11 gastronomy series to watch on Netflix + bonus

11 gastronomy series to watch on Netflix + bonus

For those who like to learn a lot about history, society and culture from other countries, documentary series on gastronomy are excellent options. In addition to entertaining and entertaining, they manage to bring together curiosities and many important information about the production, food origin, some recipes and mainly: stories!
There are a plethora of options in the streaming catalogs to watch and we can sometimes get confused where to start. So, we separated a list with 11 options only with the
documentary series on gastronomy available in the Netflix* and best rated in IMDb**, one of the great platforms that unites evaluations about cinematographic productions.
* Availability in the Netflix catalog was checked in May 2020.
** The notes in each subtitle were collected in May 2020 on the IMDb website.

Chef’s Table (8.6 / 10)

You don’t even have to talk much about Chef’s Table, it is not? The series is a reference when we talk about cinematographic productions and gastronomy. The production has already received Emmy nominations, has been on the air since 2015 and is the most watched of all.

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In addition to the qualifications, the series features episodes that tell and follow the routine of renowned chefs all over the world. They show how they got to where they are, their successes, failures, what they think … Everything! And of course, there are many famous dishes that make your mouth water accompanied by a beautiful photograph.
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The Chef Show (8.2 / 10)

The Chef Show brings together a somewhat curious experience. Jon Favreau, who stars in the series, was the one who directed many famous Marvel films and here he cooks for other celebrities, actors, actresses and shows that besides being a director he is a great chef.

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The most interesting thing is that it all started after Jon directed a film that tells the story of another chef, Carl, who migrates from fancy restaurants to food trucks.
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Somebody Feed Phil (8.1 / 10)

Almost like a Netflix travel blogger, Philip Rosenthal is a writer who decided to travel the world to discover other cuisines and chefs. And of course, in a very relaxed and – let’s say – very friendly way.

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The best thing is that the protagonist of the series doesn’t just stick to food or gastronomy, he also gets involved with other faces of the cultures he knows, visiting places, dancing…
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Cooked (8.1 / 10)

This series is based on a book by Michael Pollan: “Cuisine, a natural history of transformation”, which does the job of communicating that food is far beyond taste. Therefore, this series on gastronomy has the function of making us aware of what we eat.

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The most curious thing is that everything is based on the relationship between food and the four elements, mainly: water, earth, air and fire. Thus, it also demystifies and questions what we know or think we know about gastronomy, industry etc.
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Street food (8.0 / 10)

This series is basically focused on Street food. It is worth remembering that this movement has grown more strongly in Asian countries, therefore, much of what you will see here is about this type of cuisine, culture and flavors.

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Not to be defective: it is from the same creators of Chef’s Table and other seasons are also scheduled with street food from other continents!
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On the Taco Route (7.8 / 10)

This series already delivers the content by name, after all, it’s about Mexican food and more precisely about tacos! The central idea is to honor the country’s culture and tradition with so many spicy culinary delicacies.

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The best of all is that – amazingly – the episodes are narrated by the clubs themselves. Yes, they gain personalities and introduce themselves and tell their own story. Curious and fun, isn’t it?
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Ugly Delicious (7.8 / 10)

Ugly Delicious is presented by David Chang, one of New York’s most renowned chefs. The talented descendant of South Koreans has “only” 17 establishments and one of them, Momofuku, is awarded two stars by the Michelin Guide.

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The series consists of the starred chef going out to eat in simple, ordinary restaurants, with recipes made by family members and sold on the street. Thus, passing through many places, the series tells stories, questions society’s standards and presents us with a lot of culture.
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Salt, fat, acidity and heat (7.7 / 10)

We have already talked about a series that talks about the four elements of life, but here they are different. Salt, fat, acidity and heat they name this series on gastronomy which is based on a book with the same name. Iranian-American chef Samin Nosrat brings, in four episodes, recipes and information for each of the words.

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Who participates together is his mother, who shares the space in the kitchen in different countries. They spend and take the time to explain techniques and preparations for mastering these elements.
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Cooking with Nadiya (7.3 / 10)

Nadiya Hussain is the winner of the sixth season of The Great British Bake Off and participates in several programs and other culinary productions. In this series, she brings easy, quick and delicious recipes to make. The way we like it, right?

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Here in Brazil it is not well known, but in the United Kingdom it is very famous. In addition to TV shows, she writes for columns and is the author of some publications.
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The origin of the flavor (7.6 / 10)

The origin of the flavor lives up to the name during the episodes. The series tries to show the preparation of recipes in China and goes far beyond the kitchen. The episodes show different countries and detail the processes that the food goes through until it reaches the table.

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The goal is to make the viewer understand food production better and be able to understand gastronomy with more respect and wisdom, as a philosophy.
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Restaurants at risk (6.6 / 10)

The last, in this list of 11 documentary series, deals with a program that looks for establishments that are on the tightrope, running the risk of closing the doors and receive three experts in gastronomy and design to try to save them.

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Here we don’t just talk about gastronomy, but also about entrepreneurship, decoration, customer service … These are all the necessary aspects to keep a business going. Together, the episodes also show the culture of the city and other information about the region of each establishment.
To watch, click here.

[BÔNUS] Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories (8.4 / 10)

This is a bonus, after all, it is not exactly about one of the series about gastronomy. On the other hand, it has one of the best grades on the list on IMDb and it takes place inside a restaurant and run by a chef.

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Midnight Diner is an adaptation of a manga called Shinya Shokudō, where everything takes place inside a restaurant that runs from midnight until 7 am. The attendant and chef listens to people’s stories and problems, cooks dishes according to each one and tries to feed the body and soul of the customers. It’s beautiful, isn’t it?
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It’s a lot of series, isn’t it? But, calm down: choose the one that most caught your attention and make a list with the order of priority. There will be time to watch everything!

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