Anthony Bourdain/The Layover

Anthony Bourdain/The Layover Netflix/The Layover

Need some inspiration not only in the kitchen but also on the television this week? We've put together a list of five of our all-time favourite food shows on Netflix. Taste the flavours of the world without leaving your couch... 

1.'Anthony Bourdain: The Layover'

Anthony Bourdain finds that Dublin’s food scene is keeping up with its famed drinking scene. From sweetbreads and lamb to a home-cooked bowl of pork stew, Tony covers all of what Dublin does best in a few short hours. 

2. 'Jiro Dreams of Sushi'

Jiro Dreams of Sushi is the story of 85 year-old Jiro Ono, considered by many to be the world's greatest sushi chef. He is the owner of Sukiyabashi Jiro, a 10-seat, sushi-only restaurant inauspiciously located in a Tokyo subway station that was the first restaurant of its kind to be awarded a prestigious 3 star Michelin review.

3.'Chef’s Table'

Where to begin with this famed Netflix original? In this Emmy-nominated series, meet culinary stars around the world who are redefining gourmet food with innovative dishes and tantalising desserts. The Francis Mallman episode, with open-fire cooking against the wild backdrop of Patagonia is especially good. 

4. 'Barbecue'

Barbecue shows us how an everyday ritual is shared by cultures around the world, as a way to celebrate community, friendship, and tradition. A film told in 13 languages, from Texas to the Syrian border, from 'Shisanyama' to 'Lechon', Barbecue is a film about the simple truths in life that bring people together, and how barbecue is a path to salvation.

5. 'Cooked'

As he tries his hand at baking, brewing and braising, acclaimed food writer Michael Pollan explores how cooking transforms food and shapes our world. The show is explored through the four natural elements – fire, water, air, and earth and shows just how much you can transform food.