Four foodie TV shows you need to watch

In the mood for food? We always are. From baking shows to the science behind the kitchen magic. Here is our go-to of Netflix series to whet your appetite.

Disclaimer: don’t watch the below if you’re hungry. Or do, but have dinner cooking in the background.


  1. Chef’s Table

Netflix’s flagship foodie show. The American mini-series peers inside the lives and kitchens of some of the world’s most renowned international chefs, from the Italian master Massimo Bottura to our very own Ben Shewry from Attica in Melbourne.

The documentary is a luxurious look at ingredients and the people that make magic with them. Each episode gives you a high-definition profile of the chefs and their environment.

Creator David Gelb considers it a follow-up to his critically acclaimed documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi.

This one’s a feast for the eyes!

  1. Ugly Delicious

Momofuku mastermind and Mind of a Chef creator David Chang leads you on a mouth-watering, cross-cultural hunt for the world’s most satisfying grub, from pizza, tacos and fried chicken through to fried rice and home cooking.

Chang travels the globe exploring the history behind dishes, how they’re made in different cultures, and how they have evolved. He eats and drinks with various chefs, writers, artists and entertainers to find out the nitty-gritty details and exciting twists on iconic dishes around the world.

  1. Cooked

For the more scientific foodie types. The 2016 series explores the four kinds of “transformations” that occur in cooking: fire, water, air and earth.

Award-winning food writer Michael Pollan delves into how cooking transforms food and shapes our world. As he tries his hand at baking, brewing and braising, Pollan discovers what food means to us through the history of its preparation and its universal ability to connect us. “I am on a mission to change the way we eat. So, I want to reach as many people as I can and meet people where they are.”

It’s all about the science behind the magic!

  1. Restaurant Australia

Research shows that 38% of people travel on their stomachs, so to put Australia on the map for food and wine tourism and show off the country’s modern culinary culture, a TV series was created.

Through the eyes of our very own Australian chefs, Neil Perry, Ben Shewry and Peter Gilmore go on a journey across the country sourcing fresh local produce to create a menu highlighting the culinary culture of Australia.

The campaign finishes in a dining event for 250 international guests set to impress some of the world’s toughest critics.