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.

Monday (December 6)

Martha Stewart Show: Andy Samberg of Saturday Night Live is a guest; he and Martha make baked Alaska. 11 a.m. ET, Hallmark Channel

The Best Thing I Ever Ate: Holiday favorites from Cat Cora, Aaron Sanchez, and Ted Allen. 9 p.m. ET, Food Network

Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations: The holiday special (preview here) features a potluck dinner with food writer Michael Ruhlman. 10 p.m. ET, TLC

Tuesday (December 7)

Today Show: Ina Garten is a guest. 7 a.m. ET, NBC

Ramsay's Best Restaurant: Gordon Ramsay is searching for the best restaurants in Britain. In this episode, he compares Italian restaurants and pits his two favorites head-to-head. 9 p.m. ET, BBC

Kitchen Impossible: "Country Style." How to renovate a kitchen and dining room on a small budget, some carpentry skills required. 9 p.m. ET, DIY

Dirty Jobs: The host works on a mobile meat-processing truck. I mean, I've heard of food trucks, but a meat-processing-mobile? 9 p.m. ET, Discovery

Wednesday (December 8)

Today Show: Mark Bittman is a guest. 7 a.m. ET, NBC

Martha Stewart Show: Dorie Greenspan is a guest and makes her caramel-topped semolina cake. 10 a.m. ET, Hallmark Channel

Best Places I've Ever Been: Different hosts discuss their favorite burger joints around the country. 4 p.m. ET, Travel Channel

Cool Tools: Featured in this episode: cool tools for kitchen renovations. 8 p.m. ET, DIY

Hell's Kitchen: Top Los Angeles Chefs judge a challenge where chefs must create a balanced fusion dish. 9 p.m. ET, FOX

Top Chef: All-Stars: Joe Jonas of the Jonas Brothers hosts a challenge at the American Museum of Natural History. Appealing to both preteens and foodies! 10 p.m. ET, Bravo

Deep Fried Paradise 2: Extra Crispy: Fried foods, the sequel. 10 p.m. ET, Travel Channel

Thursday (December 9)

Brew Masters: The debut of a cedar brew. Plus, "120 Minute IPA." 8 p.m. ET, Discovery

The Veg Edge: A special program about vegetarians across the country, from punk-rock vegans in L.A. to Meatless Mondays in NYC. 9 p.m. ET, Cooking Channel

Food Jammers: "Superfoods." The Food Jammers grow fresh, green foods under the supervision of a nutritionist and an indoor environment specialist. 10:30 p.m. ET, Cooking Channel

Friday (December 10)

My Life in Food: A look at food photography and at people who photograph food and those who create it for a living. 9:30 p.m. ET, Cooking Channel

Outrageous Food: Think the burritos at Chipotle are big? Try a 7-pound burrito in San Antonio, Texas. Also, a 2-foot-tall pancake topped with bacon, home fries, and toast. Your argument is invalid. 10 p.m., Food Network

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