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11 top notch food documentaries that chefs will want to watch!

In our daily life, food is closely related to us. For those who love food, we should be grateful to the first person who wrote food as a theme into a script and made it into a film, TV series or documentary. He used images to tell about food in the form of flow, reduction and sensory stimulation, so that we can break the limitation of time and space and accept the stimulation of “five senses” in the picture.

Such films have a healing temperature, whet our appetite, soothe our loneliness, and in that moment, the emotional resonance between the audience and the story reaches a rare height. Let documentary resources bring you into the pure “dry goods” food documentary, enjoy a visual feast.

1. French food film/Foodfilm.

Recommended rating: ★★★★

French people regard eating as the first pleasure in life. The world-famous French cuisine tantalises the taste buds of diners around the world with its exquisite luxury and noble taste. French people regard food as a kind of art. They not only select exquisite materials and make excellent products, but also pay attention to the collocation of colors and elaborate table arrangement. The French food series Foodfilm has attracted a lot of attention on Vimeo, with its lively music, leaping images and warm, fresh colors, pleasing to the eye in every frame.

The series consists of 49 awesome short food films, averaging around two minutes each, that look more like an advertisement or recipe than a documentary.

This collection of short stories is definitely a benefit to obsessive-compulsive disorder, a cure for insanity, and a good mood to watch all day at once. The creative approach is so good, you can call it art food. For those of you who want to make food commercials in the future, you can take inspiration from this.

2. Italy UnpackedSeason 1&4.

Recommended rating: ★★★★★

Produced by the BBC, it’s a two-man ensemble, but it’s a collaboration between British art historian AndrewGraham-Dixon and Italian chef Giorgio Locatelli. One is serious and cold, the other is cheerful and passionate. They drive a sports car along the Italian coastline together. The scenery along the road, the food, and the treasure of Italy — art, are all included in this documentary. Two sparks are also heating up in the process, very beautiful, highly recommended!

3, The Ants on a Shrimp.

Recommended index: In January 2015, with two Michelin stars and arguably the best restaurant in the world, Noma in Copenhagen, Denmark, was temporarily closed for five weeks by its chef Rene Rezepi and moved to Tokyo. At the low-key luxury Mandarin Oriental Hotel, it is the first time to combine the aesthetics of East Asian food with Noma’s classic “organic” cuisine philosophy, making a perfect attempt to integrate nature with man.

Named by Time Magazine as one of the world’s most influential people in the restaurant industry, the chef is known for his rigorous, focused but outspoken Nordic personality. He nods to allow Dutch-born food film director Maurice Dekkers to record the reboot in a foreign stove exclusively. In the process of stumbling and exploring with his team members, he learned how to combine the simple and fresh ingredients in Japan with the classic minimalist and exquisite cooking, and finally present them in 14 gorgeous dishes with diverse styles, creating a balance and delicious combination of eastern and western elements.

Ants on Shrimp uses a delicate but fluid approach, easy but not playful Angle, to vividly capture this wonderful journey of food feast…

Ugly Delicious Season 1&2.

Recommended rating: ★★★★★

NetFlix original documentary, taste first, no nonsense. Celebrity chef David Chang takes friends on a mouth-watering cross-cultural journey to discover some of the world’s most satisfying delicacies.

Very funny style, let you feel the fun of doing food.

/ Two Greedy Italians Season 1&2.

Recommended rating: ★★★★★

Gluttony Italy could be called a classic food documentary.

It’s about two old, somewhat macho men who take a road trip around Italy documenting various local cuisines. A good gay friend’s routine is to bicker, steal fruit from a tree on the way, stop by some scenic spot and cook a meal with fresh local ingredients. — It was heaven on earth.

Antonio Carluccio and Gennaro Contador are two of Italy’s national treasures, so you can collect all the recipes they’ve made in this film and get access to many classic Italian recipes. From the conversation of the two men in the film, we can also see that Italians are conservative and traditional in their food culture, pay attention to inheritance and are reluctant to change.

There have been two seasons so far, and they are very orthodox Italian, beautiful people, beautiful town scenery, and very appetising food. When two people arrive at a destination, Gennaro picks a few fresh lemons or catches a few fish and makes a small meal. Antonio sits leisurely beside him, conducting and joking. I sat in front of the computer, while watching and wiping saliva.

I’d like to have a taste.

6. Phil’s The World/I’ll Have What Phil’s Having.

Recommended index: ★★★★ ★

Tokyo, Italy, Paris, Hong Kong, Barcelona, Los Angeles… Traveling the world is all about food, pure gluttony.

Paris.

The host Phil is a funny person who eats while playing. He praises those who like to eat, but he also dislikes them without reservation. When he eats delicious food, his eyes will be wide open and he sticks out his tongue and makes funny faces.

In addition to dessert in Paris, Mediterranean food in Italy and Barcelona, Phil, who is brave to try, also drank a lot of Chinese medicine in Hong Kong. His expression of difficulty was the same as when we drank Chinese medicine.

When watching this paragraph, I thought of a previous joke: When a foodie sees others cooking traditional Chinese medicine, he says, Can I try it? They told him it was traditional Chinese medicine. He said, “I’ll have a little taste.” Phil is a real foodie. I don’t like it if you don’t like it. I don’t like it if you don’t like it. I don’t like it if you don’t like it.

7. Rick Stein’s Culinary Journey through Spain/Rick Stein’s Spain.

Recommended index: ★★★★ ★

When it comes to Spanish food, the most classic is naturally paella. For some time, I really wanted to eat paella, so I watched this documentary with Rick Stein as the host.

From the tapas in the bistro to the cauldron stew on the roadside, the rich Spanish flavor is also reflected incisively and vividly in the diet. However, some of the Spanish dishes in the film had too much olive oil, which was a bit overwhelming, and the Don’s own homemade dishes looked more delicious.

These are not the only documentaries Rick Stein has enjoyed. He is a veteran British television celebrity chef, known for his seafood dishes, not only opened several restaurants, but also for the BBC a number of similar programs. “From Venice to Istanbul” and “Rick Stein’s Long Weekends” are also highly rated food documentaries.

As mentioned above, Rick Stein not only knows how to cook, but also has profound literary literacy. Whenever he goes to a place to eat, he can casually talk about the life and works of many writers related to eating. Therefore, watching his documentary is really full of surprises and you can learn a lot of interesting knowledge.

Rick Stein’s culinary journey through Spain.

8. Gordon’s Great Escape.

Season1&2.

Recommended rating: ★★★★

Chef Gordon Ramsay from Hell travels to Asia to find out the secrets of cooking, going from street to street and into the countryside to visit and learn the local cuisine for himself. In the first season, I learned about authentic curry in India, and in the second season, I went to Cambodia, Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand.

The title translates to “The Great Adventure of Food.” I think it might as well be called “The Great Adventure of Dogs.” Especially when I was in India, I went to the desert to dig a pit and roast meat with the rich people. I rode a broken motorcycle to the isolated primitive tribes to hunt, and I was full of worries about whether I could make it back alive.

A foul-mouthed chef with a violent temper, a lack of gentlemanliness and sometimes a little rude, his respect and dedication to cooking are unsurpassed, and his ability to learn and do as he is told can bring down the house. There is an element of acting, but as one of the world’s highest-paid chefs, I have no doubt he has it.

The Little Paris Kitchen: Cooking with Rachel Khoo. The Little Paris Kitchen: Cooking with Rachel Khoo.

Recommended rating: ★★★★★

If the previous two Michelin chefs’ tutorials are too strict, then the more familiar must be our lovely little chef Rui Qiu Qiu.

In a small rented kitchen where you can touch the ends with your arms stretched out, an English beauty who looks like a widow and a bit like a dragon girl teaches you how to cook a modified version of French home cooking.

That’s a sweet smile.

The soundtrack is easy and pleasant, and the small kitchen can not stop the girl’s wonderful ideas for food. She integrates her own style of improved French cuisine (or Rachel’s version of English and French cuisine).

Her recipes are also more learnable, with the crunchy Lady Muffin in the first episode and the chestnut cream sauce in the final episode, both of which have been tried out with great success.

Besides that, there’s Rachel Khoo’s Kitchen Notebook: London, which she made when she returned to London from Paris, and it just got so much bigger. Every episode, I cook for my friends, and I feel very happy.

10. Spinning Plates/Spinning Plates.

Recommended rating: ★★★★

From a Michelin restaurant whose chef had cancer, to a family-owned neighborhood restaurant that was rebuilt after a fire, to a Mexican husband-and-wife restaurant struggling on the ground floor. Three restaurants, three stories, three different lives. There are tears and laughter, sad and touched.

Grant Achatz, a documentary professional who appeared in the first “Chef’sTable”, is back. Food passes through life, and the world belongs to certain areas of paranoia.

11. Patisserie with Michel Roux Jr.

Recommended rating: ★★★★

In my mind, French desserts have risen to the level of art. In this documentary, Michelin-starred dessert chef Michel Roux Jr takes us everywhere to eat French desserts. There are not only the traditional creativity of dessert chefs, there are innovations, but also with the introduction of the history of dessert development.A wide variety of desserts, love to eat or not to say another, at least look very pleasant.

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