For this weeks Top 5 I wanted to share with you some of my favourite food shows and documentaries on Netflix Canada right now. I love learning about nutrition, the history of food, and trying different recipes. I’m also interested in where the items we buy come from because I try to be a conscientious shopper. If you’re interested in some food education these might be the shows/docs for you! (None of these are competition shows because those aren’t my favourite but if you’re looking for one E highly recommends Nailed It! She really enjoys yelling at the contestants to “watch your clocks” while they fall behind! Hahahaha!)
Top 5: Food Shows/Docs on Netflix Canada (right now)
Cooked: I found this very informative. He covered a lot of the history of food which I thought was really cool. The four episodes are broken down by element and covered different elements from sourcing to harvesting to preparing.
Forks Over Knives: This film got a lot of attention when it first came out and for good reason. It’s informative but I didn’t feel like it was preachy. The idea here is to encourage a healthy vegetable based diet and that is what they do. I don’t care for docs that lay on the slaughterhouse footage to try to coerce people into giving up meat. Most of the people watching these already have or at the very least care about where their meat comes from so you’re pretty much preaching to the choir. Also, it’s gross and I like to learn about the science. I’m not here for shock value.
Somebody Feed Phil: Honestly, this is just a bit of fun. Phil is super chill and goes around the world trying food and meeting new people. He’s in no way pretentious and just enjoys a good time and a great meal.
Rotten: This show digs into where our food is coming from and gets into he nitty gritty of the food industry. It can be pretty heavy but it’s important to know where our food comes from and it really drives home the importance of supporting local farms whenever possible.
Nadiya’s Time To Eat: I just started this and it’s already great. Nadiya’s so fun and the dishes are simple, colourful, and look delicious.
The Game Changers: This is on my “To Watch” list. It explores the science of food as fuel but highlighting vegan athletes. I enjoy hearing about how people thrive on different diets and what their experiences have been, so this should be a good watch.
Some of my favourites are no longer on Netflix Canada but if you can find them to watch I recommend Food Matters and Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead. The latter is especially great because I love a good health transformation!