I don’t know about you but if there’s one thing I’ve learned from the constant lockdowns and stay at home orders I’ve been faced with over the last year, it’s this, MOB: there are A LOT of food shows out there. I dread to think how many hours I spent watching old re-runs of Top Chef, Richer Cottage and Chopped in my bedroom when I should have spent them finally reading Anna Karenina or learning French on DuoLingo instead. But you know what, MOB? I don’t have any regrets. Not one.
Comfort eating and comfort watching a litany of cooking competitions and food-related docuseries was one of the few things that provided me with solace and made me feel “normal” when the world around me was anything but. And, seeing as it looks like there really is a never-ending fountain of food content out there, I thought I’d help you out by throwing some tasty recommendations your way. Think of this like a primer of the very best Netflix food shows – the crème de la crème of the easy-to-digest programming you can watch after that familiar red logo takes over your telly and makes that “dun-dun'' sound.
It is, however, worth noting that we’ve limited this guide to only include Netflix’s original programming and food shows. The stuff they’ve either produced themselves or, at least, put money behind or something. I don’t know actually how television production works. But if you’re wondering “where the hell is Parts Unknown and Come Dine With Me?!” – that’s why.