Cooking Shows

Best cooking shows on TV right now

Cooking shows have long been an easy option for people looking to perfect their culinary skills or pick up new recipes. You don’t even have to leave the house to get tips from some of the world’s most famous chefs! These shows are so popular that the Food Network has been developed into a cable TV channel that focuses entirely on food and cooking.

Pick your Favorite

There are literally hundreds of cooking shows to choose from. Some focus on a particular type of cooking (Italian, French, etc.) while others offer a variety of meal plans and ingredients to use. Many of these cooking shows are hosted by world famous celebrity chefs. Some of the most popular shows include:

  • 30 Minute Meals
  • Easy Entertaining with Michael Chiarello
  • Emeril Live
  • Food Nation with Bobby Flay
  • How to Boil Water
  • Inside Dish with Rachael Ray
  • Oliver’s Twist
  • Road Tested
  • The Hungry Detective
  • Wolfgang Puck’s Cooking Class

All of these shows are featured on the Food Network and attract a large fan base of dedicated food lovers.

A Convenient Teacher

The great thing about cooking shows is that you can watch them from home. You can also purchase them on DVD so that the tips and recipes that the hosts share are available to you whenever you need them. You can follow along with the show in your own kitchen, or you can watch the host prepare the meal, download a grocery list from the show’s website and fix the food yourself later.

Cooking shows tend to run for about an hour, and may cover a single dish or an entire meal. Unfortunately, you don’t get to share in the feast that the host has created, but you can certainly recreate it on your own. The shows provide all the information you’ll need, including ingredients, preparation tips and cooking times.

Some of the latest shows focus on cooking and eating as an experience and provide tips on how to present your meal or throw a great party. They might reference etiquette, decoration, wine selection and even clean up.

The only thing lacking in a television cooking show is the sense of community that’s inspired by getting together with a group of people in a cooking class or a workshop. But, if you want to create more of a communal atmosphere, simply invite some friends or family over to share in your meal.

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