But what about you? Do you tune in to these shows to live vicariously through Anthony Bourdain's enviable travel roster? Are you more of a Top Chef or restaurant makeover show aficionado? Share your favorite prime-time food TV shows in the comments below.
While Summer's lush produce and frozen treats are fine and dandy, my heart belongs to those in-between months, Fall in particular. Why, you ask? Autumn unleashes a plethora of culinary riches: peak harvest season, warm and comforting libations, and last, but not least, the return of prime-time food TV. Over the last few weeks I've tuned in to the new and (gasp) final season of No Reservations and am eagerly anticipating the return of its kid sister, The Layover.