The thing about watching food shows is that we get sooo hungry seeing all that delicious food, unable to just reach into our screens and stuff our faces. On the other hand, we can't stop watching because it's really amazing to see the art and science behind each dish. We learn so much, and sometimes, when we're feeling it, we even find ourselves in the kitchen, inspired to whip up our own masterpiece (or at least something edible!). So here are five food shows you can stream right now—happy bingeing!
- Chef's Table (Netflix)
There's something so hypnotizing about watching a chef and his/her team carefully source ingredients and transform them into edible art, while talking about their food philosophy and passion for cooking. We particularly loved Niki Nakayama's empowering story and Magnus Nilsson's middle-of-nowhere awesomeness in season one, and can't wait to dive in to season two.
- Cooked (Netflix)
Based on Michael Pollan's book, Cooked goes around the world and explores the four natural elements (fire, water, air, earth) involved in how we cook food. After watching "Air," our favorite in the four-part series, you'll never look at a piece of bread the same way again!
- Jamie's 15-Minute Meals (iFlix)
Jamie Oliver is one of the first chefs we saw on TV, back when we actually watched things on TV and not on our phones or laptops. This show is the gateway to Jamie's world of fast and great cooking, a world that is forever expanding with titles like Jamie’s 30-Minute Meals (for when you're ready for a more advanced course), Jamie's Food Escapes (for when you want to travel around the world), Jamie's School Dinners (for when you want to see kids eat veggies and actual healthy food—and like it!), and so much more.
- The Mind of a Chef (Netflix)
Narrator and exec producer Anthony Bourdain had us at ramen, the first featured dish of this show, where food meets travel meets history meets science. The first season is all about Japanese cuisine with host David Chang, with the next seasons exploring other cuisines with a variety of hosts and chefs.
- Simply Nigella (iFlix)
Fluffy pancakes, avocado toast, chocolate cake—these are just a few of the delicious dishes that Nigella Lawson whips up in her gorgeous, well-lit, Pinterest-ready kitchen. The thing with Nigella is that she always looks so calm and it's like she really believes that you can cook and bake just as well as she does if you just give it your best shot.
What's your favorite food show? Share your picks in the comment section below!