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What are some good recipe TV shows?

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Some well-received recipe television shows include "The Barefoot Contessa," "Valerie's Home Cooking" and "The Rachael Ray Show." While "The Barefoot Contessa" and "Valerie's Home Cooking" are available on The Food Network cable station, "The Rachael Ray Show" is available on basic cable.

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"The Barefoot Contessa" is hosted by Ina Garten and includes a wide variety of recipes with an emphasis on easy entertaining. Some popular dinner recipes include Perfect Roast Chicken, Mac and Cheese, and Grilled Salmon. Beatty's Chocolate Cake and Lemon Bars are two popular dessert recipes. As of 2015, "The Barefoot Contessa" airs six days a week at 12:30 p.m. EST.

On "Valerie's Home Cooking," Valerie Bertinelli shows viewers how to cook updated versions of her family's traditional Italian favorites. Recipes include Baked Salmon with Honey Mustard Sauce, Valerie's Very Best Gumbo, Spicy Arrabiata Penne and Helen's Black Pepper Walnut Biscotti. Show times are available on FoodNetwork.com.

"The Rachael Ray Show" airs on local cable stations nationwide. In addition to hosting celebrity guests, Rachael Ray demonstrates how to cook recipes, many of which are adapted from traditional ethnic cuisine. Some recipes include Pear and Sausage Bruschetta, Chicken Parm Meatballs, Sammy Hagar's Huevos Rancheros and Spicy Grapefruit Margarita Ice Pops. Show times, which vary by location, are listed on RachaelRayShow.com.

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