We’re all guilty of binge-watching movies and shows on Netflix, and what better shows to watch all day than the best cooking and food-themed ones? If you have a Netflix membership you probably haven’t noticed the amount of good quality food shows there are on this platform. To give you some inspiration for your next binge-watching day or some shows to add to your list, here are the top 5 food and cooking shows on Netflix.
Cooked is an interesting look at the things we put into our body without diving too deeply into science topics that can make most people confused. Created by Michael Pollan, who has made a handful of other Netflix documentaries, the series helps us to understand how nature affects our cooking and how what we eat connects us to the world. It’s a really interesting way to learn something new while enjoying a good show.
The Final Table
Similar to many other cooking competitions, The Final Table is Netflix’s original series hosted by Bon Appetit editor Andrew Knowlton. Chef teams of two work to create unique and tasty dishes themed around countries like Mexico, Italy, France, and more. You get to witness chefs create impressive works in a special way, and if you enjoy other cooking competition shows this Netflix original won’t disappoint.
Hosted by a star chef, David Chang, Ugly Delicious takes you on a riveting journey across many cultures to find the best food. Episodes tackle a category or type of food that David tries to find the secret to and taste the best version of, including tacos, fried rice, shrimp, and much more. It’s a refreshing take on food shows and the two seasons up on Netflix can keep you occupied for a little while.
Another more niche take on food is the show Rotten, which is a documentary series that shows us the ugly secrets behind many major food industries like chicken farming, honey production, and more. It can give viewers a sense of what really goes into their food or what bigger players are holding sway over the markets (or harming the markets). It’s definitely an eye opener for many people and can be a good learning experience.
Many people like watching shows that focus on star chefs or cooking competitions in kitchens, but what about the cooks on the street? Street food can include a wide variety of talent and influence, and the series Street Food examines these many options and cooks in a unique way. This show not only gives you some unique dishes, but delves into the lives and stories behind street food vendors and the market as a whole.
If you already like cooking shows similar to these ones, then this list is perfect for you. From learning more about food to watching cooking competitions to anything else food-related, Netflix has you covered. This list is just the beginning of the food and cooking-themed shows you can find to watch, but this top 5 will keep you occupied for a good while.