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In Focus: 5 Shows That Would Urge You to Learn How to Cook

In Focus: 5 Shows That Would Urge You to Learn How to Cook


We're now in an era where we can watch videos, shows, and films that are basically about everything under the sun—from the something as mind boggling as conspiracy theories down to something as mundane as eating, something that literally all of us loves to do. That's why it's no surprise that most of us gravitate towards watching food shows!

There's no denying that we all have an appetite for delightful and savory food, so if you're struggling to look for something to binge-watch today, well, we got you. Whether you're curious about what makes a food extraordinary in a country's culture or you want to learn how to cook these wondrous dishes yourself, here's a roundup of shows that would satisfy the cravings of your inner foodie!

1. The Chef Show (2019)

An American cooking show presented by actor Jon Favreau and chef Roy Choi, The Chef Show reveals how much fun cooking can be when you're with your friends. This series is a documentary about their shared travels and experiences with food, the ideas they got from a variety of chefs about their cuisines and culture, and the processes that they learned about how food brings people together. But unlike any other cooking shows, The Chef Show has exciting celebrity guests like Marvel stars Tom Holland and Gwyneth Paltrow, thanks to Jon Favreau!

2. Street Food (2019)

Instead of exploring fine dining establishments around the world, Street Food brings its viewers to the world's most colorful cities and their most famous street delicacies! Each episode, you'll see things you never knew about street food and why it's an essential part of every country's culture. But what makes this show different from the other food shows is how they keenly explain the connection between street food and the lives of the people who make them.  

3. Nailed It! (2018-present)

Premiered last March 2018, the American Netflix original series Nailed It! is a bake-off competition hosted by Nicole Byer and Jacques Torres in the style of a television show. Inspired by people who make elaborate cakes online, this show invites three amateur bakers every episode to compete in recreating edible yet complicated cakes to win a $10,000 cash prize and a trophy. We're not surprised that this show has developed its fandom because it's entertaining, addicting, and even confusing, which makes it so enjoyable to watch!  

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4. Cooked (2016-present)

Netflix's in-house food show Cooked is a docuseries produced and hosted by food writer Michael Pollan who wrote a book with the same name. With his way of exploring how cooking transforms food and shapes our world, it's safe to say that Michael is the most famous food thinker today! It's a well-constructed and formative show that's genuinely concerned with the history of food preparation in different cultures. Because of its home cooking theme, we're pretty sure you'd want to learn how to cook in no time!

5. Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma (2015-present)

Set at the Totsuki Saryo Culinary Academy, a legendary cooking school for the most celebrated teenage chefs in Japan, Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma is a series that follows the story of the teenager Yukihira Soma who aspires to become a full-time chef in his father's restaurant. As he interacts with his peers in cooking competitions, you'll see a lot of food wars in the series. Although this one is focused more on his journey in the academy, the foodie in you will appreciate seeing the kinds of exceptional food he cooks every episode!

Of all the things that we experience as humans that a show can portray on screen, eating is probably the most universal one. What more if they're cooking something excquisitely delicious? If you're craving for a new series to watch, these ones will leave you salivating for more!

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