Add a serving of these food shows to your plate.
The season of seasoned vets continues in the Fox competition series. The first round of elimination is set for Wednesday, June 15, when the 20 competing chefs — who previously appeared on the show — will be given a new take on the dish that sent them home the first time. A week later, on June 22, host Gordon Ramsay (above) gives the remaining hopefuls a quick triple-dish challenge based on a boozy mystery box ingredient. Cheers!-Damian Holbrook Wednesday, 8/7c, Fox
Sand, surf and turf wars are on the menu as two teams of four chefs representing the east and west coasts try to prove that their side of the country has the best beach food. Hosted by Chef Antonia Lofaso, the six-week culinary showdown begins with the foodies cooking up promenade-worthy food ranging from fried and cheesy to sweet treats even tastier than the $25,000 grand prize outing. Chef Brooke Williamson leads the West Coasters, while Chef Tiffani Faison takes over the East. †Damian Holbrook Series premiere Sunday 19 June, 10/9c, Food Network, Discovery+
Get ready to dig into America’s melting pot in this uplifting eight-part cooking showcase, which runs through August 12. Host Alejandra Ramos, a chef, food writer and contributor to the Today show, embarks on a nationwide quest for the “great American recipe” in the PBS series, which combines camaraderie with competition. Ten diverse and talented home cooks prepare their most flavorful signature dishes—from Korean gochujang chicken tacos to the beloved meatball recipe handed down by a contestant’s Italian grandmother—while also sharing their own personal food stories. They are judged by chefs Tiffany Derry, Graham Elliot and Leah Cohen. The winning record graces the cover of The Great American Recipe Cookbookfeaturing over 100 recipes from the show’s contestants, Ramos and the judges.
The heart of the series is not the variety of mouthwatering meals, but the fascinating stories behind them. According to Derry, Recipe was cast with this in mind: “You have to have people who not only understand food and are great cooks, but also great storytellers.” It’s a win-win for viewers. “Eventually,” she adds, “you will be inspired.” †Jeff Pfeiffer Series Premiere Friday, June 24, 9/8c, PBS (check local listings at pbs.org)
Other Tasty Streaming Treats
Someone feed Phil
From Maine to Madrid, the food and travel exploits of Eachbody loves Raymond creator Phil Rosenthal (right) makes a perfect binge with the recently dropped fifth season. Stream now, Netflix
shamelessJeremy Allen White headlines this rye, er, wry half-hour comedy about a gifted young Chicago chef who struggles to run his family’s sandwich shop. Premieres Thursday, June 23 Hulu
Hungry for answers
Scholar and restaurateur Caroline Randall Williams takes a deep dive into the origins of black cuisine across the country in a four-part documentary series produced by Viola Davis. Stream now, Discovery+