If you’re into food entertainment, consider this the Golden Age. Every month, major networks and streaming services release new shows about chefs, diets, restaurants and eating habits around the world. Here are the new releases on Netflix and Hulu I’ll be watching this month.
Netflix, January 5
The food system is broken and corrupt, dirty and inhumane. If you’re not aware of this, you ought to be. Netflix’s new 6-part true crime series, Rotten, will bring you up to speed. If you buy food in the United States, you should probably check this one out. Anthony Bourdain teamed up with Zero Point Zero Production for this new venture after the duo saw success with Wasted last year, a documentary about the global food waste problem.
Barefoot Contessa, Cutthroat Kitchen
Hulu, January 1
Surprisingly, Food Network released some of its most popular shows for streaming. The two most recent seasons of Ina Garten’s The Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basic were just released. Alton Brown’s culinary gameshow Cutthroat Kitchen as well as Beat Bobby Flay, Cupcake Wars, Food Network Star, Great Food Truck Race, and Guy Fieri’s super popular travel food show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives are also all available for streaming.
Hulu, January 18
From the food-loving folks who brought you Supersize Me and Somm, comes Barista, a documentary that follows 5 hopefuls, pushing themselves to coffee perfection in pursuit of top honors at the National Barista Championship. It’s a whole world you never knew about it.
somebody feed phil
Netflix, January 12
Co-creator of Everybody Loves Raymond, Phil Rosenthal, eats his way through some of the best food cities in the world — New Orleans, Mexico City, Saigon, Lisbon, Bangkok, and Tel Aviv. His wise-cracks and inquisitive personality bring life to the 6 episode series debut.
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
Netflix, January 5
Jerry Seinfeld’s web series, with a parade of his comedian friends visiting diners and coffee shops, is coming to Netflix this month. The show has already aired for a successful 9 seasons, and it’s featured everyone from Barack Obama to Amy Schumer. All 9 seasons of the show will be able on Netflix. Season 10 will premiere later this year.