Fresh Food on TV: Weekday 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.

Monday (June 11)

The Main Ingredient with Bobby Flay: In another classic episode of the series, Bobby dishes out a selection of meals for discerning juvenile palettes: peanut noodles, chicken kebabs and fruit smoothies. 2:30 p.m. ET, Lifetime Real Women

Barefoot Contessa: Ina Garten implores you to get grilling in this spring-appropriate episode. With Joe Realmuto from Long Island's Town Line BBQ, Ina will prepare a BBQ sauced skirt steak as well as Indonesian-style swordfish. 4:30 p.m. ET, Food Network

Unique Eats: One could also consider this collection of comfort foods to be a collection of indulgences. Food personalities fawn over mac 'n cheese pie, Japanese nachos and foie gras donuts. 10 p.m. ET, Cooking Channel

Tuesday (June 12)

Good Eats: Alton tackles his own experiences dieting with his signature combination of knowledge and humor. Show includes recipes for Sherried Sardine Toast and a tasty 'buff' shake. 11:30 a.m. ET, Food Network

Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern: Andrew takes on delicacies from the Italian island of Sardinia, including its infamous maggot-filled cheese, casu marzu. 7 p.m. ET, Travel Channel

Wednesday (June 13)

The Chew: ABC's food talk show is all about Father's Day. Actor Josh Duhamel stops by for a visit and Jamie Deen cooks a family-friendly meal. 1 p.m. ET, ABC

Restaurant Impossible: Host Robert Irvine heads to Washington D.C. on the orders of Michelle Obama (A Brit working for the White House?) for a charity mission. Irvine will renovate a community center's facilities as well as plant a garden to provide healthy food for needy children. 10 p.m. ET, Food Network

Thursday (June 14)

Chopped: This installment of the cooking competition series features some very strange basket ingredients including yak meat, sardines and dried shrimp. See chefs sweat and Ted Allen make serious faces at 8 p.m. ET, Food Network

Food(ography): Mo Rocca's typically Mo Rocca-esque food show heads to New York City for fried chicken, classic sodas and a healthy dose of nerdy wit. 8:30 p.m. ET, Cooking Channel

Friday (June 15)

Food Network Challenge: Pastry chefs face off for a $10,000 reward in an Awesome 80's Cake competition. 80's relic Tiffany is on hand to judge the decade-inspired desserts. 10 a.m. ET, Food Network

The Best Thing I Ever Ate: Celebrities wax poetic about their favorite fried foods in America. Learn about Bobby Flay's favorite french fries (Balthazar?), Giada's love affair with donuts and plenty more. 7:30 p.m. ET, Food Network

The Culinary Adventures of Baron Ambrosia: The Baron travels to Bethlehem, PA to confront an evil witch. This just sounds too good to ignore. 10 p.m. ET, Cooking Channel

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