Must-See TV: The Best Cooking Shows to Watch When It's Just Too Hot To Leave Home

It’s official. We’re in the dog days of summer, and while picnics, barbecues, and poolside margaritas are fun in theory, there are times when it’s so freakin’ hot out that leaving the comfort of your cool, climate-controlled home – how did we survive before a/c? – is unthinkable. What to do? Watch TV, of course. But not just any TV: food TV!

Thanks to early cooking show hosts Nitza Villapol, James Beard and Julia Child, there is now a food-related reality TV show for every imaginable audience. Below are our picks for best cooking shows to watch this summer. (And don’t worry; we won’t tell if you don’t actually use your oven again until October.) Happy viewing!

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Amanda Cargill, Food Content Director, Latina Media Ventures, LLC

Amanda Cargill is the Food Content Director at Latina Media Ventures, where she oversees food- and spirits-related features in Latina Magazine and on Latina.com and TheLatinKitchen.com. She is an avid writer, traveler, reader, runner and eater.

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