From charming competition shows, hilarious and weird originals, and some mind-expanding docu-series.
Sometimes, our favorite shows can give us a peek into worlds unknown, or show us things we’d never dream of attempting ourselves. That may be why we’ll binge any series about the palette of a gourmet chef, creative speed-cooking, or even stoners making cannabis-infused recipes that threaten to get the judges high. Even if most of us will never need to master our fondant work or determine the perfect amount of time to proof dough, we can’t help but yell at the random strangers on our screens who aren’t getting it right. And although we’ll never travel the world to find the most authentic local dishes, we need David Chang and Chrissy Teigen to tell us where to get the best tagine in Marrakech. Luckily, Netflix has us covered for all of our cooking show needs—ones that allow us to explore other cultures, inspire us to step out of our comfort zones in the kitchen or just root for the underdog with big ideas but poor execution. From charming competition shows to hilarious originals and mind-expanding docuseries, here are the best cooking shows on Netflix to stream right now.