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Food & Cooking Shows On Television & Radio

Pittsburgh Region

  • QED Cooks!
    A weekly (Saturday at 10 am) half-hour program hosted by Chris Fennimore which features favorite recipes from viewers in Greater Pittsburgh that were part of WQED's famous cooking marathons.


  • BBC: Food
    Find recipes from your favourite chefs and BBC TV programmes or search by ingredients.
  • The Cooking Channel
    From the Food Network folks, a channel for "foodies" offering "unconventional how-tos, global cuisine, wines and spirits, international travel, history and hidden gems, and even some classic favorites."
  • The Food Network
    Provides Full Daily Guide, Week at a Glance, and Show List A - Z. The Food Network hosts such national shows as Paula's Home Cooking, Barefoot Contessa, Naked Chef, Emeril Live, Iron Chef, Molto Mario. Not only can you find the recipes for current cooking shows, you can search their huge archive of recipes from all shows. A search for Salmon brought up 583 recipes.
  • PBS Videos Online
    PBS now offers videos on their website. Everyday Food, Made in Spain and Julia Child are currently available.
  • PBS: Find Cooking Shows From Your Local PBS Station
    From restaurant reviews, viewer recipes and food blogs PBS stations have the best variety of local cooking shows.
  • UKTV: Good Food Channel
    Sort of like the British Food Network.


  • America's Test Kitchen TV
    This is a test kitchen outside of Boston that brings you the T.V. show of the same name as well as the magazines Cook's Illustrated and Cook's Country.
  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations
    Includes short exerpts from his Travel Channel programs.
  • Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern
    Includes episodes from this Travel Channel series that visits foreign countries to try strange meats (mainly).
  • Bronx Flavor
    Begun as a podcast, Baron Ambrosia is the alter-ego of Bronx based underground filmmaker Justin Fornal. After eight episodes the series ended yet was picked up and revised in Spring 2008 under the name Bronx Flavor on community television Channel 67 Bronxnet.
  • Chefs Afield
    "Culinary adventures that begin on the farm." A HDTV PBS series of 13 half-hour programs that explores the vital relationship between great chefs and their food sources.
  • Foods of Chicago
    WTTW 11's Geoffrey Baer plays both taste-tester and tour guide, exploring the little-known stories behind Chicago's favorite foods. Includes information on buying DVDs but no videos online yet.
  • Good Morning America: Recipes
    Recipes and videos from the ABC TV program Good Morning America
  • Cucina Amore, Cucina Siciliana, Cucina Toscana, Great Food, and Master Chefs USA
    Each of these cooking shows has its own recipe archive that you can browse for Italian recipes.
  • Diary of a Foodie
    Gourmet's Diary of a Foodie delivers a unique cultural look at the world, food first. Explore the episodes, get recipes and watch video clips.
    Chef Emeril Lagasse even has a version of his website for the palm pilot. And an RSS feed.
  • Jewish Cooking in America
    A companion website to the PBS show with Joan Nathan. "Based on Joan Nathan's award-winning cookbook, Jewish Cooking in America, the television series uses food to explore Jewish culture and history in the United States. Criss-crossing the country, Nathan visits the kitchens of celebrities, chefs and other great Jewish cooks who share wonderful stories and recipes with a rich heritage that goes back through the ages."
  • Martha Stewart Living
    Martha Stewart has a TV program, Martha's Kitchen, and her website provides information and recipes.
  • The Splendid Table
    A Minnesota Public Radio program that you can listen to online.
  • Joanne Weir
    A cooking show from Northern California with Joanne Weir. Includes recipes.

Shows on DVD

You don't get the Food Network? Check out our food programs on DVD!

Anthony Bourdain, No Reservations
(DVD) TX641.A58 2007x
Chef and author Anthony Bourdain travels the world sampling local foods and culture. This collection of 4 DVDs was originally broadcast on the Travel Channel in 2005 and contains episodes on Paris, New Jersey, Sicily, Las Vegas, New Zealand, Malaysia, Iceland, and Vietnam.
Anthony Bourdain, No Reservations, Collection Two
(DVD) TX641.A582 2008x
This second collection of programs covers Sweden, Puerto Rico, Quebec, U.S./Mexico Border, India (Rajasthan), India (Kolkata/Mumbai), Korea, Indonesia, Ireland, Ghana, Namibia, Lebanon, and the Pacific Northwest.
The Meaning of Food
(DVD) GT2853.U5 M433 2005x
Explores the variety of cultural significance of food among various walks of life in the United States. Topics covered in these three programs include: Italian weddings; Bengali fertility feast; last meals; fasting. Originally produced as segments of the PBS television series: The Meaning of Food.

Last updated Thursday December 06 2012.