With 2020 being the year of lockdowns and 2021 starting to look like people will be following more lockdowns this year then many people have started to pick up some new hobbies and learn some skills. Cooking is among one of the most popular new hobbies people have. Most people always wish they are better at cooking than they are, rather than coming home to beans on toast they’d much prefer to make a fantastic dish every evening. With all the extra time people have had because of the lockdowns many people are starting to learn more about cooking.

There are so many cooking tv shows to watch, many cooking shows on TV will actually be like a tutorial and you’ll be able to see how the professionals make your favorite dish, get some great helpful tips and you’ll be able to give it a try yourself afterward. Other cooking TV shows are in the form of a game show where chefs compete under the watchful eye of a professional chef and fight to be the best.

While these shows won’t teach you how to cook they might still give you some inspiration for dishes and you can still see how meals are made and what mistakes not to make. Other cooking shows will just teach you about the history of various food if you’re interested in getting more information about what you’re eating. If after watching some cooking game shows and you want to compete, whilst you won’t be able to go on them there are also many cooking games out there. Some of the most popular cooking games include cooking mama and overcooked, some levels may be difficult so if you get stuck there’s always a level walkthrough to help you out. We’ve made a list of the best cooking shows to cure your boredom and help you to develop your new skill.

Masterchef

Masterchef is a game show-style cooking show. There are 3 different versions of it, you have the amateur version, the professional version and as it gained so much popularity there is also a celebrity Masterchef series. The show starts with 6 chefs competing in their first round, they have to do various challenges like recreating a meal, in a team cook 1 by 1 and complete a meal, etc. They get their food judged by the presenter and the chef who will provide them with helpful critiques on how to improve. It is then up to them as the judges to decide who is eliminated and who will make it through to the next round. This process repeats with 6 more chefs until only the best make it to the final.

Hell’s Kitchen

Hell’s Kitchen is a game show-style cooking show. It is one of Gordon Ramsay’s shows and it gained popularity thanks to how brutal his mentoring style is. Fans will know there are many iconic Gordon Ramsay moments throughout the seasons of Hell’s Kitchen. The show has 12 chefs competing and whoever wins gets a job as head chef in one of Ramsay’s restaurants. They are split into the blue and red team, they work in these teams to secure a win. They do challenges and complete dinner service, every week 1 person from the losing team is eliminated.

The Food That Built America

This is a history channel series that has a different topic each episode including the creating of McDonald’s and the rise of Heinz. This is a great show to learn some more background information about where the food you eat originated from.