Recently I was running through the channels on Hulu and I came across this really fun and interesting anime called Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma. It's in Japanese and subtitled in English.
The story is about a young man as he leaves his family restaurant to attend a very strict and innovative culinary school were he battles many eccentric characters such as; The 'God Tongue', a beautiful female chef who wears a sext school girl uniform, a busty bikini wearing chef who is known as the 'Master of Meat, his international traveling father and a young male chef who only wears an apron, just to name a few.
The thing I liked most about this anime series is that they include some authentic culinary phrases, historical and geographical facts and culinary dishes.
There are parts of this anime that may not suit everyone, especially when someone eats food that is so delicious that they appear naked, sometimes wrapped in tentacles and orgasmic. There are lots of almost up skirts and erotica, but hey... it's anime. These moments usually appear suddenly, which makes it kinda entertaining in a strange and funny way.
Overall, I appreciate the amount of research they put into each episode and for those of who into competitive cooking, this may be right up your alley. Watch it on Hulu fo ra 24 episode series or purchase the ongoing manga series if your in Japan