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The Great American Recipe

Filmed right here in Ruther Glen, Virginia and co-produced by VPM, The Great American Recipe is a new 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 food. VPM is featuring local chefs ​cooking their favorite recipes at farmers markets ​across Virginia. Join us at a market listed below and explore the variety of flavors and cultures that inspired ​their iconic dishes.


Articles below include each chef's story about their culture and inspiration for their dishes, and their recipe that they will demonstrate at our farmers market event. Yum!

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.