TOP 8 MUST SEE FOOD DOCUMENTARIES
My favourite thing to do on a weeknight: Netflix and chill.
My favourite thing to watch after Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings: documentaries.
Especially food documentaries.
Here are some must watch ones I think you should see if you want to broaden your perspective on food and everything about it.
This is a recent adition on Netflix. It’s somewhat a summary of the main documenaries about food with a lot of references to speakers from for example ‘forks over knives’ and ‘fat, sick and nearly dead’.
I think this would be a great one to start with as it covers lot’s of different subjects very clearly.
This one made me oh so mad. Not at the filmmakers, but at politicians, milionaires, bussenismen, big companies. Basicaly everyone who wasn’t near me at the cinema watching this with me.
This will seriously make you think about global warming and how ‘showering for less than 5 minutes’ isn’t what will save nature and human kind. I assure you this will make you consider going vegan, REALLY.
On that note: this is a hardcore documentary about the relationships between humans and animals. It covers our relation with pets, food, entertainment, clothing... Prepare to see the naked ugly thruth through shocking images. This would put’s anyone off meat and diary.
After those very serious documentaries: this one is a delight to watch. It’s a Netflix series that tells the story of some of the best and most original and refreshing restaurants in the world. Super duper inspiring!
FAT, SICK AND NEARLY DEAD
I didn’t really wanted to watch this documentary. It looked way to American and dramatic. Well I have to reconsider, I actually really enjoyed it and even watched the sequel of this. In this one you follow the journey of a fat and sick Australian guy who decided he wanted to get better. How? By drinking fresh, cold pressed juices for one month.
FORKS OVER KNIVES
This is mainly about The China Study and how your food influences illnesses and cancer. I really did learn a lot with this documentary and it sure motivated me more than ever to eat more plantbased food.
Ah, if you are still tempted every now and then to go eat fastfood: watch this. I was someone who had a 30 min lunch break on my job as a student and I would rush to Mc Donald twice a week to be sure to have my food on time. I really did think that it didn’t do that much harm to my body but man, when I see some pictures of myself back then: I do not look happy at all.
I really enjoyed watching this. It’s a series of 4 episode and each episode has an element as a theme: fire, earth, water and air. You know, like in the Avatar. During the episode it shows how different cultures cook through the medium of that element. I thought it made cooking so much more mystical and dramatic. Cooking afterwards felt like I had the lead part in a theater or something. You get me?
In case you already went and watched all of them, congratulations, here are some more you can watch: