This Netflix original six-part docu-series delves into the lives and kitchens of six international culinary stars. Arguably better than the first season, every episode follows a different, boundary-breaking chef, including Chicago's Grant Achatz, São Paulo's Alex Atala, Mexico's Enrique Olvera, Slovenia's Ana Roš, Thailand's Gaggan Anand and San Francisco's Dominique Crenn (who will be in Australia for WA's Gourmet Escape.) Cosy up with some comfort food and drool as the food porn floods your screen.
Although this doco isn't about food, it delves into the most incredible story about the history, politics and pleasure of wine you'd never know existed unless you watched the film. Narrated by some of the world's best sommeliers through opening ten very different bottles from the globe's most renowned wine regions, Somm: Into the Bottle should be watched, obviously, with a good bottle nearby.
Acclaimed food writer Michael Pollan takes on vegetarians and gluten-free in Cooked. He tries his hand at baking, brewing and braising as he explores why fewer and fewer people are making food for themselves these days.
This eye-opening documentary examines the underlying causes of childhood obesity; processed food, government turning a blind eye and our ever-increasing consumption of sugar. Considering that since the '80s, the number of overweight children has gone from one in 20 to one in five, we think this one is really worth watching.
Food Matters takes a hard-hitting look at our dietary habits and how the over-industrialization of food production and processed food being touted as 'healthy' is slowly making people sicker. The filmmakers claim that we're harming our bodies with improper nutrition and that the right kind of foods and supplements can help to fight cancer and chronic illnesses.
Emmy award-winning filmmaker Robert Kenner exposes the pretty shady practices of global food production by looking at farming in the US. He exposes how tomatoes are ripened with a noxious gas, and how corn-fed beef is detrimental to the environment. Believe us, you will be shocked by this one.
Somm, which came out in 2013, two years before Somm: Into the Bottle's, takes us behind the scenes into the world of wine and it's truly fascinating. It follows four hopeful sommeliers who are on the path to completing The Master Sommelier exam, which is one of the hardest in the world, and has an incredibly low pass rate. If anyone knows wine, it's these guys.
This follows two culinary chefs as they travel around the world in search of the perfect meal. Best of all, there's three seasons already on Netflix, which can only mean one thing - a Netflix marathon weekend.