As a kid, I hated when my Dad watched cooking shows and the news. Now, as an adult, cooking shows are my favorite things to watch. There is nothing better than food, talking about food, and watching people making food. Well, I guess there’s eating food. That’s better. But on to the shows, and what makes them so awesome as well as the chefs we want to watch.
Why We Are Obsessed
They’re Fun to Watch
I know I cannot be the only one that loves to watch other people work. Everyone has their own mannerisms and are so methodical with their jobs. This is doubly true for TV cooking shows. And it helps that they don’t think I’m weird if I watch them work, because they are in the TV and can’t see me watching.
We All Love Food
— Guy Fieri (@GuyFieri) November 30, 2018
And we all have to eat. And people on TV cooking shows make good food. So much so that even when they are making something I don’t ‘like,’ there is still a 50 percent chance I’ll watch anyway. Cooking shows have so much to offer and you learn so much about the dish they are preparing, and usually a lot more, too.
These shows really teach us so much. The more you watch them, the more you know. And some of the shows teach you recipes, food science, and literally everything you need to know. It’s basically a chance to get culinary lessons in the comfort of your own home.
The Celebrity Chefs We Love
Talk about knowing his stuff. This guy really does seem to knowsit all. His show, Good Eats, is sarcastic but smart and he uses strange but effective classroom methods and wacky comedy sketches throughout each episode. You will learn why ingredients react the way they do and also how to make the best version of whichever food he is focusing on in that episode.
Also known as The Pioneer Woman, this lady lives on a ranch in the middle of nowhere and is always feeding her four kids and cowboy hubby all the best and most delicious foods. From breakfast tacos to pasta, she is always mixing up amazing dishes you will want to recreate in your kitchen. She also has shows focusing on freezer meals, batch cooking, and more to help us all cook more but be in the kitchen less.
He has a big mouth and a lot of frenemies. (I mean have you ever watched Beat Bobby Flay?) But this guy knows his stuff, too. And watching him cook is fun. I don’t think I’ve ever seen him bake and probably for good reason. He never measures anything and is always very liberal with spices and ingredients alike. He is like a maverick in the kitchen, but in a good way.
— Food Network (@FoodNetwork) December 2, 2018
This lady cooks and her hubby writes. They are always in some romantic amazing place like the wine country of California or East Hampton, where her original store was located. The name of her show, The Barefoot Contessa, came from that original store, twhich was already named when she bought it. From pie to roasted chickens, her meals are homemade and delicious. Plus, “Booze is always my secret weapon!” she jokes. So what can be better than that?
Cooking shows teach us essentials for cooking, lead us towards the best, most delicious ingredients, and get us fired up about getting into the kitchen. What is your favorite thing about cooking shows?