5 Cooking Documentaries That Will Make Hungry


A Sunday on the sofa and one cooking documentary after the other – is there anything better? Hardly! In the meantime, the genre has been dusted off and there are so many beautiful documentaries about the most delicious thing in life: food! The series features chefs and foodies all over the world, giving an insight into fine cuisine, but also street food cookshops and making you hungry. You can also watch more documentaries and docu-series like this for free with uwatchfree app.

1. Chef’s Table

The caviar among the cooking documentaries! Chef’s Table turned the slightly outdated genre into a masterpiece. Lavishly staged, with brilliant camera work, chefs around the world are accompanied and accompanied while cooking in a total of six seasons. It’s not just about the dishes themselves, which range from fine cuisine to street food, but above all about the person behind the food. The documentary shows once again that cooking is an art. Whether in a clinical kitchen or on an open fire in a jungle.

2. Somebody Feed Phil

Phil Rosenthal is actually behind the cult series “Everybody Loves Raymond” – but he’s also a culinary freak. And so we accompany him in three seasons on his travels to different big cities and their kitchens. What is exciting is that he always meets up with locals who show him their favorite dishes and hidden food heaven. Each episode manages to portray the essence of each street food culture as well as contemporary restaurants. On top of that, Phil is incredibly enthusiastic and funny.

3. Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Jiro Ono – he’s like the god among sushi chefs. The documentary accompanies the 85-year-old (!!!), who runs a sushi restaurant in a Tokyo subway station. The shop has just ten seats – and was the first sushi restaurant ever to be awarded three Michelin stars. Fantastic footage portrays Jiro and his two sons who, with incredible precision, create what is recognized around the world as the best sushi in the world.

4. Salt. Fat. Acid. Heat.

Salt, fat, acid, and heat are the four cornerstones of good food. The documentary is based on the cookbook of the same name by Samin Nosrat, which explains so much in four episodes that hardly any book can. She not only shows how chefs around the world work with the basics of good taste but also shows very clearly in her own kitchen what is really important. Salt the water for spaghetti, for example, and then season to taste. Who would have known?!

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5. A matter of taste

In the early 2000s, the late French celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, accompanied by a camera crew, traveled the world to see the best local dishes. He thus laid the foundation for many other cooking documentaries. Eight seasons were broadcast between 2005 and 2012 and take us to places like Paris, Singapore, and Berlin, but also to Uzbekistan, Namibia, and the Azores.