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The Great American Recipe
The Great American Recipe Series Premieres Friday June 24 at 9 Central

The Great American Recipe - Premieres June 24, 9PM

THE GREAT AMERICAN RECIPE is a new eight-part uplifting cooking competition that celebrates the multiculturalism that makes American food unique and iconic. Hosted by Alejandra Ramos, the series gives talented home cooks from different regions of the country the opportunity to showcase their beloved signature dishes and 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.  

THE GREAT AMERICAN RECIPE blends food, family and fun, highlighting the amazing variety of tastes and traditions found across the U.S., while capturing the roots of America’s diverse cuisine.  

"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.” said Alejandra Ramos, food writer, TV personality, and regular “TODAY” food and lifestyle contributor. 

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.  

“I am enormously excited to work alongside the brilliantly talented Alejandra, Leah and Tiffany on THE GREAT AMERICAN RECIPE. We each have distinct backgrounds and experience that will bring different perspectives to cooking styles from across the nation in this exciting new series for PBS,” said Graham Elliot, award-winning chef, restaurateur, television personality and author.” 

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. The winning dish will grace the cover of The Great American Recipe Cookbook, which will also feature recipes from all the contestants and the show’s host and judges. 

 “When it comes to food, everyone has a favorite dish, a special memory or a unique story, and THE GREAT AMERICAN RECIPE offers the perfect way to explore the richness and diversity of our regional cultures in a deliciously fun way." said Sylvia Bugg, PBS Chief Programming Executive and General Manager, General Audience Programming. 

THE GREAT AMERICAN RECIPE premieres Fridays, June 24-August 12, 9:00-10:00 pm on OETA,, and the PBS Video app.   

The Great American Recipe

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