Food Porn and Comfort During This Circuit Breaker!
If you’re looking for food shows that comfort, titillate and inspire you during this time, take time to savour these shows available on Netflix.
Jiro Dreams of Sushi
Sushi chef Jiro Ono is a man dedicated to his craft, even at his advanced age. His sushi restaurant Sukiyabashi Jiro is three- Michelin star rated, and the amount of effort it gets to that aspect is boundless A sushi chef has 7 years to learn how to be a sushi chef, and even then at the beginning of their career, they are not allowed anywhere near the fish, rice or the seaweed. Ono-taishou, to this day, still dreams of creating great sushi, even though his restaurant has been awarded 3 Stars by Michelin ten years in a row. “All I want to do is to make better sushi,” he says this at age 85 even though he had already achieved accolades and love from around the world. Imagine how much time and effort it takes to make and create something beautiful, long lasting, and worthwhile! This documentary and it’s nuanced, contemplative take on Ono-taishou is beautiful.
Salt Fat Acid Heat
You have never seen a chef so in love with tasting food as much as Chef Samin Nosrat, author and TV presenter of Salt Fat Acid Heat. Based on the notion that 4 basic elements can make or break a dish, this Iranian- American chef spends these 4 episodes exploring how different countries cook and create food under the different elements. The show is also a reflection of the Chef in question, whose personality, laughter and love of food is bursting through each episode. No one tastes and savours food like Chef Nosrat.
Salt Fat Acid Heat has four episodes, all which can be found on Netflix.
The Final Table
If you’re a fan of culinary competitions, this show would keep you on the edge of your seats. Esteemed chefs from all over the world compete in teams of two and create dishes based on the country of the episode. This show may have come out in 2018, but it still gives viewers a sense of the thrill, anticipation, and pomp that electrifies and comforts you when you watch them. Who will win? Watch and find out!
The Final Table is available to watch on Netflix.
Nadiya’s Time To Eat
Fans of The Great British Bake Off might know Nadiya Hussein, the British-Bangladeshi baker and chef turned TV presenter and author. In this new series, Nadiya takes the question, “ Can I make healthy, wholesome meals while on a very short time schedule?” and adds easy to buy ingredients from the supermarket. The best thing about these episodes is that Nadiya shows how these ingredients are grown, produced, and sold to the supermarkets. Did you know each mushroom plucker harvests 19kg of mushrooms an hour? Neither did we.
All 7 episodes of Nadiya’s Time To Eat are available to stream on Netflix