The options for instant streaming on Netflix keep growing, and it’s easy to miss some of the great food documentaries and similar content that is available for subscribers. Here are three choices that you don’t want to miss.


“Ingredients” (2009)
Netflix says: Narrated by actress Bebe Neuwirth, this engaging documentary weighs the shortcomings of America's industrialized food system against a rising local-growth movement, whose proponents are shrinking the gap between farmland and dinner table. With chefs Alice Waters and Greg Higgins as guiding lights, growers, restaurateurs and consumers around the country, from Oregon to Harlem, New York, discuss their methods for bringing food production back home.
Reviewers give it 3.9 out of 5 stars.






“Forks Over Knives” (2011)
Netflix says: Focusing on the research of two food scientists, this earnest documentary reveals that despite broad advances in medical technology, the popularity of modern processed foods has led to epidemic rates of obesity, diabetes and other diseases.
Reviewers give it 4.2 out of 5 stars.









“Ted Talks: Chew on This” (2011)
Netflix says: Take a seat at the TED table with bakers, food scientists, chefs, farmers and foodies for a taste of truth about food. These discussions celebrate and explore all things food, covering flavor, sustainability, obesity, famine and more.
Reviewers give it 3.7 out of 5 stars.


Have you seen any food programs on Netflix that you would recommend?


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Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.

3 food movies to watch on Netflix instantly
If you're a Netflix instant-streaming subscriber, you have access to these insightful movies and programs about sustainability and food.