Fresh Food on TV: Weekend 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.

Saturday (April 25)

5 Ingredient Fix (warning, a video plays automatically on site): "French Bistro at Home." A French inspired meal of duck breasts in citrus port cherry sauce, golden potato and cauliflower gratin, Earl Grey tea cookies, and royal fizz. 9:30 a.m. ET, Food Network

Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (warning, a video plays automatically on site): "Braised Spare Ribs." Braised spare ribs, herb spaetzle, and panelle and shrimp salad. 10:30 a.m. ET, Food Network

Giada at Home (warning, a video plays automatically on site): "Pasta Party." A variety of pasta dishes. 1 p.m. ET, Food Network

Barefoot Contessa (warning, a video plays automatically on site): "Chicken All the Time." Simple roast chicken, chicken bouillabaisse with a garlicky saffron mayonnaise, and a simple chicken stock. 1:30 p.m. ET, Food Network

Sunday (April 26)

Essence of Emeril: "Brunch." Emeril shows you brunch classics from New Orleans. (repeat) 8 a.m. ET, Food Network

Made in Spain: "Sophisticated Tastes: Pais Vasco." José makes pintxos (small regional tapas), a delicate cod dish known as bacalao al pil pil, brings us to a cider bar for bacalao, explores the city of San Sebastian, and he visits Arzak, the restaurant of one of his mentors. 3:30 p.m. ET, PBS

Simply Ming: "Sambal; Creme Fraiche." For a simple appetizer Ming makes spicy crab dip. Then he shares a recipe for spicy wok clams and leeks. Chef Alexandra Guarnaschelli of Butter in NYC makes roasted shrimp with spicy cucumber sambal and lemon Creme Fraiche. 4 p.m. ET, PBS

Jacques Pépin: More Fast Food My Way: "Sole-ful Suppertime." Butternut squash velvet, fillet of sole with mushroom sauce, Seckel pears in coffee with grated chocolate garnish. You can watch the episode on Youtube: [link]. 4:30 p.m. ET, PBS

Cook's Country From America's Test Kitchen: "Fish Made Easy." This episode they'll be sharing recipes for poached salmon with herb and caper vinaigrette, poached salmon with bourbon and maple, crunchy oven fried fish, poached salmon with dill and sour cream sauce, and sweet and tangy tartar sauce. They'll also be talking about fish spatulas. 5 p.m. ET, PBS

Lidia's Italy: "Sweet Napoli." Lidia makes pizzelle stuffed with escarole and sausage and baba. 5:30 p.m. ET, PBS

Everyday Food: "One-Pot Wonders." Paella, cooking chicken and dumplings in a Dutch oven, penne with broccoli, eggs in spicy tomato sauce, and minestrone soup. 6 p.m. ET, PBS

Iron Chef America (warning, a video plays automatically on site): "Cora vs. Grieveson." Chicago chef Koren Grieveson takes on Iron Chef Cora. 9 p.m. ET, Food Network