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.

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To celebrate The Great American Recipe, we would love to hear about YOUR favorites! These recipes will be compiled into The Great Erie Recipe Book, and those who submit recipes will receive a copy! These recipes will also be available online. Tell us what's your favorite and why. You may alternately send a copy of the recipe along with a photo of the dish to WQLN Recipes, 8425 Peach St., Erie PA 16509.

Monday, August 8th, 6:00 pm

We are hosting a tasting festival at the WQLN Pavilion of all our Erie Eats restaurants! Watch here for more information and registration.

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.