7 Best Food And Cooking Shows To Stream Now
If you have tried to master the art of cooking in this pandemic-induced lockdown of 2020, you are not alone. From Dalgona Coffee to Banana bread, there have been plenty of trending dishes to try and relish. And even if you didn’t venture in the kitchen, there is always a cooking show or two and re-runs of Masterchef Australia to keep us salivating and creating those perfect dishes, at least in our heads. Can relate to all of this? Embark on a binge-fest of cooking shows on Netflix this winter as you curl up on your couch with your fuzzy blankets and generous servings of hot chocolate and coffee (or chai).
1. Street Food
A personal favourite, Street Food is all about the love of just that. The first season focuses on Asia, and each episode takes you on a culinary journey in the heart and soul of one of the famous cities and their street-side vendors. The latter has been churning magic single-handedly since decades. This is one of the best food shows that Netflix offers not because of the street foods you discover and bookmark (I did) but because of the inspiring journeys of each of these street food stalwarts.
There is a reason why they are so famous that Netflix went and interviewed them. It’s their grit, determination, hard work and delicious and tasty dishes that will have you drooling in no time.
2. Chef’s Table
Coming from the creators of one of the best food documentaries, Jiro Dreams of Sushi, this food show is kind of like a continuation of that except it’s a proper series. In each episode, director David Gelb takes you on a journey with one renowned chef and talks about their craft. Because of these geniuses, their skill of cooking is precisely that. Learn what drives them, their stories, and the quest to create perfection out of simple ingredients with Chef’s Table.
3. The Chef Show
Starring actor/director Jon Favreau and real-life chef Roy Choi who runs a Kogi taco truck, this Netflix docuseries is all about the joys of cooking with someone. Favreau and Choi go on a culinary journey talking about their travel and food experiences as they unearth the secrets and tricks of specialty chefs all over the country. What ticks for these chefs and how their culture influences their cooking? They talk about all of this as they cook some of our favorite comfort food and unique dishes. Did we mention that you might see guest stars like Gwyneth Paltrow and Seth Rogen amidst all the cooking and travelling?
4. Sugar Rush
If you crave desserts and can’t get enough of those Insta reels where chocolate is oozing out of a dish, this show is your next binge-watching phenomenon. A cooking show where four teams compete to create the best dessert and win a grand cash prize. There is fondant, vanilla and loads of quirky desserts that you can try at home. Recommend watching this with a cup of hot chocolate or your favorite cake and other sweet dishes, or else you may end up hangry.
This is another food documentary series from an expert in the field – Michael Pollan. He has not only created excellent documentaries on how food elevates us and the world around us but also penned down award-winning books on the same. This show is an extension of all his endeavor and thoughts. If there was ever a better time to learn about cooking and how it affects the world around us, it is now.
Pollan bakes, brews, cuts, and cooks his way through ingredients and explains what each act of cooking and eating means to us. It is perfect for people who want to explore the cultural and environmental knowledge behind the food.
6. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
David Chang returns with yet another food show after Ugly Delicious. This time, though, he has celebrities like Chrissy Teigen and Kate McKinnon to help his case as to what food means to each one of us as they take you on a culinary journey through different cities and countries. They taste not only exquisite cuisines but also tackle the question of authenticity and what it means to every individual. A great way to discover new dishes to cook, right?
7. Nailed It!
This is like a parody of all the best cooking shows and utterly hilarious for people who struggle in the kitchen. In this ultimate show, you get to watch amateur and beginner-level cooks try to tackle a problematic recipe that is way out of their league. The results are goofy and relatable because every cooking show doesn’t have to be about creating artworks in your kitchen.
These are enough to keep you covered for your holiday binge-fest with the fam and if we missed your favorite show, let us know in the comments.