Food porn, #cleaneating, Instagrams of each and every meal of your day: We are living in a culture of food obsession by way of voyeurism. We rarely dine without documenting the experience, and in response to the timeless question "who runs the world?" one look at social media will give you the answer: foodies.
But there is a lot we can't learn about food from the perfectly filtered photos on our feeds. Food documentaries are a powerful way to focus on smaller stories about the industry that highlight the bigger truths about where our food comes from and how it affects everything from our bodies to the environment.
Netflix is now home to countless food-inspired documentaries that examine the creation of, inspiration behind and taste of our favorite subject. From food science 101 to the implications of overeating, these documentaries will blow your mind no matter how many restaurants you're the mayor of on Foursquare.