It’s almost embarrassing how much of a foodie I am. I sigh deeply over smoked salts, dry aged beef, and the proper use of bacon in a meal. I squee over a red wine glaze, and yes, I do have a special budget for dinners out at high end and amazing restaurants. It’s worth it for me! So, when I plopped down on the couch to surf Netflix and saw the new doc-series Chef’s Table, I was delighted.
Chef’s Table offers viewers the opportunity to go inside the lives and kitchens of six of the world’s most renowned, international culinary talents. Each of the six episodes features an acclaimed chef, including Ben Shewry (Melbourne, Australia), Magnus Nilsson (Järpen, Sweden), Francis Mallmann (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Niki Nakayama (Los Angeles, CA, USA), Dan Barber (New York City, USA) and Massimo Bottura (Modena, Italy).
When Massimo came on the screen passionately talking about a risotto dish he made that would save the parmesan industry in Italy, was already hooked. A chef’s passion for food can be contagious, and this entire series proves that.
Yes, I watched the series in one sitting. What can I say? I’m a Netflix binge watcher, for sure. While I did have my favorite chefs (Massimo and Dan rocked it), I learned something very valuable about food from each and every chef. Another bonus bit of learning? How important family is for each chef. Every episode highlighted how much family influences and motivates the chefs, and that family was key in their success. This was a welcomed surprise while watching the series.
Are you a foodie? Will you add Chef’s Table to your Netflix queue for the summer?
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