If you're a foodie who's idea of fun this holiday season is curling up on the couch with a great show/movie, then we can help! We've rounded up some of the top Netflix shows/movies for foodies that will guarantee you hours of couch-side bliss. And because they are sure to get your stomach grumbling, we've paired each one with the perfect recipe for you to enjoy while you watch. Are you ready to dig in to our list?
Chef's Table gives you a close up look into the lives and kitchens of six of the most renowned chefs from around the world. From Ben Shewry in Australia and Magnus Hilsson in Sweden to Niki Nakayama in Los Angeles and Massimo Bottura in Italy -- this drool-worthy series will satisfy your culinary curiosity like no other.
But what to eat on this International food journey? We couldn't choose just one dish, so instead we're sharing our favourite Recipes From Around the World, and leaving the choice up to you!
And for those of you who are drawn to French Cuisine, Chef's Table France is a visually stunning series that features Chefs who are breaking down barriers and revolutionizing French Cuisine as we know it. And what better way to enjoy from under your blanket as you follow along, than a warm bowl of French Onion Soup? Spoon after spoon of rich beef broth, sweet caramelized onions, gooey Gruyère and crusty bread will get you in the spirit.
The Search for General Tso is a movie that explores the phenomenon of this dish that has become a tradition at Chinese restaurants across North America. But who was General Tso? And where did this dish originate? Watch and find out...
And since you'll get your fill of General Tso Chicken from the movie, but definitely end up with a craving for Chinese take-out, we'll help you ditch the MSG and save some money with this incredible and super speedy Chicken & Vegetable Lo Mein. All you need is 15 minutes to whip up this incredible dish with saucy noodles overflowing with chicken and vegetables.
The award-winning series, Mind of a Chef, follows chefs trained in some of the finest kitchens in the world on their culinary journey to excellence. Their artistry is so impressive you'll want to raise a glass and toast to their skills. And this Passion Fruit Champagne Cocktail is the perfect thing to have on hand. Simply combine passion fruit juice, tequila and champagne to create the most perfectly intoxicating cocktail.
Chef, starring Jon Favreau, Scarlett Johansson and Sophia Vergara, is the story of Chef Carl Casper who quits his job at a Four Star restaurant and launches a food truck that they name 'El Jefe'. Chef takes you on a culinary road trip and serves up lots of laughs along the way. And because no movie-watching experience is complete without popcorn, we've paired this one with our Spicy Ranch Popcorn recipe. What do you get when you combine Sriracha sauce with Ranch seasonings? A kickin' batch of spicy and savory popcorn that's guaranteed to wake up your taste buds!
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Ever feel like you're wasting time in a world-class city by waiting in line at tourist traps or wandering streets you know nothing about? Sometimes the best way to get to know a city is through your stomach. You'll have to eat either way, and walking food tours, booming brewery scenes, and tasting events will keep you full and put you in touch with the local history and culture. Here are the quintessential foods that truly delivery the flavor of your destination, and where to try them. (Photo: Thinkstock/iStock)
You can't visit Paris without spending lots of time in picturesque cafes, but that doesn't mean the only thing you'll eat is crepes. Try something even more French than those thin pancakes, like croque madame—a delectable baked ham and cheese sandwich on brioche, smothered in more cheese and topped with a fried egg. Buttery French cooking is best embodied by this dish, which is available almost everywhere and is especially praised at Le Petit Cler, a chic cafe just steps from the Eiffel Tower. (Photo: TripAdvisor, LLC)
Forget the deep dish at the original UNO's—any local will tell you they only go when their out-of-town family or friends visit. Chicago has an even more impressive smorgasbord of mouthwatering sandwiches and Chicago 'Dog offerings, including delectable Italian beef sandwiches and hefty hotdogs with all the toppings. (Photo: TripAdvisor, LLC)
Rule number one: Don't call it Beantown. Rule number two: No one orders Boston baked beans. For an authentic taste of Boston, tourists and locals alike go for creamy New England clam chowder at one of the area's many seafood havens. There's nothing like potato, clams, and bacon in hot chowder to warm you up when the snow is chilling you to the bone. (Photo: TripAdvisor, LLC)
Mardi Gras revelers head to New Orleans in droves every Fat Tuesday, but visitors can be found lining up at the legendary Café du Monde for beignets and coffee year-round. The famous bakery began as a French Market coffee stand in 1862, and still attracts hoards with their sugary fried-dough confections. Enjoy them with a chicory coffee or café au lait in the morning, before strolling the Mississippi River or exploring Jackson Square.
All Spanish food is wildly delicious in its own right, but the decadent desserts in Madrid are on a whole different level. Hot chocolate here is far more literal than its American counterpart—a steaming cup of chocolaté is essentially a melted candy bar. As if that wasn't enough, Spaniards combine the scalding chocolate with the deep-fried goodness of warm, sugary dough to make churros con chocolaté. (Photo: TripAdvisor, LLC)
It's no secret that you'd be crazy not to grab a slice of New York-style pizza in Manhattan—and there are plenty of places to choose from. For a true local experience, skip the sit-down spots and grab a paper-thin slice for a few bucks. You can revel in delicious, cheesy simplicity for less than you'll spend on any other meal in NYC. (Photo: TripAdvisor, LLC)
Tourists may know Quebec for its French and British influences, but some of the best food in Montreal comes out of its Jewish Quarter—of which Schwartz's Hebrew Delicatessen is the crown jewel. Smoked meat sandwiches from Schwartz's have been in high-demand since the deli opened in 1928, and they're piled high with flavorful, slow-smoked beef that needs no toppings. The line here is always out the doors, but it moves fast and is well worth the brief wait.
Portugal's capital is home to many rich national dishes, but the one with the strongest local flavor is a popular breakfast treat—dark Portuguese coffee and egg tart pastries, or pastel de nata. These bite sized custard cups are sweet enough to aid you through the bitter local coffee, which is served in a tiny glass like a shot. You'll want to drink it as the locals do—without milk—but if you need some help getting it down you certainly won't be the first. (Photo: TripAdvisor, LLC)
The capital of Greece is also the capital of Mediterranean cuisine, with simple yet flavorful recipes reigning supreme. A hole-in-the-wall spot near Syntagma Square called Souvlaki o Kostas has had a long time to perfect the Mediterranean method—it has been pumping out chicken- and pork-filled pita gyros for the better part of a century, and has always been operated by the same family. Kostas' perfectly seasoned meats, fresh veggies, and tart yogurt make for a truly incredible taste of Greece. Ask any seasoned local where to go for souvlaki and they'll point you here. (Photo: TripAdvisor, LLC)
Nordic cuisine is having a moment, and there's no better place to try it than Scandinavia. Copenhagen restaurants—including noma, named the world's best for four years running—serve up unique North Atlantic dishes like sea urchin, cured herring and salmon, pickled vegetables, and root-based soups.
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