Pamela Anderson has been in the spotlight for decades, but in recent years, the actress, activist and model has mostly stayed away from the big screen. That all changed this month when Anderson made a welcome comeback with his autobiographical Netflix film Pamela, a love storyIn which he fills in the blanks of his highly publicized life by drawing from his own experiences.
The documentary closely follows the January 2023 release of her memoir, Love, PamelaAnother medium in which Anderson takes control of the narrative of his own life.
An issue Anderson has held close to her heart for most of her life is animal rights, and her new on-screen venture will put veganism at the forefront of a show on Food Network Canada.
Tentatively titled Pamela’s cooking with loveThe upcoming cooking series will feature Anderson as sous-chef and host as he explores the worlds of plant-based cooking and entertainment alongside influential guest chefs.
The show will feature eight hour-long episodes created to share exciting plant-based experiences with friends, family and viewers, including afternoon cocktail garden parties, intimate family dinners and gatherings around the campfire.
“Creating elegant and inviting spaces that inspire a compassionate, calm and healthy environment has always been important and comes naturally to me,” Anderson said in a statement.
“Corus Studio and I set mutual goals with good intentions. It has been a learning curve – and I am sure they will be a positive partner in helping me bring my true vision to life,” he said.
Produced by Fireworks Media Group, the cooking show will begin production this summer and be released in 2024. Additionally, HGTV Canada has a second season of the show Pamela’s Garden of Eden Green light given for production. In this hit series, Anderson splits his time between Los Angeles and Vancouver Island, where he and his son Brandon Lee work to renovate the family’s heirloom property.
Corus Studios will distribute both series internationally.
Pamela Anderson’s Vegan Activism
Anderson became a vegetarian early in life when he saw a bloody deer, which his hunter father brought home, and eventually became a vegetarian.
Over the decades, Anderson has been an outspoken animal-rights activist, participating in several campaigns with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) in which she used her Baywatch Notoriety for drawing attention to the cruelty of meat production, the fur trade and more.
However, her work to advocate for animals goes beyond the PETA campaign. Over the years, Anderson has been a vocal advocate for putting plant-based foods on prison menus; has personally sent messages about the benefits of veganism to high-profile figures, including Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau; And vegan food is distributed in emergencies.
In 2017, Anderson was supposed to be part of La Table du Marche (The Market Table), a French vegan restaurant, but pulled out of the venture, citing “circumstances beyond my control” and mistreatment of staff.
Since then, Anderson has been involved in several other vegan business ventures, including Palmis (an animal-free take on Ugg boots); Apple leather handbag line with French company Ashoka Paris; and a vegan shoe and champagne line with French department store chain Galeries Lafayette.
And her upcoming Food Network show isn’t the first time Anderson has played host and sous-chef on a vegetarian cooking show. In 2015, Anderson starred in a series of 10 vignettes Sensual VeganA self-produced series—filmed inside her home kitchen by her brother Gerry Anderson—created to introduce viewers to the basics of vegan cooking.
Vegan Cooking on Food Network
Anderson’s show is the latest vegetarian cooking series to hit the Food Network. Last year, actress and influencer Tabitha Brown hosted the first vegan Food Network cooking show It’s complicated.
Here, Brown tasked competing chefs, including celebrity chef Maneet Chauhan, with creating vegetarian dishes for picky eaters. The purpose of the event was to bridge the gap between all types of diners and bring everyone to the table.
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“Being vegan has changed my life and the way I cook — and I know people can relate to the daily challenge of pleasing the whole family with one meal, so we decided to make a game of it,” Brown said in a statement last year. year said in a statement. . “These chefs cook from the heart and their food touches the heart – viewers are sure to have a blast and be inspired for their next family dinner.”
outside It’s complicated And Anderson’s upcoming cooking show, Food Network is slowly embracing plant-based cooking by highlighting it on other shows, most recently Beat Bobby Flake And Great Food Truck Race.