Food tv goes far beyond just instructional cooking shows these days. Cooking is entertainment, after all. I find that I am watching more food related shows than I used to because there are so many more available to me, but I also find that I opt to check out a food reality show or a food competition at least as often as I watch regular cooking shows! I like to mix it up and I’m not a viewer who watches one show and one show only – exactly the same way that I prefer to try out new recipes all the time instead of sticking with only a few classics.
I have watched several seasons of Top Chef (really liked Top Chef Masters and can’t wait for the dessert version!), and also tune in to Iron Chef America (I still like the original Japanese version), Chopped and Hell’s Kitchen when they’re on. For reality shows, I’ve seen Kitchen Nightmares (the UK version is my favorite), Ace of Cakes, Cake Boss and the two newest shows on the block, DC Cupcakes and The Bakery Bunch. I don’t have time to catch every episode of every show, so I’m curious as to what shows make your must-see food tv lists and why you like them.