This article was first published on March 26, 2020 and updated on January 21, 2022. Additional reporting by Amanda Goh
Remember those holidays spent discovering the best pizzas and pastas in Italy, snacking on lavash (flatbread) in Armenia and drinking one too many glasses of champagne in France? With the ongoing pandemic and the new restrictions due to Omicron, it seems like we’d have to wait a lifetime before we could easily board a plane and do these all over again.
As we wait for the whole world to return to pre-pandemic normal, we can easily “escape” from our couches and relive those moments through captivating Netflix food shows. Here are some of our local and international favourites.
1. School of Chocolate
If you love chocolate, be sure to put this series on your watchlist. Taking you to Los Angeles, USA is this new series hosted by master chocolatier Amaury Guichon, who mentors eight students on the art of chocolate.
Throughout the season, the students will compete for a prize through completing pastry challenges. Watch as chef Guichon creates stunning masterpieces, made with 100 per cent chocolate, while imparting his knowledge to his mentees. This reality competition show is light-hearted, resisting the play-outness of other baking competitions.