This piece originally appeared on MyRecipes.
Listen, I love watching food competitions as much as the next person. Seeing contestants battle it out in the kitchen for a coveted prize and chef-ly bragging rights, as opposed to the usual aggressive drink-throwing and screaming antics at restaurants featured in other reality television shows (ahem, Bravo’s Real Housewives franchise), is a much welcomed, drama-free relief. I mean, I can’t think of anything more aggravating than watching people waste food and expensive booze in a completely pointless cat fight. Can I get an amen?
But after a while, even what were once some of the most entertaining food competitions become trite, predictable, and frankly, boring. Sorry, Hell’s Kitchen and Top Chef fans. Now with the uncertainty of the future of the Great British Bake Off (or commonly known stateside as The Great British Baking Show) and its host shakeups and network changes, I’ve been on the hunt to find quality food-related shows and documentaries that are worthy of being placed on my binge list for fall. And these are the 11 that made the cut. From CNN and Netflix to PBS and FOX, we’ve got your food and flick nights covered with some old and new favorites you should add to your queue, DVR, and watchlist soon.