If chefs are the new pop stars, then its probably no surprise that the figurative airwaves of cable and streaming TV are today as chock-a-block with food-related delights as they were full of hair metal videos and moonwalks in the ’80s. Some of Netflixs most addictive shows are the food-porn delights of and series that are very nearly bingeable in the literal sense. Chefs captain not just eateries but veritable media mini-empires. And your average cable package boasts more than one channel devoted to the culinary pursuits.
Most everyone knows about the Food Network, the channel that helped make superstars of Rachel Ray and Paula Deen. The Cooking Channel launched as a spin-off of that network in 2010, focusing on instructional and personality-based programming in a time when the Food Network had shifted toward reality TV and competition shows. Today, its one of the best places to turn for a very nearly 24/7 array of shows showcasingwell, really good food thats really fun to look at. Culinary Yoda Alton Browns Good Eats: Reloaded revisits old gems from the classic series, reexamining and updating old episodes. Michael Symons Burgers, Brew & Que aims for maximum mouth watering. Man Fire Foods Roger Mooking travels the country scouting out the best flame-cooked well, everything. And Food Truck Nation well, its a show full of delicious food truck food. Whats not to love?
The channel these days is pretty light on cooking instruction. But some would argue thats what YouTube is for. Instead, the Cooking Channel focuses on great grubmost of it pretty indulgentand where to discover it. And with a live TV subscription service, you can chew on it anytime, no cable subscription necessary.
Here’s everything you need to know to watch the Cooking Channel online
How to watch the Cooking Channel for free
There are a number of live TV streaming services that offer the Cooking Channel. So, how do you decide which one is right for you? Well, that depends on your budget, what other channels you just can’t live without, and what device (or devices) you plan on streaming with. We cover all of those essential issues below. But don’t worry: No matter which service you select, you’ll be able to start with a one-week trial, allowing you to watch the Cooking Channel for free.
- Cost: $25-$40 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
- : Amazon Fire TVs, Android Fire Stick, Apple TV, Android TV,, Xbox One, Google Chromecast, Oculus Go, and iOS and Android devices
- : NBC, Fox (check your local availability here)
Dish Networks foray into over-the-internet live TV is the most popular such service in the U.S. Thats no surprise, given the low barrier to entry it offers for many of the most popular cable networks. For only $25 a month, you can sign up for a tier of Sling TV that will handily compete with any basic cable package. Sling TV offers a slightly dizzying array of options: two distinct packages ( and) that you can sign up for separately or together (, which costs just $40 per month), and add-ons ranging from premium channels like to storage. In order to get the Cooking Channel, you’ll have to spring for just such an add-on: the Lifestyle Extra package, which is available for $5 on its own and also includes VH1, BET, the DIY Network, and more. You can also nab the Lifestyle Extra package alongside Kids, Comedy and News Extra for only $10 a month. Heres a complete guide to and our.
- Cost: $44.99-$79.99 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
- : PlayStation 3 and 4, Roku, Amazon Fire, Google Chromecast, Kodi, iOS and Android devices
- : NBC, Fox, ABC, CBS (enter your ZIP code here to check your availability)
PlayStation Vue is Sonys offering in the crowded live-streaming-TV arena, and with packages that start at $44.99 for over 45 channels, its a solid option. You can save shows up to 28 days, and up to five people can share a package. Four tiersAccess, Core, Elite, and Ultraallow you to pick the package that works for you. In order to get the Cooking Channel, you’ll need to subscribe to the Core tier or above. And if your God of War machine doubles as your primary media center, PlayStation Vue is the only game in townno other streaming TV service works on the PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 3. You can see, and read more about.
Cooking Channel shows
The following is a sampler platter of Cooking Channel shows:
- Good Eats: Reloaded
- Burgers, Brew & Que
- Food Truck Nation
- Man Fire Food
- Food: Fact or Fiction
- Carnival Eats
- Extra Virgin
- Unique Sweets
- Beach Bites with Katie Lee
- Simply Laura
- Unwrapped 2.0
- Unique Eats
- Not My Mamas Meals
- Real Girls Kitchens
- Spice Goddess
- Chucks Day Off
- Emerils Florida
- Rev Runs Sunday Suppers
- Sinful Sweets
- Drink Up
- Food Detectives
- Fresh Fast Food
- United Tastes of America
- Belly Up!
- Pizza Masters
- Korean Food Made Simple
- Restaurant Redemption
- David Roccos Amalfi Getaway
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