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Here are the very best cooking shows on television, ranked from best to worst. Including shows from the Food Channel, Bravo, and the Travel Channel, this list of the greatest cooking shows ever features chefs like Gordon Ramsay, Bobby Flay, Rachael Ray, and many more. Popular cooking TV shows have been a staple of television for years, so there's often debate about what the most entertaining cooking show of all time is. Don't let your favorite cooking television programs in history get to the bottom of the list- be sure to vote them up so they have the chance to reach the top spot. The list of cooking television shows below includes information like the program's cast, creator and premiere date when available.

The list has shows like Chopped, MasterchefGood Eats, and other popular cooking shows. If you see one of your favorite cooking shows missing, add it to the list and vote it up!

This list answers the questions, "What is the best cooking show of all time?" and "What are the greatest cooking shows?"

These are some of the most famous cooking shows of all time!

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Good Eats is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
Good Eats Alton Brown, Vickie Eng Deb Duchon

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Iron Chef is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, Hiroyuki Sakai

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Chopped is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
Chopped Ted Allen, Alex Guarnaschelli Marc Murphy

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Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives Guy Fieri, Duff Goldman Michael Symon

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MasterChef is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
MasterChef Gordon Ramsay, Graham Elliot Joe Bastianich

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The French Chef is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
The French Chef Julia Child

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Barefoot Contessa is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time

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Unwrapped is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
Unwrapped Marc Summers

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Iron Chef America is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
Iron Chef America Bill Murray, Anderson Cooper Giada De Laurentiis

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America's Test Kitchen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
America's Test Kitchen Christopher Kimball

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No Reservations is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
No Reservations Marc Summers, Lee Anne Wong

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Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares Gordon Ramsay, Neil Farrell Daniela Bayfield

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Everyday Italian is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
Everyday Italian Giada De Laurentiis, Todd Thompson Igor De Laurentiis

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Junior Masterchef is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
Junior Masterchef Loyd Grossman, John Torode Donal Skehan

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Top Chef is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
Top Chef Emeril Lagasse, Gail Simmons Padma Lakshmi

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Jamie at Home is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
Jamie at Home Jamie Oliver

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Two Fat Ladies is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
Two Fat Ladies Jennifer Paterson, Clarissa Dickson Wright

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Yan Can Cook is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time

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Essence of Emeril is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
Essence of Emeril Emeril Lagasse

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Cupcake Wars is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time

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Top Chef Masters is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
Top Chef Masters Gail Simmons, Ruth Reichl

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The Great British Bake Off is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
The Great British Bake Off Sue Perkins, Mel Giedroyc

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Emeril Live is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
Emeril Live Patton Oswalt, Emeril Lagasse

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Cutthroat Kitchen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
Cutthroat Kitchen Alton Brown, Simon Majumdar Jet Tila

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Dinner: Impossible is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
Dinner: Impossible Michael Symon

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The Frugal Gourmet is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time

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Restaurant: Impossible is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
Restaurant: Impossible Robert Irvine, Tom Bury Taniya Nayak

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Nigella Feasts is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
Nigella Feasts Nigella Lawson

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Masterchef (UK) is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
Masterchef (UK) Loyd Grossman, Gary Rhodes Gregg Wallace

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Ree Drummond - the Pioneer Wom... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time

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Oliver's Twist is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
Oliver's Twist Jamie Oliver

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Hell's Kitchen is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
Hell's Kitchen Gordon Ramsay, Jean Philippe Susilovic Scott Leibfried

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The Next Iron Chef is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
The Next Iron Chef Alton Brown^! Simon Majumdar^! Donatella Arpaia

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Throwdown! with Bobby Flay is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
Throwdown! with Bobby Flay Bobby Flay^! Stephanie Banyas^! Miriam Garron

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East Meets West is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
East Meets West Ming Tsai

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Guy's Big Bite is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
Guy's Big Bite Guy Fieri

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Sandra's Money Saving Menus is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time

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30 Minute Meals is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
30 Minute Meals Rachael Ray

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The Urban Peasant is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time

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Worst Cooks in America is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
Worst Cooks in America Anne Burrell, Bobby Flay Tyler Florence

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5 Ingredient Fix is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time

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Semi-Homemade Cooking with San... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time

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Paula's Home Cooking is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
Paula's Home Cooking Paula Deen, Bobby Deen Jamie Deen

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Come Dine With Me is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time

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Ten Dollar Dinners is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time

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Beat Bobby Flay is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time

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Quick Fix Meals with Robin Mil... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time

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The Taste is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
The Taste Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson Ludo Lefebvre

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Simply Delicioso is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
Simply Delicioso Ingrid Hoffmann