‘The Great American Recipe’ – premiering June 24 – celebrates America’s diverse culinary roots

June 14, 2022 Alyssa Beno Leave a Comment

Ten talented home cooks will showcase their culinary expertise in The Great American Recipe, a new competition series that celebrates the multiculturalism that makes American food so vibrant and unique.

With a range of culinary styles infused by their backgrounds – from Syrian to Hungarian, Vietnamese to Mexican, Italian to Puerto Rican, Southern soul food to Filipino – the 10 contestants represent the delicious diversity of American home cooking.

The Great American Recipe premieres on the free PBS Video App on Fridays beginning June 24 and broadcasts 4 p.m. Saturday, July 2 on PBS Wisconsin.

Hosted by Alejandra Ramos, each episode of the series gives the cooks the opportunity to showcase two of their beloved signature dishes as they compete to win the national search for “The Great American Recipe.” Judges Leah Cohen, Tiffany Derry and Graham Elliot bring their professional insights and deep culinary knowledge to encourage and support the contestants along the way.

“I’m so thrilled to be hosting The Great American Recipe on PBS!” Ramos said. “As a Latina woman born and raised in New York and New Jersey, I have always understood American food to be an ever-evolving conversation between the flavors and recipes of our ancestors – wherever they may be from, the influence of our geography and neighbors, and the unique ideas and creativity each of us brings to the kitchen.”

From family favorites passed down through generations, to internationally influenced recipes that are quickly becoming mainstays of American cuisine, the series mixes camaraderie with competition, revealing rich personal stories and the inspiration behind the contestant’s favorite recipes.

The Great American Recipe will culminate in a finale that features the finalists preparing an entire meal for the judges to make their ultimate decision. One of the winner’s dishes will grace the cover of The Great American Recipe Cookbook, which will also feature recipes from all of the contestants and the show’s host and judges.

Learn more about the judges, contestants and contest.

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