8 best food shows you can watch on Netflix right now
If your mind is on food all day every day and you'd rather be watching something about food (probably while eating food), these are the shows you'll want to add to your Netflix must-watch list: from Chef's Table to Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Netflix is making more lifestyle programming available to you than ever before, and that's good news for anyone that likes to come home and unwind with a relaxing show about food. Thankfully, there are plenty of shows about chefs preparing mouthwatering dishes, bakers competing for glory with stunning pastry creations, and travel series that will have you planning your next big vacation around where you can eat. Plus plenty of educational, eye-opening shows, too. Whether you love artistic cake creations or getting into the science behind the art of cooking, Netflix has a food show for you. Below are eight shows you'll want to add to your Netflix must-watch list:
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
US celebrity chef David Chang's new Netflix show Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner is part cooking show, part travel show. It follows Chang as he travels and, of course, eats with various celebrities. The recently-released first season comprised of four episodes, with each highlighting a different celebrity and cuisine, including actor Seth Rogen, who took Chang on a tour of his hometown of Vancouver, Canada and American model and television personality Chrissy Teigen, who shot in Marrakesh, Morocco.
Have you ever wanted to know how a chef thinks? Chef's Table gives viewers a seat at the table of some of the world's best cooks as they share their stories and styles while taking a dish from the kitchen to the plate. Each episode of Chef's Table profiles a highly skilled chef and his or her restaurant with stunning cinematography and just as many personal stories as gorgeous food shots.
An educational show by Michael Pollan, food writer and author, Cooked captivates you from the start. The series focuses on one natural element at a time — fire, water, air, and earth — to tell a fascinating story about where our food comes from and how it influences our world. This show's perfect for anyone who wants to take their food knowledge to the next level.
Take a break from fancier food shows and get a glimpse of some of the best street eats in Street Food. The first season covers cities all over Asia. You can’t possibly watch Street Food and not get hungry.
The Final Table
The Final Table is the ultimate chef showdown. In the competition series, pairs of chefs from around the world prepare the national dishes from countries like Japan, Mexico, and India. They're judged by a panel of culinary legends who will decide which competitor will join them at their table at the end of the series.
Chinese cuisine takes centre stage in Flavorful Origins. Each episode focuses on a single ingredient: where it comes from, how to use it, and what it adds to the dish. The show's specificity makes it stand out from the pack of cooking series, and it offers viewers insight into dishes they may have never made at home before.
There's a cash prize at stake in Sugar Rush, but the bakers have to beat the clock and whip up something astounding if they want to win. Each episode features four teams tasked with creating stunning sweet treats on a time limit, before presenting their goods to well-known pastry chefs for judging.
David Chang is an award-winning chef who you will love spending time with as he travels the world's greatest food cities with his famous friends. With episodes featuring everyone from Jimmy Kimmel to Steven Yeun, Chang and his pals reveal the intersection between good eats and human connection.