There are a lot of cooking shows out there and not enough hours in the day to watch them all. We’ve narrowed it down to the 10 best cooking shows to watch right now. Enjoy!
1. Chopped • Food Network
Chopped is in its 23rd season and still going strong. Host Ted Allen serves up four chefs who compete for a $10,000 prize. Each has to make one course from a basket of mystery ingredients and in each round the loser gets chopped. This is pure, intense drama that’s all about the food. Past seasons are streaming on Netflix and if you love Chopped, you’ll love Chopped Junior.
2. Top Chef • Bravo
If you prefer cooking shows where you really get to know the contestants and root for your faves, Top Chef is one of the best reality shows that features personalities but, at the end of the day, is all about talent and creativity. Plus each season takes place in a different city so you can plan your next foodie vaycay. And even if your chef gets eliminated early on, there’s still a chance they could make it back for the finale by winning Last Chance Kitchen.
3. Pati’s Mexican Table • PBS
This cooking show stars chef, food writer and mom, Pati Jinich and it’s all about Mexican cuisine. Each episode is inspired by Mexican history and culture — start with a dish and the journey takes off from there.
4. The Chew • ABC
This is daytime tv worth watching! Emmy-winning, The Chew, a lifestyle show centered around food, gives you the whole shebang. Cooking tips, recipes, restaurants, food trends, entertaining, etc. It stars former Top Chef contestant Carla Hall, Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Daphne Oz and Clinton Kelly.
5. Good Eats • Cooking Channel
Chef Alton Brown hosts Good Eats, an entertaining twist on cooking and food. It takes traditional cooking lessons to the next level with a little comedy, a little pop culture and plenty of food science. Past Food Network episodes are streaming on Netflix.
6. America’s Test Kitchen • PBS
The most watched cooking show on public television gives you all the meat and potatoes (pun intended!) of each recipe. Host Christopher Kimball offers cooking tips, equipment reviews, ingredient recommendations and the science behind each dish.
7. Nerdy Nummies • YouTube
Rosanna Pansino hosts one of the most popular cooking shows on YouTube with 4 million subscribers. Nerdy Nummies — which features whimsical baked goods like Hulk Pudding Cups, Emoji Waffles and a Grumpy Cat Cake — is especially popular with girls age 13-17 but even younger kids will love it too.
8. The Mind of a Chef • PBS
Anthony Bourdain narrates this James Beard Award wining travel/adventure cooking show. Each season we follow a chef (or two) on a global journey in search of the perfect ingredients and the perfect meal. No competition, just amazing destinations and fabulous recipes.
9. Extra Virgin Americana • Cooking Channel
Husband and wife hosts of the popular Extra Virgin, Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos are heading to the Grand Canyon with their daughters and Uncle Robert. Viewers follow along as they take a road trip, making stops at local markets, food trucks and restaurants along the way.
10. Chef’s Table • Netflix
Netflix is jumping on the cooking shows bandwagon with their usual excellence. This six-part docu-series explores global cuisine by following a different chef in each episode. You’ll get a peak into their lifestyle, food ethics and restaurant.