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Dishing With “The Great American Recipe” Season 2 Finalists

The remaining three home cooks from the PBS cooking competition reflect on their culinary traditions before the final episode.



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For the full hour, we're joined by Brad Mahlof, Leanna Pierre, and Salmah Hack, the three finalists of the 8-part PBS cooking competition The Great American Recipe, to discuss their culinary journeys in advance of the second season finale where a winner will be crowned.

The finalists also share how their personal backgrounds have influenced and inspired the dishes they've made for the show, details about the show and getting to know the other contestants, how food has an everlasting impact on our lives, particularly for culture and family, and more.

The final episode of The Great American Recipe Season 2 will air August 7, 2023, at 8pm CT/9pm ET on PBS.

To watch previous episodes of The Great American Recipe Season 2, click here.



Brad Mahlof

  • Finalist, The Great American Recipe

Leanna Pierre

  • Finalist, The Great American Recipe

Salmah Hack

  • Finalist, The Great American Recipe

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