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Food TV shows: Christina Tosi on ‘Chef’s Table: Pastry’ and more series to watch

The streaming TV field is more crowded than ever. If you’re looking for your next binge, consider a show featuring an New York City-based chef. Here are four to know, including one new release and three fresh leftovers that you can still catch if you haven’t yet.

Christina Tosi in 'Chef’s Table: Pastry'

CHEF'S TABLE Chef Christina Tosi
Photo Credit: Netflix / K C Bailey

You know her from: Milk Bar
What you’ll see: This spinoff of the Emmy-nominated documentary series “Chef’s Table” narrows in on the dessert world, with episodes devoted to notable pastry chefs across the globe. The four featured include Milk Bar’s Tosi, who’s built a sweets empire on cereal milk and crack pie. (Others featured in the season are Italy’s Corrado Assenza, Spain’s Jordi Roca and Indonesia’s Will Goldfarb.)
What to eat while watching: Crack pie, of course.
How to watch: Season 1 available April 13 on Netflix
Time investment: Four 45- to 50-minute episodes, but you just need to watch the first for Tosi’s

Jacque Torres in 'Nailed It'

Nicole Byer and Jacques Torres in "Nailed It."
Photo Credit: Netflix

You know him from: His eponymous chocolate stores
What you’ll see: The pastry chef is the lead judge on this charming new reality series (pictured with host Nicole Byer), weighing in on the amateur bakers’ (usually disastrous) attempts at recreating professional-level cakes and pastries. The season also had a few local guest judges, including cake designer Sylvia Weinstock, Museum of Food and Drink founder Dave Arnold and pastry chef Zac Young. (Season 2 is currently casting contestants, if you’re so inclined.)
What to eat while watching: Feast on Torres’ personal favorites from his shop, like Champagne truffles, espresso beans and chocolate chip cookies.
How to watch: Season 1 available now on Netflix
Time investment: Six 30-minute episodes

David Chang in 'Ugly Delicious'

David Chang, left, in Netflix's "Ugly Delicious"Season 1/Episode4.
Photo Credit: Netflix/Netflix

You know him from: The Momofuku empire
What you’ll see: This globe-spanning series sees the charismatic chef (pictured left) dissecting the politics of staples like tacos, pizza, barbecue and fried chicken. Friends and guests along for the ride include Lucali’s Mark Iacono, Totonno’s Cookie Cimineri, Major Food Group’s Mario Carbone, “Lucky Peach” co-founder Peter Meehan, and many, many more.
What to eat while watching: Get a hodgepodge of Lucali pies (to go, if the pizzeria is not too slammed), Fuku fried chicken (delivers via Caviar, Doordash and Postmates) and Wu’s Wonton King golden fried rice (takeout) and you’ll eat through some of the ground the show covers.
How to watch: Season 1 available now on Netflix
Time investment: Eight 50- to 60-minute episodes

Danny Bowien in 'Mind of a Chef'

Danny Bowien in "Mind of a Chef." Credit:
Photo Credit: Zero Point Zero

You know him from: Mission Chinese Food
What you’ll see: This series, previously on PBS, found a new home on Facebook Watch for its most recent season. Past ones have gone inside the “mind” of David Chang, Gabrielle Hamilton and April Bloomfield. And in this Daytime Emmy Award-nominated season, the eccentric restaurateur gets his turn in the spotlight. The Korean-born, Oklahoma-raised chef opens up on his roots, influences and family life.
What to eat while watching: Order some of Mission Chinese Food’s signature Sichuan dishes, like Chongqing chicken wings and mapo tofu (delivery via Caviar). 
How to watch: Season 6 available now on Facebook Watch and mindofachef.com
Time investment: Eight 23- to 25-minute episodes
 

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