The BEST Episodes of Cooked

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 19, 2021

Network: Netflix

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.

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#1 - Air

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 19, 2016

Visit food labs and Moroccan fields as Pollan delves into the science of bread-making and the nature of gluten.

star 8.21
123 votes

#2 - Earth

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 19, 2016

Discover how microbes help turn raw ingredients into delicacies like chocolate and cheese as Pollan tackles the mysterious process of fermentation.

star 8.18
126 votes

#3 - Water

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 19, 2016

Pollan looks to the kitchens of India for a lesson in the value of pot cooking and examines the consequences of eating highly processed food.

star 8.03
132 votes

#4 - Fire

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 19, 2016

With help from Aboriginal hunters and a barbecue pit master, Pollan shows how fire shaped human gastronomy, and weighs our duty to the animals we eat.

star 7.80
165 votes