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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
Chris Abraham added 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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Iron Chef America is listed (or ranked) 6 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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The French Chef is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
The French Chef Julia Child

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Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares is listed (or ranked) 8 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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No Reservations is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
Chris Abraham added No Reservations Marc Summers, Lee Anne Wong

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Barefoot Contessa is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time

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Top Chef is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
liplip added Top Chef Emeril Lagasse, Gail Simmons, Padma Lakshmi

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Unwrapped is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
Unwrapped Marc Summers

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Cutthroat Kitchen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
-1449913396271 added Cutthroat Kitchen Alton Brown, Simon Majumdar, Jet Tila

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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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Hell's Kitchen is listed (or ranked) 15 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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America's Test Kitchen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
America's Test Kitchen Christopher Kimball

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The Frugal Gourmet is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
MikeM added The Frugal Gourmet

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Top Chef Masters is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
Top Chef Masters Gail Simmons, Ruth Reichl

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Cupcake Wars is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time

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Everyday Italian is listed (or ranked) 20 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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Emeril Live is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
Emeril Live Patton Oswalt, Emeril Lagasse

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Two Fat Ladies is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
Two Fat Ladies Jennifer Paterson, Clarissa Dickson Wright

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Essence of Emeril is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
Essence of Emeril Emeril Lagasse

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The Great British Bake Off is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
The Great British Bake Off Sue Perkins, Mel Giedroyc

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Jamie at Home is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
Jamie at Home Jamie Oliver

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Yan Can Cook is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time

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Nigella Feasts is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
Nigella Feasts Nigella Lawson

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Throwdown! with Bobby Flay is listed (or ranked) 28 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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30 Minute Meals is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
30 Minute Meals Rachael Ray

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Beat Bobby Flay is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time

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Restaurant: Impossible is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
Restaurant: Impossible Robert Irvine, Tom Bury, Taniya Nayak

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Oliver's Twist is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
Oliver's Twist Jamie Oliver

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Masterchef (UK) is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
Masterchef (UK) Loyd Grossman, Gary Rhodes, Gregg Wallace

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The Next Iron Chef is listed (or ranked) 35 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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Ree Drummond - the Pioneer Wom... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time

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Dinner: Impossible is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
Dinner: Impossible Michael Symon

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Paula's Home Cooking is listed (or ranked) 38 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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The Chew is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time

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Guy's Big Bite is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
Guy's Big Bite Guy Fieri

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Ramsay's Best Restaurant is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
Ramsay's Best Restaurant Gordon Ramsay

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The Naked Chef is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
jemcat added The Naked Chef Jamie Oliver

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The Urban Peasant is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
jemcat added The Urban Peasant

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Semi-Homemade Cooking with San... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time

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East Meets West is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
East Meets West Ming Tsai

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Grillin and Chillin is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
jemcat added Grillin and Chillin

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Sara’s Weeknight Meals 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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Rachael Ray's Tasty Travels is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time

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Jamie's 30 Minute Meals is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
jemcat added Jamie's 30 Minute Meals Jamie Oliver