5 Anime Shows For Foodies – Black Girl Nerds
If it’s true that half of the dining experience is visual, then the anime on this list will definitely help satisfy your craving for sweets, pastries, and Japanese cuisine. Their mouth-watering recipes and detailed art styles are enough to make your mouth water. We don’t recommend watching any of these five anime on an empty stomach. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
- Food wars!
Where to watch: Crunchyroll, Netflix, HBO Max, Hulu
Food wars! is an animated series with realistic depictions of tasty bites that will make your mouth water. The show follows Soma Yukihira: an aspiring chef who seeks to surpass his father’s esteemed culinary skills.
Soma’s journey leads him to the prestigious Totsuki Culinary Academy. There, he is forced to overcome grueling cooking competitions and betrayals in hopes of advancing to the school’s graduating class (and only 10% of students make it to graduation.) Food wars! depicts vivid displays of actual recipes and cooking techniques, which have been replicated by popular YouTube channels such as BuzzFeed and Babish Culinary Universe.
Although the show features ecchi elements that may be uncomfortable for some (characters literally experience orgasmic reactions to their meals), the show’s photorealistic food themes make it a must-watch for foodies.
- Yakitate!! Japan
Where to watch: Crunchyroll
Yakitate!! Japan is a series about the love of baking bread. This wholesome shonen contains detailed depictions of French toast and produce that will inspire you to create your own creations. Yakitate!! Japan follows the ambitious Kazuma Azuma, a 16-year-old baking prodigy who aims to create a signature bread for Japan.
With his natural gifts (he is endowed with the legendary “Hands of the Sun”, a hidden talent that allows the dough to ferment more quickly), his passion and the support of his family, he sets his sights on a job with a prestigious Japanese bakery in hopes of creating bread that Japanese citizens can be proud of! Yakitate!! Japan will warm your heart with its joyful tale and wonderful depictions of French toast, savory rolls and pastries.