It's March, and that means a whole new month of food-themed Netflix viewing. Here’s a rundown of what’s new to the streaming platform this month as well as a catch-up of some of the best movies and shows you may have missed.
This month we’re including Amazon Prime Video too, as the platform looks to catch up on its competitor in terms of food-themed content.
Passionate about ocean life, a filmmaker sets out to document the harm that humans do to marine species, and uncovers a sinister global conspiracy in Seaspiracy. Along with Cowspiracy, these must-watch documentaries are for anyone who cares about the planet, the sea, and our food system.
Nailed It!: Double Trouble
What could be better than the pandemic comfort-viewing of Nailed It!? Doubling up on the madness, when two clueless cake 'artists' team up, the reveals are even more ridiculous. From best buds to brothers and sisters, these bakers are twice as bad.
Ryan Murphy directed this romance about a woman hoping to find herself on a trip around the world after a divorce. For devotees of the book, it’s a chance to watch it again. For those who avoided it the first time around, it’s a chance to watch it with clear-eyed perspective and see what all the fuss was about.
Nadiya Bakes (Season 1)
The Great British Baking Show's Nadiya Hussain presents a docu-series sharing her favourite recipes for baking cakes, pastries, and more. Hussain is one of the best food documentarians working at the moment, combining warmth and matter-of-factness. A great talent who is always worth watching.
André & His Olive Tree
André & His Olive Tree follows André Chiang, the Taiwanese chef (who became famous for his 'Octaphilosophy' approach to cooking), during the whole process of closing the famed restaurant André, from announcing his retirement to his team, to winding things down.
Julie & Julia
Love it or hate it, you can’t deny that this film changed the food world. With strong performances by Amy Adams and Meryl Streep it is also responsible for bringing the work of the iconic Julia Child to a new generation.
New to Amazon Prime in March
A whole generation of barman and mixologists choose their career because of this movie. One of the most '80s films you can watch, it still stands up today, and with one of Tom Cruise’s best performances, there’s plenty to love about this tale of cocktails and dreams.
Indian Michelin-star chef Vikas Khanna wrote and directed this feature, based on his own experience growing up. Nine-year-old flower seller and tightrope walker Chhoti befriends Noor, a 70-year-old widow living a colourless life. The film explores the taboo surrounding widowed women in India.
17 episodes of the iconic cooking show featuring legends of the kitchen Julia Childs and Jacques Pepin. Still the best around.
New Scandinavian Cooking
The culinary/travel series New Scandinavian Cooking offers a rich visual tour of Nordic cuisine, culture and history. Award-winning TV host, food journalist and cookbook author Andreas Viestad treats viewers to an eye-opening voyage through his native Norway and other exotic locales, where he creates tantalising recipes in outdoor locations, against stunning backdrops.
These are tough times for chefs and restaurant professionals around the world, but there has never been a better time to seek advice and help around a number of topics affecting hospitality workers. Here's a round-up of some of the most useful resources for chefs.