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Top Five Vegetarian Cooking Shows

People often complain that there aren’t enough vegetarian or vegan cooking shows on television, and some have even started a petition to get one onto the Food Network, but to those people I say, “Get over it.” By doing a quick online search, you can find many options to suit a variety of personalities. To break it down and help you find the show that’s right for you, I’ve compared each host to those famous Food Network stars we all know and love.

  1. The Post Punk Kitchen: Host Isa Chandra Moskowitz is the Duff of vegan food shows. Both bakers are clever, funny, and rebellious, and not only do they create beautiful desserts, they look like they’re having fun while doing it.
  2. Everyday Dish: The attractive sets and clear instructions make this show one of my favorites, just like Giada’s.
  3. The Traveling Vegetarian: The host visits restaurants across the country and tempts us with vegetarian menu items, chats with the owners, and gives us a tour of each restaurant. Sort of the Rachael Ray of the veg food world.
  4. The Eazy Vegan: Jason hosts the straightforward instructional videos and reminds me of a much less annoying version of Alton Brown.
  5. Totally Vegetarian on Delicious TV: This is the show you should have your mom or grandmother watch if you’re trying to convince her to go vegetarian. Chef Toni is warm, friendly, and easy to follow, just like Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa.

After watching clips from each of these shows, I have realized it is time for me to jump on the cooking show bandwagon, and I see a video post in my future. If you know of any good shows I overlooked, please share a link here!

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  • Kiki says:

    River cottage is an English cooking show that does 1 season totally vegetarian: ‘River Cottage Veg’.
    You can watch all the episodes on youtube, I quite enjoyed it!

  • Phillis Rawlings says:

    Great idea this. It is always difficult to thin of varied things to cook especially for a hungry family and some of the ideas here and elsewhere on your site have given me some great ideas so thak you!

  • Sarah Taylor says:

    Hi fellow veggies,

    I’ve just launched my own veg cooking show called “Sans Carne – Meals without Meat:

    Check it out at http://www.SansCarne.com

    Cheers!

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  • Running2Ks says:

    Don’t forget Christina Cooks on PBS:

    http://www.christinacooks.com/

  • hema Kundargi says:

    I have an award winning cooking show on local cable in Cupertino California. Indian Vegetarian Gourmet
    Some of the recipes can be viewed on Youtube

  • przepisy kulinarne says:

    Very useful advices. I think I will search more about this on the Net, Guys. Many thanks
    I like to cook very at home. Greetings from Poland. :)

  • holler says:

    Thanks for the list, I am going to check it out now! i have only heard of the first one!

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  • chew says:

    Back in Australia I used to love watching Cooking with Kurma http://www.kurma.net/

    You’re right! There are too few veg cooking shows. General cooking shows are great until they start stuffing a chicken or hacking into live crustaceans.

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