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10 food shows on Netflix, Disney+ Hotstar, Voot Select and YouTube to cosy up with during dinnertime this weekend

We scoured through OTT platforms to create a list of food shows that you will absolutely love

10 food shows on Netflix, Disney+ Hotstar, Voot Select and YouTube to cosy up with during dinnertime this weekend
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Picture this: You're done with a long day of emails, you pop open a bottle of wine, whip up a delectable bowl of spaghetti and switch on Netflix to watch your favourite cooking show. Doesn't that sound heavenly? The best part about these shows is that you can enjoy them, whether you cook or not. So, we picked out ten food and cooking shows for you to binge-watch—from reality series to one that follows your favourite celebrity chef around the globe, as they go about exploring international food and customs.

Simply Nigella

An icon in her own right, Nigella Lawson brings you tasty daily meals with her show, Simply Nigella. The show features recipes that one will enjoy making and eating, from healthy and fulfilling breakfasts and abundant weekend brunches to quick-and-easy treats—there is a lot here. So, what are you waiting for? Press play.

Streaming on Voot Select

Raja, Rasoi Aur Anya Kahaniyaan

Raja, Rasoi Aur Anya Kahaniyaan is a riveting show that allows you to deep-dive into the history of Indian food and it's evolution. The Netflix original focuses on combinations of different recipes using local ingredients and the stories behind renown Indian dishes, told by food writers, historians and enthusiasts, who share interesting nuggets of uncovered information and anecdotes. Interesting, isn't it?

Streaming on Netflix

Binging With Babish

Okay, time for the truth: how many times have you seen a delectable dish on TV or a movie and thought, how can I try this? Well, Binging with Babish is your answer. Created by chef and filmmaker Andrew Rea, this YouTube series is perfect for movie buffs as it takes popular dishes from TV shows and movies and recreates them, sometimes giving them a unique twist too.

Streaming on YouTube

Masterchef Australia

Matt, Gary and George may have said their goodbyes, but Masterchef Australia's season 12 was back and with familiar faces. The new season brought some of the top contestants from the previous 11 editions—Poh, Hayden, Ben, Amina, Reynold, Dani, Callum, Emelia and others—to add a touch of nostalgia. Season 12 saw chef Jock Zonfrillo, food writer Melissa Leong, and season four winner Andy Allen as the new judges pushing 24 contestants to bring out the masterchef within them. If you're in the mood for a competitive cook off while sipping on your beer, this is the one.

Streaming on Disney+ Hotstar

Salt Fat Acid Heat

Based on Samin Nosrat's eponymous cookbook, published in 2017, Salt Fat Acid Heat explores how cooking around the world is influenced by these four titular elements. Among the best food and travel shows out there, it sees host Nosrat travel to different countries and speak to chefs, farmers and other food providers about iconic dishes and condiments that fall within the purview of these four factors.

Streaming on Netflix

Nadiya's Time To Eat

We've all tried baking in these last 15 months, however if you're looking for inspiration, we suggest Nadiya's Time To Eat. The winner of the Great British Bake Off in 2015, she brings stress-free recipes with smart hacks for you to whip up with pantry staples and make-ahead prep. Who doesn't love that?

Streaming on Netflix

Chef's Table

Did you know that Chef's Table was Netflix's first original documentary series? In this series, each episode follows the life of a world-renowned chef and their one-of-a-kind journey in the industry. If reading up about food is something you find yourself doing, this should be on top of your must-watch list.

Streaming on Netflix

Jamie At Home

Jamie Oliver is here and is creating excellent home-cooked meals from scratch (and giving you instructions and tips on how to make them at home). With an array of options from delightful sides and salads, sumptuous puddings and invigorating drinks, Jamie At Home will help you elevate your home cooked meal with ingredients that are easily available in the kitchen.

Streaming on Voot Select

Nailed It

At some point, we've all looked at a recipe we found on Instagram and tried recreating it at home. But many times, that experiment has ended in vain. Nailed It features three new contestants recreating an intricate dish and whoever manages to create the closest version takes home a grand prize of $10,000. Need we say more?

Streaming on Netflix

Street Food: Asia

Fashioned by the same creators as Chef's Table, Street Food is an exploratory series that takes its viewers on a virtual tour of the best street foods in Asia. Spanning nine different cities, this mini series focuses on unique food haunts in Delhi (India), Bangkok (Thailand), Osaka (Japan), Yogyakarta (Indonesia), Chiayi (Taiwan), Seoul (South Korea), Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), Singapore, and Cebu (Philippines).

Streaming on Netflix

Cooked

A cinematic masterpiece, Cooked encapsulates the subject matter of bestselling author Michael Pollan's enlightening book of the same name. Over four, nearly hour-long episodes, Pollan explores food through the lens of four natural elements—fire, water, air and earth in a bid to address humankind's natural inclination towards cooking and harking this generation back to the kitchen. Engaging, deeply researched and intellectually nuanced, this docu-series is for all you food dorks out there.

Streaming on Netflix

Devika Manghnani

Devika Manghnani

Devika is not just a food writer, she is a writer with a political science background. She switched her field to pursue her dream of writing. She is up to date with all things travel, food, pop culture, and Instagram. When she is not writing to meet her deadlines, Devika spends most of her time reading, binge-watching Gilmore Girls for the nth time and scrolling through Zara’s newest collection.

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