We're on board with any trailer that begins with a perfectly-charred piece of steak, but Netflix's upcoming series Cooked is about more than just food porn (although, there's plenty of that, too).
Director Alex Gibney, who just won a bunch of Emmys for his 2015 Scientology documentary, Going Clear, has teamed up with famed food writer Michael Pollan for a four-episode streaming series that promises to "transform the way you look at food." Each installment focuses on one of the four elements -- fire, earth, water and air -- and how they interact with cooking across the globe. The burning question: what do we lose when we rely on processed, mass-produced food?
And trust us, this won't be your average episode of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Cooked will showcase all sorts of unique local-cooking rituals, from an Aboriginal tribe that fire-roast lizards to brewers in Peru who use fermented saliva to make a traditional beverage. Just like your kitchen at home, right?
Get ready to binge-watch (and binge-eat) by checking out the trailer:
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Anna Silman is a staff writer at Thrillist and an alum of Salon and Vulture. She's not much of a chef, but has been known to make a mean Bloody Mary. Find her on Twitter: @annaesilman.
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