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The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time

Updated February 12, 2021 20.2k votes 2.0k voters 139.9k views85 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 Eats1
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    Good Eats

    Alton Brown, Vickie Eng

    Premiered1999

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  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations2
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    Premiered2005

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  • Iron Chef3
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    Iron Chef

    Masaharu Morimoto, Hiroyuki Sakai

    Premiered1993

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  • MasterChef4
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    MasterChef

    Gordon Ramsay, Graham Elliot

    Premiered2010

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  • Chopped5
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    Chopped

    Ted Allen, Alex Guarnaschelli

    Premiered2009

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  • Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives6
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    Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

    Guy Fieri, Duff Goldman

    Premiered2006

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  • Emeril Live7
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    Emeril Live

    Patton Oswalt, Emeril Lagasse

    Premiered1997

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  • Barefoot Contessa8
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    Premiered2002

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    #13 of 36 The Best Current Food Network Shows#7 of 87 The Best Food Network TV Shows

  • Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares9
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    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares

    Gordon Ramsay, Neil Farrell

    Premiered2004

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  • Junior Masterchef10
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    Junior Masterchef

    Loyd Grossman, John Torode

    Premiered1994

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  • The French Chef11
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    The French Chef

    Julia Child

    Premiered1963

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  • The Great British Bake Off12
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    The Great British Bake Off

    Sue Perkins, Mel Giedroyc

    Premiered2010

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  • The Pioneer Woman13
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    The Pioneer Woman

    Ree Drummond, Ladd Drummond

    Premiered2011

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  • Unwrapped14
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    Unwrapped

    Marc Summers

    Premiered2001

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  • Top Chef15
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    Top Chef

    Emeril Lagasse, Gail Simmons

    Premiered2006

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  • America's Test Kitchen16
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    America's Test Kitchen

    Christopher Kimball

    Premiered2000

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  • Iron Chef America17
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    Iron Chef America

    Bill Murray, Anderson Cooper

    Premiered2005

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  • Hell's Kitchen18
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    Hell's Kitchen

    Gordon Ramsay, Jean Philippe Susilovic

    Premiered2005

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  • Beat Bobby Flay19
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    Beat Bobby Flay

    Bobby Flay

    Premiered2014

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  • Louisiana Cooking with Justin Wilson20
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    Louisiana Cooking with Justin Wilson

    Justin Wilson

    PremieredCajun Chef Justin Wilson.!!! One of the first cooking shows I was introduced to! Loved him!

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  • Top Chef Masters21
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    Top Chef Masters

    Gail Simmons, Ruth Reichl

    Premiered2009

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  • Everyday Italian22
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    Everyday Italian

    Giada De Laurentiis, Todd Thompson

    Premiered2003

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  • Iron Chef USA23
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    Iron Chef USA

    Alton Brown, Kevin Brauch

    Premiered2001

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  • Two Fat Ladies24
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    Two Fat Ladies

    Jennifer Paterson, Clarissa Dickson Wright

    Premiered1996

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  • Yan Can Cook25
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    Yan Can Cook

    Martin Yan

    Premiered1982

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