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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 Shows:

It's the season premiere of Gordon Ramsay's F Word on Wednesday. He'll have on Coronation Street’s Wendi Peters, Geri Halliwell, and Gavin & Stacey. Wednesday, 9 p.m. ET, BBC America

This week's chefs on Top Chef Masters are Wylie Dufresne (wd-50), Suzanne Tracht (Jar), Graham Elliot Bowles (Graham Elliot Restaurant) and Elizabeth Falkner (Orson). Wednesday 10 p.m. ET, Bravo

Monday (June 15)

Good Eats (warning, a video plays automatically on site): "Pretzels Logic." Alton recreates the traditional soft pretzel. (repeat) 8 p.m. ET, Food Network

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives (warning, a video plays automatically on site): "All Over the Map." Guy goes to a family owned restaurant serving Mexican food in Phoenix, a Greek restaurant in Seattle and an Italian restaurant in San Francisco. 10 p.m. ET, Food Network

Tuesday (June 16)

Chopped (warning, a video plays automatically on site): "Salty Veggies and Heated Battles." The chefs are given salty vegetables to use for appetizers and Thai chilies for entrees. Then they have to make Mexican inspired desserts. 10 p.m. ET, Food Network

Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmern: "Survival Special." Andrew gets dropped off in a Mexican jungle to try to survive living off what he can find. 10 p.m. ET, Travel Channel

Food Party: "Cave Duck." Thu goes on a hunting adventure, goes to a nudist picnic, searches for cavier, and explores the Purple Potato Caves. 11:15 p.m. ET, IFC

Wednesday (June 17)

Throwdown With Bobby Flay (warning, a video plays automatically on site): "Fried Fish Escovitch." Bobby Flay challenges a chef from Harlem's Mo Bay Restaurant to a fried fish throwdown. 10 p.m. ET, Food Network

Gordon Ramsay's F Word: Coronation Street’s Wendi Peters and her family get to experience the heat in F word kitchen. Geri Halliwell (from the Spice Girls) challenges Gordon to beat her recipe for Spanish meatballs. Gavin & Stacey star James Corden joins Gordon in search of urchins. 9 p.m. ET, BBC America

Top Chef Masters: "The Lost Supper." Drawing from the second season of Top Chef, the chefs have to make an amuse-bouche using ingredients from a vending machine. Then they have to make a meal inspired by the show "LOST". 10 p.m. ET, Bravo

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon: Host of the online wine show, Wine Library TV, Gary Vaynerchuk is a guest. 12:35 p.m. ET, NBC

Thursday (June 18)

Ace of Cakes (warning, a video plays automatically on site): "Shell Shocked." A graduation cake, a Taj Mahal wedding cake, and birthday cake for a 90 year old. (repeat) 10 p.m. ET, Food Network

Friday (June 19)

The Chopping Block: The teams have to prepare dishes for a blind date night at their restaurants. You can watch the full episode on Hulu or NBC.com. 12:35 p.m. ET, NBC

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon: Online cooking show host, Tamra Davis is a guest. 12:35 p.m. ET, NBC

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