Who doesn’t like food? Out of all the upcoming, ongoing, and canceled Netflix shows, there are hundreds to choose from. However, there’s just something so satisfying about watching people cook gourmet dishes and local treats. Extra drama is just a plus to keep us on our toes.
Here’s a list of some of the best food shows on Netflix right now:
Hell’s Kitchen (2005)
The infamous Hell’s Kitchen has been around since 2005. This reality cooking competition’s host is the one and only Gordon Ramsey. The goal for the competitors is to become head chef at one of Ramsey’s esteemed restaurants, which is a dream for any chef. Each season usually hosts 12 to 20 chefs and eliminates all but one throughout the season.
The Chef Show (2019)
The Chef Show is manned by Roy Choi and Jon Favreau, the beloved Marvel director also known for his role as Happy Hogan. This particular show is loved by many foodies for several reasons. Firstly, Jon and Roy’s chemistry in the kitchen is pretty entertaining to watch. Next, the breakdown of each dish is down with cool stop-motion animations, making it even more interesting to learn about. An added bonus is that the show constantly has famous guests on the show like Tom Holland and RDJ, Bill Burr, and even Seth Rogan.
Flavorful Origins (2019)
This is only one of the several creative Netflix docuseries available right now. Flavorful Origins explores the wonderful world of Chinese cuisine. It goes through several cooking techniques and secrets from all over the region. Each season features one region at a time and the series has gone through three regions so far: Chaoshan, Yunnan, and Gansu. The show is originally narrated completely in Mandarin Chinese but can be changed or watched with subtitles. This docuseries has amazing cinematography that ropes watchers into binging the whole season with no regrets.
Top Chef (2006)
Another reality competition show to add to the list is Top Chef. This show features chefs with different types of backgrounds. The competition follows the flow of several culinary challenges. Each challenge has its own unique criteria, for example, using specific ingredients, or making a dish to fit a certain theme. Later on, the winning chef claims prize money that usually increases in amount as the seasons pass by. This competition is the perfect mix of exploring creative cooking techniques, fun and entertaining banter, and tense heart aching drama.
Street Food Asia (2019)
This docuseries is created by the same minds that manifested Chef’s Table. Street Food Asia takes a turn from the prestigious restaurants most shows feature. Instead, it focuses on the local delicacies found on the streets of different countries all over Asia. With each episode featuring one country at a time, it’s awing to see the stark differences in technique and ingredients each place has to offer. The constant change of narrators with different perspectives only adds to the creativeness of the docuseries. Street Food Asia allows viewers to appreciate different heritages being passed through recipes, the various cultures embedded in the ambiance of food markets, and the authenticity of street food.