The BEST Episodes of Cooked
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Sep 19, 2021
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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.