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What’s Cooking on Fall TV

by | September 23, 2016 | Comments

TV’s food and cooking shows are continually battling to capture the attention of discerning viewer palates. Competing in a crowded market, producers are finding crazier challenges, wackier contestants, and more exotic locales. This fall is no different. From dining with President Barack Obama to getting in shape at a U.S. Army training boot camp to pint-sized chefs breaking down birds, say what you will about food TV — but it’s never boring.

Check out the upcoming premieres and catch up with new streaming content to get inspired in the kitchen this fall.


Hell's Kitchen: Season 16 (2016) – FOX

HELL'S KITCHEN Host / chef Gordon Ramsay with contestants Koop and Andrew (Greg Gayne / FOX)
What Is It? Aspiring restaurateurs battle it out under chef Gordon Ramsay’s tutoring; the winner gets a chance to open his/her own eatery.
Premieres: Sept. 23, 9 p.m.


Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown: Season 8 (2016) – CNN

ANTHONY BOURDAIN: PARTS UNKNOWN: President Barack Obama
What Is It? The noted chef meets up with surprising guests as he explores the food and dining rituals of little-known areas of the world.
Premieres: Sept. 25, 9 p.m.


A Chef’s Life – PBS

Chef's Life (PBS)

What Is It? Documentary and cooking series takes viewers inside the life of Chef Vivian Howard.
Premieres: week of Sept 23 (check local PBS station listings)


Chopped Junior – Food Network

Chopped Junior (Food Network)

What Is It? Little chefs with take over the Chopped kitchen.
Premieres: Season in progress, Tuesdays 8 p.m.


Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition – Food Network

Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition (Food Network)

What Is It? Rachael Ray and Anne Burrell lead teams of hapless celebrity recruits through eight weeks of culinary Boot Camp.
Premieres: Season in progress, Wednesdays 9 p.m.


Chef's Table – Netflix

Chef's Table (Netflix)

What Is It? Season 3 of the streaming docu-series is the French Edition.
Premieres: Available now


Eat the World With Emeril Lagasse – Amazon

Eat the World With Emeril Lagasse (Amazon)

What Is It?  Chef Emeril Lagasse embarks on a food-fueled global exploration.
Premieres: Available now


The Great British Baking Show – PBS/Netflix

The Great British Baking Show (PBS)

What Is It? Home bakers compete in a baking competition in an effort to be crowned the winner.
Premieres: Sadly, season 7 isn’t available in the U.S., but you can catch older seasons on PBS.org or Netflix


Find more food & cooking series premiering this fall in our premiere dates guide

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