When you factor in winter’s wind chills and frigid temperatures, spending time indoors on your days off can be extremely appealing. Here is a list of food documentaries and shows you can stream to your TV (or your laptop or phone), while finding refuge from this year's Polar Vortex.


Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat

Netflix’s first instructional cooking and travel docuseries is inspired by Samin’s James Beard Award-winning book. "Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat" follows Samin Nosrat's travels around the world as she explores the central principles of what makes food delicious and how people can easily incorporate new elements into everyday dishes. 
100% Rotten Tomatoes


This documentary explores the rituals, stories, and traditions of how humans all around the world share this pure, universal, delicious, and simple tradition of cooking meat over an open flame.
100% Rotten Tomatoes

Ugly Delicious

James Beard Award-winning chef David Chang journeys to local culinary hot spots and polished kitchens around the world, sampling and discussing nuances with friends, writers, activists, artists, and other chefs.
100% Rotten Tomatoes

Chef's Table

This binge-able, multi-season series gives you taste of the culinary world from some of the world’s most renowned chefs and their kitchens.
93% Rotten Tomatoes

In Search of Israeli Cuisine

Michael Solomonov, an award-winning chef of Zahav, who has built up Philadelphia-based restaurant empire COOKNSOLO, explores the remarkable food traditions, vibrant restaurants, and kitchens off the beaten path around Israel in this travelogue documentary. 
92% Rotten Tomatoes

Somebody Feed Phil

Best known as the creator of "Everybody Loves Raymond," Philip Rosenthal takes his friends, family, and the couch-based viewers on a goodwill eating tour around the world.
85% Rotten Tomatoes

The Birth of Saké

The Birth of Saké documents the lives, grueling hours, and severe working conditions of the workers at the Yoshiwa Brewery as they continue the 2,000-year-old traditional process of saké-making.
81% Rotten Tomatoes