If you’re anything like us, you’ll have spent some time this week in front of a screen, and like the rest of us you’re most likely facing into a lot more of the same over the next week.

Seeing as we’re out of our own kitchen for a while, we thought it would be interesting to take a look into other peoples and share some cooking show recommendations to help you pass the time as you self-isolate.

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat

With just 4 episodes this one can be stretched out over a few evenings or binged in one go. Each episode travels to a different country so we can all live vicariously through them and travel the world from the safety of our couches.  

The Great British Bake off

We’re sure you’ve all watched an episode or two of this over the years, it’s hard to avoid and why would you want to? It’s such a comforting show and with so much time being spent at home, now is the perfect time to get some home baking inspiration. We’re not saying you need to recreate the challenges but it’s an easy watch and great for all of the family.

There are lots of older seasons on Netflix and newer ones on All4 so whatever platform you’re watching on you’ll be spoiled for choice. We fully recommend checking out the cast of Derry Girls doing a special festive episode, it’s hilarious and will absolutely lift your spirits even though you’re watching it in March.

Chef’s Table

With 6 seasons available on Netflix this one is sure to keep you occupied for a while. Each episode focuses on a different chef and just like Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, it travels all over the world. We’ll be making a wish list of dishes to try and places to visit when things settle back down!

Ugly Delicious

We love a beautifully presented plate of food, in fact it’s something we pride ourselves on providing here at the restaurant. That being said, even though we eat with our eyes, you can’t always judge the flavours and tastes of a dish by how it looks. We like the concept of a show that focuses on flavour over looks and we’re pretty sure you will too.

Nailed It

If you’ve ever tried to follow a recipe and the end result didn’t turn out quite like you expected it to then this is the show for you. In each episode, 3 bakers are set challenges which they complete with varying degrees of success.

It will definitely give you a laugh or two and make you feel better about any past baking fails you might be responsible for. You may not get 5-star fine dining with this show, but you will get a few laughs and we’ll take them where we can get them these days.

We hope you enjoy our cooking show recommendations, if you have any that you’d like to share with us please do let us know in the comments.

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