Food TV

Food television is everywhere these days -- from instructional cooking shows to programs about the science of food to reality cook-off competitions -- and luckily, most of these shows are family-friendly. Choose from some of our favorites below and then bring what kids learn into real life. Cooking can be a fun way to bring parents and kids together; you can shop for unusual ingredients or try some edible science experiments. And watching these shows together can be a good way to discuss healthy eating habits.

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Cooking contestants impress with skill, perseverance.
Network: Food Network
(2016)
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Friendly foodie contest is fun for the whole family.
Network: Food Network
(2015)
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Young chefs match wits in family-friendly cooking contest.
Network: Food Network
(2015)
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Food-themed adventure series promotes healthy eating habits.
Network: Hulu
(2014)
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Chef explores world's oddest culinary choices.
Network: Travel Channel
(2007)
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Ubiquitous Ray teaches basics. OK for young chefs.
Network: Food Network
(2004)
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Quirky culinary comic mixes food, science, fun.
Network: Cooking Channel, Food Network
(2006)
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Cake Boss star helps struggling businesses in sweet series.
Network: TLC
(2013)
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Drama-free cooking show that's great for family viewing.
Network: Food Network
(2012)
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Silly cooking challenge serves up snarky sabotage.
Network: Food Network
(2013)
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Comfort food hot spots make for fun family viewing.
Network: Food Network
(2007)
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Fun food battle features creative chefs and great food.
Network: Food Network
(2010)
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Kids cook and compete in this whole-family treat.
Network: Fox
(2013)
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Competition teaches amateurs to cook in watch-together fare.
Network: Food Network
(2012)
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Restaurants work hard to triumph in reality competition.
Network: Bravo
(2015)
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Restaurant competition serves up advice, snarky behavior.
Network: NBC
(2011)
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Restaurant reality has rowdy behavior but lots of heart.
Network: A&E
(2014)
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Ramsay brings usual edge to amateur cooking competition.
Network: Fox
(2010)
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Too saucy for a kid's palate.
Network: Bravo
(2006)
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