5 Wild Things We Learned From Paris Hilton's New Cooking Show
Aspiring kitchen pros often turn to celebrity chefs for recipes and tips for elevating household staples like pasta dishes or roast chicken. And we'd bet that you likely have Alex Guarnaschelli, Giada De Laurentiis, Guy Fieri, Ina Garten, or Martha Stewart at the top of your list.
Previously, turning to Paris Hilton for cooking advice might not have necessarily 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 Aug. 4.
In the debut season, special guest stars such as Demi Lovato, Kim Kardashian, and Saweetie join Paris for occasions like breakfast in the clouds, taco night, and even a vegan burger and fries feast. "With an anyone-can-cook attitude, Paris Hilton adds her own flair to every dish," Netflix teases. "Fun is just one edible glitter bomb away on this unique cooking show."
Speaking of edible glitter bombs, you're going to learn some pretty interesting advice if you watch this show. To mark the release, we've gathered a few of Paris' wildest kitchen lessons below. (Related: Once you're well-versed on how Paris cooks, here are 100 Easiest Recipes You Can Make.)
You don't need an apron.
Apparently, the protection that an apron provides from potential hazards like boiling water or hot oil isn't necessary if you're Paris. The dry cleaning bill alone for Cooking with Paris allegedly cost $2,000, according to the New York Post. We at-home chefs likely can't foot a similar bill, but we can always ditch our aprons the next time we pull out peanut butter and jelly to make sandwiches.
Fingerless gloves offer extra protection to your hands.
Spills and splatters happen often while cooking, but Paris has a genius hack that keeps her hands clean and safe—and she's actually been using it for years. The fingerless gloves that Paris has practically trademarked are apparently super handy when it comes to making kitchen staples like burgers, tacos, and more.
Sunglasses can shield your eyes when chopping onions.
You likely won't ever see Ina or Martha sporting rhinestone rimmed sunglasses while chopping onions. However, Paris suggests using them to avoid burning your eyes—and also so you look hot while handling a knife.
Semi-homemade foods still counts as cooking.
Sure, Paris has her own cooking show! But like Sandra Lee before her, she isn't afraid to incorporate store-bought items like Kraft mac and cheese in order to get 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 provides her no-nonsense advice about boxed mac and cheese. Specifically, always add extra cheese, "like literally every cheese you can imagine."
Always have a backup plan!
Things don't always go according to plan in the kitchen, even when you follow the recipe to a "T." Cooking with Paris reminds us of this important life lesson, especially in the episode titled "Italian Night with Demi Lovato." Spoiler alert: According to The Post, after "disaster strikes," some premade ravioli and "pink and sparkly unicorn-inspired cannolis save the day."
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