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The very best cooking show shows on television, ranked from best to worst. This list of the greatest cooking show shows also includes pictures from the shows when available. Popular cooking show TV shows have been a staple of television for years, so there's often debate about what the most entertaining cooking show show of all time is. Don't let your favorite cooking show 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 show television shows below includes information like the program's cast, creator and premiere date when available.

List shows include Gordon Ramsay: Cookalong Live, Top Chef: Just Desserts and many additional shows as well.

This list answers the questions, "What is the best cooking show show of all time?" and "What are the greatest cooking show shows?"
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Good Eats is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cooking Show TV Shows
Good Eats Alton Brown, Vickie Eng, Deb Duchon Good Eats is a former television cooking show, created and hosted by Alton Brown, which aired in North America on Food Network Cooking Channel. Likened to television science educators Mr. Wizard ...more

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Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cooking Show TV Shows
Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares Gordon Ramsay, Neil Farrell, Daniela Bayfield Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares is a television programme featuring British celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay. The BAFTA and Emmy Award-winning programme debuted on Channel 4 in 2004. In each episode, ...more

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30 Minute Meals is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cooking Show TV Shows
30 Minute Meals Rachael Ray 30 Minute Meals is a Food Network show hosted by Rachael Ray. Her first of four shows on Food Network debuted in the fall of 2001. The show specializes in convenience cooking for those with ...more

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Barefoot Contessa is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cooking Show TV Shows
Barefoot Contessa Barefoot Contessa is an American cooking show that premiered November 30, 2002 on Food Network. Hosted by celebrity chef Ina Garten, each episode features Garten assembling dishes of varying ...more

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Giada at Home is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cooking Show TV Shows
Giada at Home Giada De Laurentiis, Todd Thompson, Jade Thompson Giada at Home is a television show hosted by Giada De Laurentiis. It first aired on October 18, 2008 on the Food Network. The show was nominated for two Daytime Emmys in 2009: for Outstanding ...more

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The French Chef is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cooking Show TV Shows
The French Chef Julia Child The French Chef is a television cooking show created and hosted by Julia Child, and produced and broadcast by WGBH, the public television station in Boston, Massachusetts, from February 11, 1963 ...more

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Emeril Live is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cooking Show TV Shows
Emeril Live Patton Oswalt, Emeril Lagasse Emeril Live is a television program that aired on the Food Network from 1997 to 2007 and then The Cooking Channel from 2008 to 2010. Hosted by Emeril Lagasse, Emeril Live featured many of the ...more

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Unwrapped is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cooking Show TV Shows
Unwrapped Marc Summers Unwrapped, also known as Unwrapped with Marc Summers is an American television program on Food Network that reveals the origins of sponsored foods. It first aired in June 2001 and is hosted by ...more

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Iron Chef is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cooking Show TV Shows
Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, Hiroyuki Sakai Iron Chef is a Japanese television cooking show produced by Fuji Television. The series, which premiered on October 10, 1993, is a stylized cook-off featuring guest chefs challenging one of the ...more

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Guy's Big Bite is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cooking Show TV Shows
Guy's Big Bite Guy Fieri Guy's Big Bite is a Food Network show starring Guy Fieri, winner of the second season of The Next Food Network Star. The inaugural six-episode season premiered on June 25, 2006 in the 10:00 ...more

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Dinner: Impossible is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cooking Show TV Shows
Dinner: Impossible Michael Symon Dinner: Impossible is an American television program broadcast by the Food Network. The first episode aired on January 24, 2007 and the last episode aired in 2010. Food Network began airing the ...more

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Chefography is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cooking Show TV Shows
Chefography Chefography is a television series biography of Food Network personalities. While the name implies that the program features biographies of chefs, it in fact includes both chef and non-chef Food ...more

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Paula's Home Cooking is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cooking Show TV Shows
Paula's Home Cooking Paula Deen^! Bobby Deen^! Jamie Deen Paula's Home Cooking is a Food Network show hosted by Paula Deen. Deen's primary culinary focus was Southern cuisine and familiar comfort food that is popular with Americans. In the show, ...more

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Aarti Party is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cooking Show TV Shows
Aarti Party Aarti Party is a Food Network television program in the USA, starring Aarti Sequeira, the sixth season winner of the reality series The Next Food Network Star. The program focuses on sharing ...more

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Down Home with the Neelys is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cooking Show TV Shows
Down Home with the Neelys Down Home with the Neelys is a Food Network show hosted by Patrick and Gina Neely. The show depicts the Neelys sharing dishes and recipes. Taped in their Memphis home, the show, which has a ...more

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Essence of Emeril is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cooking Show TV Shows
Essence of Emeril Emeril Lagasse Essence of Emeril is a Food Network show hosted by chef Emeril Lagasse. In each episode, Emeril shares with his viewers some of his 'kicked-up' recipes, similar to those on Emeril Live, but with ...more

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Inside Dish is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cooking Show TV Shows
Inside Dish Rachael Ray Inside Dish with Rachael Ray, hosted by Rachael Ray was a hybrid cooking/talk show on the Food Network. In each episode Ray chats with a celebrity as they cook or eat at a restaurant. Inside ...more

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Paula's Party is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cooking Show TV Shows
Paula's Party Paula Deen, Katie Lee, Nabil Abou-Harb Paula's Party is a show on the Food Network hosted by Paula Deen. Unlike her other show on the Food Network, Paula's Home Cooking, Paula's Party was originally taped in front of a small audience ...more

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Nigella Feasts is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cooking Show TV Shows
Nigella Feasts Nigella Lawson

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Paula's Best Dishes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cooking Show TV Shows
Paula's Best Dishes Paula Deen Paula's Best Dishes is a cooking show hosted by Paula Deen on Food Network On June 21, 2013, the Food Network announced that they would not renew Deen's contract due to controversy surrounding ...more

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How to Boil Water is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cooking Show TV Shows
How to Boil Water Tyler Florence, Jack Hourigan How to Boil Water is an American television program. One of the first shows on the Food Network, it began broadcasting in 1993 and was first hosted by Emeril Lagasse. The focus of the show is ...more

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Gordon Ramsay: Cookalong Live is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cooking Show TV Shows
Gordon Ramsay: Cookalong Live Claudia Winkleman Gordon Ramsay: Cookalong Live is a British cooking show starring Gordon Ramsay. Originally conceived as a one-off episode, Channel 4 later commissioned a full series for late 2008. A Christmas ...more

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Everyday Italian is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cooking Show TV Shows
Everyday Italian Giada De Laurentiis, Todd Thompson, Igor De Laurentiis Everyday Italian is a Food Network show hosted by Giada De Laurentiis. In the show, De Laurentiis focuses for her viewers on traditional Italian cuisine with an American flair, such as ...more

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Chopped is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cooking Show TV Shows
Chopped Ted Allen, Alex Guarnaschelli, Marc Murphy Chopped is an American reality based cooking television series created by Dave Noll and Michael Krupat, with executive producer Linda Lea, and hosted by Ted Allen that pits four chefs against ...more

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Top Chef Masters is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cooking Show TV Shows
Top Chef Masters Gail Simmons, Ruth Reichl Top Chef Masters is an American reality competition series that airs on the cable television network Bravo, and premiered June 10, 2009. It is a spinoff of Bravo's hit show Top Chef. In the ...more

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Rachael Ray's Tasty Travels is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cooking Show TV Shows
Rachael Ray's Tasty Travels Rachael Ray's Tasty Travels is a television show based on cook Rachael Ray and her travels around the world. However, in this show she is not restricted by a budget and showcases food from more ...more

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Food Paradise is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cooking Show TV Shows
Food Paradise Food Paradise is a television series narrated by Jesse Blaze Snider that features the best places to find various cuisines at food locations across America. Each episode focuses on a certain ...more

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East Meets West is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cooking Show TV Shows
East Meets West Ming Tsai East Meets West is a popular cooking show on the Food Network hosted by the renowned Chinese American chef Ming Tsai. During the half-hour show, Tsai cooked Asian-European fusion cuisine. East ...more

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Iron Chef USA is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cooking Show TV Shows
Iron Chef USA Iron Chef USA was the first American adaptation of the Japanese television series Iron Chef. Iron Chef USA appeared on the UPN television network in 2001. Only two episodes were aired: "Las ...more

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Cook's Country is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cooking Show TV Shows
Cook's Country Christopher Kimball Cook's Country is an American half-hour television cooking show on the PBS channel. It is shot in a renovated 1806 farmhouse located in Rupert, Vermont. The show is based on Cook's Country ...more

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America's Test Kitchen is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cooking Show TV Shows
America's Test Kitchen Christopher Kimball America's Test Kitchen is a half-hour cooking show distributed to public television stations in the United States, also airing in Canada. The show's host is Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief ...more

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Junior Masterchef is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cooking Show TV Shows
Junior Masterchef Loyd Grossman, John Torode, Donal Skehan Junior MasterChef is a British TV cookery competition, broadcast by the BBC, in which nine- to twelve-year-olds compete to be crowned "Junior MasterChef". It is a spin-off from the ...more

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Simply Delicioso is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cooking Show TV Shows
Simply Delicioso Ingrid Hoffmann Simply Delicioso is a cooking show hosted by Ingrid Hoffmann, wherein she typically teaches the audience Latin-American and Latin-American-style recipes. A recipe book of the same name was also ...more

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Something for the Weekend is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cooking Show TV Shows
Something for the Weekend Amanda Hamilton Something for the Weekend is a British television programme, broadcast on BBC Two on Sunday mornings from 2006 until 2012. It features cookery, drinks, interviews with celebrity guests and clips ...more

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Amy Finley is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cooking Show TV Shows
Amy Finley Amy Finley is an American cook and writer, who was the winner of the third season of The Next Food Network Star awarded a commitment to host a cooking show on the Food Network. Her program The ...more

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Guy Off the Hook is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cooking Show TV Shows
Guy Off the Hook Guy Fieri Guy Off the Hook is a television series which began airing on Food Network in September 2008. The show is hosted by Guy Fieri and closely follows the format of shows such as Paula's Party and ...more

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Chuck's Day Off is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cooking Show TV Shows
Chuck's Day Off Chuck's Day Off is a cooking show starring restaurateur and chef Chuck Hughes.

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The Chew is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cooking Show TV Shows
The Chew The Chew is an American cooking-themed talk show that airs on ABC as part of the network's weekday daytime lineup. The name and format was inspired by fellow ABC talk show, The View, but The ...more

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Cooking for Real is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cooking Show TV Shows
Cooking for Real Sunny Anderson Cooking for Real is a cooking show starring Sunny Anderson.

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Ten Dollar Dinners is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cooking Show TV Shows
Ten Dollar Dinners Ten Dollar Dinners is a television program hosted by Melissa d'Arabian. It debuted August 9, 2009 at 12:30 PM EST. Melissa d'Arabian is the winner of the fifth season of The Next Food Network ...more

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The Great British Bake Off is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cooking Show TV Shows
The Great British Bake Off Sue Perkins, Mel Giedroyc The fourth series of The Great British Bake Off began airing on 20 August 2013. Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins again presented the show and Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood returned as judges. As ...more

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Big Daddy's House is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cooking Show TV Shows
Big Daddy's House Big Daddy's House is a cooking show on the specialty channel Food Network. The show stars Aaron McCargo, Jr., the winner of the fourth season of the network's reality television series, The Next ...more

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The Next Iron Chef is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cooking Show TV Shows
The Next Iron Chef Alton Brown, Simon Majumdar, Donatella Arpaia The Next Iron Chef, is a limited-run series on the Food Network, airing its fifth season in 2012. Each season is a stand-alone competition to select a chef to be designated an Iron Chef, who ...more

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Sugar Rush is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cooking Show TV Shows
Sugar Rush Lenora Crichlow, Sara Stewart, Olivia Hallinan Sugar Rush is a TV show on the Food Network hosted by Warren Brown, a former lawyer who decided to become a pastry chef. Brown, who runs a pastry shop, Cake Love, and cafe, Love Cafe in ...more

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Throwdown! with Bobby Flay is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cooking Show TV Shows
Throwdown! with Bobby Flay Bobby Flay^! Stephanie Banyas^! Miriam Garron Throwdown! with Bobby Flay is a Food Network television program in which celebrity chef Bobby Flay challenges cooks renowned for a specific dish or type of cooking to a cook-off of their ...more

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Turn Up the Heat with G. Garvi... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cooking Show TV Shows
Turn Up the Heat with G. Garvin Turn Up the Heat with G. Garvin is a television, cooking show hosted by Gerry Garvin. The show previously aired on Sundays at 6:00 PM on the TV One network.

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Amazing Cooking Kids is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cooking Show TV Shows
Amazing Cooking Kids Amazing Cooking Kids is a 2011 reality cooking competition show in the Philippines that features children from ages nine to twelve years old. It is presented by actress and TV host Carmina ...more

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Celebrity Cooking Showdown is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cooking Show TV Shows
Celebrity Cooking Showdown Big Kenny Celebrity Cooking Showdown was a program that aired on NBC from April 17–19 and April 22, 2006. It was hosted by Alan Thicke.

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The F Word is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cooking Show TV Shows
The F Word Gordon Ramsay The F Word is a British food magazine and cookery programme featuring Chef Gordon Ramsay. The programme covers a wide range of topics, from recipes to food preparation and celebrity food fads. ...more

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Ham on the Street is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cooking Show TV Shows
Ham on the Street George Duran Ham on the Street was a cooking show hosted by George Duran on the Food Network in 2006. George adds comedy to cooking as he explores each show's topic in the strangest possible ways. For ...more