Cooked – Official Netflix Trailer

Scheduled for release on Netflix this month, Cooked looks set to be another great film to add to the mounting collection of excellent food related netflix content (Chef’s Table – the latest comes to mind). Divided into four episodes, each one done by a different filmmaker, explores different natural elements and their relationship to modern and traditional cooking methods. In the ‘Air’ episode the science of bread-making and gluten is the focus while in the ‘Fire’ episode the traditional fire-roasts of monitor lizards in Western Australia is centre stage. It based on a book written by acclaimed food writer Michael Pollan from 2013 who has had previous work turned into a film.

Oscar winning Alex Gibney, known for such documentary films as Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, and Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine, is executive producer of the show.

From the trailer it looks a really interesting and visual insight into the joy of cooking.

Cooked is scheduled to release on Netflix February 19.