday Feast with Lele Pons”, Paris gives her some sensible advice on boxed macaroni and cheese. Specifically, always add extra cheese, “like literally any cheese you can imagine.”
Things don’t always go as planned in the kitchen, even when you follow the recipe to the “T”. Cooking with Paris reminds us of this important life lesson, especially in the episode entitled “Italian Night with Demi Lovato”. Spoiler alert: according to The post officeafter “disasters”, pre-made ravioli and “pink, sparkly cannolis inspired by unicorns save the day”.
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