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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 (May 5)

30 Minute Meals: Rachael gets festive for Cinco de Mayo with a 30 minute chicken suizas quesadilla "cake" topped with light brown rice "confetti." 8:30 a.m. ET, Food Network

Mexican Made Easy: Marcela kicks off her season five premiere with a Cinco de Mayo party. She serves up chorizo and potato flautas, kale tamales, and spiced chicken alongside her original cucumber-strawberry margaritas. 9 a.m. ET, Food Network

Trisha's Southern Kitchen: Trisha's sister and uncle join her in the kitchen to cook up a dinner for their family reunion. Together they make barbecued chicken, grilled vidalia onions wrapped in bacon, and a key lime cake. 10:30 a.m. ET, Food Network

Food for Thought with Claire Thomas: Claire shares tips and tricks for making a great homemade pizza pie. 12:30 p.m. ET, ABC

Giada at Home: Giada's book club gathers at her house for a menu inspired by their latest read, the surf novel Groundswell. Author Katie Lee joins the party, where guests enjoy a halibut ceviche, quinoa with black beans and hominy, and mango tequila cocktails. 11:30 a.m. ET, Food Network

Sunday (May 6)

Guy's Big Bite: Guy makes some savory and sweet tamales in honor of Cinco de Mayo. First up is are crab- and shrimp-stuffed tamales in a red seafood sauce, followed by cinnamon and apple tamales drizzled with caramel and topped with ice cream. 10:30 a.m. ET, Food Network

Sandwich King: Jeff pays a visit to Angelo Lollino, longtime friend and owner of Massa. These two sandwich fanatics give the inside scoop on the panzerotti, or pocket pizza, and attempt a few recipes of their own. 11 a.m. ET, Food Network

The Best Thing I Ever Made: This week, Jeff Mauro, Alex Guarnaschelli, Melissa d'Arabian, and Beau MacMillan each share recipes for the best spicy dishes in their repertoires. Spicy leg of lamb, spicy shrimp tempura, and a grilled cheese with jalapeno poppers all make the cut. 11:30 a.m. ET, Food Network

Cupcake Wars: The four bakers compete to have their cupcakes showcased at a VIP party for the 50th anniversary of LA's Renaissance Faire. 8 p.m. ET, Food Network

Chopped: It's the Chopped: All Stars finale, so one celebrity chef will walk away with a $50,000 contribution to their charity of choice. Basket surprises call for beef heart in the appetizer and both panforte and pancetta in the dessert course. 9 p.m. ET, Food Network

Iron Chef America: Michael Ferraro, executive chef at Delicatessen and Macbar, does battle against Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian this week. Judging their efforts are David Rosengarten, Ching-He Huang, and Phil Rosenthal. 10 p.m. ET, Food Network

Unique Eats: The Unique Eats team checks out foie gras doughnuts, Japanese nachos, and chocolate and bacon cupcakes. 10 p.m. ET, Cooking Channel

Unique Sweets: Visit neighborhood restaurants and the desserts their customers love best. 10:30 p.m. ET, Cooking Channel

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