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How do I find a recipe or other information from a PBS cooking show?

You can find information about many of the cooking shows featured on PBS stations by visiting the PBS Food website located at

Please note that these shows are not necessarily distributed by PBS. Unlike the commercial television networks, which provide their local affiliates with a set show menu, PBS provides its member stations with shows from which they can choose and schedule independently. PBS stations also obtain shows from independent producers and other distributors, which is often the case with cooking shows. 

Please note that whether or not a cooking series publishes individual recipes on its website is a decision made by each show’s producers, not PBS. Due to copyright restrictions in the contract for cookbook publication, many cooking series post only a few sample recipes on their websites. 

PBS Food pulls together thousands of recipes from our wealth of national, locally-produced, and KIDS shows to create a fully-searchable database. PBS Food has traveled across America to collect information on all your favorite food and cooking shows, as well as the best shows aired on your local station. The site also provides a directory of chefs and food blogs from PBS shows and local stations. Be sure to check out the PBS Food blog "Fresh Tastes," which is a celebration of food and cooking. The blog is authored by popular food bloggers Jenna Weber and Marc Matsumoto. PBS Food is expanding rapidly, so come back regularly for new recipes from your favorite shows.