This is a cheeky send-up of all celebrity-driven cooking shows with more of a chat show vibe, as Paris does her best impersonation of another famous blonde’s (Jessica Simpson) query: “Is there chicken in Chicken of the Sea?”
You get the drift. Paris is never going to Beat Bobby Flay. However, her knife technique and overall kitchen game would make real chefs Alex Guarnaschelli and Marc Murphy’s heads explode if they had to supervise this leggy heiress in a professional kitchen setting.
No matter, the Netflix folks sent TV Shows Ace the preview below, and they are betting that the fans of the Paris of yore will tune in.
Those who loved Paris’ Nicole Richie reality TV days, the Perez Hilton-before-he-was-a-nice-guy gossip-filled days, the scandalous DListed days of Paris’ large life dotted with the Davis heirs and occasionally Lindsay Lohan. So here’s hoping they will tune in to see her not cook very well, but whatevs.
Cooking with Paris, the conceit
Paris can cook… kind of, is the tagline. She’s Paris! Servants and maids, dude! She is not a trained chef, and she’s not trying to be.
Netflix describes this show as an exploration of sorts and dotted with mostly fails. They say: “With the help of her celebrity friends, she navigates new ingredients, new recipes, and exotic kitchen appliances.
Inspired by her viral YouTube video, Paris will take us from the grocery store to the finished table spread – and she might actually learn her way around the kitchen.”
You will see her cook and chat with her “sous-chefs” Kim Kardashian West, Nikki Glaser, Demi Lovato, Saweetie, Lele Pons, Kathy Hilton, and Nicky Hilton.
Together they will try to choke down Paris’s food attempts, as she “navigates new ingredients, new recipes, and exotic kitchen appliances” in every half-hour episode.
Burning questions are answered: “What is a tomatillo?” “What is zest lemon?” Or when she turns to Kardashian to ask, “What’s a tong?” Oh yes. There will be utensils and cookware abuse.
Not just Netflix, Peacock is in the Hilton game too
Hilton was previously announced as attached to Peacock’s Paris in Love, a 13-part docuseries that will follow Hilton as she prepares to “walk down the aisle with the man of her dreams, venture capitalist Carter Reum.” A premiere date for that one has not yet been announced.
Cooking with Paris comes to Netflix on August 4, 2021.
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