It’s always entertaining to watch someone cook, especially when you’re an avid baker or self-proclaimed foodie. At the end of the day, watching someone make a delicious or experimental dish is a TV formula that ceases to lose popularity. And now with online streaming platforms, we can watch a foodie programme whenever we’re in the mood for it. Ranging from endearing competition shows to an insightful docu-series, here are some of the best inspiring cooking shows we’re hooked on…
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
The late Anthony Bourdain was an exceptional television host that captivated audiences with an endless amount of knowledge and his infectious wit. In Parts Unknown, Anthony mastered the art of telling stories through food. The programme looks at the relationship between food and culture, and remains utterly compelling! All eight seasons are available to stream on Netflix at netflix.com.
Cooking With Siba
Treasured local chef Siba Mtongana has carved a name for herself in the South African food industry and abroad. Her lovable personality and easy-to-follow recipes make her a delight to behold! In this new series, Siba invites local celebs to help her whip up meals from scratch. With guests like Shaleen Surtie-Richards, the kitchen becomes a bundle of laughs! Season one and two are available to stream on Showmax at showmax.com. Watch the trailer here.
This in-depth docu-series takes a look at some of the world’s most renowned chefs. Each episode features a new personality and gives insight into their unique food-making methods. Every setting showcases exquisite food creations and breathtaking landscapes. A visual feast! Season one till season four is available to stream on Netflix at netflix.com.
Girl Eats World
Follow South African MasterChef winner Kamini Pather as she travels around the globe to meet and dine with some of the best foodie bloggers abroad. Kamini meets 10 different bloggers over 10 episodes, travelling across continents to vibrant destinations like Tokyo and Sydney as well as Philadelphia and Berlin. All 10 episodes are available to stream on Showmax at showmax.com.
This charming reality bake-off competition sees three amateur bakers aim to recreate complicated cakes and confectionery for a cash prize and the coveted ‘Nailed It!’ trophy. The results are a hit or miss – it will have you in stitches! Season one and two are available to stream on Netflix at netflix.com.
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