Fresh Food on TV: Weekday 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.
Monday (July 25)
Chopped: The British are coming! Coming to cook, that is. The competitors must tackle a crunchy, cheesy surprise in the entrée round. 7 pm., Food Network.
Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives: Guy cruises across the country to profile some fantastic sandwiches from Spokane, Washington, to Minneapolis, Minnesota. 9 pm., Food Network.
Tuesday (July 26)
Gordon Ramsay's F Word: Ramsay teaches teenagers about the wonders of tripe, and Sarah Cox prepares chili con carne for a recipe challenge. 9 am., BBC.
Kitchen Impossible: As a family grows, the center of the home, the kitchen, must grow with them. 9:30 am., HGTV.
Staten Island Cakes: Vinny is commissioned to make two cakes for a party, one for dogs and one for humans. Later, he makes a Tim Burton-inspired wedding cake. 12 pm., WE.
Hell's Kitchen: The fourteen remaining chefs compete once again. 8 pm., Fox.
MasterChef: The top eight chefs from the competition face off to try to get to the next level. 9 pm., Fox.
Wednesday (July 27)
Main Ingredient with Bobby Flay: Bobby dishes out grilling tips before he makes sausage and peppers, ginger-lime chicken on skewers, grilled corn, and grilled peaches. 2 pm., LRW.
Man vs. Food Nation: The Comfy Cow in Louisville, Kentucky, challenges customers to eat 15 scoops of ice cream, and one local takes it on in one sitting. 9 pm., Travel Channel.
Thursday (July 28)
Extreme Chef: It's a Mexican showdown on Extreme Chef, where three chefs travel to Mexico, carry their equipment with the help of donkeys, and then cook up live scorpions. 10 pm., Food Network.
Friday (July 29)
Mad Hungry with Lucinda Scala Quinn: Lucinda whips up an Indian vegetarian dinner complete with spicy chickpeas, cucumber-yogurt salad, and mango-cardamom lassi. 11 am., Hallmark.
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations: Anthony explores the Southwest on a road trip through Southern California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. 1 pm., Travel Channel.
Giada at Home: Giada throws a pasta party. 4:30 pm., Food Network.
Barefoot Contessa: Ina focuses on light lunches today, serving warm duck salad, saffron butternut squash, blueberry crumb cake, and chocolate sorbet. 5 pm., Food Network.