6 Binge-Worthy Food Shows to Watch on Netflix Right Now
Netflix has so many series that it can be difficult to pick which one to watch. Scrolling through the options endlessly is not an uncommon issue. However, there is something for everyone; you just have to whittle down the options.
If you happen to be a foodie who likes learning about different cuisines, Netflix has a ton of options for you. Here are five binge-worthy shows you can watch on the streaming service right now.
‘Ugly Delicious’ (2018)
Star chef David Chang is the host of the hit Netflix series Ugly Delicious. The show has a fascinating premise. Each episode takes a deep dive into one particular cuisine or dish. The story weaves history and culture together, showing how and where something came from.
You get to learn all about the background of foods like pizza, tacos, and fried rice. It’s a perfect show for history buffs and food lovers alike.
‘Salt Fat Acid Heat’ (2018)
After Samin Nosrat wrote the influential cookbook Salt Fat Acid Heat, she moved onto Netflix. The show of the same name is a documentary that follows Nosrat traveling around the world. She visits places like Italy, Japan, and Mexico, making regional dishes from local pros.
It’s a short series, with only four one-hour-long episodes. Each one discusses the importance of salt, fat, acid, and heat in the cooking process.
‘Chef’s Table’ (2015)
Interested in how a top-tier chef’s mind works? In Chef’s Table, you can learn all about some of the most famous cooks in the world. Each episode focuses on one chef, going into how they grew up and got to where they are.
The show is a really great look into the world of kitchens and those who run them. The thought process behind dishes, menus, and ideas is all revealed. If you ever wondered what it takes to be a serious chef, give this series a watch.
‘The Chef Show’ (2019)
The movie Chef premiered in 2014 and starred Jon Favreau. After filming, the actor and producer developed a deep appreciation for food. So, he decided to turn to Netflix and create a show all about running through recipes.
Favreau cooks alongside professional chef Roy Choi, who has years of experience in kitchens. Each episode also features a celebrity or a famous chef. The show is really fun and informative, a perfect mix.
‘Somebody Feed Phil’ (2018)
Everybody Loves Raymond creator, and producer Phil Rosenthal is devoted to trying new cuisines. In his show Somebody Feed Phil, he travels the globe eating everything he can get his hands on.
If you’re a fan of Anthony Bourdain, this show is pretty similar. Episodes feature places like Singapore, Bangkok, and Lisbon. You get to see what different people in different places eat, all the while laughing along the way.
‘Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner’ (2019)
Another show hosted by David Chang, but with a slightly different twist. In Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, Chang trots around the planet with a special celebrity guest each episode. They go around eating and learning about the local culture. Guests include Seth Rogan, Chrissy Teigen, and Kate McKinnon.
“I think the biggest thing that I was trying to figure out — both as a chef and for this show — was being way more aware of when to actually talk about something and when to shut up and just listen,” the celebrity chef told the LA Times. “How to shape a conversation so it doesn’t go to a dead end.”