9. Cooked, Michael Pollan (Series)
What’s it about?
Cooked is a four-part series based on Michael Pollan’s book of the same name. The main theme is how cooking has changed the way we eat over history, with a focus on food and how we relate to it.
Why’d it make the list?
Michael presents this series in a very neutral way, with few direct comments on health and science. Because of this, the documentary series never feels preachy or like some sort of call to action – instead, through watching the evolution of cooking and culture of food, us viewers are allowed to make our own conclusions. In the end, you’re left with a much greater appreciation for food and the culture surrounding it. You may never view boxed processed foods the same way again!