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The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time 

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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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Jamie at Home is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
Jamie Oliver

Premiered: 2007

Number of Episodes: 26

Network: Channel 4

Jamie at Home is a British cookery programme presented by Jamie Oliver. In each episode, Jamie uses a different ingredient which has been grown organically at his home in rural Essex, England. ...more
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Everyday Italian is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
Giada De Laurentiis, Todd Thompson, Igor De Laurentiis

Premiered: 2003

Network: Food Network

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

Premiered: 2011

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 76

Network: Food Network

Restaurant: Impossible is an American reality television program aired by the Food Network. It is jointly produced by Marc Summers and Shooters TV and stars British chef and restaurateur Robert ...more
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Top Chef Masters is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
Top Chef Masters Gail Simmons, Ruth Reichl

Premiered: 2009

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 40

Network: Bravo

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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The Next Iron Chef is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
Alton Brown, Simon Majumdar, Donatella Arpaia

Premiered: 2007

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 38

Network: Food Network

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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Cutthroat Kitchen is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
-1449913396271 added Alton Brown, Simon Majumdar, Jet Tila

Premiered: 2013

Network: Food Network

Just how far is a chef willing to go to win a cooking competition? Cutthroat Kitchen hands four chefs each $25,000 and the opportunity to spend that money on helping themselves or sabotaging ...more
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Throwdown! with Bobby Fl... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
Bobby Flay, Stephanie Banyas, Miriam Garron

Premiered: 2006

Number of Episodes: 92

Network: Food Network

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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30 Minute Meals is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
30 Minute Meals Rachael Ray

Premiered: 2001

Network: Food Network

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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Paula's Home Cooking is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
Paula Deen, Bobby Deen, Jamie Deen

Premiered: 2002

Network: Food Network

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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Dinner: Impossible is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
Dinner: Impossible Michael Symon

Premiered: 2007

Number of Episodes: 83

Network: Food Network

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

Premiered: 1998

Network: Food Network

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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Louisiana Cooking with J... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
Kimberly Jolowicz added Louisiana Cooking with Justin Wilson Justin Wilson

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

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Masterchef (UK) is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
Loyd Grossman, Gary Rhodes, Gregg Wallace

Premiered: 1990

Number of Seasons: 16

Network: British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC One

MasterChef is a BBC television competitive reality cooking show. It initially ran from 1990 to 2001 and was later revived in a different format known as MasterChef Goes Large from 2005 onwards. ...more
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Cupcake Wars is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time

Premiered: 2010

Number of Seasons: 7

Number of Episodes: 80

Network: Food Network

Cupcake Wars is an American reality competition series which premiered on June 13, 2010 and aired on the cable television network Food Network. The cooking show is hosted by Justin Willman and ...more

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Ramsay's Best Restaurant... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
Gordon Ramsay

Premiered: 2010

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 9

Network: Channel 4

Ramsay's Best Restaurant is a television programme featuring British celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay broadcast on Channel 4. During the series restaurants from all over Britain competed in order to ...more

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The Galloping Gourmet is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
Paul Salviati added The Galloping Gourmet
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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

Premiered: 1999

Number of Episodes: 25

Network: Food Network

The Naked Chef was a BBC Two television cooking programme starring Jamie Oliver. It originally ran for three seasons plus three subsequent Christmas specials, and was produced by Optomen ...more
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Good Eats: The Return is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
Alton Brown

Premiered: 2019

Network: Food Network

Good Eats: The Return (Food Network, 2019) is an American television cooking show and a sequel series to the show Good Eats. Host Alton Brown shares the recipes, methods, and history behind
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Worst Cooks in America ... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
Anne Burrell, Bobby Flay, Tyler Florence

Premiered: 2010

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 22

Network: Food Network

Worst Cooks in America is an American reality television series that premiered on January 3, 2010, on the Food Network. The show takes 12 to 16 contestants (referred to as "recruits") ...more

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Oliver's Twist is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
Jamie Oliver

Premiered: 2002

Number of Episodes: 52

Network: Food Network

Oliver's Twist is a television series featuring chef Jamie Oliver, the name of the programme is a pun on the title of Charles Dickens' novel Oliver Twist. Following the popularity of his first ...more
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The Chew is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time

Premiered: 2011

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 4

Network: City, American Broadcasting Company

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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Guy's Big Bite is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
Guy Fieri

Premiered: 2006

Number of Seasons: 10

Number of Episodes: 191

Network: Food Network

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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Trisha's Southern Kitche... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
Trisha's Southern Kitchen
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Chef's Table is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time
Massimo Bottura, Francis Mallmann, Niki Nakayama

Premiered: 2015

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 30

Network: Netflix

Chef's Table (Netflix, 2015) is an American documentary web series released on Netflix. Each episode of the series profiles a single world-renowned chef. Creator David Gelb considers it a ...more
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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 Oliver

Premiered: 2010

Network: Channel 4

Jamie's 30-Minute Meals is a series of 40 episodes aired in 2010 on Channel 4 in which Jamie Oliver cooks a three- to four-dish meal in under 30 minutes.