Saturday, March 12, 2016

Michael Pollan's "Cooked" series on Netflix Originals

It's a rare thing for me to recommend a TV series here but this 4-episode delight produced and narrated by Michael Pollan popped up in my Netflix recommended list recently and last night we watched the first and second episodes: Fire and Water.

Imagine my surprise when the Fire episode featured eastern NC barbecue, a local pit master, Left Bank Butchery, (we shop there especially at holidays!) and Cane Creek Farm, one of our favorite local farms. There was also a cameo with James Taylor.

The water episode was equally good.

It's all about cooking - not so much recipes but the act of cooking and what it means to humans, the only species who does it.

It's beautifully filmed and fascinating. 

I highly recommend. 


Calm, Forward, Straight said...

The Botany of Desire and The Omnivore's Dilemma are two of my favorite books ever. Totally ♥ Michael Pollan.

Here's an interview from Modern Farmer about the series.

I believe spring has officially sprung :D

billie said...

Love those books too! Thank you for the link - going to read now!!

Grey Horse Matters said...

Sounds interesting. I'll give it a look.

billie said...

I think you'll enjoy it! Let me know!