Was wondering if anybody had favourites to recommend. I think we all know jacques and julia, and to be honest I still enjoy watching them. Reminds me of cooking at home with my family.
But as a professional I have been really enjoying several shows lately, two are imports. The two british shows I love are Great British Menu (many michelin starred chefs compete) and Masterchef The Professionals UK (This has been great for a long time, I love Roux jr. when he was on, such great exposition of classical techniques - in the final week of every season the contestants go work in michelin starred kitchens, it's truly inspirational to watch how they conduct service)...
In USA on the esquire network I like Knife Fight. Lots of cool japanese knife sightings and even though it's very "hipster" they do live butchery and the cooking can be very interesting to watch. Many award winning chefs compete.
What do you like to watch?