Made any plans for the weekend yet?
It looks like it’s going to get cooler over the next few days, so we’re planning on cosying up in front of the fire and binging on Netflix. There are so many amazing foodie shows on the streaming service that we sometimes find it hard to pick which one to watch. If you’re like us, you’ll often spend more time choosing a programme than actually watching one!
Not to worry though, F&W is here to help make your Netflix more chill, as we’ve rounded up our top five food shows for you to get stuck into this weekend – no more arguing over what to watch, you can thank us later!
No list about Netflix food shows would be complete without this one. Emmy-nominated and widely adored, Chef’s Table takes a deep look at the lives of some of the world’s best chefs. Featuring the likes of Albert Adria, Massimo Bottura and Christina Tosi, this show is perfect for those looking to really see what led these chefs to becoming who they are today. We particularly love the Christina Martínez episode which showcases her fantastic food philosophy alongside her struggles as an undocumented immigrant in modern America.
This show is based on Michael Pollan’s award-winning book ‘Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation’, which deals with the impact that cooking has had on civilisation. In this series, Pollan examines food’s universal connection through the four elements: fire, water, air and earth. Showcasing the deep-rooted traditions that society holds dear about food and cookery, this is one for those looking to learn more about food’s impact on our culture as a whole.
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
This CNN series from the late Anthony Bourdain has proven itself to be wildly popular all over the world. The appeal definitely comes from Bourdain himself, as his sincere love for food combined with his straight-to-the-point manner translate spectacularly to the screen. ‘Parts Unknown’ allows Bourdain to delve into each country’s culture, cuisine and politics as he travels around the world.
Salt Acid Fat Heat
This four-part series based on the New York Times Bestseller ‘Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking’ by Samin Nosrat is a revelation for foodies. Part travel show, part cookery show and part something else totally unique, this series will have make you envy Nosrat’s delicious food and ponder the way in which these four elements come together to make food taste great.
A total guilty pleasure, Sugar Rush brings together four pairs of contestants to create fantastical desserts with bizarre themes under extreme time pressure. The ultimate goal is to keep as much time for the final cake round where the winning team will receive a prize of $10,000. Judged by Candace Nelson of Sprinkles Cupcakes, famed Australian pastry chef Adriano Zumbo and a weekly guest judge, each creation is expected to be spectacular. This show will definitely appeal to fans of The Great British Bake Off or Cake Wars. It’s the perfect show for Sunday afternoon binge watching!
What will you be watching on Netflix this weekend? Let us know in the comments below