7 Must-See Food TV Shows This Fall
New episodes Wednesday night at 9 p.m. on the Cooking Channel
You might have already caught an episode or two of this new series, which premiered on the Cooking Channel in July. If nothing else, let's all revel in the fact that this might be the beginning of the end of the Cupcake Era; perhaps the doughnut really will rise to the top of the pastry pyramid of power. In Donut Showdown, three doughnut makers from across the country go head-to-head in a race to beat the clock to create the best deep-fried creation with a surprise selection of ingredients. Sound familiar? It's like Chopped and Cupcake Wars had a baby. The winner walks away with $10,000.
Parts Unknown, Season Two
Premiers Sunday, September 15 at 9 p.m. on CNN
If you didn't watch the first season of Anthony Bourdain's new show, you missed out. Fans of No Reservations will find plenty to love, except that now Bourdain has the backing to do more, to explore even more dangerous and interesting places. Last season he made trips to LIbya and Congo and this season he has quite a few jewels on the itinerary. He'll kick off the season by heading to Jerusalem, then hitting Spain, New Mexico and Copenhagen. If this show doesn't inspire you to eat your way around the world, nothing will.