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Culinary Shows that Celebrate Food & Food Cultures

    Do you consider yourself a gourmand? If you have an appetite for trying out different foods, these award-winning culinary shows are sure to hit the right spot.
    Are you a food lover who loves exploring food cultures? We bring you a list of culinary shows that traverse from remarkable dishes to cooking techniques, that deep dive into the variety of food cultures in different parts of the world, and across India. When you’re done with this list, we promise you will revere food even more, if that’s possible.
    1. The Chef’s Table
    The first original Netflix documentary series, ‘The Chef’s Table’ lets you meet star chefs from around the world. The show focuses on Michelin Star-awardees and explores their personal philosophies and approaches to cooking. With innovative dishes and tantalizing desserts, the show tends to leave your mouth watering.
    Original Network: Netflix
    Original Release: April 26, 2015 – present
    2. Highway on My Plate
    Anchored by food enthusiasts and childhood friends Rocky Singh and Mayur Sharma, this series takes you on an unparalleled ride through some of the best Indian food stopovers. A unique feature of the show is its system of grading a restaurant on a scale of 10 on different parameters such as food, service, ambiance, etc. A barrel full of laughter, the show lets you explore long drives, breathtaking views, incredibly interesting people, ancient cultures, traditions, festivals, and of course, food!
    Original Network: NDTV Good Times
    Original Release: 2007 – present
    Currently Available: Amazon Prime
    3. Raja Rasoi Aur Anya Kahaniyaan
    An Indian television series ‘Raja, Rasoi Aur Anya Kahaniyaan’ ("Kings, Kitchens and Other Stories") takes you into the world of Indian cuisine. The show covers historical events that influenced culinary practices in different parts of India. It features an amalgamation of recipes using local herbs, rare fowls and elaborate preparation methods. Throughout the show, food enthusiasts and food writers share anecdotes on the food habits of the maharajas and how they have shaped local food cultures.
    Original Network: Epic Channel
    Original Release: 24 December, 2014
    Currently Available: Netflix
    4. Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted (Disney+ Hotstar)
    An American television series – ‘Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted’ is an incredible show on food and dining. In this show, Gordon Ramsay travels to some of the most incredible locations on earth, meeting indigenous people to learn about their foods and cultures.
    Original Network: National Geographic
    Original Release: July 21, 2019 – present
    Currently Available:  Disney + Hotstar
    5. Cooked
    An original Netflix documentary series ‘Cooked’ is based on a book by Michael Pollan with the same title. It explores food through the four elements — air, fire, earth and water. The show explains the history of cooking, and its ability to evolve and connect us as humans.
    Original Network:  Netflix
    Original Release: February 19, 2016
    6. Salt Fat Acid Heat
    An American cooking documentary television series ‘Salt Fat Acid Heat’ is based on Samin Nosrat’s 2017 book of the same name. In this show, Samin Nosrat travels the world to demonstrate how the four elements (salt, fat, acid, and heat) are used in local cuisine.  With helpful tips along the way, the show teaches you how to confidently make better decisions in the kitchen, anywhere, and at any time.
    Original Network:  Netflix
    Original Release: October 11, 2018

    The shows mentioned above are apt for anyone who loves the storytelling behind how the foods we love most came to be. With an insight into the techniques, ingredients, flavors and places of origin, they take you on a mesmerizing culinary journey across the world. Informative and entertaining – these keep you hooked until the end.

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