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Top Food and Cooking Shows to Watch on HBO Max in 2024

Selena Gomez, known for her role in the mystery comedy series “Only Murders in The Building,” takes on a new venture in the cooking world with her show “Selena + Chef.” Filmed in her own home, each episode features a guest chef teaching Gomez a new recipe, complete with tips and tricks that viewers can easily follow along with in their own kitchens.

Food blogger Ree Drummond, also known as The Pioneer Woman, has been delighting audiences since 2011 with her show on Food Network. Filmed at her Oklahoma ranch, the show showcases Drummond cooking up comforting dishes for her friends and family. With 36 seasons available for streaming on HBO Max, fans can enjoy the classic cooking show at their convenience.

Ina Garten, famously known as The Barefoot Contessa, brings her expertise to the screen with “Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basics.” Providing 19 seasons of inspiration for easy and elegant recipes, Garten’s approachable comfort food cooking show is a favorite among home cooks looking to elevate their culinary skills.

“Ready Jet Cook” features Chef Jet Tila, known for his work at The Charleston and Pakpoa Thai restaurants, sharing his favorite Asian dishes in a home cooking show on HBO Max. With a focus on delicious and accessible recipes, this show is perfect for those looking to explore new flavors in their own kitchens.

For those who enjoy a bit of competition, “Outchef’D” offers a unique twist with amateur home cooks facing off against acclaimed celebrity chefs in surprise cookoffs. This competition cooking show is not only entertaining but also provides motivation for viewers to expand their culinary skills and creativity in the kitchen.

“Chopped,” hosted by Ted Allen, brings a high-stakes cooking competition to the screen where chefs compete to turn baskets of mystery ingredients into the best three-course meal. Split into three volumes on HBO Max, the show offers a total of 58 seasons for viewers to enjoy the excitement of culinary challenges.

“Worst Cooks in America” takes a humorous approach to cooking reality shows, as clueless cooks receive coaching from chef co-hosts in an attempt to improve their culinary skills. Whether you’re a seasoned home cook or have had your fair share of kitchen disasters, this show offers a fun and enjoyable viewing experience.

“Iron Chef America,” the American spinoff of Iron Chef, features celebrity chefs like Bobby Flay, Mario Batali, and Cat Cora competing to cook the best meal using a secret ingredient. With four seasons available on HBO Max, viewers can witness the culinary creativity and skill of these talented chefs in action.

“Baking Master Paris” takes ten Americans on a journey to Paris as they compete to become baking masters in a cooking competition show hosted by Stephanie Boswell and Ludo Lefebvre. This show offers a blend of culinary challenges and cultural exploration as contestants strive to showcase their baking talents.

For those looking for inspiration for their next summer barbecue, “Symon’s Dinners Cooking Out” is a must-watch. Hosted by Michael Symon, the show features the recreation of comforting Southern dishes inspired by his mother-in-law’s recipes, making it a delightful and flavorful addition to the cooking show lineup.