Door 22: Chef's Table
Eating is definitely a bare necessity, but also something we all enjoy. As a kid one gets told to not play with your food, but it is interesting to experiment and test out new things. Perhaps this might be a reason for so many cooking shows, as we all love to see well known chefs do the cooking or experimenting.
A different approach takes the creator of Jiro Dreams of Sushi David Gelb. He turned to Netflix to make a new series about the world's most famous chefs, filming them at their work and let them tell their story and not only focus on the creation of a single dish.
The stunning cinematography, sometimes a little too polished, in-depth interviews and background stories make the series an interesting watch. The series started in 2015 and so far featured chefs like Massimo Bottura, Dan Barber, Grant Achatz or Ana Ros. A third season is already filmed and will be released in 2017. In September 2016 a spin-off, called Chef's Table: France, was introduced featuring, as the title suggests, various chefs in France.