Selena Gomez experiences a hilarious kitchen mishap alongside chef Alex Guarnaschelli
Catch the debut of 'Selena + Chef: Home for the Holidays' on Thursday, November 30th, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Food Network.
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In a preview of the upcoming episode of Selena + Chef: Home for the Holidays, set to premiere on Thursday on Food Network, chef Alex Guarnaschelli takes on the task of teaching the Only Murders in the Building star how to craft mozzarella sticks.
As seen in the clip, Guarnaschelli prompts Gomez with, "You want to drop the mozzarella sticks in?" to which Gomez responds, "Sure! Should I do it with this?" while holding tongs. However, Guarnaschelli, unsure about the choice of utensil, questions, "Hmm, do you have like a spider?"
Appearing visibly puzzled, Gomez couldn't locate a spider, so they decided to use a strainer, which proved to be a suitable alternative. The Food Network chef proceeded to illustrate the process of dropping the mozzarella sticks into hot oil, noting, “Super easy. You can fry like three or four at a time.”
Meanwhile, Gomez placed several breaded cheese sticks in the pot, exceeding the suggested amount. Guarnaschelli, noticing the mix-up, asked, "How’s that coming out?" with widened eyes and then remarked, “You put them all in?”
"Oh, was I not supposed to?" Gomez questioned.Guarnaschelli chuckled, saying, "No worries. They'll be just fine. Just give it a stir."The two burst into laughter at Gomez's oversight as they transitioned to the next step: preparing a dish with tomato sauce.
In the upcoming four-part Food Network special, "Selena + Chef: Home for the Holidays," kicking off on Thursday, November 30th at 8 p.m. ET/PT, Selena Gomez embarks on a culinary journey to uncover the secrets of holiday hosting with guidance from four renowned celebrity chefs.
Throughout the series, Gomez teams up with chefs Michael Symon, Claudette Zepeda, Eric Adjepong, and the aforementioned Alex Guarnaschelli, each leading an episode. Guarnaschelli imparts wisdom on roast beef, creamy mashed potatoes, and mozzarella sticks, while Symon shares expertise on classic steak and lobster.
Zepeda guides Gomez through the art of crafting Christmas tamales, and Adjepong imparts culinary skills for shrimp and banana grits, along with introducing a South African New Year's delicacy known as malva pudding.
Joining the roster of chefs, the special will feature guest appearances from friends and family, including Selena Gomez's best friend Raquelle Stevens, who will be joining the actress in the kitchen. The cooking sessions will also include appearances by Gomez's grandparents, known as Papa and Nana, as well as her sister, Gracie.