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A Week in Foodie TV

I haven’t been watching much TV lately, but a quick nosey shows that there are some foodie things to watch on “free to air” TV in New Zealand at the moment.

A week in foodie TV


  • The Chef’s Apprentice, 6.30pm on Prime
  • The Naked Chef, 7.30pm on Prime
  • The Supersizers Go…, 8.30pm on Prime


  • The Chef’s Apprentice, 6.30pm on Prime
  • Donna Hay: Fast, Fresh, Simple, 7.30pm on Prime
  • Nigella’s Christmas Kitchen, 8.00pm on Prime
  • Rick Stein’s Christmas, 8.35pm on Prime


  • The Chef’s Apprentice, 6.30pm on Prime


  • Kitchen Nightmares, 9.30pm on 2


  • Harvest, 4.30pm on Prime
  • Food Culture, 5.00pm on Prime
  • Jamie’s Best Ever Christmas, 7.30pm on Prime
  • Economy Gastronomy, 7.30pm on Prime


  • Celebrity Masterchef, 3.30pm on Prime

There’s nothing currently on Friday (making it a good “go out” night) and Tuesday is a foodie marathon over on Prime.

I love watching food on TV. I find it comforting, voyeuristic and inspiring. We don’t have Sky, mostly because I feel like paying for TV would make me feel like I should watch TV more.

What are your favourite current and past foodie shows?

My top 3 are Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations, Top Chef, and Rick Stein’s Far Eastern Odyssey.

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I am Genie, a graphic designer/photographer obsessed with food and bunnies. I live in Whanganui, New Zealand with my husband, The Koala and our two rabbits, Kobe and Bento. I write about my hedonistic ways and I love the mantra "Eat well, travel often". I prefer not to write about myself in third person.


    • Bunny Eats Design says

      Hi Alessandra, is it because you don’t have time or because you don’t like TV?

  1. I found out about the Supersizers Go… in Britain. Unfortunately, not aired in the US, but you can still watch them on Youtube. Sure, it glosses over large swaths of history and culture, but it sure is entertaining!

    You’re lucky to have it in NZ!

    • Bunny Eats Design says

      Entertainment is a big part of food tv. It if sounds like work, then it’s not going to be fun to watch.

    • Bunny Eats Design says

      Thanks. I figure if I wanted to know what food TV there was, someone else might too 🙂

  2. I love No Reservations, but I have to say I haven’t watched much else of current food tv… I don’t own a TV (gasp!) so my tv-watching is often limited to things I hear about and watch on demand, or at other people’s houses 🙂

    • Bunny Eats Design says

      Demand is great. I like watching a series back to back on demand. I did that with Al Brown’s show. It’s like a movie length marathon.

    • Bunny Eats Design says

      No, I loved River Cottage when it was on too. Maybe the summer season will be on soon though.

  3. I watch TV about three times a year, but recently I turned it on and watched Nigella’s Christmas… so enjoyed that!

    • Bunny Eats Design says

      It’s quite interesting the number of food bloggers that don’t watch tv. I wonder if it’s a world-wide phenomenon? We all have the same amount of time, so we must make a decision between blogging and tv…and other things.

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