Incredible Cooking Shows on Food Network That you Just Cannot Miss
Shows like Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.Chopped: Volume 3 from Food Network have always been fan favorites, but here’s another list we think are must-watch.
Thanks to streaming services like Netflix, culinary shows have experienced a spike in interest, but when it comes to our favorite food-focused shows, nothing compares to The Food Network. There is always something to watch, whether we are interested in reality shows, educational shows, or a series about watching people eat tremendous amounts of food. These programs are the go-to picks for comfort television since they are all ideal for marathon viewing. So prepare yourself for a weekend filled with delicious food and entertainment by checking out the TV Guide's list of the top shows on The Food Network below.
Beat Bobby Flay
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As entertaining to watch as its star chef is in the kitchen, Beat Bobby Flay. Bobby Flay must deal with whatever is thrown at him during any particular episode of the well-known competition series, in which chefs from all over the country dare him to make their signature dish better than they can. You watch the show more in the hopes that Flay and his ostensibly enormous ego will finally be brought down a peg even though he occasionally genuinely loses.
Supermarket Stakeout debuted in 2019 and is hosted by the outstanding Alex Guarnaschelli. The ingredients for the food that four chefs prepare in a grocery store parking lot can only come from the bags of random customers leaving the store. Each contestant receives $500 to spend on food from ostensibly trustworthy individuals. But are these clients more knowledgeable than the shows would have us believe?
The chef got into one of America's favorite past times on BBQ: eating barbecue. You'll like watching Flay as he searches the nation for the best-undiscovered BBQ spots and learns their cooking techniques if you enjoy lighting up the grill.
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We find it increasingly difficult to keep watching Chopped since we only want one person to win at the end. Unfortunately, we haven't quit watching Chopped yet. Chefs compete in the massively popular cooking competition series, which has already broadcast more than 500 episodes, where they are given a basket of ingredients and must impress the judges with their culinary prowess in order to advance to the next round and be eligible to win a cash reward.
The great food truck race
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It's impossible to pinpoint when or why the U.S. developed a fascination with food trucks, some data points to the 1960s and the emergence of taco trucks in Los Angeles as its origins (via Smithsonian). A far simpler explanation for why food trucks are so well-liked is the ongoing passion for "The Great Food Truck Race," which made its debut in 2010.
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Design-conscious food fans went crazy over this Food Network/HGTV crossover. It would cost Robert Irvine and one of HGTV's designers $10,000 to make around a failing restaurant, from the ambiance to the menu. Real drama existed, but the couple consistently delivered.
Guy's Grocery Games
Guy Fieri, famously referred to as "a human air conditioner for happy sentiments" by fellow celebrity chef Alex Guarnaschelli, has been gracing the Food Network since his debut in 2006 with his outrageous antics. It's undeniable that the popularity of his defining series, "Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives," has given him a lot of respect in his job. Without the added success of his original food competition show, "Guy's Grocery Games," it's difficult to conceive that he would have secured such a hefty contract renewal in 2021.
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The apex of Food Network programming is Alton Brown's Good Eats, which came with fresh episodes earlier this year after a seven-year absence. Good Eats is a creative series that combines history lectures with humorous acts to convey engaging stories about food and making various dishes. It is a combination of a food science show and an instructional cookery show. The way Brown employs various methods to capture what he's doing in the kitchen helps the series stand out in a way that very few cooking shows do, even though it may be very esoteric at times.
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