Self-isolation can buy you a lot of time, maybe even too much. If cooking is your thing, and you crave a good show to watch, you’ve reached your destination. Here are 10 shows to binge-watch if you’re into cooking.
Gordon Ramsay is a fiery figure and stands his ground in any kitchen he is in charge of. The Michelin Star chef will soon feature in his 19th season of Hell’s Kitchen this year, making it the perfect show to binge-watch. From brutally honest insults to outrageous food disasters, this action-packed food show will have you hooked for hours. Watch Gordon take on a kitchen of chefs during dinner service, hoping to get orders out on time. The only problem is… it doesn’t always run so smoothly!
Think of a typical cooking show on network television. Got it? Okay, well this isn’t one of those. Ugly Delicious, hosted by the hilarIous David Chang, will take you on a rollercoaster of global cuisine. Whilst David travels the world, he meets people from all walks of life, trying foods you never knew existed.
The Great British Bake Off
The Great British Bake Off is a cultural favorite among those that live in the UK. Featuring some of the most famous chefs in the country, this show brings together ordinary people in the hope that they can master the skill of baking. This is a perfect show to watch when you’re at home, wishing to be at an outdoor dinner party on a summer’s evening or anywhere but isolated in your home during quarantine!
Kitchen Nightmares showcases America’s worst restaurants on the brink of collapse. The show’s premise is easy enough to follow. Gordon Ramsay, the Simon Cowell of cooking, travels the USA attempting to help it’s worst restaurants. From frozen food to dead mice in the kitchen, this show uncovers all the secrets you never knew about the kitchen just meters from your dining table. If there’s any show that will put you off eating out, it’s this one.
The Final Table
The Final Table takes no amateurs under its wing. The show features 12 pairs of professional chefs from around the world, battling it out to stay in the competition. In each episode, the chefs are required to cook cuisine from a chosen country. Celebrities and food critics stand right beside them, judging their every move in the kitchen. Once the finale rolls around, the chefs depart from their pairs, making it the ultimate battle to see who will end up on the Final Table. This intense series will have you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.
In a series of challenges, chefs from around America compete to be crowned the ultimate MasterChef. Cooking dishes from cuisines across the world, throughout the series, the contestants are pushed to the maximum. The show is now global and has many spin-offs which include ‘The Professionals’ and ‘Kids’. If there’s one show that’ll teach you a little something about how to cook quickly and efficiently, it’s this one.
Man v. Food
Man v. Food makes the impossible, possible. Host, Adam Richman travels America seeking food challenges NO ONE else can complete. From the spiciest food possible to enormous portions, this show will have you shocked from start to finish. To make matters worse, the host left the show after 8 seasons due to dramatic weight gain.
Sugar Rush is all about confectionary. In this cooking show, contestants go head to head to bake the best type of sweet treat. Four teams feature in each episode, with a grand prize of $10,000 at stake. With every challenge set, the contestants are purposely pushed for time, making the competition that bit harder. Running low on energy? This show will help!
Worst Cooks in America
Worst Cooks in America combines everything that has us furious about a bad meal and incorporates them in this wild TV show. Two teams of amateur chefs and a kitchen is a recipe for disaster but happens to make for a great viewing experience. This series provides enough content to have you cringing for hours!
Cooked is a documentary series that focuses on traditions of cooking across the globe. In an ever-evolving world, hear the stories of ordinary people and their personal connection to cooking traditions. Each episode focuses on a different natural element and it’s relation to ancient and modern ways of cooking our favorite meals.