Selena Gomez has a new HBO Max series, Selena + Chef, which is premiering soon. She spoke about the upcoming series during HBO Max’s presentations at the Summer 2020 Television Critics Association Press Tour. One thing she was specifically asked about was comfort food that she makes and one dish that she makes when wanting to impress people.
What’s ‘Selena + Chef’ about
Selena + Chef is a 10-episode unscripted cooking series hosted and produced by Gomez. It features Gomez as she “navigates unfamiliar territory: making delicious meals while stuck at home in quarantine.” The series was filmed in its entirety during quarantine.
World-renowned chefs will be featured on the show, including Angelo Sosa, Antonia Lofaso, Candice Kumai, Daniel Holzman, Jon & Vinny, Ludo Lefebvre, Nancy Silverton, Nyesha Arrington, Roy Choi, and Tonya Holland. The master chefs will be joining Gomez remotely, so no worries, you won’t have to be worried about them not practicing social distancing.
“Having some of the best chefs open up their kitchens to me was a humbling and fun experience. I definitely discovered I have a lot more to learn. I’m also really happy that we were able to highlight and raise money for some incredible charitable organizations,” said Gomez in a prior statement sent to media.
“Watching Selena with these incredible chefs has been a delicious joy,” said Sarah Aubrey, Head of Original Content, HBO Max. “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. Try not to watch it while hungry!”
This is Selena Gomez’s comfort food
During the TCA panel for Selena + Chef, Gomez was asked about her favorite food to cook to impress, which she revealed is Miso soup. She also revealed that chicken and dumplings is her comfort food.
“[I’ve] done that and that’s been impressive to my friends,” she said. My comfort food would be my nana’s chicken and dumplings. I’m from the South so it’s like this yummy, just biscuits, like, with all this chicken and it was–I would say that’s my favorite.”
Ahead of the show, Gomez recently launched a “Cooking Together: Selena Gomez” playlist on Spotify. The playlist is comprised of songs that Gomez listens to while cooking. The 44-song playlist includes tracks from Roddy Ricch, Lauryn Hill, Taylor Swift, Summer Walker, Dua Lipa, BLACKPINK, and many more.
Selena + Chef debuts Aug. 13 on HBO Max.