5 TV Food Shows to Sink Your Teeth Into

From surly chefs to sizzling sautes, here is fall's most delectable entertainment

TOP CHEF BRAVO, WEDNESDAYS, 10 P.M. E.T. The long knives come out in Season 2 of this competition from the makers of Project Runway. Last spring's edition proved that food preparation can be as telegenic as dress design--what is haute cuisine but fashion that you can eat? With a new, better host (model and cookbook author Padma Lakshmi) and new challenges (this week a lightning sushi round), Top Chef makes food entertaining without dumbing it down, not unlike a good Vegas restaurant. Don't watch on an empty stomach.

GORDON RAMSAY'S F WORD BBC AMERICA, SUNDAYS, 9 P.M. E.T. Turns out Ramsay knows...

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