Top 5 Best Food and Cooking Shows of All Time

Gordon Ramsay on "Kitchen Nightmares." Photo by Granada/Optomen TV/A Smith Co/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock (5882298m)

Do you like watching food as much as eating it? Then our list of top 5 best food and cooking shows of all time is a perfect way to find your next TV show obsession. Just remember to eat before you turn on any of these shows. If not, you may be in temptation to eat half of your fridge later.

Diners, Drive-ins and Dives (2006 –)

405 episodes in, Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives is still going strong. Although it may not be everyone’s cup of tea, the show offers a great preview of America’s favorite diners, drive-ins and dives. Each episode features Fieri visiting one of these establishments, talking with owners and sampling the food menus.

Top Chef (2006 –)

Top Chef is a reality competition show that features professional chefs competing against each other in a series of culinary challenges. They are judged by a panel of experts in food and wine, which are tasked with deciding the ultimate winner of the show.

Good Eats (1999–2012)

Hosted by Alton Brown, Good Eats had a simple formula for success: tasty food mixed with comedy and culinary discussions. The combination worked like a charm with 252 episodes being produced.

Kitchen Nightmares (2004–2014)

Gordon Ramsay is one of the most recognizable celebrity chefs out there. He had numerous TV shows, but Kitchen Nightmares will always stand as one of his best works. In this show, Ramsay pays a visit to struggling restaurants in Britain and the United States and tries to help them be more successful.

Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (2005–2012)

If you like meeting different cultures and cuisines, then Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations serial is something you have to check out. The show has Bourdain visiting various locations all around the world and sampling local cuisine. The perfect ending for our list of top 5 best food and cooking shows of all time.