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 20)

Martha Stewart Show:Martha Stewart makes peppermint cake with Isaac Mizrahi, red and white enthusiast. 11 a.m. ET, Hallmark Channel

Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations: The host visits Hawaii to surf and jet ski and to attend a luau. Jealous! 8 p.m. ET, Travel Channel

The Best Thing I Ever Ate: Food network chefs discuss their brunch favorites. 9 p.m. ET, Food Network

Dining With Death: The host visits Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, and Papau New Guinea to sample bird, bat, and bug cuisine. Decidedly not jealous. 11 p.m. ET, Travel Channel

Tuesday (December 21)

Good Morning America: Anne Byrn demonstrates how to create delicious gluten-free desserts for the holidays. 7 a.m. ET, ABC

Today Show: Giada DeLaurentiis is a guest. 7 a.m. ET, NBC

Dirty Jobs: The host works in a salt mine, using dynamite to travel deeper into the ground. 6 p.m. ET, Discovery

Ramsay's Best Restaurant: Gordon Ramsay pits two of the best Chinese restaurants in Britain against each other. 9 p.m. ET, BBC

I Hate My Kitchen: A complete renovation of one couple's kitchen is done on a tight budget. 9:30 p.m. ET, DIY


Wednesday (December 22)

Good Morning America: Chef Sara Moulton picks the year's top cookbooks. 7 a.m. ET, ABC

Today Show: Mark Bittman of the New York Times is a guest. 7 a.m. ET, NBC

MythBusters: The Myth Busters delve into Food Lab territory when they test to see if a steak can be tenderized with explosives. 5 p.m. ET, Discovery

Top Chef: All-Stars: Contestants prepare holiday stuffing without the help of kitchen tools both modern and ancient. 10 p.m. ET, Bravo

Pie Paradise: Is pie really the new cupcake? Check out pies from all across the country, and you decide! 10 p.m. ET, Travel Channel

Thursday (December 23)

Barefoot Contessa: Ina Garten makes dessert both sweet and savory. 5 p.m. ET, Food Network

Food Jammers: "BRKFST." The Food Jammers turn breakfast up to eleven. 10:30 p.m. ET, Cooking Channel

Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Baker Marjorie Johnson is a guest. 11:35 p.m. ET, NBC

Friday (December 24)

Dirty Jobs: The host visits a reindeer farm in Alaska. 8 p.m. ET, Discovery

My Life in Food: Today's episode explores allergies--to nuts, wheat gluten, an everything in between. 9:30 p.m., Cooking Channel

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