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 (July 18)

Viva Daisy! (warning, a video plays automatically on site): "Date Night." A stress-free menu for date night, with recipes for steamed mussels, rack of lamb "dos chiles," and haricots verts in homemade lemon oil. 9:30 a.m. ET, Food Network

Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (warning, a video plays automatically on site): "The Secret to Grilled Pizza." Two pizza recipes, and on the side, parmigiano sformato and roasted pepper and onion salad. (repeat) 10:30 a.m. ET, Food Network

Giada at Home (warning, a video plays automatically on site): "Surf's Up." Giada prepares food for Todd and his buddies when they go kite surfing. 1 p.m. ET, Food Network

Barefoot Contessa (warning, a video plays automatically on site): "Barefoot to Go." Grilled tuna wasabi rolls, lentil vegetable soup, and granola bars in a brown bag for an on-the-go meal. 1:30 p.m. ET, Food Network

Sunday (July 19)

Essence of Emeril: "Breakfast in Bed." Making breakfast at home and serving it up in bed. 8 a.m. ET, Food Network

Grill It! With Bobby Flay (warning, a video plays automatically on site): "Mighty Shrimp." Bobby's guest makes Creole shrimp and Bobby grills shrimp marinated in paprika, garlic, and thyme. They also make grilled corn sheets in scallion vinaigrette, avocado salad, kebabs, and strawberry shortcake. 1:30 p.m. ET, Food Network

Gourmet's Diary of a Foodie: "Turkey: Iftar in Istanbul." A traditional feast, a 150 year old bakery, and güllaç—a multilayered dessert with pistachios and pomegranates. You can watch the episode on the show's website. 3:30 p.m. ET, PBS

Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home: "Salad Days." A simple mixed green salad with garlic vinaigrette, a classic Caesar salad, niçoise salad with seared tuna, and American style and French style potato salads. 4 p.m. ET, PBS

Jacques Pépin: More Fast Food My Way: "Pop Over Anytime." Going through his pantry, Jacques makes chorizo, mushroom, and cheese pizza; orecchiette with fennel and tuna; and popover with apricot jam. You can watch the episode on youtube.4:30 p.m. ET, PBS

America's Test Kitchen From Cook's Illustrated: "Weeknight Summer Supper." Grilled chicken breasts, cherry tomato salad, and solar cookers. 5 p.m. ET, PBS

Lidia's Italy: "Tender Pork Chops, Loose Polenta." Lidia travels to Friuli to learn about polenta. Then, back in the kitchen, she makes polenta and spinach soup and braised pork chops with savoy cabbage. 5:30 p.m. ET, PBS

Nature: "Superfish." A Nature documentary about marlin, sailfish, spearfish, and swordfish, which are some of the most highly prized game fish. 8 p.m. ET, PBS

The Next Food Network Star (warning, a video plays automatically on site): "Red Lobster Battle on the Beach." The remaining finalists are tasked to do live demos for a Miami morning show. Then Bobby Flay, Iron Chef Michael Symon, and Red Lobster's senior executive chef present them with an Iron Chef style challenge. 9 p.m. ET, Food Network

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