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 (April 7)

The Today Show: Join the Scotto family, owners of Fresco by Scotto, for an Easter brunch. 7 a.m. ET, NBC

The Pioneer Woman: Ree cooks up a meatloaf in spicy tomato sauce and a side of cheesy twice-baked new potatoes, with pecan pie for dessert. 10 a.m. ET, Food Network

Paula's Best Dishes: Paula settles in for a movie date with turkey sliders, cheesy parmesan popcorn, and an ice cream sundae "pizza." 10:30 a.m. ET, Food Network

Food for Thought with Claire Thomas: Claire serves up small plates and spreads, including hummus, guacamole, quesadillas, and salsa. 11 a.m. ET, ABC

Giada at Home: Giada throws a party for her daughter's third birthday, where she serves mini potpies and strawberry-filled cupcakes. 11:30 a.m. ET, Food Network

Kelsey's Essentials: Kelsey prepares homemade baguettes, with sides of peach and feta salad and a ham, leek, and gruyere quiche. 2:30 p.m. ET, Cooking Channel

The Supersizers Go...: The Supersizers revisit World War II era British cuisine. 10 p.m. ET, Cooking Channel

Sunday (April 8)

Rachael Ray's Week in a Day: Rachael's week of meals includes a variety of chicken dishes, as well as seafood stew and a Mediterranean soup. 9 a.m. ET, Food Channel

Guy's Big Bite: Guy takes a big bite out of leg of lamb sandwiches, garlic-potato flanks, and a slaw of fennel and brussels sprouts. 10:30 a.m. ET, Food Network

Sandwich King: Jeff offers up new renditions of classic sandwiches, including a mexican-inspired sloppy joe with onion rings and BLTs with avocado cream and pancetta. 11 a.m. ET, Food Network

The Best Thing I Ever Made: Food Network hosts, including Alton Brown, Anne Burrell, and Alexx Guarnaschelli, make party foods in this season 2 premier. Among their dishes are deviled eggs and scallion-ginger pancakes. 11:30 a.m. ET, Food Network

David Rocco's Amalfi Getaway: David's travels through Italy bring him to Agerola, where he visits a local butcher and a bakery dating back to the 19th century. He also samples a variety of the region's traditional lunchtime dishes. 1:30 p.m. ET, Cooking Channel

Cupcake Wars: The contestants compete to make the cupcakes most worthy of being served at the LA opening of the Broadway musical "Rock of Ages." 8 p.m. ET, Food Network

Chopped: In the All-Stars premier, four Iron Chefs compete for a donation to the charity of their choosing. The basket includes beef tendon, crawfish, and black beans. 9 p.m. ET, Food Network

Iron Chef America: This week, Alain Alagretti, executive chef at New York's La Promenade des Anglais battles Iron Chef Bobby Flay. 10 p.m. ET, Food Network

Unique Sweets: The Unique Sweets crew takes a look at an array of Italian desserts. 10:30 p.m. ET, Cooking Channel

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