PBS has greenlit cooking competition series “The Great American Recipe”, which celebrates the multiculturalism that makes American food unique and iconic. Hosted by Alejandra Ramos, the new eight-part series will give 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 will bring their professional insights and deep culinary knowledge to encourage and support the contestants along the way. The series premieres in summer 2022
The logline: Presented by VPM, Virginia’s home for public media, and produced by Objective Media Group America, “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 diverse roots of America’s culinary melting pot. 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. The winning dish will grace the cover of “The Great American Cookbook”, which will also feature recipes from all of the contestants and the show’s host and judges.