Fall means back to school, and while we may not be back in the classroom, there’s still plenty of fun stuff to learn—like the cornucopia of new cooking show seasons premiering on WTTW over the course of two months upcoming! Find out about what’s to come below, and don’t forget to keep checking back on WTTW’s Food site or sign up for our food newsletter, Deep Dish, for recipes from these shows and more!
Jubilee Pudding: 70 years in the making
Friday, September 2 at 9:00 p.m
To celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s 70th year on the throne this year, legendary London department store Fortnum & Mason held a competition to crown a new pudding in the Queen’s honour. Watch as five top home bakers compete in front of a panel of judges led by Mary Berry and co The Great British Baking Show winner Rahul Mandal. The winning recipe is already available to find online, but we suggest you wait to watch and enjoy the show first!
WTTW Passport members can stream the entire show now.
The Cook’s Place
The new season premieres Saturday, September 10 at 12 p.m
Season 15 of The Cook’s Placehomier branch of American Test Kitchen, will feature everything from Japanese steakhouses to hot plates to okra and shrimp stew. Take a look (or enjoy) now with their recipe for Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings.
WTTW Passport members can stream several recent seasons of The Cook’s Place. Try more of their recipes.
Christopher Kimball’s Milky Way Television
The new season premieres Saturday, September 10 at 3 p.m
It’s hard to believe we’re already in season 6 Christopher Kimball’s Milky Way Television, but we are glad to have more! Tacos from Los Angeles and Mexico City, Greek appetizers, Brazilian pizza and more are on the menu this season.
WTTW Passport members can stream all seasons of Christopher Kimball’s Milky Way Television. Try more recipes from Milky Way.
How it spins
The new season premieres Saturday, September 17 at 11 p.m
How it spins is different from the other shows on this list: it’s younger, just entering its second season; and it’s not a cooking show. Instead, it follows Carrie Morey as she grows her cookie business in Charleston, South Carolina, while also raising a family and reconnecting with her mother.
The first season is available to stream by WTTW Passport members.
Pat’s Mexican Table
The new season premieres Saturday, September 17 at 4 p.m
Pati Jinich travels to the northeastern Mexican border state of Nuevo León in this eleventh season of Pat’s Mexican Table, revealing some surprising roots of Sephardic Jewish cuisine in the region. It’s a return to the border for Jinich, who produced a special tracking the US-Mexico border last year.
Most of the seasons Pat’s Mexican Table are available to stream for free. Try some recipes from Pat’s Mexican Table.
The new season premieres Saturday, October 1 at 1 p.m
This might just be season 10 of Lydia’s kitchen, but it is the 25th year of Lidia Bastianich’s time on public television. Be sure to check back for a recipe or two from next season in the coming weeks!
WTTW Passport members can stream the latest seasons of Lydia’s kitchen.
Sara’s weeknight meals
The new season premieres Saturday, October 8 at 12:30 p.m
Sara Moulton is another longtime presence on public television, and in season 11 of the Sara’s weeknight meals she visits Vancouver and Juneau, then brings home recipes from Chinatown and salmon-filled rivers.
WTTW Passport members can stream multiple seasons of Sara’s weeknight meals.
My Greek Table with Diane Kocilas
The new season premieres Saturday, October 22 at 3:30 p.m
Join Diane Kochilas for a fourth season of exploring the cuisine and history of the Greek islands – a sun-drenched location that will be especially appealing when this season premieres in late October!
All seasons My Greek Table with Diane Kocilas/ are available to stream for free.