There are very few things in life that can compare to the warm fuzzy feeling of watching a food show tucked in your bed. There's indescribable magic that's oh-so-relaxing when you watch a chef or a home cook pour love into every dish they make. It almost makes you wish if only you could have such cooking skills. Been there, done that, eh?
For those of you who find solace in watching calming and enlightening food shows, the internet has no dearth of them. And we have rounded up our favourites just for you.
Raja, Rasoi Aur Anya Kahaniya
There couldn’t have been a better show to begin our list with. Trust us. This incredible food show gives us a sneak-peak into the royal kitchens of India. It delves on historical events that served as catalysts in shaping the culinary practices in different parts of our nation. Want to feel proud of our rich culinary heritage? Then include this in your list. PS: You can watch this show on EPIC TV.
Helmed by David Gelb, the director of Jiro Dreams of Sushi, this brilliant show was the first ever docu-series on Netflix. Like his acclaimed documentary, the show focuses on one world-class chef in every episode. The chefs also let you on in their journey while they cook up various gastronomical delights.
Cooked is by far one of the most intellectualised, well-constructed, and informative food shows on Netflix. In 2013, writer Michael Pollen had released a book by the same name narrating his journey of learning several food staples. Less than three years later it was adapted by Netflix, and boy are we glad! Look out for the celebrity guests on the show that are sure to surprise you.
The Mind of a Chef
Not many food shows can combine food, travel, science along with the philosophy behind the food. ‘The Mind of a Chef' does that and so much more. Every season sees a new chef travelling to different corners of the world and exploring different styles of cooking. The show really makes you want to grab your passports and travel to binge on all the yummy food.
The Mind of a Chef
Somebody Feed Phil
An ideal mix of all things travel and food, Somebody Feed Phil has got to be on every foodie’s list for its ubiquitous food-focused aesthetic. From the creator of Everybody Loves Raymond, Phil Rosenthal, the food show chronicles the chef’s culinary exploits through various cities and keeps you craving for all that you see.
The Big Family Cooking Showdown
This show is all about ‘them feels’. If you are tired of all the mean-spirited competition shows, this show will be like a breath of fresh air. It has families working together, cooking together, and learning from each other.
P.S. If you are away from your family, please keep some tissues handy, because this show can make you miss your maa ke haath ka khana even more.
Let’s Talk Mommy
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