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What are Some of the Top Streaming Cooking Shows for 2021?

People watch cooking shows for a variety of reasons. Some actually want to learn to cook but others look for the entertainment aspect. There’s a whole network, The Food Network, devoted to food preparation and consumption but you can find entertaining and educational cooking shows on other networks as well.

What is the History of Cooking Shows?

In 1963 Julia Child introduced America to the idea that cooking could be fun, exciting and interesting. Her French Chef and subsequent cooking shows introduced Americans to the "how to" of basic cooking skills and concepts. Child's passion for good food was contagious and she changed the way that Americans thought about cooking and eating. That influence is still felt – every year, as multiple new cooking shows come to the air to inspire Americans about food.

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Some of today's top cooking shows include:

The French Chef

Julia Child’s 1963 French Chef continues to be the linchpin by which all other chef shows are measured. Not only was it the first show that made regular cooks feel as though the ability to create fine dining experiences was in their hands but the presentations are timeless – someone searching for how they can make a special meal can learn as much from this 60-year-old show as they can from anything being produced today.

Ultimately, the message of French Chef remains timeless – fine cuisine doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated. It’s there for all.

No Reservations – Anthony Bourdain

Boudain has assembled 15 shows that are available to stream and will leave your mouth watering. Bourdain travels the world, looking for the ultimate culinary experience at both known-hotspots and little-known, out-of- the-waygems. Bourdain brings his "bad boy" reputation to his wanderings as he offers his own perspectives on the dishes and the traditions that inspire those foods in various parts of the world.

Whether it's dinner at a truck stop known for its down-home cooking or rice and shrimp wrapped in banana leaves, Bourdain brings his zest for life to his popular show and might even inspire you to try fried buches from Tijuana or white truffles in Croatia.

No Reservations isn't Bourdain's first venture into shows designed to draw the public into his love of good food. In this show however, Bourdain seems to always have a surprise waiting for his audience, making it worth watching for both foodies and foodie wannabes.

Good Eats

Good Eats takes up where Bill Nye the Science Guy left off, bringing the science of cooking to all. Alton Brown presents the science behind the food industry and food preparation as he guides his audience into getting the right types of food equipment and teaches how to maximize a wide range of ingredients. Good Eats is a Food Network producton


Chopped has had several spin-offs which have come and gone but the original continues to be one of the Food Network’s marquee titles. The competition series brings together a group of culinary artists who prepare elaborate masterpieces that must contain specific ingredients – the identities of which they don’t know in advance. Some mystery ingredients are simple but others are truly bizarre. Each group of competitors goes through three rounds, after which a panel of judges will analyze the dish. Winners go home with a check of $10,000.

Chopped isn’t the first competitive cooking show but its mystery angle keeps viewers coming back. Participants have been asked to pair quail and black garlic, cactus pears and fennel, zucchini and strawberries and other unique groupings.

The Food That Built America

The Food That Built America combines history lessons with food adventures. The show, appropriately enough, is aired on the History Channel where unknown stories of the origins of our favorite dishes and iconic eateries re revealed. The episodes tell the stories of the industry and the tycoons who changed the way that we think about food (and in doing so, made fortunes).

If you’ve ever wondered why the McDonald’s/Burger King war was so famous, how crackers came to be sold in packages rather than barrels or even why pink tuna isn’t sold any more (their competitor launched an advertising campaign that declared “try our tuna – guaranteed not to turn pink in the can!”), watch The Food That Built America.

The Great British Baking Show

The Great British Baking Show is a BBC production in which each episode features a group of bakers who create culinary masterpieces that culminate with a giant themed dessert. The amateur bakers focus on a different baking skill each week, the level of difficulty of which increases from week to week. The judges are Paul Hollywood, an artisan baker and Mary Berry, a leading cookbook writer. They take their tent around Britain and invite locals to test their skills on breads, pastries cakes and desserts. The winner is announced after each season’s 10 week competition is over.

Guy’s Grocery Games

Guy Fieri hosts one of the most popular and fun-filled cooking shows in which four chefs are followed by the cameras from the time that they set out on a buying expedition at the supermarket to the actual food preparation, using the items that they bought in the store.

In addition to watching the chefs struggle with real-world challenges (items out of stock), Guy himself throws in some curveballs such as nixing the use of frozen vegetables, giving the chefs a low budget that they must stick to in their meal prep or limiting the chefs to the use of 5 items or less. Guy is the judge and the winner walks away with a generous prize.

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