And the Hulie goes to....
Ace of Cakes!
Having very few clips and no episodes currently available on Hulu could not overcome the skill and charisma of Duff Goldman and the "Ace of Cakes" crew. Our panelists just couldn't resist those crazy-awesome confections and Duff's unmistakable laugh.
The first time I saw Duff was on "Food Network Challenge" where all the chefs had to prepare Extreme Cakes. He won and shortly therafter got his own show in 2006, making appearances on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and other talk shows. Duff's so cool he even has his own mini-mate action figure. http://secure1.missionmedia.net/charmcitycakes/store/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=15&CFID=2114760&CFTOKEN=cdb7011610dfd711-34365F22-9B70-D1F6-E482C18EF0AC81FD&jsessionid=f23086e9c16009598bd0d18a733141d85f43
The folks at Charm City Cakes beat out "30 Minute Meals", "Good Eats", "Hell's Kitchen", "Kitchen Nightmares", and "Top Chef".
After 20,000 votes the Audience Favorite is "Good Eats!"
Alton Brown is a TV chef rarity - not only can you learn to cook from him, you can learn in general. Alton skillfully and playfully guides the viewer through the ingredients, steps and techniques of recipies while mixing in history, trivia and science. He also makes a heck of a host on "Iron Chef America". Though there's only a handful of clips currently available, when they show you how to make tasty bits like a variety of waffles and scallop scampi it's all good.