Kitchen-Based Costume Drama

Former CHOW Grinder writer Stephanie Lucianovic and I are Netflix friends (as well as friends in real life) and we share a soft spot for old British television series. When Stephanie told me about one set in London in the 1900s featuring elaborate cooking scenes with lots of period detail, I knew I’d be on the hook for at least a few episodes.

The Duchess of Duke Street stars Gemma Jones and may be a bit dry for some tastes, but if you’re someone who enjoys period pieces, detailed historical food imagery, and you don’t mind some cheesy camera moves (the series was filmed in the 1970s), you might consider adding it to your Netflix queue, too.

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