Food Documentaries That Will Make You Drool!

It is in the middle of the week or the weekend and you don’t feel like going out, what do you do? I like to invite friends over and watch a movie or even watch a movie alone. Every time, without fail, a huge dilemma presents itself–what movie should I watch? I normally spend over 30 minutes browsing movies on Netflix, until I decide what I want to watch. This is not a new thing, it always happens with me or with friends. Does this happen to you too? Here’s my list of suggestions for my foodie and movie junkie friends (you’ll thank me for saving you from analysis paralysis)!

We have heard about food-related documentaries/films, but unfortunately the famous ones are mostly negative and not good for appetite such as Super Size Me, and Food Inc. What if I told you that there are some food documentaries out there that will actually make you drool? Here are few of my favorites:

1- Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011):

This movie tells the story about Jiro, an 85-year-old sushi chef who has been in the business for about 75 years. It also tells the story of his two sons who are also sushi chefs, trying to live up to their father’s legacy. It’s hands down one of my favorite food documentaries, as it shows so many things. I love the passion that Jiro has put into his restaurant and how he pays attention to each and every customer, from the left-handed people to the right-handed ones and how to serve them the sushi. This movie made me look at sushi in a different way and really appreciate every piece of sushi I eat. After seeing the passion and the dedication being put into making every piece of sushi–how they pick the fish, the rice, the sauce etc.–it made me fall in love with sushi even more!

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2- Chef’s Table (2015):

This new documentary series features six of the world’s most renowned international chefs each season. What I like about this documentary series is that it features each chef in his/her own episode and delves into their lives, their kitchen, and their passion. Movies and documentaries like this make me understand more why chefs become chefs and that for them, it’s not a job, it is a passion. I highly recommend it.


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3- A Matter of Taste: Serving Up Paul Liebrandt (2011):

This movie follows Paul Liebrandt, one of the most talented chefs in the world. He is also the youngest chef to receive 3 stars from the NYT (he was 24 at that time). This movie follows Paul over the course of a decade as he finds his place and shows has what hard work and dedication look like in the culinary world. Be prepared to delve into the art of culinary fine dining!

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I have a great suggestion for you! Why not hire one of our chefs while you watch these documentaries? Or better yet, after you’ve finished them, pick your favorite. We have got you covered, from casual dining, fine dining to Michelin-starred chefs. Browse and book them now!