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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 11)

Viva Daisy! (warning, a video plays automatically on site): "Family Night." Recipes for barbecued short ribs, tomatillo salsa, spicy collard greens, and chocolate-chile cake. 9:30 a.m. ET, Food Network

Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (warning, a video plays automatically on site): "The Secret to Clam and Cod Cacciucco." A Tuscan fish stew and stewed cannelini beans as a side. 10:30 a.m. ET, Food Network

Giada at Home (warning, a video plays automatically on site): "Road Trip Picnic." Giada prepares food for a picnic and gives you tips on making an easy to eat meal on the way to and at the picnic. 1 p.m. ET, Food Network

Barefoot Contessa (warning, a video plays automatically on site): "Food With Love." Campari orange spritzer, Italian wedding soup, and brownie pie for Ina and Jeffrey's 40th wedding anniversary. (repeat) 1:30 p.m. ET, Food Network

Sunday (July 12)

Essence of Emeril: "Sensational Hors D'Oeuvres." Emeril creates a menu of hors d'oeuvres. 8 a.m. ET, Food Network

Gourmet's Diary of a Foodie: "Tasmania: The Next Culinary Frontier." It's a visit to Tasmania's first Wagyu beef ranch, meeting the only truffle grower in Australia, and going to a smokehouse located in an organic apple orchard. Then in the kitchen, a recipe for Mediterranean lamb salad. You can watch the episode on the show's website. 3:30 p.m. ET, PBS

Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home: "Fruit Desserts." Strawberries sabayon, crepes Suzette served with orange butter and powdered sugar, and Palacsinta, a Hungarian-inspired torta of layered crepes baked with raspberry jam. 4 p.m. ET, PBS

Jacques Pépin: More Fast Food My Way: "Dessert First!." Tortilla for the crust in his crisp pear tart, bay scallops in Mignonette sauce, and sausage patties with pumpkin seeds and mushrooms served with cornmeal mush. You can watch the episode on youtube. 4:30 p.m. ET, PBS

America's Test Kitchen From Cook's Illustrated: "Breadmaking, Simplified." No-knead bread and soda bread recipes, checking serrated knives, and examining kneading and autolysis. 5 p.m. ET, PBS

Lidia's Italy: "Stack Those Cannoli." Joe gives a lesson on aperitivo. Then Lidia cooks fettuccine and swordfish and a cannoli napoleon. 5:30 p.m. ET, PBS

The Next Food Network Star (warning, a video plays automatically on site): "Miami Up All Night." Before going to Miami, Ted Allen and OTG Concept Chef Michael Coury challenge the finalists to create a dish using ingredients from Jet Blue's Terminal 5 restaurants. In Miami they'll be catering a party at a nightclub. 9 p.m. ET, Food Network

Iron Chef America (warning, a video plays automatically on site): "Symon vs. Nawab." Chef Akhtar Nawab of New York eatery Elatteria takes on Iron Chef Michael Symon. 10 p.m. ET, Food Network

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