Favorite Cooking Shows & Documentaries?
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I'm not a great cook by most counts, but I've always enjoyed watching cooking shows and documentaries. I want to see what other cooking shows/movies people here are watching! Jiro Dreams of Sushi (http://www.magpictures.com/jirodreamsofsushi/) really stood out to me when I first saw it, and I've probably watched it 3-4 times after. I think what was so captivating to me was how Jiro has done the same thing his entire life. The dedication and skill are unquestionably astonishing, but I think what struck me even more was that in American culture it would be laughable to spend years learning how to make just rice, or decades perfecting what could be seen as simplistic cooking. It was just very refreshing to watch and remember that it is okay to dedicate your life to what you love, regardless of how big or small the rest of the world may see your dreams. I'm also a huge Anthony Bourdain fan. Generally half of his shows are dedicated to culture, and working class people, and the featured food is often working class as well. This just makes it a lot easier to connect with from a TV screen than something like high end French cooking, that I'll likely never experience. Let me know what shows you like and are watching as I'd love to check some of them out!
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sam_leon
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Jun 26, 2019
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If you enjoy street food adventures and (mostly) south-asian cuisine, check out the YouTube channel "Best Ever Food Review Show". Clearly inspired by Anthony Bourdain (half of the focus is on the travel/culture side of food), but despite its much more humble production value it is an extremely entertaining show!
Jun 26, 2019
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Jun 18, 2019
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Mar 22, 2019
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Confucious was a Foodie. It's on PBS or BBC. Its good food and culture ala Bourdain......
Mar 22, 2019
Alec_Firanek
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Jun 29, 2018
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Bingeing with Babish is a good one he recreates movie dishes It's Alive one word fermentation Both are YouTube series
Jun 29, 2018
zzzaacchh
Jun 29, 2018
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IT'S SUPPER TIME! with Matty Matheson is my new favorite cooking show.
Jun 29, 2018
Manbear
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Jun 29, 2018
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Anthony Bourdain’s Thailand episode of Parts Unknown is my single favorite food related production of all time. Anthony and his team truly had way of creating the experience of being present in both the culture and process of food. While not a cooking show necessarily, it’s the only one that had a profound effect on me before and after his death. RIP.
Jun 29, 2018
Lynyrd
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May 5, 2019
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This picture makes me wonder who’s wholes cutting up really strong onions. One of my cousins said that Anthony had a peculiar habit (to most peeps) of ordering congealed blood on their first date. If they survived that, h if they survived it quite well, he figured they might actually thrive in and enjoy his lifestyle.
May 5, 2019
Onslash
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Mar 27, 2018
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america's test kitchen, masterchef , iron chef japan, shokugeki no soma
Mar 27, 2018
jeanines
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Feb 26, 2018
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I can't believe I'm just seeing this thread. Can't wait to go through all the responses and add shows to my queue!
Competitive Cooking Shows Great British Baking Show - British competitors are so polite compared to Americans, but I am living for Mary Berry's discerning looks. She can't help it if she's disappointed in you for using pre-made filling.
Food Network Star - I've watched this show so much that I have a recurring nightmare that I am on this show. I make some terrible chicken and I decide to make coffee ice cream at the last minute and of course I'm scrambling at the last second to plate my food (WHY?? everyone always messes up ice cream and risotto). Giada won't touch my food. Bobby is mad, and Alton is just disappointed in me.
Top Chef - This is probably the only show that I purchased by the season when I didn't have cable.
Documentary Chef's Table - Stunning show. Pretty convinced that I'm going to become a monk and live in a monastery growing organic vegetables, creating beautiful meals, and living in harmony with the elements.
Ugly Delicious - Just started this! After Chef's Table, this focuses on creating on flavors that are nostalgic and delicious.
Anthony Bourdain's shows - No Reservations, Layover, Parts Unknown, etc. Dude has the best job in the world and keeps creating new shows that I keep watching because food + culture. Mind of a Chef - I know this is a Bourdain show but really loved the first season with David Chang.
Jiro Dreams of Sushi- you already know why this one is worthwhile :)
Movies & Shows about cooking/food Ratatouille- because obviously Midnight Diner - a Japanese TV series on Netflix, really loved the combination of food and story telling.
Feb 26, 2018
SantiagoDraco
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Feb 26, 2018
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Chef John's Food Wishes Youtube channel, Good Eats (Alton Brown) and America's Test Kitchen/Cooks Country/Cooks Illustrated, misc other channels but those are my 3 go to's for the real deal on how to cook and the "why" you cook a certain way.
Feb 26, 2018
HappyMax
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Feb 25, 2018
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Top Chef, Beat Bobby Flay, Iron Chef America, Chopped, Cutthroat Kitchen, MasterChef (and MasterChef Junior!)
Feb 25, 2018
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