1. Salt Fat Acid Heat
Food shows are abundant on the streaming service, just like any other broadcaster. But the deliciously sweet demeanor of presenter and writer Samin Nosrat makes Salt Fat Acid Heat one of the more interesting morsels served up by Netflix. In the four episodes, spanning four different countries — Japan, Italy, Mexico, California in the U.S. — and four essential elements to cooking — salt, fat, acid, heat — scenes in which each audible slurp and swallow illustrate the full, rich pleasure the chef/author finds in eating good food.
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2. Hasan Minhaj, Homecoming King
The Daily Show’s Hasan Minhaj uses his Netflix stand-up special, Homecoming King, to weave an intricate and hilarious account of his life as a son of Indian-American immigrants. The special was adapted from Minhaj’s 2015 Off Broadway play of the same name, and its narrative style is more akin to an episode of “The Moth” podcast than to a typical stand-up show. But what really makes this special stand out is how Minhaj manages to be bluntly honest about the difficulties of being brown in America without ranting about Muslim bans, Trump’s presidency, and other obvious issues that have been touched on before.
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