September 10th, 2010
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While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday and the most delicious finds on TV.

Salute to the Salisbury Steak! Three cheers for that sickly-sweet glob of cherry cobbler! September 10 is TV Dinner Day - tune into the nostalgic joviality.

In 1954, Swanson's introduced the first frozen meal coined with the "TV Dinner" phrase - feeding into the nation's latest and greatest newfangled obsession, the boob tube.

Today, the frozen meals category is a more than five-billion-dollar industry - proving some things are worth a rerun.

What's on TV?

"My Country, My Kitchen" - Cooking Channel, 12:30 p.m. ET
Roy Yamaguchi takes you on a tour of Tokyo.

"Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares" - BBC, 3 p.m. ET
Maura and her son, Lenin, continue to lose money with their restaurant because of Lenin's boozy habits.

"Bar Food Paradise" - Travel Channel, 6 p.m. ET
The country's most delicious pub grub. We'll toast to that.

"Fast Food Nation" - IFC, 8 p.m. ET
An exposé about the dark side of the fast food industry.

"Good Eats" - Food Network, 11 p.m. ET
The origins of the meat pie.

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