Fresh Food on TV: Weekday Edition

NOMTVWith all the channels on broadcast TV and cable—and the inevitable episode repeats—it's hard to sort out what's new or worthwhile. Let us sort it out for you so you don't miss anything worth watching. Times may vary with region; check your local listings for exact hour and channels.

Recommended Show: Take a break from cooking and hours of eating by watching A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving on Thursday night. 8 p.m. ET, ABC

Monday (November 24)

Modern Marvels: "The Turkey." The turkey is the centerpiece of Thanksgiving dinners and one of the dumbest birds in the animal kingdom, but it has managed to survive since the dinosaurs; Butterball factory; turkey hunting; dining on turkey testicles and eggs. 8 p.m. ET, History Channel

Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives (warning, a video plays automatically on site): "Not What You'd Expect." Outrageous food in unlikely places. 10 p.m. ET, Food Network

Tuesday (November 25)

Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern: "Holiday Special." Andrew invites a group of diverse friends from around the world to celebrate their respective holidays. 10 p.m. ET, Travel Channel

Wednesday (November 26)

The Martha Stewart Show: "Thanksgiving with Emeril." Martha and Emeril make a Thanksgiving turkey with brown butter and sage stuffing. Martha also talks to farmers across the country about their lifestyles. 11 a.m. ET, NBC

Top Chef "Foo Fighters." The chefs must impress the Foo Fighters as they join the band for a tour stop in Syracuse, N.Y. 10 p.m. ET, Bravo

Thursday (November 27)

NYC Wine & Food Festival: Food Network stars, cooking demonstrations, wine seminars and book signings from the festival in early October 2008. 7:30 p.m. ET, The CW

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving: The Peanuts gather around Charlie's pingpong table for an unusual feast; a bonus cartoon is "This Is America, Charlie Brown: The Mayflower Voyagers." (repeat—obviously!)8 p.m. ET, ABC

Friday (November 28)

Live with Regis and Kelly: Paula Deen will be on the show to make meals out of Thanksgiving leftovers. 9 a.m. ET, ABC

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