Five Shows On Netflix You Should Not Miss If You Love Eating (Or Cooking) Food

Lockdown has brought out the inner chef in most of us. If all those delightful food pictures on Instagram are to be believed, we are really cooking up a storm in our kitchens like never before. So, we’ve put together a list of shows on Netflix you must watch to take your culinary skills a notch higher. Dig in!

Cooked

Join highly-acclaimed food writer, Michael Pollan, as he takes a deep dive into cooking, in keeping with the four elements of: fire, air, earth, and water. Through Cooked, you get to explore distinctive home cooking methods passed down for generations. Find a new appreciation for food as you realise how a simple activity of cooking your own food daily can transform your life and shape your world in a unique way.

Salt. Fat. Acid. Heat

If you love food and travel in equal measure, this one’s for you. Samin Nosrat's four-part mini series, shows her worldwide search for what makes food taste so dang good. She travels the world to explore four basic keys to wonderful cooking, serving up feasts and helpful tips along the way. It’s a delightful show that brings out how food brings people together and tells profound stories about the culture of a place.

Sugar Rush

Is baking your first love? Then we’d be surprised if you haven’t seen Sugar Rush yet! However, you might have a tough time deciding what’s giving you the actual rush - looking at all those luscious desserts or the competitive baking skills. Feast your eyes on a lot of decadent cakes, cupcakes, pies and other sinful desserts being made in each episode. 

Ugly Delicious

This is a globetrotting culinary documentary series from renowned chef, David Chang. He takes up a dish, or an ingredient, or cuisine and uses it as a jumping-off point for a bigger discussion about the world. “So much good food happened out of bad things”. From Domino's pizza to high quality Neapolitan pies, he explains the beauty of all interpretations of food. Flavour rules on this show. If it's delicious, he'll dive in and then proceed to tell you more about the dish than meets the eye. 

Chef's Table

If you want a true love story about food, just watch an episode of Chef's Table. Watch famous chef’s from all over the globe prepare an awe-inspiring creation while engaging you with deeply personal stories. This show is a chance to step inside the lives and kitchens of these renowned names in the culinary business. Be prepared to get mesmerised by groundbreaking stories of resilience, culture and culinary excellence.