31-03-2020

Food streaming for food dreaming

Dreaming of restaurants and travel and eating out? Here at TheFork, we are too. Here are some tips for what to stream to make up for all the things we’re missing: food, restaurants and travel, preferably all at the same time.

Salt Fat Acid Heat

Samin Nosrat has spent her entire life in pursuit of flavour and she’s travelled with world to explore the things that define good cooking. No matter where she goes the same elements make food delicious: salt, fat, acid, heat. In this four part series she travels through Japan, Italy, Mexico and the USA on her quest for flavour. (Netflix)

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Cook like an Italian with Silvia Colloca

Don’t have an Italian mamma or nonna to source treasured family recipes from? Don’t worry. The effortlessly glamorous Silvia Colloca is here to help. From no-knead bread, to one pot pasta she shares tips and tricks for dishes that are simply buonissima.

SBS On Demand

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Ugly Delicious, Season 2

David Chang’s critically acclaimed documentary series is back for a second season, and gets very, very personal, as Chang prepares for impending fatherhood. Special guests include Nick Kroll, Aziz Ansari, Padma Lakshmi and food writers Helen Rosner and Chris Ying, and Chang travels to Mumbai, Sydney, Istanbul and beyond in search of mind-blowing dishes.

Netflix

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Chef’s Table, Season 1 

Go back to the beginning of this seminal, superbly produced series, to visit six internationally renowned chefs and their restaurants in the furthest corners of the world: Magnus Nilsson, Francis Mallman, Dan Barber, Massimo Bottura, Niki Nakayama and Australia’s Ben Shewry.  There really is nothing quite like it. Then move on to Season 2. Netflix

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Street Food

What Chef’s Table was for fine dining chefs, Street Food is for more modest eats. This series celebrates the local heroes of street food in Thailand, India, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam with human stories that are even more beautiful than the stunning visuals.

Netflix

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Taco Chronicles

For Mexicans tacos are the cornerstone of their culture. Many of the most popular taco styles have a long, rich history, but are little-known outside of Mexico itself. This colourful series examines the different types of tacos – pastor, carnitas, canasta, asada, barbacoa and guisado. Explore them all in this mouth-watering food adventure.

Netflix

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The Final Table

This American cooking competition and reality show is as cheesey as it is compelling. It features 12 international teams of two professional chefs competing to create elevated dishes based on the country chosen for each episode, impress a swathe of international chef judges, and win a seat at The Final Table.

Netflix

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Gourmet Farmer, Series 1-5

Matthew Evans gave up life as a food critic in Sydney to become a farmer in Tasmania. This SBS series, now in its fifth season, follows his journey. Occasionally hilarious and always warm, it’s a celebration of perseverance and the importance of friendships and community. The recipes featured in the show are ideal for home cooking.

SBS On Demand

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Luke Nguyen’s Railway Vietnam

Luke Nguyen returns to Vietnam to follow the tracks of the Reunification Express, a railway line that runs the length of the country and symbolises the coming together of the north and south. In this 10-part series, Luke visits picturesque (and not so picturesque) towns and villages and cooks dishes incorporating some unusual ingredients to challenge the most adventurous palate.

SBS On Demand

 

Rick Stein’s Secret France

Arguably television’s most loved celebrity chef, Rick Stein sets off on a new culinary adventure to search for France’s best-kept gastronomic secrets.

BBC Food