Miss eating out? We do too. So, here are our favourite foodie docos, classic flicks and food films to fill the restaurant void during iso.
The soft hum of conversation. The sizzle of pots and pans. The dim glow of candlelit tables. All the things we love about dining out have been put on pause for the time being. Although we might not be able to wine and dine, we can find ways to get our foodie fix even while in iso. To help you out, we’ve curated a guide to our favourite foodie flicks to stream at home (preferably with wine in hand).
Join chef David Chang as he takes you on a culinary journey with friends across the globe to discover the world’s most satisfying grub. From Korean BBQ to tracing the origins of the perfect pizza, see it all across 2 jam-packed seasons. Stream it now on Netflix here.
Possibly one of the most famous modern cooking shows, Chef’s Table boasts 5 seasons of delicious foodie goodness. The Emmy-nominated series feels like a gourmet cookbook on film, as we meet culinary stars from around the world who are redefining the boundaries of gourmet food. Stream it now on Netflix here.
Bringing a sociological lens to the world of food, acclaimed food writer Michael Pollan takes us on a tour of how food can shape and transform our world in Cooked. Each episode is based around a key element, including Fire, Water, Air and Earth and offers mindblowing insights into the world of food. Stream it now on Netflix here.
Salt Fat Acid Heat
Speaking of acclaimed writers, join chef and food writer Samin Nosrat in Salt Fat Acid Heat, taking her renowned cookbook into the world of food TV. Explore and master the basics of delicious cooking with helpful tips that all home cooks can use in their own kitchen. Stream it now on Netflix here.
Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories
Unlike the rest of this list, this show isn’t hosted by an acclaimed chef. In fact, this show is about an unknown chef who runs a mundane Japanese diner that opens at midnight in the backstreets of Tokyo. This fictional program traces the simple yet profound stories of diners who take a seat in the venue, connected by their shared love of these quintessentially Japanese dishes. Stream it now on Netflix here.
As far as comedies go, this is one foodies will love. This rich and vibrant flick follows the story of Carl Casper, a chef who loses his job and launches a food truck while trying to reconnect with his estranged family. Stream it now on Google Movies here.
Julie & Julia
In the mood for a heartwarming foodie classic? Look no further than the 2009 film Julie & Julia, starring a powerhouse case including Meryl Streep, Amy Adams and Stanley Tucci. This film follows Julie Powell as she decides to spice up her mundane life by cooking all 524 recipes in Julia Child’s classic cookbook. Stream it now on Netflix here.
Relive this classic foodie film while is in iso thanks to Stan, who are now streaming the movie Chocolat. The story follows Vianne, known for creating mouth-watering treats in her chocolate shop when a stranger (a.k.a. Johnny Depp) comes and transforms her life. Steam it now on Stan here.
The Hundred-Foot Journey
Watch Helen Mirren as she stars in The Hundred-Foot Journey, a story of worlds colliding when an Indian restaurant in southern France opens 100 feet away from a Michelin-starred French restaurant. Stream it now on Google Movies here.
Let your inner kid run wild and stream the classic animated film Ratatouille. Set in one of Paris’ finest restaurants, Remy (a determined young rat) dreams of becoming a renowned chef. Stream it now on Google Movies here.