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Whether you’re a master chef or a kitchen nightmare, Freely has a cooking show for you. From meal inspiration to simply watching others sweat it out in front of the judges, keep reading for our list of the best food TV shows available right now.  

Classic cooking shows 

Keen to hone your culinary skills or simply looking for inspiration? Our classic cooking shows have got your covered. 

Jamie’s £1 Wonders 

Stream now on Channel 4 

Need some inspo on decent meals that are low budget? It doesn't get more on budget than Jamie Oliver's £1 wonders!

Watch this if... you’re looking for tasty meal inspiration that won’t break the bank. 


Stream now on BBC iPlayer 

Watch this if... you’re looking for more recipes and exceptional TV moments from one of the UK’s most iconic TV chefs (and there's no one more iconic than the lady how makes the microwave sound fancy)!

Mary Berry’s Simple Comforts 

Stream now on BBC iPlayer 

There's no way you can have a list of cooking (or baking) shows and don't include Mary Berry.

Stream now if... you’re looking for delicious classic cooking and baking made simple.

Food travel shows

Take a culinary tour of the world from the comfort of your sofa with some of TV’s best food travel shows. And the best part? It’s all for freeeee. 

Gordon, Gino & Fred: Road Trip 

Stream now on ITVX 

Cooking meets comedy any time these three get together. Watch this if... you’re looking for mouth-watering dishes mixed in with hilarious TV moments that'll leave you in stitches with a new list of dishes to try. 

Big Zuu's 12 Dishes in 12 Hours

Stream now on ITVX 

Watch this if... you loved Big Zuu’s Big Eats and fancy a tour of some of the tastiest dishes in Europe

The Hairy Bikers Go West

Stream now on BBC iPlayer 

The Hairy Bikers Go West - on BBC iPlayer


Watch this if... you want to see a different side of British cuisine. With so much to taste, and so many places to visit, we're grateful The Hairy Bikers did it for us!

Cooking competitions

As if there wasn’t enough heat in the kitchen already, get stuck into our pick of top cooking competitions. 

Celeb Cooking School

Stream now on Channel 4 

Feel like you' should absolutely 100% stay out of the kitchen for everyone's safety? This'll make your culinary skills look supreme!

You’ll like this if... you watched Celebrity Masterchef.

The Great British Bake Off for SU2C

Stream now on Channel 4 

You’ll like this if... The Great British Bake Off being on once a year isn’t enough for you, and it really is never enough for us!

Great British Menu 

Stream now on BBC iPlayer 

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There's something about a cooking competition that makes us feel like we'd want to do it as a career... we'll leave it to the experts though.

Watch this if... you like MasterChef: The Professionals  

If you need more fantastic TV recommendations, find more inspiration on our What to Watch page.