You don’t need me to point out how much COVID-19 took away from all of us in 2020, but in a bizarre twist, the challenges of quarantine might have inadvertently pushed one genre to the next tier of excellence. Cooking shows — whether hosted on Food Network, HBO Max, or YouTube channels — nimbly adjusted to home kitchens where chefs finally had to confront the reality home cooks faced every day. More than that, the format of cooking shows like Selena + Chef or Amy Schumer Learns to Cook helped professional chefs react on the fly to a novice’s

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Selena Gomez is inviting fans into her kitchen as part of her delightful at-home cooking series, Selena + Chef. Virtually joining her each episode is a world-renowned chef who helps her master a new cuisine and learn new tips and tricks about home cooking as they make the most of their time during quarantine.

One of those chefs is former Top Chef contestant, food TV staple and owner of several Los Angeles restaurants Antonia Lofaso, who teaches Gomez how to make seafood tostada, consisting of a mixture of calamari, octopus and shrimp, in one of the series’

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WESTWOOD, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 11: Selena Gomez attends the Premiere of Universal Pictures’ “Dolittle” at Regency Village Theatre on January 11, 2020 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/FilmMagic)
WESTWOOD, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 11: Selena Gomez attends the Premiere of Universal Pictures’ “Dolittle” at Regency Village Theatre on January 11, 2020 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/FilmMagic)

During early quarantine, many of us were cooking up a storm, finding creative ways to use pantry ingredients and a lot of time stuck inside. Now, many months in, inspiration has faded. Fear not, though, because Selena Gomez’s new quarantine cooking show will soon be streaming to get your motivated once again. Yesterday, the first trailer for the HBO Max show, which is officially titled Selena + Chef, dropped. As

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