Last Updated: September 5th
Ever since Julia Child’s syndicated cooking show premiered on PBS, American attitudes towards our stoves have been steadily evolving. These days, even casual home cooks know how to ready an emulsion and can whip up a roux in their sleep. That makes food TV the perfect “comfort watch” — easy on the eyes and instructive at the same time.
You can find both cutting edge shows and historical curiosities, streaming on Hulu, which has an ever-growing library of food shows from around the world. Here are ten of our favorite food shows streaming on Hulu right now.
1) Top Chef
14 seasons, 217 episodes | IMDb: 7.6/10
If you’re not following Vince Mancini’s recaps of America’s premiere show about cooking and backstabbing, now’s a good time to get caught up on all fifteen seasons. Oh, and they’ve also got a long run of Top Chef: Masters on Hulu to boot. Do it to experience the joy, yet again, of rooting against Ed and Marcel.
9 seasons, 115 episodes | IMDb: 7.5/10
Chopped has all the ingredients of a truly great cooking show. It’s got a likable host, a rotating trio of knowledgeable and sharp-tongued judges, and it regularly features contestants whose talents match their inspiring backstories. Things can get heated quick in this competition series, which asks home cooks to prepare three dishes using “secret” ingredients they’re only allowed to uncover once the timer starts counting down, but ultimately, it’s up to a few professionals to make the final decision on who gets chopped.