WBGU-PBS Launches ‘Great American Recipe’ Program with Celebration at Carter Historic Farm – BG Independent News

WBGU-PBS Launches 'Great American Recipe' Program with Celebration at Carter Historic Farm – BG Independent News


WBGU-PBS has partnered with several local organizations to host The Great American Recipe Celebration, a free public event on Sunday, June 12 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Wood County Parks Carter Historic Farm in Bowling Green. The event coincides with the launch of the new PBS cooking competition series “The Great American Recipe,” which premieres June 24.

The celebration will explore farm and wildlife recipes with interpretive talks from the Center for Food and Culture and cooking demonstrations by the Ohio Division of Wildlife’s Wild Ohio Harvest Community Mobile Kitchen.

There will be guided tours of the working farm/living history cultural center, including wagon rides. WBGU-PBS will showcase a preview of the new series, hand out giveaways, and offer engaging activities for kids and families.

Visitors will also have the chance to meet WBGU-PBS mascot Ruby the Red-Eyed Tree Frog and the Kona Ice truck will sell refreshments on site. Visit for details.

“The Great American Recipe” is a new series of cooking competitions that emphasizes the multiculturalism that makes American food unique and iconic. The series gives talented home cooks from different regions of the province the chance to showcase their beloved signature dishes in this national competition. The show airs on PBS stations nationwide on Fridays at 9 p.m. throughout the summer. WBGU-PBS viewers can watch on-air for free (check your local channel list) or stream live at

WBGU-PBS was one of a select group of PBS affiliates to receive a grant to create initiatives in support of the new series. Funding was provided by VPM (Virginia Public Media), The Corporation for Public Broadcasting and Viewers. For more information about the series, visit

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