Society has created many reasons with which we use to differentiate ourselves but the enjoyment of food and the need to prepare it is universal. This Netflix Documentary Series looks at the evolution of food and its history of preparation through the lenses of four natural elements- fire, water, air and earth.
Why this documentary is interesting and enjoyable is because unlike a documentary like ‘Chief's Table', it looks at the importance of food not only just in our culture but also to our humanity, past and present. It also serves as a warning that when you allow corporations to cook for you, you lose out on nutrients more importantly the experience of cooking which connects you to nature.
“This phenomenon of cooking shows has just grown and grown and grown.” “The less time we invest in cooking ourselves, the more time we seem to spend watching other people cook on television, food that we, of course, never get to eat”
IMDB gave it a 8.2 out of 10, and it is a must watch for anyone that enjoys cooking or anthropology.