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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. PBS shows have been omitted due to their location-specific programming.

Saturday (March 31)

Down Home with the Neelys: Pat and Gina prepare a health-conscious meal of grilled salmon, green bean salad, mustard potato cakes, and raspberry-basil iced tea.9 a.m. ET, Food Network

The Pioneer Woman: Ree grills up steaks with a spread of homemade sauces for a family dinner. 10 a.m. ET, Food Network

Barefoot Contessa: Ina throws a garden party to celebrate her friend's newborn son. The menu theme is kid's food for grown ups, including spicy turkey meatballs, truffle popcorn, and s'mores. 11 a.m. ET, Food Network

Giada at Home: Giada embraces the season with a spring lunch menu, featuring linguine with shrimp and vegetables, a fennel and radish salad, and an interesting twist on sangria.11:30 a.m. ET, Food Network

Kelsey's Essentials: Kelsey leads a tutorial on cooking techniques that she learned in France. 2:30 p.m. ET, Cooking Channel

The Supersizers Go...: The Supersizers recreate classic dishes from England's early 19th century Regency Era, including champagne-poached salmon and boar's head.

Sunday (April 1)

Rachael Ray's Week in a Day: Rachael covers a week's worth of chicken dishes, including chicken tetrazzini, BBQ chicken burritos, mulligatawny, chicken stew, and braised chicken thighs. 9 a.m. ET, Food Channel

Ten Dollar Dinners: Melissa cooks up a pecan-crusted catfish with spicy mayonnaise, alongside corn succotash and lemon tea cake. 10 a.m. ET, Food Network

Sandwich King: Jeff transforms Easter leftovers into creative sandwiches, including baked ham on sweet potato biscuits and a frittata sandwich. 11 a.m. ET, Food Network

Secrets of a Restaurant Chef: Anne shares the secret to lamb burgers, which she serves on pita with a homemade feta-based spread. 11:30 a.m. ET, Food Network

Not My Mama's Meals: Bobby Dean makes some of his favorite southern staples, including sweet potato pie and deviled eggs. 12:30 p.m. ET, Food Network

David Rocco's Amalfi Getaway: David visits the town of Scala, where he samples sun-dried tomatoes with anchovies, ricotta cake, and a selection of Italian cheeses. 1:30 p.m. ET, Cooking Channel

Cupcake Wars: The contestants design comedic treats to be served at party hosted by Funny or Die. 8 p.m. ET, Food Network

Reinventing the Meal: Richard Blais visits eateries in San Francisco, using the unique concepts and rare dishes he discovers as inspiration for modernizing traditional meals. 8 p.m. ET, Cooking Channel

Worst Cooks in America: In the season three finale, the two remaining competitors create a three course meal for a panel of celebrity chefs. The winner walks away with a $25,000 grand prize. 9 p.m. ET, Food Network

Unique Sweets: Breakfast pastries from restaurants in Oregon, California, New York, and Connecticut are sampled and reviewed. 10:30 p.m. ET, Cooking Channel

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