10+ Mouthwatering Food & Cooking Shows That Will Kick-start Your Appetite



Article by Jeremy Kaye

People have been cooking up different types of food shows since the earliest days of television. On TV, the formula is usually the same: it’s either a “chef in a kitchen makes a thing” show, or a “chef competition” show.

On YouTube, there’s a bit more on the menu. There are a fair share of ‘normal’ food shows too, but the internet makes people do some strange things with their food. You may have watched some of the bigger shows that have been around for years like Epic Meal Time, My Drunk Kitchen, or Nerdy Nummies, but if those have become a little stale for you, here are some newer food shows that are just as unique to help satisfy your appetite:


#1 | You Suck at Cooking

The somewhat mysterious creator behind You Suck at Cooking demonstrates some tasty recipes you can make at home, but that’s all a side show compared to the original music, hilarious skits and clever commentary that keeps you laughing while you learn about food.


#2 | Binging With Babish

Follow along with another torso every week as he recreates the iconic and obscure foods from you favorite movies and TV shows, all in dazzling 4K. Make some delicious dishes, have a little fun, and if you're not careful, you might just learn a thing or two.


#3 | Fuck, That's Delicious

Assisted by longtime friends Meyhem Lauren and Big Body Bes, Rapper Action Bronson explores some of the hottest food spots in cities he visits during his world tour, in addition to some other activities he participates in like swan diving off from yachts. It's all part of the rapper's goal to demonstrate that life is meant to be enjoyed as much as possible.


#4 | The Katering Show

Kate McLennan and Kate McCartney write and direct the Katering Show, a food show that makes fun of foodie stereotypes through awkward, Aussie humor. They describe the show as “‘”the journey of a food intolerant and an intolerable foodie”, and even though they may have a hard time making food that you’d find appetizing, both seasons are definitely worth a watch.


#5 | Huang's World

Huang's World is a genre-bending venture into subculture through the lens of food. Raw, wild, and heartfelt, Eddie Huang gets down in the underbellies of cities around the world in search of what's cooking in their back alleys and underground spots. He's hunting rabbits with biker gangs in Oakland, eating seafood and surfing in Taiwan, hitting low-rider BBQs in East LA, and dining on rice and beans with your drug dealer's grandmother in Miami.


#6 | Ras Kitchen

Join Rasta Mokko and Matthew deep in the Blue Mountains of Jamaica for a glimpse into the the true culinary lifestyle of a genuine Rastafari family.Rasta Mokko cooks pure and authentic Rastafari & Ital food in his makeshift outdoor kitchen. Simmered together with patois slang commentary from Mokko and editing by videographer Matthew, Ras Kitchen is a pretty unique viewing experience.


#7 | Alice In Paris

Follow an energetic young woman through the streets of Paris to find the best food and places in a city she knows like the back of her hand, but can still easily get lost in.


#8 | Jamie Oliver's FoodTube

The Food Tube Family is the largest foodie community in Europe! Food Tube is all about beautiful recipes, expert tutorials, fresh talent, wonderful food and funny videos every week plus loads of your other favourite YouTubers dropping by to say hello.


#9 | Keep It Canada

Keep It Canada takes viewers to amazing food destinations in the Great North to meet with fellow chefs, foragers, and other food stars. Matty Matherson cooks his way through Canada as he gets to know his home country better than ever before.


#10 | It's Alive With Brad Leone

Join Bon Appétit test kitchen manager, Brad Leone, on a wild, roundabout and marginally scientific adventure exploring fermented foods and more. From cultured butter and kombucha, to kimchi and miso, to beer and tepache, learn how to make fermented and live foods yourself.