Fresh Food on TV: Weekend 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.

Saturday (July 16)

Aarti Party: One of Aarti's friends just so happens to be a mixologist and stops by to share tips on making cocktails, while Aarti prepares a menu full of nibbles like parsnip hummus and beef kebabs. 9 am., Food Network.

Mexican Made Easy: Marcela combines the flavors of Mexican, Mediterranean, and Asian cuisines, as she makes Baja-style ahi tuna tartare, an original Tijuana-style Caesar salad, and classic shrimp gobernador tacos. 9:30 am., Food Network.

Down Home with the Neelys: The Neelys light up the grill to make savory flatbreads with sweet potatoes, brie, and rosemary; BBQ beef ribs; and mashed turnips and sage. 11:30 am., Food Network.

Secrets of a Restaurant Chef: Learn how to make perfectly crisp falafel from Anne Burrell. She'll also make homemade tahini sauce and a shrimp, tomato, and feta salad to add a bright note to the meal. 12 pm., Food Network.

30 Minute Meals: Rachael makes a healthy meal of salmon and sweet potato cakes with agrodolce relish and arugula. 12:30 pm., Food Network.

Barefoot Contessa: Ina brings a bit of Italy to her kitchen with an easy weeknight bolognaise, roasted sausage and grapes, and parmesan crisps. 1 pm., Food Network.

Giada at Home: Giada focuses on make-and-take food that she can bring on a boat cruise, including linguine with avocado and arugula pesto, grilled artichokes with creamy champagne vinaigrette, and lime and cornmeal cookies with citrus glaze. 1:30 pm., Food Network.

Hungry Girl: Lisa brings life to salads with a salmon salad, barbecue salad, and a Hungry Girl special salad. 4 pm., Cooking Channel.

Two Fat Ladies: The Fat Ladies whip up a traditional English breakfast with some international influences: jugged kippers, kedgeree, deviled kidneys, corn griddle cakes, and huevos rancheros. 10 pm., Cooking Channel.

Sunday (July 17)

Guy's Big Bite: Guy takes on the Big Easy, as he makes two different Po' Boys, one filled with cornmeal-fried oysters and the other with roasted buttermilk-brined turkey breast. Don't forget the homemade remoulade and the french fries fried in duck fat. 10:30 am., Food Network.

Bobby Flay's Barbecue Addiction: Bobby tackles the Argentinian grilling traditions with his grilled skirt steak with green and smokey red chimichurri sauce; tomato, red onion, and rocket salad with fried egg, grilled chorizo, and grilled provoleto crostini. 11 am., Food Network.

Food Network Challenge: Four chocolatiers try their hand at bringing a mythical creature to life in chocolate form. 8 pm., Food Network.

Food Network Star: The competitors are lucky enough to have a dinner party with Wolfgang Puck after a grueling challenge. 9 pm., Food Network.