Selena Gomez takes the heat in new cooking show

Lawrence Kim
August 6, 2020

It was shot using remote cameras inside Gomez's kitchen in her Los Angeles area home where the Lose You to Love Me singer was in quarantine with her grandparents and three friends.

Selena Gomez and the celebrity chefs are virtually connected as the singer takes instructions from them to cook some of the best looking dishes, but the chefs have no way of physically helping her which leads to some errors.

The world-renowned chefs featured this season include Angelo Sosa, Antonia Lofaso, Candice Kumai, Daniel Holzman, Jon & Vinny, Ludo Lefebvre, Nancy Silverton, Nyesha Arrington, Roy Choi and Tanya Holland.

Selena + Chef is a ten-episode series that starts streaming on August 13.

"I really thought this would be something lighthearted because I was getting definitely down", she said in a video conference Wednesday. Aside from the minor (and hilarious) hiccup, our mouths were watering at the sneak peek of the different items Selena will be learning to make in the show, including Korean breakfast tacos, spicy miso ramen, seafood tostado, cheese soufflé and tomato bruschetta. She wields sharp knives while struggling with a slimy octopus and pulls organs out of a raw chicken. "I hope they are going to laugh because I look like a fool", said Gomez, whose 185 million Instagram following is one of the largest in the world. "I wanted to do this simply because I love cooking, I just don't know how to do it all the time".

Her go-to recipe? "I make a killer PB&J", she said, laughing.

Gomez, meanwhile, has been staying busy during quarantine, giving back to the community, working on her makeup line and more.

"It's not easy for anyone to be walking through what we're walking through". Just try to keep my mind positive. The show will also spotlight different food-related charities during its 10-episode run. "You don't need to be an experienced chef yourself to enjoy the show; you learn with her and get to see all the fun that happens in the kitchen".

"I didn't burn my house down", she said.

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