If you're planning on soaking up some of the most talked about food films, or catching up with some of the best cult TV cooking shows this summer, read on.
We've rounded up a selection of the must-see chef films, dramas, reality TV and high-octane cooking competitions to enjoy this summer, from Boiling Point and The Bear, to Iron Chef and Million Pound Menu, take a look below.
A runaway success on Hulu, this new series has kept an industry spellbound by its accuracy and attention to detail, as fine-dining chef Carmen tries to turn around a Chicago sandwich shop after the death of his brother.
Get up to date with season one if you haven't already. Season two lands next year.
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Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend
The high-octane cooking show and cult classic on Netflix, includes 'Iron Chefs' Marcus Samuelsson, Dominique Crenn, Ming Tsai, Curtis Stone and Gabriela Cámara, who take on the might of the rising star contestants in extravagant challenges. This is fun viewing with plenty of interesting tidbits thrown in by host Alton Brown.
Stephen Graham plays a chef who is feeling the stress from all angles as the pressure builds in his restaurant. This frenetic depiction of the darker side of kitchen cultures is shot in a single take during one night of service, where you will literally feel your pulse rate rise along with Graham's.
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A Taste of Hunger
Another film that puts a volatile chef centre stage is this drama set in Copenhagen, the epicentre of New Nordic cuisine in Denmark. This time we meet the power couple running a fine-dining restaurant, Malus, who are prepared to risk it all in their relentless pursuit of a Michelin star.
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What better way to get into holiday mode than this easy-going film on Netflix, which manages to combine idyllic Italian life with Danish fine dining. Toscana follows the story of a Danish chef who heads to the popular Italian hot-spot to sell his father's estate, meeting a woman who urges him to review his attitude towards life and love with lots of cooking along the way.
Million Pound Menu
Restaurant manager Fred Sirieix presents this UK reality show in which next-gen restaurateurs get the chance to open their own pop-up eateries to impress the paying public in a bid to convince a panel of discerning U.K. investors. There's plenty of food for thought and a number of diverse characters, restaurant and menu ideas, and investment opportunities to make it a very watchable series. However, clearly some of them should have watched How to pitch to a restaurant investor first!
A Perfect Pairing
If you're up for a rom com and a glass of wine, try 'a perfect pairing' as go-getter LA wine exec, Lola, flies to Australia to try to win over a major client, and finds herself working on an Australian sheep farm, securing both the deal and love along the way.