Favorite Cooking Shows & Documentaries?
I'm not a great cook by most counts, but I've always enjoyed watching cooking shows and documentaries. I want to see what other cooking shows/movies people here are watching!
Jiro Dreams of Sushi (http://www.magpictures.com/jirodreamsofsushi/) really stood out to me when I first saw it, and I've probably watched it 3-4 times after. I think what was so captivating to me was how Jiro has done the same thing his entire life. The dedication and skill are unquestionably astonishing, but I think what struck me even more was that in American culture it would be laughable to spend years learning how to make just rice, or decades perfecting what could be seen as simplistic cooking. It was just very refreshing to watch and remember that it is okay to dedicate your life to what you love, regardless of how big or small the rest of the world may see your dreams.
I'm also a huge Anthony Bourdain fan. Generally half of his shows are dedicated to culture, and working class people, and the featured food is often working class as well. This just makes it a lot easier to connect with from a TV screen than something like high end French cooking, that I'll likely never experience.
Let me know what shows you like and are watching as I'd love to check some of them out!