I just started watching Netflix's new cooking series called 'Cooked'. The series is based on Michael Pollan's book by the same name which talks about the transformation of food, culture, and cooking from 4 distinct angles -- water, fire, air, and earth. The series is directed by Alex Gibney.
So far, the series seems quite good and entertaining, not to mention very full of knowledge and facts. If you're not one to read the book, maybe you might consider watching the Netflix original series.