There are few things more relaxing in this world than curling up on the couch with and turning on a cooking show. Something about watching people, both professionals and home cooks, pour love into every bite they're preparing is just so incredibly soothing. Most food shows provide the perfect escape from Sunday scaries or a breather after a busy day, but there are some series that stand above the others as the most excellent respites.
Many of those particularly calming and enlightening food shows are available to stream on Netflix, making them accessible anytime you need an exciting dinner idea or an immediate chill pill. Ahead, we've rounded up the 12 best food and cooking programs on Netflix, from light-hearted competition shows to more serious documentary series. Get ready to add each and every one to your watch list.