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Slashfood picks the ten greatest cooking shows of all-time

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 31st 2009 6:01PM
Graham KerrI'm sort of a cooking show geek. I can watch Martha Stewart bake a pie or Alton Brown explain how a convection oven works any time of the day, even two in the morning. And it's not like I just started watching cooking shows in the past several years because it was hip to do so, I've been watching them since I was a kid. I was rather addicted to The French Chef and The Galloping Gourmet when I was younger.

Both shows make it to our sister site Slashfood's list of the ten greatest cooking shows of all-time.

There are a few changes I'd make. I think America's Test Kitchen should be a lot higher on the list, and Emeril Live probably shouldn't be there at all (maybe he'd be in the top twenty). Also, is the original Iron Chef the greatest cooking show ever? I never enjoy it. Maybe it's the language thing or maybe it's the fact that the secret ingredient is often something disgusting from the sea, but I could never get into that show (though I like the American version).

Really happy to see The Galloping Gourmet on there though. Graham Kerr had one of the more fun cooking shows and was rather ahead of his time when talking about food trends and just had a different take on things.

Any show missing from the list?

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Danny A. Copeland

Emeril is the all time Best in the Business.

January 06 2010 at 1:23 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

That ol' cajun Justin Wilson was one of my favorites.
"I gar-on-tee"

He was Emeril before Emeril...

January 01 2010 at 3:19 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Personally, and I say this as a fan, I'd remove Bizarre Foods from the list. They even admit on the list it's not a cooking show.

I'd also put Good Eats considerably higher on the list.

I'd probably keep Emeril, but I'm a little dubious about Martha's show. As was rightly pointed out in the Slashfood comments, she does cook, but as part of a lifestyle show. And again, while I'm a huge fan, I think Iron Chef is stretching it a bit.

What I'd add?

Nigella Bites
East Meets West w/Ming Tsai
Two Fat Ladies

December 31 2009 at 8:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Damn U.S.-centric list.

The Urban Peasant is the greatest cooking show of all time.

Bar none.

The end.

December 31 2009 at 8:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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