I love the Food Network, Cooking Channel, HGTV, DIY network and the Travel Channel. They're my favorite channels on tv.
I personally watch Food Network more than the Cooking Channel, because I don't actually usually like actual cooking shows that much. I have this thing about legit cookbooks and idk. Sooo the food porn shows like The Best Thing I Ever Ate and Diners Drive Ins and Dives are of course Iron Chef are favorites.
I find that they inspire me a lot more, food-wise, than most cooking shows. I dont know why, but most things chefs cook on cooking shows don't really make me want to go "oh gosh I want to make that with you!" But the food featured on the travel and best-this or that shows usually make me drool and want to immediately find a recipe and take a stab at making something similar for myself.