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I’m not sure how television viewing works in your house but in mine, it goes hand in hand with food.
Ordering out? Let’s eat in front of the TV! Watching a movie? Let’s make snacks!
And sometimes, we’ll even watch shows about food. Back in the day, when we shelled out the big bucks for cable, you would typically find the channel set to HGTV (my favorite) or the Food Network (my husband’s favorite). Evan actually likes both of them. That’s good parenting right there.
So whether you’re eating along with your evening entertainment or you just want to be entertained with the idea of eating, here are some of the things you can stream on Netflix right now.
(Sorry if this makes you hungry)
Shows For Your Sweet Tooth
|Spirited master baker Buddy Valastro and his extended family produce spectacular, high-end cakes and abundant culinary drama in their Hoboken bakery.|
|Sophie and Katherine face the challenges of a booming cupcake business: increase output without compromising the quality that made them famous.|
|Venture inside the deliciously cutthroat Meilleur Ouvrier de France, a French pastry competition, to find out what it takes to be the best pâtissier.|
It’s All About the Food (Shows)
|“Best Food Ever” profiles America’s top food destinations and highlights what makes them the best in their culinary categories.|
|Meet the BBQ Pitmasters, the cooks of America’s barbecue circuit, where reputations and respect ride on the virtues of one perfectly glazed rib.|
The Business of Cooking (Shows)
|Chef Gordon Ramsay visits failing restaurants, pinpoints their problems and whips the errant cooks, waitstaff and owners into shape.|
|In this foodie documentary, director Roger M. Sherman shadows restaurateur Danny Meyer in an attempt to find out what fuels his business cravings.|
|This gastronomic documentary profiles three distinctive restaurants based in very different locales: Chicago; Tucson, Arizona; and Balltown, Iowa.|
|Master chef Gordon Ramsay showcases the diverse talent in kitchens all over the U.K. through a cutthroat competition only the strongest can survive.|
|Producer and narrator Anthony Bourdain explores the creative processes of international celebrity chefs to learn what fuels their culinary artistry.|
|Cameras follow Australian chef Curtis Stone as he walks up to strangers and offers to showcase his cooking expertise in their private kitchens.|
Global Eating Shows
|This CNN original series has chef Anthony Bourdain traveling to extraordinary locations around the globe to sample a variety of local cuisines.|
|This documentary traces the history of sushi from its origins as Japanese street food to its current status as an internationally popular cuisine.|
|This sumptuous doc explores Taiwan’s diverse culinary culture, drawn from both ethnic Chinese and myriad outside influences.|
Know Your Food with these Shows
|Two men whose bodies have been trashed by steroids, obesity and illness, document their rigorous healing path in a bid to regain their health.|
|Director Robert Kenner’s provocative, Oscar-nominated documentary looks at the food industry’s harmful effects on human health and the environment.|
|This film takes a timely and hard-hitting look at how the food we eat is helping or hurting our health, and what we can do to live (and eat) better.|
|Take a seat at the TED table with master bakers, food scientists, chefs, farmers and foodies for a taste of truth about food.|
Kids Love Food (Shows) Too
|Gifted with the power to make food appear, a teenage boy must decide whether to give up his gift and live a normal life or use his power for good.|
|María is a girl who loves cooking and lives with her grandmother, Doña Tere, who runs a restaurant in the middle of Mexico City.|
|Inventor Flint Lockwood battles mutant food beasts created by his notorious machine, including shrimpanzees, tacodiles and jellyfish sandwiches.|
I’ll admit I haven’t seen all of these. I mean, who has time for so much TV when there’s internet out there? Oh wait, Netflix is internet. Kind of. Well, entertainment lines are definitely blurred these days but I will say that a few of my favorites include Best Food Ever, Parts Unknown, and Kitchen Nightmares. Yes, I enjoy Gordon Ramsay in this show.
Do you have more to add to this list of the best shows on Netflix for food lovers?
This post is part of my role on the Netflix Stream Team. All opinions and selections are my own.