Sugar Rush: The most-watched Netflix cooking shows of 2019
Do you love watching chefs and baking professionals from around the world while they create delicious culinary masterpieces? Then you’re in for a treat. Aside from shows like Hannibal, which offer a big focus on food that looks amazing (albeit morally questionable), Netflix also houses a number of shows specifically for the would-be chefs among us.
With a subscription to Netflix, you can learn how to cook your own amazing meals at home, or simply giggle at other people as they struggle to copy the creations made by people much more experienced than themselves. Here are the top nine cooking shows for 2019 that are sure to warm you up this winter.
Probably one of the most hilarious shows on Netflix right now, Nailed It, whose title is from a popular meme, is an unexpected gem in the cooking niche. If you’ve ever tried to recreate a Pinterest recipe for yourself and failed terribly, then Nailed It is the show for you. This incredible series will make you feel better about your baking skills – even if you don’t have any.
The Great British Bake Off
Known to some as the Great British Baking Show and others as the Great British Bake Off, this fun-filled show is all about baking. The emotional show follows a selection of amateur bakers as they compete against each other for the right to win the Bake Off crown. Each year comes with a mouthwatering selection of technical challenges, creative showstoppers, and more. You’re sure to find plenty of inspiration here.
Want a baking show with a little more drama? Try Sugar Rush. The clock is ticking on this program that focuses heavily on creating eye-catching confectionaries. Teams work together to make the most delicious and beautiful items that they can in a hot oven without using up too much time. You’re sure to feel the rush with this show.
This is a show specifically designed for true lovers of food. If you’re the kind of person who really gets carried away watching other people cook, then you’ll adore the beauty and dedication that goes into Chef’s Table. This series presents its viewers with some of the most skillful meals you’ll ever see. You get a great insight into the minds behind these culinary delights too.
You only need to watch a Studio Ghibli movie for an insight into how beautiful food can be. Fortunately as any would-be chef knows, meals don’t have to be hand-drawn to be perfect. Ugly Delicious is a show created by the man behind Momofuku, David Chang. This show takes viewers on a journey where you get to discover the beauty behind all interpretations of food, no matter how the meal might look.
The Final Table
Love food and celebrity appearances? Then clear out some time in your schedule to bingewatch The Final Table for an hour or two. This fantastic show is jam-packed full of incredible food and even better guest stars, including Dax Shepard and Alessandra Ambrosio. This series is packed full of fun and excitement. Definitely one to watch.
Zumbo’s Just Desserts
Ideal for anyone with a sweet tooth, Zumbo’s Just Desserts is a show that explores the magic of confectionery and pastry-making. Here, you’ll watch as twelve cooks are tested to their limits as they try to create truly incredible cakes and treats made by world-famous pâtissier Adriano Zumbo.
Cooked is a show created by the highly acclaimed food writer Michael Pollan. In it, you can take a deep dive into the elements of amazing cooking, from water and air to earth and fire. The commentary and insights that come with this show make it amazing for learning how to really appreciate your food.
The Big Family Cooking Showdown
Finally, similar to The Great British Bake Off, The Big Family Cooking Showdown is a series packed with remarkable dishes, camaraderie, and emotion. Hosted by Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain, the Family Cooking Showdown follows families challenging each other to find out who is truly the best at killer home cooking.