Food and drink documentaries

Whether you are interested in going out for fine dining or entertaining friends at home, BBC Select has some food and drink documentaries that cater to all tastes. Join Nigella Lawson for an Italian-inspired Christmas at home or venture to France with Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders on a champagne booze cruise. Sign up for BBC Select in the US or Canada today to get those taste buds singing.

The Secret World Of Ice Cream

The Secret World Of Ice Cream

A ‘cold’ war developed between a number of famous British and global companies as they attempted to dominate the delicious world of ice cream. This fun food documentary, narrated by UK comedy legend Jo Brand, explains how frozen sweet treats arrived in Britain, leading to a bitter battle of the brands. Heavyweights from the industry reveal the tactics used to dominate the Great Britain’s freezers.

The Secret World Of Burgers

The secret life of burgers

A mainstay of American palates, the humble hamburger took a little longer to reach Britain. This insightful documentary lifts the curtain on an industry now worth billions in the UK. It’s the story of the battle between Wimpy, McDonald’s and Burger King, told by the industry titans behind some of the biggest brands. But what does the future hold for the great British burger?

The Secret World Of Sandwiches

The Secret World Of Sandwiches

It’s no secret, Brits love sandwiches. But, as this fascinating documentary reveals, the development of the humble sandwich was a long and remarkable one. British comedy legend Jo Brand narrates the tale of UK ‘sarnies’, from the first ever pre-packaged sandwich to the mass appeal of Subway. As the big brands soon discovered, there’s plenty of bread to be made from the humble sandwich!

Rick Stein's Secret France

Rick Stein's Secret France

Legendary chef Rick Stein travels across France, from Dieppe in the north of the country, winding his way down to Cassis in the south, on the lookout for exciting new food experiences. Along the way he develops new French recipes, samples delicious French cuisine, meets gastronomic experts and asks what we could learn from the French to enhance our culinary lives.

Little Paris Kitchen: Cooking with Rachel Khoo

Little Paris Kitchen: Cooking with Rachel Khoo

Acclaimed British-born pastry chef Rachel Khoo brings a fresh take on France’s finest dishes. From her tiny Parisian home, she demonstrates how to create irresistible dinners with minimal fuss. Sampling the unique delights of Paris, she unearths singular ingredients, is taught tricks of the trade from masters of cuisine and creates very special, mouth-watering recipes.