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207 Viewers - put on your apron and show us what you've got!

We want your sensational dishes - for 207.

PORTLAND, Maine — Hey 207 viewers!

If you've been watching us through the pandemic, you know lately that many of our favorite 207 chefs have been taping cooking segments from home. And -- now it's your chance! We want to feature some of our 207 viewers cooking at home - so if you make a great soup, a winter stew, or the perfect salad - if you grill the perfect steak and want to share your grilling tips -- send us your video! We will only air the best of the best and we have some guidelines for you to follow right here. 

  • You can shoot this on your phone. You’ll need a second person to ‘hold the phone’ and record – AND (this is important) please hold the phone horizontally (like a TV screen).
  • Practice! Your segment has to run about four minutes. If you send us something that’s much longer than that, we won’t air it.
  • Speak loudly and clearly.
  • (If you are inside) turn on plenty of lights so we can see what you are doing.
  • Turn off fans, the dishwasher, music, the air conditioner. Any noise in the background will diminish your audio. (Same if you are outside at the grill.)
  • Have some fun with it! You can talk to your camera person (“come in close for a shot of this chopped red pepper”) and remember to tell us what you are doing while you are cooking.
  • Don’t do anything super-complicated – maybe a salad, soup, side dish or desserts -- be creative! What’s dish are you known for?!
  • Send along the recipe when you email us your video.

If you'd like to submit a cooking segment, please mail us at 207@newscentermaine.com and we'll give you the instructions for submitting a segment.

We can't wait to hear from you! 

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