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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.

Friday (July 24)

Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: Chef José Andrés is a guest. 12:35 a.m. ET, CBS

Saturday (July 25)

Viva Daisy! (warning, a video plays automatically on site): "Rehearsal Night Dinner." Daisy makes yellow rice with corn, chicken ajillo, and Caribbean breeze cocktails. 9:30 a.m. ET, Food Network

Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (warning, a video plays automatically on site): "The Secret to Chicken Milanese." Chef Anne makes her chicken milanese recipe, escarole salad, and panna cotta. (repeat) 10:30 a.m. ET, Food Network

5 Ingredient Fix (warning, a video plays automatically on site): "Southern Soiree in the City." Claire makes blackened catfish and on the side, Grandma Moore's creamed corn with green tomato and vidalia onion gratin. 12:30 a.m. ET, Food Network

Giada at Home (warning, a video plays automatically on site): "Welcome Home." Giada makes a "good to be home" meal. 1 p.m. ET, Food Network

Barefoot Contessa (warning, a video plays automatically on site): "The Flame Game." Italian meatball hamburgers, creamy cucumber salad, confetti corn and chocolate cake, ice cream custard, and raspberries. 1:30 p.m. ET, Food Network

Sunday (July 26)

Essence of Emeril: "Steak Frites." Emeril's twist on meat and potatoes. (repeat) 8 a.m. ET, Food Network

Grill It! With Bobby Flay (warning, a video plays automatically on site): "Andouille Sausage." Bobby and his guest grill two dishes with andouille sausage. Alson on the show are Michigan cherries and tea infused vodka from South Carolina. 1:30 p.m. ET, Food Network

Gourmet's Diary of a Foodie: "The Collective." Four men in a small town in Vermont create a sustainable food infrastructure. In Hanoi, Vietnam, there is a center that gives kids from the streets restaurant skills. Back in the kitchen, editor in chief Ruth Reichl makes grilled cheese sandwiches with local ingredients. You can watch the episode on the show's website. 3:30 p.m. ET, PBS

Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home: "Our Favorite Sandwiches." Julia makes a baked ham and cheese sandwich. Jacques then makes a variant of it. They also talk about the New England lobster roll served on a toasted hot dog bun. 4 p.m. ET, PBS

Jacques Pépin: More Fast Food My Way: "Vegetable Fete." Ratatouille with penne, shrimp with cabbage and red caviar, and peach melba. You can watch the episode on youtube.4:30 p.m. ET, PBS

America's Test Kitchen From Cook's Illustrated: "French Country Cooking." Recipes for a beef stew from the south of France and meringue cookies. Discussed on the show are pastry bags and sugar and cornstarch 5 p.m. ET, PBS

Lidia's Italy: "Risotto Fresh and Green." Lidia goes to Friuli to learn how to make montasio cheese. Back in the kitchen she makes a breakfast frico and then risotto with spinach and tangy skillet turnips with potatoes. 5:30 p.m. ET, PBS

The Next Food Network Star (warning, a video plays automatically on site): "FN Star Miami VIP." The finalists have to make a three course meal. 9 p.m. ET, Food Network

Extreme Cuisine With Jeff Corwin: "Mexico." Jeff samples the native foods in Oaxaca, Mexico. 10 p.m. ET, Food Network

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