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Netflix and Amazon’s unscripted food series will face off

Netflix and Amazon’s unscripted food series will face off
Chef Adeline Grattard, who was profiled during season 2 of Chef's Table. (Photo by Lucie Cipolla/Netflix)

Netflix just announced that Chef’s Table, its Emmy-nominated reality series, will return for its third season on Sept. 2—the exact same day Amazon will debut its series Eat the World with Emeril Lagasse.

This isn’t quite Survivor versus American Idol, or Survivor versus Friends, especially since streaming services don’t have air times, and people can watch whenever they want. But it does seem more than coincidental that Netflix would choose to air its hit unscripted series about chefs on the exact same day Amazon is debuting its new unscripted series about chefs.

The third season of Chef’s Table—which was previously renewed for seasons two, three, and four—will be called Chef’s Table: France. It’s just four episodes long and follows four French chefs.

Amazon’s Eat the World will follow Emeril as he travels to another chef’s favorite place to explore its cuisine. In its six episodes, he’ll go to Cuba with Aarón Sánchez in Cuba, Sweden with Marcus Samuelsson, China with Mario Batali, Spain with José Andrés; Italy with Nancy Silverton; and Korea with Danny Bowien. (Watch a preview.)

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