20 fast food and Netflix pairings for the classiest binge weekend of your life

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Chef’s Table – Burger King

Jiro Dreams of Sushi director David Gelb’s documentary series Chef’s Table makes an excellent case that food preparation can be art. It’s obvious that the chefs profiled on the series pour a staggering amount of time and energy into their craft. As the series shows, all of that effort produces some remarkable results. The inspired design and precise detailing of the chef’s signature dishes is nothing less than a transcendent.

However, as exquisite as the food on the series is, it never quite seems like it would be terribly satisfying to eat. The focus on presentation means the portion sizes of many of these meals are often less than generous. This presents a problem as watching a show that features some many amazing foods has the effect of stoking up a powerful hunger. As a solution, it may be a good idea to make a Burger King run before indulging in a Chef’s Table marathon.

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While none of the iconic franchise’s restaurants rate any Michelin stars, its food is affordable, hearty and well-portioned. No matter how hungry you get after watching the meticulous preparation, cooking and presentation of the show’s haute cuisine, BK can keep you satisfied. A Double Whopper or Rodeo King will subdue your desire for Massimo Bottura’s six tortellini in broth. A Crispy Buffalo Chicken Melt will overpower your need to try one of Dan Barber’s minuscule butterfish tacos. And a Cinnamon Toast Crunch shake will obliterate your interest in trying one of Magnus Nilsson’s dessert bites.