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 take what kids learn on television and bring it into real life. Cooking together as a family can be fun, and a good way to bring parents and kids together. You can also shop together for unusual ingredients or try some edible science experiments. Watching these shows together can be a good way to start discussing healthy eating habits with kids, too.

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Friendly foodie contest is fun for the whole family.
Network: Food Network
(2015)
 
Food-themed adventure series promotes healthy eating habits.
Network: Hulu
(2014)
 
Chef explores world's oddest culinary choices.
Network: Travel Channel
(2007)
 
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)
 
Silly cooking challenge serves up snarky sabotage.
Network: Food Network
(2013)
 
Comfort food hot spots make for fun family viewing.
Network: Food Network
(2007)
 
Fun food battle features creative chefs and great food.
Network: Food Network
(2010)
 
Kids cook and compete in this whole-family treat.
Network: Fox
(2013)
 
Competition teaches amateurs to cook in watch-together fare.
Network: Food Network
(2012)
 
Restaurants work hard to triumph in reality competition.
Network: Bravo
(2015)
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Restaurant reality has rowdy behavior but lots of heart.
Network: A&E
(2014)
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Too saucy for a kid's palate.
Network: Bravo
(2006)
 
Restaurant competition serves up advice, snarky behavior.
Network: NBC
(2011)
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Ramsay brings usual edge to amateur cooking competition.
Network: Fox
(2010)

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