We've come a long way in food programming; television of yesteryear only had a handful of cooking shows that taught you how to cook only the weekly basics. Now, not only can the modern-day audience tune in to learn invaluable food tips and trendy recipes, but they can also experience culinary programming to their tastes. From hilariously captivating competitions to travel-inflected docuseries, Netflix has binge-worthy cooking shows for every foodie.
There's no surprise that The Great British Baking Show is at the top of our foodie streaming list. Similar to how a hot cup of tea is like a warm hug, GBBS will offer up an identical cozy feeling the moment you settle in. Get ready to be utterly enthralled and delighted with this feel-good cooking competition from across the pond. Be taken aback with out-of-this-world British bakes and become overly excited with Paul Hollywood handshakes. On your mark, get set, bake!
Great British Baking Show fans will love Nadiya's Time to Eat, starring the 2015 winner of The Great British Bake Off, Nadiya Hussain. Nadiya is easily relatable to ordinary everyday parents, overworked professionals, and time-starved home cooks seeking delicious homecooked meals and snacks that won't take hours to prepare. Nadiya may raise a few eyebrows with some foodie purists when she tries to break the stigma around canned foods, believing that it's a home cook's saving grace when it comes to time. But, before you clutch your pearls, we think she may convince or fool most of you with her spectacular canned glow-ups!
Nadiya's dishes are undoubtedly drool-worthy and straightforward; from her peanut butter and jelly traybake to her egg and mushroom rolls, there is something for everyone in the family.
If one of your favorite pastimes is scrolling through a collection of hilariously mortifying nailed it memes of Pinterest culinary attempts, then this next cooking show is for you.
On Nailed It! amateur bakers compete to replicate extravagant desserts, only to produce neverending epic fails, which is ultimately hilarious for us, even for the judges. Have a blast watching this train wreck of a ride, constantly asking yourself the same mind-blowing questions, starting with, "How the hell are they supposed to make that?" followed by "What the hell are they doing?"
Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat is an engrossing docuseries that accompanies New York Times Magazine food columnist Samin Nosrat across the globe on a culinary adventure exploring the four elements of exceptional cooking. Enjoy rich storytelling, along with an infectious love for food that will have you wanting to step into your own kitchen to dream up your next meal to share with friends.
Fans of Samin Nosrat's mini cooking series will enjoy her cookbook, also named Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, a New York Times bestseller and winner of the 2018 James Beard Award for the best general cookbook and multiple IACP cookbook awards.
In this unlikely cooking show, chefs go bud-for-bud in a cannabis cook-off creating delectable edibles. Although slightly unconventional compared to your run of the mill cooking competition shows, Cooking on High celebrates the progress of marijuana decriminalization by paying tribute to its tasty culinary abilities. So, relax, and tune in to learn how to infuse one of your favorite ingredients into some mouthwatering snacks.
Often termed as an international "Top Chef," The Final Table pairs chefs worldwide to compete in preparing signature dishes from various countries that must impress the most demanding palates. If they win, they get to sit at the final table alongside other prestigious chefs that judged their work.
Not only is Best Leftovers Ever an unusual and fun cooking show, but it also teaches the audience how to curb food waste at home. Contestants on the show compete by transforming leftover food into delicious creations. The home cook with the best leftover glow-up receives $10,000! If you're wondering how to transform last night's greasy take-out into a high-end fare, tune into Best Leftover Ever for some truly inspiring ideas!
Hitch a ride alongside adorable muppet-like pals, Waffles + Mochi on the magic flying shopping cart! Embark on a global culinary expedition to learn about food and culture while becoming skilled chefs. Michelle Obama's Netflix cooking show for kids is charming and delightful, filled with lessons about foods from around the world bringing people of all cultures together. Families will enjoy this family-friendly cooking show jam-packed with unstoppable fun, celebrity cameos, and so much more.
Fans of Anthony Bourdain's, Parts Unknown will be intrigued by celebrity chef David Chang's Emmy-nominated series, Ugly Delicious. In this fascinating series, we join David as he immerses us in the world of food by combining travel and history, highlighting specific dishes and concepts.
So, what's up with the name Ugly Delicious? Not every dish is Instaworthy, but it doesn't mean that it's not absolutely delicious. Throughout the series, David Chang discovers that some of the world's tastiest dishes are uncredited for lacking beauty, but Ugly Delicious, tells their deserving story.
The 2014 indie film, Chef was a tasty huge success! It was only after that the director, Jon Favreau recognized that he had an unstoppable passion for food, so he reunited with his costar, chef Roy Choi, to produce an extension of the movie Chef, The Chef Show. Together Favreau and Choi embrace their infectious passion for food in this casual, low-key series where they explore favorite recipes and techniques of different flavors, cuisines, and cultures from around the world. Enjoy exciting culinary adventures while Jon and celebrity friends chow down on some seriously delicious-looking food!
We can guarantee you've never seen a cooking show quite like Crazy Delicious before, but you'll definitely get some Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory vibes. Set on a magical-like edible set, competitors must explore and gather ingredients from the enchanting Willy Wonka-esque garden. With their sugary treats, the creative home cooks must then wow the judges with a mind-blowing tasty creation. The winner takes home a shiny golden apple trophy.