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Food and TV: The Best Cooking Shows Of All Time

If you're as much of a foodie as I am, you no doubt love following the odd (or the odd five!) cooking show. What are some of your favorite food and cooking programs?


MasterChef is a cooking competition that puts home cooks to the test of putting together interesting food combinations and complex dishes for three famous chefs. Who will take home the title and the $250,000 prize?
Hosts: Gordon Ramsay, Graham Elliot and Joe Bastianich

Top Chef

Looking for more culinary competitions? TopChef has professionals chefs vying against each other in a series of crazy food challenges. Cooking with just one hand, anyone?
Hosts: Tom Colicchio, Padma Lakshmi and Gail Simmons

Everyday Italian

When it comes to making delicious and simple Italian food, Giada DeLaurentiis knows no rivals. Check out her show for some great tips on how to cook both classic and modern Italian food.
Host: Giada DeLaurentiis

Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations

If you love learning about the cuisines and food cultures of different countries, Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations is the show for you. The producers do an outstanding job of showing you some of the most unusual and delicious food around the world.
Host: Anthony Bourdain


Ever wonder just how far you can go with a few ingredients? Chopped is a reality cooking show that pits four chefs against each other in a challenge to create the most outstanding dish of the four.
Hosts: Ted Allen and Alex Guarnaschelli

Barefoot Contessa

Watch the famous cooking queen Ina Garten put together delicious multi-course meals (her specialty is French cuisine) in her New York home.
Host: Ina Garten

The Taste

In this culinary competition, hosts blindly taste-test the dishes of the contestants and then acts as mentors in a series of team challenges.
Hosts: Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson, Ludo Lefebvre and Brian Malarkey

Good Eats

Ever want to learn more about the science behind food preparation? Good Eats is a show that takes you behind the scenes of food preparation and teaches you more about what you eat.
Host: Alton Brown

The Galloping Gourmet

Looking for a touch of the classic? Follow cooking trailblazer Graham Kerr in his 1960s cooking show, The Galloping Gourmet.

Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution

Watch as British chef Jamie Oliver fights childhood obesity and tries to transform the heavily processed school lunch programs in several US schools..