Fresh Food on TV: Weekend Edition
With 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.
The Sunday PBS food shows aren't on here because they're rerunning the National Parks documentary directed by Ken Burns. That's worth checking out if you have some time and are interested in nature/great outdoors/US history. Otherwise check your local PBS listings.
Also on is the season premiere of The Next Iron Chef. The ten chefs arrive in Los Angeles. The first two challenges are on memory and fearlessness. First for memory they have to create a dish that expresses their culinary style and heritage using an ingredient that's been significant in their lives. The other test has them making two dishes with exotic ingredients from around the world. 9 p.m. ET, Food Network
Saturday (October 3)
Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (warning, a video plays automatically on site): "The Secret to Stuffed Braised Cabbage." Anne makes braised cabbage stuffed with pork, butternut squash soup with cinnamon whipped cream, and crispy shallots. 10:30 a.m. ET, Food Network
5 Ingredient Fix: "Cozy Sunday Supper." Roast beef and gravy with sides of Yorkshire pudding with thyme and baby carrots with sweet ginger butter, and millionaire's shortbread. (repeat) 12:30 a.m. ET, Food Network
Giada at Home (warning, a video plays automatically on site): "Rock the Block." Giada's in charge of her neighborhood block party. (repeat) 1 p.m. ET, Food Network
Barefoot Contessa: "The Big Chill." Truffle mac and cheese, lemon mousse with whipped cream, and cinnamon honey butter. (repeat) 1:30 p.m. ET, Food Network
Sunday (October 4)
Essence of Emeril: "Spanish Food and Wines." To showcase the tastes of Spain, Emeril prepares the country's best flavors and their best wines. (repeat) 8 a.m. ET, Food Network
The Next Iron Chef: "Fearlessness." Ten chefs compete in two challenges this week making a personal dish and using exotic ingredients. 9 p.m. ET, Food Network