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Food shows to check out this summer on Arizona PBS

Need some recipe inspiration for your summer parties, barbecues and cookouts? Look no further than PBS Food shows! We’ve created a list of our favorite food-focused programming to help you spice up your kitchen this summer.

The Great American Recipe

This fun food series features a group of home cooks showcasing their favorite dishes inspired by their own stories in a quest to win the national search for “The Great American Recipe.” Seasons One and Two are available to watch with PBS Passport, and Season Three is available to stream online or you can watch it live on Arizona PBS!

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Check, Please! Arizona

Want to spend your summer trying new local restaurants? Arizona PBS’ own “Check, Please! Arizona” is the show for you!

On every episode, three local guests review their favorite spots in Arizona with host Chef Mark Tarbell. Binge-watch past seasons in the archive on our website, or get a preview of each restaurant before you head out. If you want to showcase your own favorite local restaurant, you can apply to be a guest on the show!

Lidia Celebrates America: Flavors that Define U.S.

Lidia Celebrates America: Flavors That Define Us

Chef and Italian immigrant Lidia Bastianich is back with a special that explores the stories of first, second and third-generation Americans who are shaping what it means to be American. Lidia tries food from Ukranian, Cuban and Afghan chefs, among others, to experience how other cultures are influencing the food we eat. Members can watch the special online on Arizona PBS Passport, and watch other “Lidia Celebrates America” specials as well.

Hosts of America's Test Kitchen

America’s Test Kitchen

If you’re looking for tried and true recipes guaranteed to be a hit, look no further than “America’s Test Kitchen.” Hosts Bridget Lancaster and Julia Collin Davidson lead a group of test cooks that review equipment, taste food and create recipes to make home cooking easier. You can watch some episodes from Season 24 for free online, and members can stream every season with Arizona PBS Passport.

Looking for more recipes or summer-inspired specials? Visit our page specifically for all things cooking and food related.

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