Your State’s Favorite TV Food Show

By Steve Safran 

What’s your favorite food show on TV? Kitchen Nightmares? Top Chef Masters? Cutthroat Kitchen? With Thanksgiving coming up, the folks at have crunched the numbers and have come up with a list of each state’s top food TV show. With their permission, we’re sharing the details.

As points out, there are some hometown favorites. DC’s favorite is DC Cupcakes. (I can vouch for their awesome cupcakes personally.) My home state of Massachusetts goes for America’s Test Kitchen, shot just outside of Boston. But West Virginia, we need to talk: Hotel Hell?

Check out the map, and the list below. Agree? Disagree? Let us know.


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Top Show

Alabama Food Fighters
Alaska Cutthroat Kitchen
Arizona Bar Rescue
Arkansas Top Chef Masters
California Made in Spain
Colorado Emeril Green
Connecticut Barefoot Contessa
Delaware Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution
District of Columbia DC Cupcakes
Florida Top Secret Recipe
Georgia Food Detectives
Hawaii Diners, Drive-ins and Dives
Idaho Next Great Baker
Illinois Mexico: One Plate At A Time
Indiana Unwrapped
Iowa Martha Bakes
Kansas My Kitchen Rules
Kentucky Unwrapped
Louisiana Emeril Live
Maine Kitchen Nightmares
Maryland Spain … On the Road Again
Massachusetts America’s Test Kitchen
Michigan The F Word
Minnesota Hell’s Kitchen
Mississippi 30 Minute Meals
Missouri Cook Yourself Thin
Montana The Wild Within
Nebraska BBQ Pitmasters
Nevada Man v. Food
New Hampshire The Chew
New Jersey Cake Boss
New Mexico Giada at Home
New York Baking with Julia
North Carolina Martha Bakes
North Dakota The Next Iron Chef
Ohio The F Word
Oklahoma The Pioneer Woman
Oregon Come Dine with Me
Pennsylvania Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares
Rhode Island America’s Test Kitchen
South Carolina The Next Food Network Star
South Dakota Chopped
Tennessee The Next Food Network Star
Texas Top Secret Recipe
Utah Cupcake Wars
Vermont Ace of Cakes
Virginia The F Word
Washington The Layover
West Virginia Hotel Hell
Wisconsin Andrew Zimmern’s Bizarre World
Wyoming Worst Cooks in America

Map and table courtesy of