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.

Jennifer & Joanna: Absolutely Champers

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Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders are two of Britain’s best-loved comedy icons. In classic sit-com Absolutely Fabulous, their alter egos loved nothing more than cracking open a bottle of bubbly. Now, Joanna and Jennifer are reuniting as BBC Select joins them for a road trip to France’s Champagne region. But will Eddie and Patsy finally discover how the bubbles get into their ‘Bolly’, sweetie?


Watch Nigellisima on BBC Select

Bring incredible Italian cuisine into the kitchen and using everyday ingredients with Nigellissima. This Italian cooking series sees the celebrated chef share her passion for pasta, puddings and more. Recreate these easy to follow Nigella Lawson recipes and bring delicious Italian dishes to the plate.

Stream this delightful Nigella Lawson BBC TV series and be inspired by Nigella’s range of delicious Italian recipes. Learn to cook Italian food using easy to source fresh ingredients. Follow her simple steps to make every mouthwatering meal. Molto bene!

Featured Nigella Lawson Italian recipes include Shortcut sausage meatballs, Italian roast chicken with peppers and olives, Pork loin with Parma ham and oregano, Sicilian pasta with tomatoes, garlic and almonds, Sardinian couscous with clams, Squid and prawns with chilli and Tiramisini.

The World’s Most Luxurious Holidays

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Experience the world’s most luxurious vacation destinations, escape everyday life and live like a VIP with this new travel show from BBC Select. Explores amazing luxury hotels, VIP villas and private island resorts that you won’t find in the brochures and each with eye-watering price tags. See some of the world’s most desirable vacation spots such as the Grand Riad at the Royal Mansour in Marrakesh. See where the billionaires holiday, the celebrities share selfies and where you always get the ultimate 5 star treatment.

Episode 1 – Magnificent Manhattan

If you haven’t had a vacation for a while, let BBC Select transport you to some of the planet’s most exclusive holiday hotspots in this luxurious travel documentary. Check into New York’s Mark Hotel where Meghan Markle held her baby shower. Spend some time at Vila Azzurine in Portugal’s Algrave, costing a cool $200,000 a week. Or try an ultra-lux safari at the Royal Malewane in South Africa.

Episode 2 – Mouth-watering Marrakesh

Ever wondered where the ultra-rich and famous like to relax? BBC Select has exclusive access to some of the world’s most glamorous vacation locations in this opulent travel documentary. Spend some time in one of the most expensive hotels in the world: the Royal Mansour in Marrakesh. If you want to party like an A-lister, try Vila One at $30K a night, then journey to Italy’s decedent Plazzo Fiuggi.

Episode 3 – Palatial Paris

What luxurious extras do you get when you’re dropping $20K a night on a suite? Find out as BBC Select checks you into the ultra-swish Burgenstock Hotel in Switzerland in this illuminating travel documentary. Then vacation like a king or queen as you’re transported to the incredible Le Grand Controle in the grounds of the Palace of Versailles, where every guest gets the finest royal treatment.

Extraordinary Places to Eat

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Get insider knowledge on some remarkable places to eat and discover the hidden gastronomic gems that the top chefs rarely share.

In this BBC food and travel documentary, world-famous maître d’ Fred Sirieux travels across Europe on a mission to persuade the world’s finest chefs to reveal their favorite secret places to eat.

Traveling to food hotspots including San Sebastian, Paris and Venice, he meets a veritable smorgasbord of top food professionals. But will he persuade these famed gourmands to delve into their little black books and reveal the mouth-watering morsels offered by unassuming backstreet bistros and concealed cafes?