2017 is finally behind us, and there's a shiny new year to cuddle up with. What are your hopes and dreams for 2018? I hope one of your goals is to watch even more TV and movies, because this year promises to be a treat. Streaming has never been better or had so many options!
Coming to Netflix
- Chef & My Fridge: 2017 (January 1)
This was originally supposed to come out in December, but it got pushed back to January. If you love Chopped, then you need to check out this show. The best chefs in Korea battle to create the most interesting dishes. The show has English subtitles.
- Like Water for Chocolate (January 1)
Food is never just food. There's history, there's place, and there's also intention. In this sultry movie, Tita and Pedro are passionately in love, but it's forbidden. Pedro marries Tita's sister to be near her, and Tita, as the family cook, cooks for Pedro to express her love.
- Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (January 1)
The classic children's movie is back this month for your viewing pleasure.
- Rotten (January 5)
This new documentary from Netflix highlights the mysteries and business of the food supply that makes up grocery stores, restaurants, and more. I'm personally very excited to watch this.
- Somebody Feed Phil (January 12)
If you love Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown, then this new show might be for you. Follow the creator of "Everyone Loves Raymond," Phil Rosenthal, as he travels around the world and eats food and meets people.
Coming to Hulu
- Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basics, Seasons 8 & 9 (January 1)
We learned a lot about Ina Garten in 2017, and 2018 is off to an excellgarten start, thanks to Hulu.
- Beat Bobby Flay, Seasons 1 & 2 (January 1)
This show is on its 14th season right now, but Hulu is letting us back in on the first couple seasons this month. There's still time to catch up, right?
- Best of Man v. Food, Season 1 (January 1)
In this show Adam Richman travels across the country and tries signature dishes at local restaurants.
- Cupcake Wars, Season 8 (January 1)
Watch people battle it out for the best cupcake on this reality competition series.
- Cutthroat Kitchen, Season 7 (January 1)
In this cooking competition hosted by Alton Brown, three contestants vie for a $25,000 prize.
- Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Season 22 (January 1)
Guy Fieri's Times Square restaurant might have closed on New Year's Eve, but you can still get your fill of donkey sauce while watching him race around the country and stuff his face.
- Food Network Star, Season 12 (January 1)
Who will be the next Bobby Flay? This cooking competition pits cooks against each other to see who has the media chops.
- Great Food Truck Race, Season 7 (January 1)
Food truck teams race to compete for $50,000 in this food adventure show. This season highlights family teams.
- Barista (January 18)
This documentary follows competitors in the World Barista Championships as they try to make the best cup of coffee.
Coming to Amazon Prime
Nothing new this month.
Coming to HBO
- Sideways (January 1)
In this comedy, a wine enthusiast and his friend go on a trip to wine country.
What are you going to watch this month?