Food and Netflix are the two of the most binge-worthy entities in the world. As a combination, they provide the perfect content to cozy up to this winter! Here is a list of the best cooking shows on Netflix.
Story by Rashmi Kalro
The Great British Bake Off
A cooking show sans the sass, Ramsey’s hurtful comments and contestant rivalry. The Great British Bake Off is the feel good cooking competition with the most friendly set of contestants and judges. It is structured in a way that eliminates one contestant per round through a series of three rounds in most episodes. The contestants that remain make it to the finals. The finale episode also has three rounds with the ultimate round being the cake round. The winner among the finalists is selected by the judges based on their performances in all of the rounds. British cuisine is the heart of this show and the scrumptious treats range from Jaffa cakes to Sacher Tortes. Not sure what that means? Watch this show! This cooking series is binge-worthy, endearing, sweet, and most importantly, a break from other reality shows that are far from wholesome.
Somebody Feed Phil
Everybody Loves Raymond producer Philip Rosenthal is finally living his dream of exploring the world through food, and he’s taking his viewers with him. Somebody Feed Phil is an uplifting, educational show with a close-knit crew traveling from places like Bangkok to Portugal, New York to Ireland, and many others. Phil’s cool demeanor and light-hearted personality makes him a lovable host. The show makes an unintentional and subtle political statement about how all human beings are inherently the same, regardless of where they’re from.
Ever wanted to be a fly on the wall in the kitchens of world-renowned chefs? Chef’s Table is exactly that. Each episode focuses on one chef, their lifestyle, and contribution to the art of cooking .. It reveals their stories of success, failures and everything in between. This structure is unique, super interesting and hook-worthy. It features chefs like Jeong Kwan, a Buddhist monk, and Tim Raue, a multiple Michelin star restaurant owner. The show is not limited to one place, country or chef, which is what makes it dynamic and relevant to viewers of all interests.
A Cook Abroad
With rotating hosts and locations, A Cook Abroad is a delightful show about various cultures and cuisines. The show structure is not set in stone and varies depending on the host. A viewer favorite, Tony Singh returns to his parents’ homeland of Punjab, India during Diwali, the festival of lights. In this episode, Tony cooks with various members of the community: a king, a group of sikh warriors and his family. To cope with the rich Punjabi diet, he also attends a Bollywood dance-exercise class. The episode ends on a personal note with Singh discovering some heartwarming family secrets. The traditional dishes, and authentic feel of the show has viewers planning trips abroad. . This original and unpredictable BBC show is not one to be missed.