5 Netflix Picks For Every Food Lover
In a country where torrents are the only way to get hold of an interesting TV viewing experience, the launch of Netflix is being looked upon as a game changer. While they have an extensive list of shows and film, international and Indian, their list for food and travel based programmes are lacking. We’ve scoured everything they had to offer and here is a list of shows that we think are a must watch for every food and wine loving Indian.
The Mind of a Chef
This 6 episode mini series, started last year, tracks 6 famous chefs in their kitchens and lives to understand their philosophy, what drives their creativity, and what makes them so special. Featuring chefs Massimo Bottura, Dan Barber, Niki Nakayama, Magnus Nilsson, Ben Shewry and Francis Mallman. A second season of the series has already been commissioned although airing dates have not been released yet.
The series has professional chefs go around the world trying out new cuisines and flavors, ala Anthony Bourdain. It should not come as a surprise that he is the executive producer and narrator of the show. Already 4 seasons down, the likes of David Chang, April Bloomfield and Sean Brock have been part of the show going to places, discovering and rediscovering that pique their culinary bent of mind.
What does it take to earn a Master Sommelier certification? We consider this challenge to be even more tougher than medical or engineering entrance tests, after all there are only 230 Master Sommeliers in the world today. Somm follows 4 sommeliers through their trial and tribulations to earn the coveted Diploma. A must watch for every aspiring sommelier.
A sequel to the documentary is slated to be released in February 2016.
A Year in Champagne
Second installment in the trilogy of films which tracks distinct wines and wine regions, A Year in Champagne offers a behind-the-scene glimpse of what it takes to make world’s favorite sparkling wines. Renowned wine importer, Martine Saunier, goes to 6 champagne houses to get a closer look at an enigmatic world of wine making.
Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret
After the beef ban in India, anything to related to the sacred animal is bound to raise our curiosity. Cowspiracy did that perfectly. If you think it’s promoting consumption of beef, we’re sorry to disappoint you. The documentary does however tackle the sensitive subject of sustainability and how ‘animal agriculture’ is negatively impacting it.
These might just set the mood for you to ‘Netflix and Chill’. Happy watching!