Season 1 of cooking competition show featured South Carolina native, Bambi Daniels
PBS has announced Season 2 of The Great American Recipe, an uplifting cooking competition series that celebrates the multiculturalism that makes American food unique and iconic. The second season, which will give home cooks from around the country another opportunity to showcase their beloved signature dishes, is set to premiere in Summer 2023. Production for Season 2 of the show is scheduled to begin in Fall 2022.
One of the 10 talented home cooks featured on Season 1 was South Carolina native, Bambi Daniels. To celebrate the premiere of the national PBS show, South Carolina ETV (SCETV) and the ETV Endowment hosted a sneak peek screening of the first episode with Daniels at SCETV in Columbia in June.
Daniels, who was sent home in episode three, was a true representative for southern cuisine and South Carolina hospitality. With her humor and larger-than-life personality, she stole the hearts of the judges and viewers alike.
Hosted by Alejandra Ramos, The Great American Recipe gives contestants from different regions of the country the opportunity to showcase their beloved signature dishes as they compete to win the title of the “Great American Recipe.” The 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.
Co-produced by Virginia Public Media and 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 roots of America’s diverse cuisine. 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 Cookbook, an official series companion book, features Season 1 winner Silvia Martinez’s recipe for Chiles en Nogada (Stuffed Poblano Peppers in Walnut Sauce) on the cover. The cookbook includes more than 100 recipes from the cast, host and judges, along with personal stories, stills from the series and color photographs throughout. The cookbook is now available at Shop PBS, The VPM store and wherever books are sold.
The Great American Recipe Season 1 will be available for catch-up streaming through the end of 2022 on all station-branded PBS platforms, including PBS.org and the PBS Video app, available on iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Samsung Smart TV, Chromecast and VIZIO. Beginning in January 2023, all episodes will be available via PBS Passport. For more information about PBS Passport, visit the PBS Passport FAQ website.
- PBS has announced Season 2 of The Great American Recipe to premiere in Summer 2023.
- One of the 10 talented home cooks featured on Season 1 was South Carolina native, Bambi Daniels.
- Daniels, who was sent home in episode three, was a true representative for southern cuisine and South Carolina hospitality.
- The Great American Recipe Cookbook, an official series companion book, features Season 1 winner Silvia Martinez’s recipe for Chiles en Nogada (Stuffed Poblano Peppers in Walnut Sauce) on the cover.
- The Great American Recipe Season 1 will be available for catch-up streaming through the end of 2022 on all station-branded PBS platforms, including PBS.org and the PBS Video app, available on iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Samsung Smart TV, Chromecast and VIZIO.
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South Carolina ETV (SCETV) is the state's public educational broadcasting network. Using television, radio and diverse digital properties, SCETV's mission is to enrich lives by educating children, informing and connecting citizens, celebrating our culture and environment and instilling the joy of learning. In addition to airing local programs, such as Carolina Classrooms, Making It Grow, Palmetto Scene and This Week in South Carolina, SCETV also presents multiple programs to regional and national audiences, including By The River, Expeditions, Reconnecting Roots, Reel South, Somewhere South, Yoga in Practice and Live from Charleston Music Hall. In addition, SC Public Radio produces the national radio production, Chamber Music from Spoleto Festival USA.