'The Great American Cookbook Competition': Watch the First Challenge!

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 9:00 AM, August 4, 2014

Aired August 4, 2014

After months of narrowing entries from viewers across the country, "The Great American Cookbook Competition" is on!

Rachael is inviting five finalists to use their skills in the kitchen for weekly elimination challenges until just one remains! What's at stake? All five finalists receive an all-inclusive trip to Cancun, Mexico, including four nights at Secrets The Vine Cancun, thanks to Liberty Travel, Rachael's cookware, bakeware and tableware, and a webisode on RachaelRayShow.com. And, the winner receives the coveted cookbook book contract with Rachael Ray Books, an imprint of the Atria Publishing Group! Plus, a GE Kitchen Suite including the French Door Ice and Water Refrigerator, Double Oven Range, and Dishwasher with Hidden Controls; an appearance on the Rachael Ray show and a feature in "Every Day with Rachael Ray" magazine!

The competition continues every Monday through May 19th when the winner will be revealed!