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I know that the title of this new series will make a few of you immediately think it’s not your cup of tea, and I knew that the genre will probably make even less people listen to my recommendation. But bear with me, because I think this should be watched by everyone – and everyone will enjoy it immensely, since it’s on a topic we’re all kinda passionate about.
So yes, it’s called Cooked, so it’s about food; and yes, it’s a documentary. And no, there isn’t the kind of action to keep you on the edge of your seat, but still this Netflix mini-series is something you would happily spend an evening with – if you give it a chance. Hosted by the journalist and food writer Michael Pollan, the four-part documentary tells the story of how cooking made us who we are: both as a species and culturally speaking. He traces cooking back to its roots and traditions, while constantly putting that next to what is our perspective on it now.
Comparing the simplest of foods, bread – and how it was made from three ingredients for centuries – with what you probably have in your kitchen now, a store-bought version of it with around 26 ingredients – is just one of the examples of what the show is about. But there is not a line of condescending tone, I assure you – he’s not trying to make anyone go to the kitchen, he’s trying to lure us back into it by giving us a taste of what food is really about. Believe me when I tell you that after even one part, you will feel the urge to make a dinner for all your friends – or at least for yourself, instead of ordering one – because of the way Pollan thinks about food as a connection to ourselves and each other. Split into four sections – Fire, Water, Air, and Earth – Pollan tells the fascinating story of human cooking in a way that is sure to get you hooked.