Netflix and chow: What to eat while binge-watching you favorite shows

Being snowed in is the perfect excuse to binge watch that show you’ve been meaning to check out — and pig out with abandon. Here, we offer up some recipes for food to whip up while your eyes are glued to the show on your streaming service of choice.

The Americans / FX via AP

What to watch

The Americans, Amazon — Two Russian spies pose as a normal Washington, D.C. couple at the height of the Cold War. Twists, turns and lots of intense fight scenes ensue.

What to make

Caviar — No cooking involved with this one — just pop open a jar to indulge, Russian style. Find out where to find it in Atlanta. beats can’t be beat.Or make a proper borscht —

The Crown / Netflix

What to watch

The Crown, Netflix — The show follows the drama-filled reign of Queen Elizabeth II.

What to make

Scones — Nothing says “proper British” like these baked treats best enjoyed with a spot of tea. Make a lemon blueberry version or try this recipe for fig and marscarpone scones.

 

Game of Thrones / HBO

What to watch

Game of Thrones, HBO — Nine families fight for control of Westeros, with a little incest and patricide thrown in for good measure. Also, dragons.

What to make

Big ol’ turkey legs — Get in the mood with Ren Faire-style smoked turkey legs (and wash it all down with a glass — or four — of wine, Tyrion Lannister-style.

 

Parks & Rec / NBC

What to watch

Parks and Recreation, Netflix —  Type A Leslie, gruff but caring Ron and dopey but sweet Andy were just a few of the quirky characters in this comedy set in fictional Pawnee.

What to make

Waffles — Leslie tears into a stack of waffles from JJ’s Diner to make herself feel better when she’s sad, to celebrate when she’s happy — anytime, really. Fun fact: The exterior shot used for JJ’s is Landmark Diner on Cheshire Bridge Road. Use this recipe for blueberry-bacon waffles (and don’t forget the whipped cream).

 

What to watch

Seinfeld, Hulu — The show about “nothing” followed Jerry, George, Elaine and Kramer, and is a benchmark for every television comedy that came after it.

What to make

Babka and soup — “The Soup Nazi” and the “The Dinner Party” are two of the most oft-quoted episodes in a series filled with quotable episodes. Make some soup to warm up and follow it up with a chocolate babka that would make your grandma cry.

Watch our cooking demo with The Soup Nazi:

Finn Wolfhard in “Stranger Things.” / Netflix

What to watch

Stranger Things, Netflix  Now in its second season, was shot in metro Atlanta and follows a group of kids (and a few adults) in ’80s Indiana as they take on supernatural forces.

What to make

Waffles (again) — There’s nothing that Eleven loves more than an Eggo (see Parks and Rec for the recipe).

 

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