Georgia Cooks

Georgia Cooks connects Georgians with their roots – Georgia Grown® food sources and products, featured in homespun Southern recipes held close to the heart and new gourmet dishes fusing treasured Southern flavors.

Our Georgia Grown video vignettes also air on GPB every Saturday, along with our cooking shows, from 12:30 to 3:00 p.m. The vignettes will feature apples, blueberries, peaches, pecans, beans, cucumbers, melons, greens, Vidalia onions, peppers, sweet corn, tomatoes, wines and wineries, honey and honeybees and more. See where the crop is grown. Learn when these crops are in-season and meet Georgians who take personal responsibility for nurturing the harvest.

A focus on healthy lifestyles means an educated interest in food grown in Georgia, since freshness not only affects the taste, but the nutritional value which declines with time. Learn when your favorite fruits and nuts and vegetables are in season.



Georgia Cooks: Secret Family Recipes

We know what’s cooking in Georgia. It’s GPB’s newest entrée, Georgia Cooks: Secret Family Recipes, hosted by Georgia’s favorite celebrity Chef Marvin Woods. The new television special premieres December 4. Known best for his wildly inventive twists on foods we know and love, and for his popular show, “Home Plate,” Woods has spent many years in kitchens all over Georgia and the Southeast.

“I am excited to host Georgia Cooks and share my passion for helping people eat and live better through food,” said Chef Woods.

GPB gave viewers a chance to be a part of this new television special along with the opportunity to have their recipes included in the accompanying cookbook “Secret Family Recipes.” After reviewing hundreds of recipe submissions, our judges Chef Marvin Woods, Carolyn O’Neil, a registered dietitian, best-selling author and award-winning journalist, and Mary S. Moore, the founder and CEO of The Cooks Warehouse, Atlanta’s premier gourmet store, selected three lucky viewers who will prepare their recipe submissions for the broadcast of the Georgia Cooks special. So work up and appetite and tune in for Georgia Cooks!

Click here to meet the host and judges.

Winning Recipes

Bourbon & Thyme Pear Pie w/ Brown Sugar Whipped Cream

Bourbon & Thyme Pear Pie w/ Brown Sugar Whipped Cream

Submitted by: Tonya Hudson

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Emma's Sweet Potato Muffins

Emma's Sweet Potato Muffins

Submitted by: Emma Wilson

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Mom Buck's Collard Greens

Mom Buck's Collard Greens

Submitted by: Angela McKeller

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