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Eat Your Way Through The Holiday With These Netflix Food Productions

Eat Your Way Through The Holiday With These Netflix Food Productions

Vania Ramadina
12 December 2023

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From short films to documentaries, gear yourself up for these exhilarating and intense food movies to binge this holiday season.

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Christmas and New Year are right around the corner. The holidays are the time to gather around with your loved ones to loosen off from everyday things and busier days in life. One of the best things to spend time doing is watching movies, maybe in cozy clothes and settings. Playing movies is almost like a culture when the holiday comes because people would spend hours on end watching them.

But, sometimes, you might get bored of the holiday-themed movies because you already know the plot. It doesn’t hurt to try something different this season, much like movies about food. Food is no doubt one of the subject matters of almost every holiday, so why should you not watch it at the most wonderful time of the year and to end the year?

5 Netflix Food Movies to Watch This Holiday

A Tale of Two Kitchens (2019)

Released in 2019, A Tale of Two Kitchens is a short documentary film about two restaurants in two distinct locations. Owned by Gabriela Cámara, a Mexican chef, the film tells a story about how she opened a sister restaurant of hers in San Francisco. She operates and is the owner of Contramar in Mexico City and Cala in San Francisco. With a similar menu, the two restaurants highlight fresh seafood. Beyond the food, the film also shows that a restaurant can be a community place.

André and His Olive Tree (2020)

Another documentary, André and His Olive Tree is a heartfelt story of how Michelin-starred Chef André Chiang closed his Restaurant André in 2018. While it took everything of him to have the marvelous Restaurant André, the chef has decided to end his journey there. Specializing in French Nouvelle cuisine, the restaurant existed for eight years. While he closed one of the best restaurants in Asia, he was also coming back to his roots in Taiwan.

Ratatouille (2007)

Ratatouille is just the answer if you need a breath of fresh air from drama and reality. Yes, you may construe that to the food or the movie! Known as a classic food movie from Pixar, Ratatouille follows the journey of a rat who is dying to become a French chef. Anyone with a right mind can see it’s an impossible dream, but hold on, where there’s a will, there’s a way. Through the hand movements of Alfredo Linguini, a garbage boy at Gusteau’s, the rat cooks his way to becoming the chef at Gusteau’s.

Street Food: USA (2022)

Food movies and shows encompass everything from exquisite and rare ones to street foods. If you crave some street foods there’s no better show to watch than Netflix’s Street Food. After showing the scenes in Asia and Latin America, the latest volume documented how it was in the U.S. From carnitas to souse, discover the American bites in California, Portland, New York, New Orleans, Oahu, and Miami.

The Game Changers (2019)

There are various types of dietary, one being plant-based eating. The Game Changers showcases that the food we put into our bodies doesn’t always have to come from animals, even for athletes. A documentary about James Wilks, who got injured at one point in his life, the movie also teaches audiences about understanding their food and how plant-based foods can give you an edge.

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