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Netflix's first original docu-series will be food porn

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David Gelb

Netflix’s first original documentary series will surely make you hungry. The network has ordered Chef’s Table, a six-part series about—what else?—chefs from David Gelb, who knows something about culinary entertainment. Gelb directed the documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi about the man hailed as the world’s best sushi chef, Jiro Ono, and his restaurant Sukiyabashi Jiro. Gelb, who is among the executive producers of the series, will direct along with Andrew Fried, Brian McGinn, and Clay Jeter.

The six chefs set to be featured in the series hail from various locales around the world, and include Ben Shewry of Attica Restaurant in Australia, Magnus Nilsson of Fäviken in Sweden, Francis Mallmann of El Restaurante Patagonia Sur in Argentina, and Massimo Bottura of Osteria Francescana in Italy. The two Americans included are Dan Barber of New York’s Blue Hill and Blue Hill at Stone Barns and Niki Nakayama of n/naka in Los Angeles.

The series will premiere in 2015.