9 Cooking Shows (and Movies) on Netflix to Devour
Don't watch on an empty stomach
Whether you just binge-watched Chef’s Table (you’re welcome for the reco) or you’re looking for something a bit more highbrow than Cupcake Wars, check out these nine movies and cooking shows on Netflix that currently have our mouths watering. (Tip: Have a snack first.)
“Jiro Dreams of Sushi”
Even though it’s less than five years old, this documentary became an instant classic thanks in part to absolutely gorgeous food, but mostly because of its inherently lovable protagonist, an 85-year-old sushi master.
“The Mind of a Chef”
This documentary series goes inside--you guessed it--the mind of a chef, studying influences, failures and successes--all while making you want to eat basically every single thing on the screen.
A down-on-his-luck chef takes a soul-searching culinary road trip across the country. What ensues are two hours showcasing the bustling food scenes in L.A., Miami, New Orleans and Austin.
“Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations”
Bourdain is the ultimate culinary badass, and watching just ten minutes of his show will make you wish your job was to travel the world and try the best foods in the most far-flung locales.
“Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern”
One of our favorite Instagram follows, Zimmern finds and tries the weirdest foods from around the globe. The result is sometimes life-changing and sometimes stomach-turning, but always wildly entertaining.
“Like Water for Chocolate”
This 1992 Spanish-language film tells the story of a young woman who discovers that her cooking has magical effects. What follows is a passionate and dramatic tale of forbidden love, challenging traditions and, yes, chocolate.
“Kings of Pastry”
Follow a group of the world’s greatest pastry chefs as they compete for the prestigious Meilleur Ouvrier de France prize.
Not food per se, but this look at the incredibly hard to attain sommelier certification is totally fascinating and worth a watch.
This documentary provides a fascinating look at the restaurant business from three very different perspectives, including a Michelin winner in Chicago and a roadside Mexican joint in Arizona.