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 27)

Heat Seekers: Chef Aaron Sanchez and Roger Mooking look for the hottest peppers in Asia and Latin America. 8 p.m. ET, Cooking Channel

The Best Thing I Ever Ate: Food Network chefs discuss favorite foods on a stick! 9 p.m. ET, Food Network

American Chocolate Championship: A competition to determine the best American chocolatier takes place in Las Vegas. 10 p.m. ET, TLC

Dining With Death: The host samples deep sea-food in South Korea and the Philipines. 11 p.m. ET, Travel Channel

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon: Chef Mario Batali is a guest. Expect shenanigans. 12:35 a.m. ET, NBC

Tuesday (December 28)

Today Show: Chefs Michael White (Osteria Morini) and Marcus Samuelsson (Red Rooster) are guests. 7 a.m. ET, NBC

Kitchen Impossible: A kitchen is renovated to create more space and more windows. 10:30 a.m. ET, DIY

Dirty Jobs: The host helps out at a fish farm in the Mojave Desert. 6 p.m. ET, Discovery

Ramsay's Best Restaurant: Gordon Ramsay mediates a competition between two of the best restaurants serving British cuisine. 9 p.m. ET, BBC

Food(ography): All about cocktails--shaken, stirred, and everything in between. 10 p.m. ET, Cooking Channel

Wednesday (December 29)

Good Eats: Alton Brown takes on cocktails, starting with the margarita and the Bloody Mary. 7 p.m. ET, Food Network

Modern Marvels: The history of rice. 9 p.m. ET, History Channel

Throwdown With Bobby Flay: Bobby Flay takes on a New York City challenge in the art of the cannoli. 9 p.m. ET, Food Network

Man v. Food: The Carnivore Chronicles: The host samples steamed cheeseburgers and more-than-a-foot-long sub sandwiches. 9 p.m. ET, Travel Channel

Thursday (December 30)

Today Show: Chef Rock Harper is a guest. 7 a.m. ET, NBC

The Martha Stewart Show: Pastry chef and food writer Nick Malgieri teaches baking techniques with Martha Stewart. 10 a.m. ET, Hallmark Channel

Good Eats: "Egg Files VII: Meringue." Alton Brown demonstrates the many uses of meringue, including a terrific Baked Alaska. 7:30 p.m. ET, Food Network

Food Jammers: The Food Jammers seek precision in creating the world's best bagel. 10:30 p.m. ET, Cooking Channel

Friday (December 31)

Deadliest Catch: A New Year's marathon, starting with the team going after king crab in the Northwest Arctic. 11 a.m. ET, Discovery

Iron Chef Japan: The first episode of the King of Iron Chefs Tournament kicks off a marathon of ultimate Iron Chef battles to welcome the new year. 1 p.m., Cooking Channel

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