Pamela Anderson to host Pamela’s Cooking with Love, a plant-based cooking show

<span>Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters</span>
Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

Pamela Anderson will host her own cooking show focused on plant-based recipes.

Pamela’s Cooking With Love has been ordered to series by Food Network Canada, with the Canadian American actor set to cook meals with chefs on-screen for her family and friends at her home in Ladysmith on Vancouver Island, where she grew up.

Anderson’s latest venture comes amid a wider reckoning over the media’s treatment of her during the height of her fame in the 1990s when she was posing for Playboy magazine and starring in Baywatch. This was also the period when footage of her having sex with then-husband Tommy Lee was stolen and published online without her consent. When this was dramatised in Hulu show Pam and Tommy without her approval, Anderson publicly vowed “to tell the real story”.

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The 55-year-old has just released a memoir – Love, Pamela – and is starring in a Netflix documentary about her life, Pamela, A Love Story.

A vegetarian since she was a child and a vegan for more than three decades, Anderson has been long known for her animal rights activism, including posing for animal advocacy group Peta, protesting foie gras in France and even writing to Vladimir Putin in 2015 to block a ship transporting whale meat from Iceland to Japan.

Speaking to the Guardian, Anderson said the process of writing her memoir had made her think, “Holy cow. How did I get through all that? How did I make those choices? But I also have empathy for myself. I see that I just didn’t have the tools … now with the documentary and the book, people will see the whole character. And then – maybe – I can become a human being again.”

Anderson also currently hosts a home renovation show, Pamela’s Garden of Eden, in which she renovates her family’s ancestral home, which has been renewed for a second season.