The Great American Recipe

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About the Program

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.



Check out the official series website at PBS.org/Recipe.






Monday, August 8th, 6:00 pm

Local tasting festival and screening of The Great American Recipe and Erie Eats, episodes 6 & 7.

The WQLN Pavilion in the Woods is the perfect location for our community to gather and try local cuisine!

Six local restaurants will offer up samplings of their most popular dishes, and you'll wash them down with a cocktail from a local distillery. As we gather and snack on all the deliciousness, the first episode of The Great American Recipe on PBS will be shown, followed by two new episodes of WQLN's original digital-first series, Erie Eats, featuring Enrique's Southeast Mexico Taqueria and Tortilleria, and Tandoori Hut!

Presented in partnership with Erie Food Co-op and VisitErie.

Participating Restaurants Include:
  • Samurai Kitchen and Sushi
  • Molly Brannigan's
  • My Way Bar and Grill
  • Federal Hill Smokehouse
  • Tandoori Hut
  • Bro Man's Sammiches, Birria & Burgers


Register Here

Presented in Partnership with

  • Erie Food Co-op
  • Visit Erie
  • PBS
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting


Production support has been provided by a grant from PBS, VPM, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and by viewers like you.