If you're looking for some binge-worthy television this week, then Jon Favreau and Roy Choi's The Chef Show on Netflix is a must-watch.
Born out of the pair's collaboration while creating the much-loved movie Chef, actor-director-producer-writer extraordinaire Jon Favreau and chef Roy Choi have teamed up once again to create The Chef Show. The Netflix show has been released to widespread acclaim, gaining popularity after a clip of Gwyneth Paltrow forgetting she was in Spiderman: Homecoming was widely circulated around the internet.
Featuring a slew of celebrities, including Robert Downey Jr., Tom Holland and Avengers: Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo, as well as a host of chefs, The Chef Show is a fun talkshow-style cookery programme. Highlighting delicious, homestyle food alongside casual chats with major names in the entertainment industry has proven to be a winning combination, with talk already circulating online about whether the show will be granted a second season.
The eight-episode season highlights what really makes food special: the community around it, the history behind it, the fun of cooking and the people you share it with. There's a true sense of camaraderie between Roy and Jon; Roy taught Jon how to cook like a professional in order to really sell the lifestyle in Chef. Once the movie was over, Jon said it felt like a break-up to not cook with Roy anymore, so the pair toyed around with the idea of a Chef sequel, a restaurant and a real-life El Jefe food truck, before deciding to create The Chef Show.
Highlighting some of the film's best dishes, like Cubano sandwiches and that grilled cheese, the show also showcases some of America's most delicious food and the people creating it. Leaving the viewer with a serious craving for some of Roy and Jon's food, The Chef Show is, on its surface, a cookery show, but if you look at it a little deeper, you will realise that it's truly about how food binds us together and can create communities.
The Chef Show is now streaming on Netflix. Have you watched it? Let us know what you thought of it in the comments below.
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