Fresh Food on TV: Weekend 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.
Saturday (August 20)
Aarti Party: Aarti puts a new spin on Italian food by infusing it with Indian flavors, making caprese salad with roasted mango dressing, bite-size curry meatballs, and affogato with cardamom-scented espresso and vanilla ice cream. 9 am., Food Network.
Cooking for Real: Sunny makes a simple meal of grilled grapefruit chicken, baked zucchini, and grilled sweet potato wedges with maple butter. 10 am., Food Network.
Paula's Best Dishes: When you're pressed for time on a busy weeknight, Paula shows you how to make crunchy beef strips with sweet-tangy orange dipping sauce, shrimp and mushroom pasta, and cream cheese pound cake with grilled plums. 11 am., Food Network.
Secrets of a Restaurant Chef: Anne teaches you how to achieve the perfect seared tuna and serves it with soba-noodle salad with edamame and scallions. 12 pm., Food Network.
30 Minute Meals: Rachael makes a wonderfully simple Italian supper of chicken francese, gremolata, and spinach salad with strawberries. 12:30 pm., Food Network.
Barefoot Contessa: Ina shows you how to make roasted salmon with green herbs, chicken with shallots, and roasted tomatoes for when you find yourself in a time crunch but need to whip out a meal. 1 pm., Food Network.
Giada at Home: Giada presents some of her favorite weeknight meals. 1:30 pm., Food Network.
Sunday (August 21)
Ten Dollar Dinners: Steak goes Southwest, as Melissa tops it with poblano pesto and serves it with sweet potato hash and sangria. 9 am., Food Network.
Sandra's Money Saving Meals: Sandra prepares pan-seared chicken with roasted tomato sauce, beans-and-bacon macaroni, and French bean stew. 9:30 am., Food Network.
Hungry Girl: Lisa focuses on recipes you can make in a flash, serving a grilled cheese sandwich and tuna and noodles. 10 am., Food Network.
Guy's Big Bite: Guy makes green chile cheeseburgers, as well as grilled chicken wings and sweet-and-spicy pickled dates. 10:30 am., Food Network.
Bobby Flay's Barbecue Addiction: Bobby grills up rosemary chicken, oysters, and pork loin with agrodolce grilled peaches. 11 am., Food Network.
Food Network Challenge: Bakers go head-to-head to create dinosaur cakes that move, roar, and explode (yes, all of those things). 8 pm., Food Network.
The Great Food Truck Race: The trucks make sausages from scratch once they arrive in Salt Lake City for guest judge Chef Ryan Lowder. 9 pm., Food Network.