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The Great American Recipe

Filmed right here in Ruther Glen, Virginia and co-produced by VPM, The Great American Recipe Season 2 is an eight-part, uplifting cooking competition TV series that celebrates the multiculturalism that makes American food unique and iconic. 

Celebrating Cultures of Local Chefs

VPM is proud to be a co-producer of The Great American Recipe and filming it in Virginia is a perfect place to celebrate diversity of cultures through the lens of food. VPM will feature local chefs cooking their favorite culture-inspired recipes at local markets across Virginia. Join us at a festival listed below and explore the variety of flavors and cultures that inspired the chefs’ iconic dishes.

Stay tuned for more updates posted here about VPM’s upcoming community engagement events at the markets listed above and articles featuring our local chefs and their stories of how their cultures inspired their recipes and culinary journeys.

Local Chefs

About The Great American Recipe

An uplifting cooking competition that celebrates the multiculturalism that makes American food unique and iconic. Hosted by Alejandra Ramos, and featuring judges Leah Cohen, Tiffany Derry and Graham Elliot, the series will give 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”.

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