Some weekly cooking shows on the Food Network include “Barefoot Contessa” and “Chopped.” From reality competitions to traditional cooking instruction, these shows all focus on food.
“Barefoot Contessa” features celebrity chef Ina Garten, instructing viewers each week on elaborate dishes from various cuisines, including French, Asian and Italian. Some episodes of “Barefoot Contessa” feature other celebrity chefs, such as Bobby Flay.
“Chopped” is a popular reality show in which four chefs compete against one another for a large cash prize. Divided into three courses, the competition typically centers around certain ingredients or special requirements for the food. The program features celebrity chef judges such as Alton Brown, Andrew Zimmern and Geoffrey Zakarian.