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    PBS Cooking Competition Series The Great American Recipe Hosts Local Free Public Event Celebrating Multiculturalism

    PBS Cooking Competition Series The Great American Recipe Hosts Local Free Public Event Celebrating Multiculturalism

    SoCal contestants Foo Nguyen, Silvia Martinez, and executive producer Jilly Pearce to participate in a post-screening panel discussion at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes.

    PBS SoCal, the home of the entire PBS schedule and a crucial educational resource for the Southern California region, will celebrate the upcoming broadcast of the new series The Great American Recipe premiering on Fri., June 24 at 9 p.m. PT on PBS SoCal, The eight-part series features ten incredible home cooks offering their takes on various dishes with a range of culinary styles infused by their backgrounds. In celebration of the series, PBS SoCal will host a captivating event centered around the multiculturalism of American cuisine. Attendees can enjoy food and drinks prepared by Chef Brett Thompson of Pez Cantina on behalf of LA Plaza Cocina, the recently opened museum and teaching kitchen, alongside a screening of the season’s episode 4.


    Afterward, a panel discussion with Foo Nguyen and Silvia Martinez (The Great American Recipe contestants), and Jilly Pearce (series Executive Producer and President of Objective Media Group America) will take place followed by light refreshments and mariachi music along with resources and activities from local community partners. The event takes place on Tues., July 12 at 8 p.m., at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes in downtown Los Angeles. For more information and to RSVP, please click HERE.

    Co-produced by VPM, Virginia’s home for 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 will culminate in a finale that features the finalists preparing an entire meal for the judges to make their ultimate decision. One of the winner’s dishes will grace the cover of The Great American Recipe Cookbook, which will also feature recipes from all of the contestants and the show’s host and judges.

    The Great American Recipe will be available to stream on all station-branded PBS platforms, including and the PBS Video app, available on iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Samsung Smart TV, Chromecast and VIZIO.

    The Great American Recipe is co-produced for PBS by VPM and Objective Media Group America. Steve Humble is the Executive in Charge for VPM. Zara Frankel is the Executive in Charge for PBS. At Objective Media Group America, Layla Smith and Jilly Pearce are Executive Producers and Saterah Moore is SVP of Current Programming. Funding for THE GREAT AMERICAN RECIPE, including PBS station engagement activities, is provided by VPM and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).

    For more information on The Great American Recipe, click HERE and follow @PBS and @PBSSoCal on social media.

    About PBS SoCal

    PBS SoCal is a donor-supported community institution that is a part of Public Media Group of Southern California, the flagship PBS station formed by the merger of PBS SoCal and KCETLink Media Group.  PBS SoCal delivers content and experiences that inspire, inform and entertain – over the air, online, in the community and in the classroom. We offer the full slate of beloved PBS programs including MASTERPIECE, NOVA, PBS NewsHour, FRONTLINE, Independent Lens, a broad library of documentary films including works from Ken Burns; and educational PBS KIDS programs including Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and Curious George. PBS programming is available to stream on the FREE PBS App on iOS and Android devices, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV, Samsung Smart TV, and Chromecast. PBS SoCal is also available to watch live on YouTube TV.

    About VPM

    As Virginia’s home for public media, VPM connects nearly 2 million people across Central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley to insightful programming in arts and culture, history, science, news and education. VPM operates public television stations VPM PBS, VPM Plus, VPM PBS KIDS, lifestyle channel VPM Create and international program channel VPM WORLD, as well as Richmond NPR station VPM News (88.9 FM) and VPM Music (107.3 FM, 93.1 FM and 88.9-HD2). In the Northern Neck (89.1 FM) and Southside Virginia (90.1 FM), listeners receive a combination of news and music. Audiences can access VPM online at and on FacebookTwitterInstagram and YouTube

    About Objective Media Group America

    Objective Media Group America is the US arm of Objective Media Group. An LA-based All3Media America company, OMG America is led by President, Jilly Pearce in creating and producing original entertainment and factual formats, including “12 Dates of Christmas” (HBO Max), “Worst Cooks in America” (The Food Network), “Spring Baking Championship: Easter” (The Food Network), “Great Balloon Bomb Invasion” (discovery+), as well as all new and upcoming series including “Lingo” for CBS, “Phrogger: Hider in My House” (Lifetime) and more. OMG America also adapts formats created and produced by Objective Media Group in the UK, which is headquartered in London and headed up by CEO Layla Smith, including the U.S. version of popular gameshow “The Cube” on TBS, which is returning this year for a second season.

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