Most cooking shows these days are painfully boring.
The general theme seems to centre around celebrity chefs heading out on a boat to source seafood before cooking it for locals on a makeshift beach BBQ. Interesting, but far from inventive.
So I'm happy to report that the game has just been changed with an incredible new documentary from Netflix. Chef's Table gets behind the craft, and gets into the kitchens of six of the best chefs in the world.
The show will feature Ben Shewry (Attica Restaurant in Melbourne, Australia), Magnus Nilsson (Fäviken in Järpen Sweden), Francis Mallmann (El Restaurante Patagonia Sur in Buenos Aires, Argentina), Niki Nakayama (N/Naka Restaurant in Los Angeles, CA, USA), Dan Barber (Blue Hill Restaurant at Stone Barns and in New York City, USA) and Massimo Bottura (Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy).
It's the latest in Netflix's own series, and I binge-watched three of the hour-long episodes last night in one go. It's beautifully shot, the stories are so rich and the food porn so good. I'd go as far as saying that this is the best chef related TV I have ever seen, apart from Jiro Dreams of Sushi. It came as no surprise then when I discovered that David Gelb was behind both series.
I highly recommend you check this out, it is truly outstanding entertainment for foodies.