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The Great American Recipe Declares a Winner & PBS Announces Season 3 to Premiere in Summer 2024!


PBS has announced that THE GREAT AMERICAN RECIPE has been renewed for an additional season. The third season, which will give a fresh crop of diverse home cooks from around the country the opportunity to showcase their beloved signature dishes, is set to premiere in Summer 2024. Production for Season 3 of the show, which is co-produced for PBS by VPM and Objective Media Group America, is scheduled to begin in Fall 2023.

Brad Mahlof, a home cook from New York City whose cooking style honors both his Sephardic and Ashkenazi Jewish roots, is the winner of THE GREAT AMERICAN RECIPE Season 2, as revealed in the season finale, which premiered Monday, August 7. Brad’s father’s family is from Libya, while his mother’s family, originally from Europe, have been New Yorkers for generations. Brad’s mixed background gives him a well-rounded Jewish experience that heartily influences his food. His recipes, showcasing his Libyan, Israeli and Ashkenazi roots, won over host Alejandra Ramos and judges Leah Cohen, Tiffany Derry and Graham Elliot, frequently taking the top place. All episodes of Season 2 of THE GREAT AMERICAN RECIPE are currently streaming on PBS.org and thePBS app.


“Last year audiences fell in love with this friendly competition series that celebrated diversity through the lens of food and story, and this year they came back for seconds, in increasing numbers,” said Zara Frankel, Senior Director of Programming and Development, General Audience Programming. “To date, over three million people have viewed each episode of THE GREAT AMERICAN RECIPE and Season 2 has garnered more than 600K full episode streams on PBS’s owned platforms and YouTube.* A big congratulations to Brad Mahlof for winning the second season of the series. We are thrilled that this show has resonated with so many and can’t wait for Season 3!”


“What makes this series special is the way it lifts up and embraces America's wonderful melting pot of cuisine,” said VPM Chief Content Officer Steve Humble. “We are thrilled that PBS is bringing THE GREAT AMERICAN RECIPE back for a third season and can't wait to share more heartfelt family stories that connect us through cooking.”

We are excited to be partnering again with PBS and VPM for Season 3 of THE GREAT AMERICAN RECIPE,” said Jilly Pearce, President, Objective Media Group America. “We’ll meet a new cast of talented home cooks from across the country, celebrating the diversity of American cuisine, and sharing their personal food stories that span generations and continents.”



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