20 Best Food Shows On Netflix: Good Cooking Series, Ranked

Netflix has food shows on lock. They helped kick off the modern era of prestige food TV with Chef’s Table, back in 2015. They made the genre funny again with Nailed It. They even found a sort of “Bourdain with more anxieties” in longtime friend-of-Uproxx Phil Rosenthal’s show, Somebody Feed Phil.

Today, there’s a very long list of food shows to choose from on the streaming giant. They range from fast-paced cooking competitions to low-and-slow tales of the world’s greatest chefs. To help you sift through these wide-ranging options, we’re ranking our 20 favorites, below. The food shows featured represent a healthy mix of pure food porn, cooking competitions, and educational food docuseries.

The throughline here is that delicious food is front and center. Hopefully, these shows will inspire you to get in the kitchen and cook a little or travel to whatever corner of

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The 20 Best Cooking Shows on Netflix Right Now, from ‘Million Pound Menu’ to ‘Waffles + Mochi’

Two minutes are left on the clock. A frantic cook rushes to the oven to see if his cookies are done while another starts to plate his gorgeous berry sorbet. A third chef adds the finishing touches to her pastry and the panel looks on with amusement. Then of course, there’s the best part: When the judges get to taste these creations, leading up to the final moment of truth: Who will make the cut?

We can’t tell you how many times we’ve seen this scenario unfold on reality TV competitions, but of course, they’re not the only kind of cooking series that appeal to our taste buds. Allow us to introduce 20 of the most unique, binge-worthy cooking shows on Netflix, from Million Pound Menu and Ugly Delicious to Michelle Obama’s playful series, Waffles + Mochi.

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Food Network Fans’ Biggest Complaint? Not Enough ‘Healthy’ Cooking Shows

Food Network is perennially popular among foodies and with good reason. It features skilled and charismatic chefs preparing stunningly beautiful dishes that you can almost smell through the screen.

Add in food competitions like the long-time hit Chopped and the recent Supermarket Stakeout and is it any wonder viewers are over the moon in love with this food-centric network?

However, there’s a discussion going on at the Reddit Food Network board and it seems some viewers aren’t as happy as they once were with the network’s offerings. Where are the healthier eating options, they wonder? Mountains of butter and cheese, gallons of cream, every kind of meat you can imagine… Where they ask, are the vegetables?

What happened to the shows featuring lighter, fresher, lower-calorie options that the Food Network used to offer? 

Fats, fats, and even more fats

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