Cooked (TV series)

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Created byAlex Gibney
StarringMichael Pollan
Isaac Pollan
Country of originUSA
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes4
Running time50-58 min.
Original release
ReleaseFebruary 19, 2016 (2016-02-19)

Cooked is a 2016 original Netflix documentary series created by Alex Gibney based on the book by Michael Pollan with the same title, starring Michael Pollan and Isaac Pollan. It explains the history and different aspects of cooking, and its ability to connect us as human beings.[1][2][3]


In 'Cooked', Michael Pollan[4] explores food past and present through the four elemental categories — fire, water, air and earth.[2] The series is based on Pollan's book with same title.



It was released on February 2, 2016 on Netflix streaming.[5]


  1. ^ "Netflix's Cooked bites off more than it can chew". AV Club. 19 February 2016. Retrieved July 25, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Genzlinger, Neil (17 February 2016). "Review: Michael Pollan and Pangs of Guilt, Not Hunger". The New York Times. Retrieved July 25, 2019.
  3. ^ "Catastrophic Reviews: "Cooked" on Netflix". Kitchen Catastrophe. 23 February 2017. Retrieved July 25, 2019.
  4. ^ "A review of Michael Pollan's documentary series Cooked". Food and Wine Gazette. 2016-03-20. Retrieved 2020-04-18.
  5. ^ Cooked. Netflix.

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