Grammy-winning country music star and best-selling cookbook author Trisha Yearwood has signed a deal to star in a six-episode daytime cooking show for the Food Network, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The show is now in production in Nashville and set to debut in April.
In the as-yet-untitled series, the Owasso resident will share food traditions and display her Southern hospitality, sharing recipes with friends and family and preparing Sunday dinners to planning family reunion barbecues. Each of the six themed episodes will invite viewers into Yearwood’s kitchen for her favorite meals and family stories, according to the trade publication.
“Fans know Trisha best as a music powerhouse, and through her new Food Network show audiences will learn first-hand what her friends and family already know — that Trisha is a talented, passionate rock-star cook too,” Food Network GM and senior VP of programming and production Bob Tuschman told The Hollywood Reporter. “We look forward to sharing this side of Trisha with viewers, showcasing an intimate, entertaining look at her personal recipes, family traditions and warm Southern hospitality.”
Yearwood has released two cookbooks, 2008′s “Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen” and 2010′s “Cooking for Family and Friends,” and both reached No. 1 on the New York Times’ best-seller list on the advice, how-to and miscellaneous category.
In addition, both cookbooks include forewords penned by Yearwood’s husband and fellow country star Garth Brooks.
In November 2010, Yearwood appeared as a judge on a special Thanksgiving episode of “Throwdown with Bobby Flay,” which pitted the celebrity chef against Oklahoma foodie blogger Ree Drummond, AKA The Pioneer Woman. Drummond’s Food Network cooking show, “The Pioneer Woman,” debuted last August and airs at 9 a.m. Saturdays.