As he tries his hand at baking, brewing and braising, acclaimed food writer Michael Pollan explores how cooking transforms food and shapes our world.
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Explored through the lenses of the four natural elements - fire, water, air and earth - COOKED is an enlightening and compelling look at the evolution of what food means to us through the history of food preparation and its universal ability to connect us. Highlighting our primal human need to cook, the series urges a return to the kitchen to reclaim our lost traditions and to forge a deeper, more meaningful connection to the ingredients and cooking techniques that we use to nourish ourselves. Written by Netflix

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Have Netflix, Make Food Show
15 January 2019 | by gde-95158See all my reviews

More of the same. On the surface this idea had a lot potential. You quickly find that it was less of an Idea and more just a Title.

The bulk of this series is random information, plenty of holier-than-thou critiquing of modern technology, and a whole lot of "Stuff I Know" shoved at you by Michael Pollan. Not that any of it is wrong, it's just bland, smug and unnecessary.

Netflix clearly gets viewership out of these things, however. The most telling scene is a crossover bit with Simin Nosrat of Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, another aimless Netflix doc that explains why everyone else is wrong.

Fine for casual viewing, but don't expect any epiphanies here.


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