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.

Quick Little Note: I recently heard about the show Cake Boss. It's a lot like Ace of Cakes except this is based on an Italian family's bakery in Hoboken, New Jersey. I've seen a few clips and it looks entertaining. Let me know if you like it or not!

Monday (November 2)

Good Eats: "The Once and Future Fish." Alton explores sustainable farm-raised trout. 8 p.m. ET, Food Network

Cake Boss: "Robots, Rollerskates and Relatives." Buddy makes a moving robot cake and a 1970s themed rollerskate cake. 10 p.m. ET, TLC

Cake Boss: "Painters, Pool & Pink." Buddy makes a billards table cake for a football player and the bakery gets a makeover. 10 p.m. ET, TLC

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives (warning, a video plays automatically on site): "Family Style." Guy find family style cooking in Providence, Rhode Island; Houston, Texas; and Glendale, California. 10 p.m. ET, Food Network

Late Show with David Letterman: Guy Fieri is a guest. 11:35 p.m. ET, NBC

Tuesday (November 3)

Live with Regis and Kelly: Chef Emeril Lagasse cooks on the show. 9 a.m. ET, ABC

Dirty Jobs: "Tofu Maker." Mike goes to Honolulu to learn how to make tofu. 9 p.m. ET, Discovery Channel

Wednesday (November 4)

The Martha Stewart Show: Chef Emeril Lagasse is a guest. 11 a.m. ET, NBC

Throwdown With Bobby Flay (warning, a video plays automatically on site): "Country Captain Chicken." Bobby challenges two brothers, Matt and Ted Lee, over their Charleston, South Carolina, spicy curry specialty dish, Country Captain Chicken. 9 p.m. ET, Food Network

Dinner: Impossible (warning, a video plays automatically on site): "Double Jeopardy." Robert's mission is to make a meal for 250 twins in eight hours. The twist for the menu has him using the same ingredients from each dish and making something different for another dish. 10 p.m. ET, Food Network

Man v. Food (warning, a video plays automatically on site): "Detroit." Adam is in Detroit to eat the Triple Threat Pork Sandwich, go to two hot dog joints, and take on the world's biggest burger at Mallie's Sports Grill and Bar. 10 p.m. ET, Travel Channel

Thursday (November 5)

The Martha Stewart Show: "The Cheese Show." A cheese plate how-to from Liz Thorpe of New York's Murray's Cheese Shop, a guide to making your own fresh goat cheese from Lisa Schwartz of Rainbeau Ridge Farm, and a recipe for fondue from chef Terrance Brennan of Artisanl Fromagerie and Bistro. 11 a.m. ET, NBC

Extreme Cuisine With Jeff Corwin (warning, a video plays automatically on site): "Morocco." Jeff goes to the coast of Essouraia to go line fishing for conger eel. Then he milks camels to make cheese and butter. After, he goes to dig for argon nuts and goes to Marrakech to create taginem, an earthen pot dish, and Bisteeya, a pigeon pie. Hiking up the mountains he cooks a whole ram in an underground oven. (repeat) 9 p.m. ET, Food Network

Ace of Cakes (warning, a video plays automatically on site): "King of Charm City." A barbecue grill cake for the season finale of "King of the Hill", a school locker cake, and a replica of DuPont Circle cake. (repeat) 10 p.m. ET, Food Network

Friday (November 6)

Good Morning America: Chef Jamie Oliver is a guest. 7 a.m. ET, ABC

Chefs vs. City (warning, a video plays automatically on site): "New Orleans." Aaron and Chris take on local chefs Alfred Singleton and Stephanie Bernard. There'll be alligators, crawfish, blue crabs, and insects. (repeat) 10 p.m. ET, Food Network