Chef Marvin WoodsGeorgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) has named Georgia’s favorite celebrity Chef Marvin Woods as host of Georgia Cooks: Secret Family Recipes, which premieres in December. Known best for his wildly inventive twists on foods we know and love, and for his popular show, “Home Plate,” Marvin 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. “In traveling the country, I’ve cooked and tasted a lot of favorite family foods. I’m eager to see what secret family recipes come from Georgia kitchens and bring them to the show.”

GPB is giving viewers a chance to be a part of this new television special along with the opportunity to have recipes included in the cookbook “Secret Family Recipes,” which accompanies the special. If you have a family recipe that’s just too delicious to keep secret any longer, now is your chance to share it.

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, will review the recipes for inclusion in “Secret Family Recipes” and help select three viewers who will be invited to prepare their recipe submissions for the broadcast of the Georgia Cooks special.

Please be sure to include your favorite secret family recipe with ingredients, a brief background about your selected dish in twenty-five words or less, your full name, address and daytime contact number. Information must be typed and may be emailed to GPB at or mailed to ATTN: GPB Recipes, P.O. Box 77128, Atlanta, GA 30309-9998.

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Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.