These Are the Best Cooking Shows on Netflix Right Now

Something’s cooking on Netflix. From Samin Nosrat’s Salt Fat Acid Heat to The Great British Baking Show, there are some foodie-approved cooking and baking specials on Netflix that’ll leave you hungry for more. Dig in, chefs! Here’s our list of the best cooking shows on Netflix.

ABC's 'The Great American Baking Show'
‘The Great American Baking Show’ Cookie Week | Mark Bourdillion/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images via Getty Images

‘The Great British Baking Show’

Baking is still cooking, right? This show is like a streamable, British version of Chopped or Cupcake Wars. Netflix has The Great British Baking Show available for watching and it’s just as funny and uplifting as you’d want it to be.

If you binge-watched all of The Great British Baking Show, there are a few other specials available for fans to watch on Netflix. That includes The Great British Baking Show: Holidays, The Great British Baking Show: Masterclass, and The Great British Baking Show: The Beginnings.

There was another version of this show made in the United States, The Great American Baking Show, and a holiday special, The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition. Still, there’s just something magical about the British version. Maybe it’s the accents.

‘Chef’s Table’

This documentary-esque series puts a spotlight on some of the world’s best chefs. (It will truly make you wish you were eating the food on the show.) Chef’s Table won the 2016 James Beard Award for “Visual and Technical Excellence.” Additionally, it won the 2017 and 2018 James Beard Award for “Television Program, On Location.”

Of course, everyone loves looking at food. What makes this show unique, however, is how it tells the short of each chef. Each episode features a different chef and how they create their culinary masterpieces. Because many of the restaurants featured in this show are expensive or exclusive,Chef’s Table offers everyday viewers a peek into the world of award-winning cuisine.

Antoni Porowski and Samin Nosrat
Antoni Porowski and Samin Nosrat | Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Netflix

‘Salt Fat Acid Heat’

Hosted by Samin Nosrat, this documentary series looks at, what she calls, the four basic elements of cooking — salt, fat, acid, and heat. Each episode explores a different aspect of cooking. To highlight that, Samin Nosrat visiting a part of the world that focuses on that element. In the first episode, she stops in Italy to see how they use fat in their cooking.

What makes this series special is how personal it feels. Samin Nosrat, who based this series on her New York Times bestselling novel, Salt Fat Acid Heat, pays special attention to each of the specialists she visits. It feels like she’s visiting her old friends and the viewers are tagging along for the ride. The food looks incredible, too.

Antoni Porowski
Antoni Porowski | Erik Voake/Getty Images for Boursin Cheese

‘Queer Eye’

Okay, fine. It’s not exactly a cooking show, but Queer Eye definitely puts a huge focus on food and building a healthy lifestyle. This is a makeover show that helps the heroes build a better version of themselves. The food and wine expert on Queer Eye, Antoni Porowski, often shows the heroes different quick, inexpensive, and easy recipes.

Antoni also owns a restaurant in New York, The Village Den, which specializes in healthy vegan and vegetarian options. His cookbook, Antoni in the Kitchen, releases in September 2019.