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The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time

Updated May 14, 2021 20.7k votes 2.1k voters 143.2k views80 items

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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. These are some of the most famous cooking shows of all time, so cast your votes for the most delicious, delightful and definitely best cooking shows on TV ever.

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

 

 

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    Good Eats

    Alton Brown, Vickie Eng

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  • 3
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    Iron Chef

    Masaharu Morimoto, Hiroyuki Sakai
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    MasterChef

    Gordon Ramsay, Graham Elliot

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    Chopped

    Ted Allen, Alex Guarnaschelli

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    Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

    Guy Fieri, Duff Goldman

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    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares

    Gordon Ramsay, Neil Farrell

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    Emeril Live

    Patton Oswalt, Emeril Lagasse
  • 10
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    Junior Masterchef

    Loyd Grossman, John Torode
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    The French Chef

    Julia Child
  • 12
    339
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    The Great British Bake Off

    Sue Perkins, Mel Giedroyc

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    The Pioneer Woman

    Ree Drummond, Ladd Drummond
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    America's Test Kitchen

    Christopher Kimball
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    Top Chef

    Emeril Lagasse, Gail Simmons

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    Unwrapped

    Marc Summers
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    Iron Chef America

    Bill Murray, Anderson Cooper

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    Hell's Kitchen

    Gordon Ramsay, Jean Philippe Susilovic

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    Beat Bobby Flay

    Bobby Flay

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    113

    Louisiana Cooking with Justin Wilson

    Justin Wilson
  • 21
    152
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    Iron Chef USA

    Alton Brown, Kevin Brauch
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    176
    152

    Two Fat Ladies

    Jennifer Paterson, Clarissa Dickson Wright
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    Top Chef Masters

    Gail Simmons, Ruth Reichl

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    Everyday Italian

    Giada De Laurentiis, Todd Thompson
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    The Galloping Gourmet

    Graham Kerr