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 (August 15)
Hell's Kitchen: The nine chefs who are still in the running compete again to move on to the next round. 8 pm., Fox.
MasterChef: The top four go head to head, taking one step further to winning the competition. 9 pm., Fox.
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations: Bourdain heads east to explore the culinary delights of the Ukraine. 9 pm., Travel Channel.
The Best Thing I Ever Ate: Gail Simmons, Tyler Florence, and Sunny Anderson discuss their favorite street foods and where they ate them. 10 pm., Food Network.
Tuesday (August 16)
Kitchen Impossible: The team replaces the outdated mirrored backsplash to modernize the kitchen. 9:30 am., HGTV.
MasterChef: The final three undertake the last, arduous challenge, and the winner is announced. 8 pm., Fox.
Cupcake Wars: Four outstanding bakers whip up special cupcakes for Comic Con. 8 pm., Food Network.
Chopped: The contestants have to work with everything from apples to udon to onions in the competition. 10 pm., Food Network.
Wednesday (August 17)
Man vs. Food Nation: Adam jets off to Texas to coach a Dallas local through five pounds of pho in under 30 minutes. 9 pm., Travel Channel.
Rocco's Dinner Party: Three chefs attempt to create a fabulous dinner party for Liza Minnelli to celebrate her birthday. 10 pm., Bravo.
Thursday (August 18)
30 Minute Meals: Rachael makes BLTs, Italian style. To accompany them, she makes rosemary potato frittatas, breakfast crostinis, and berries with almond cream and amaretti. 4 pm., Food Network.
Giada at Home: Giada plans a beach picnic complete with Mediterranean halibut sandwiches, fried couscous salad, garbanzo bean and olive tapenade, and star anise and cinnamon beer. 4:30 pm., Food Network.
Barefoot Contessa: Ina prepares a special meal for her husband of crab strudel, maple baked beans, and poached fruit. 5 pm., Food Network.
Friday (August 19)
Sugar High: Duff tastes the best of the best that Dallas has to offer, including table-side s'mores and peppermint red velvet Whoopie pies. 10:30 pm., Food Network.