Many of the world’s nations have their own cooking shows, since they underline the creativity and culture of the country, but probably the best examples would be the charming French, steadfast British and, of course, the unpredictable Americans. We can safely guess that they like to have a peaceful moment at the end of the day, enjoying some family time in front of the TV.

Cooking shows in America first appeared during the 1950’s and they were mainly aimed at women, who would usually stay at home to take care of the family. They were educational and were considered extremely helpful to women at the time. Later on, these programs evolved in order to appeal more to the general public. We now see that many countries have copied this trend and, often, those chefs are superstars in their own right. The United States is renowned for its diverse cuisine which is why these types of show are so entertaining and considered some of the best in the world. However, choosing the best one to watch can be a challenging task. We have listed some of the best cooking shows to watch in order to help you with your hobby and to help you improve your culinary skills.

Cake Boss

This is one of the most loved in the world. It is so unique and popular thanks to the fact that it presents recipes and techniques and also follows the lives of the cake boss himself and his family. The pastry super star is the main character and he presents his family business and everyday life in the world of custom cakes. You will definitely be entertained and have a lot to learn from this cake and pastry maestro. The ingenuity and creativity of this team is simply amazing and can provide inspiration to bake at least some muffins if not a whole cake.

Iron Chef America

The United States based version of the show that first started in Asia quickly grew to popularity. The concept of this show is amazing and besides learning some tricks from the professionals, you will also be engaged. Two superstar chefs battle against each other to prove who is the best and is accompanied by the comments of the jury throughout. The recipes presented here may be a bit difficult to take on at home, but you will definitely learn some cool tricks.

America’s Test Kitchen

Not one of your mainstream cooking shows, this TV series takes the chefs to amazing locations and they are given difficult recipes and tasks to accomplish. The show may not be the most popular, but you will definitely pick up a lot of technical knowledge. If you want to learn new tricks this is the show for you!

Master Chef

An exciting concept that features aspiring chefs that battle each other out for the title of Master Chef and for the sizeable cash prize. You will see chefs working against each other, disagreements and personal touches to traditional recipes. This may be one of the most entertaining shows, just for the drama alone!