After all the holiday parties, it’s nice to take a break and do nothing to ring in the New Year. We’ve all had enough of hosting, cooking, and cocktail shaking I’m sure. So, if you’re like me, you want to spend the last day of your holiday doing absolutely nothing but catching up on TV shows. If you’re a cooking aficionado though, you probably still want to do something food-related on January 1st. That’s why we’ve put together a list of the best cooking shows for you to binge watch on New Year’s Day. They may even help inspire your meal ideas in 2017!
Martha and Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party
This cooking show series only started this year, so now is the ideal time to catch up. The show is a cross between a talk show and a cooking competition. Martha and Snoop make competing meals and their guests have to choose the winner. There’s enough hilarious banter between the two polar opposite personalities to make this show worth watching. But you should also stick it out for the surprise guests that show up.
This VICELAND production is for people who want to learn more about how food, identity, and culture intersect. Eddie Huang, a clothing designer, restaurateur, and author, travels around the world to highlight local cuisine, culture, and politics. Check it out online here.
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
This series has a similar premise to Huang’s World. Bourdain travels around the world to “eat and drink with people without fear and prejudice”. Bourdain is a gold standard when it comes to cooking, so expect to learn from the best on his show. It can be found online and on Netflix.
This Netflix documentary series is based on Michael Pollen’s best-selling book. It explores cooking through the lens of the natural elements: fire, air, earth, and water. It also looks at the evolution of what food means to people, the history of food preparation, and it’s universal ability to connect us. If you want to learn more about this history of food and meal prep, this series should be at the top of your Netflix queue.
Which one of these cooking shows is your favourite? Let us know in the comments!
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