Music superstar, best-selling cookbook author and Owasso resident Trisha Yearwood brings her family-inspired recipes and food traditions to Food Network this spring, with the premiere of the new daytime series “Trisha’s Southern Kitchen” at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 14.
The series invites viewers into the kitchen with Yearwood for her favorite meals, nostalgic stories and visits from family and friends. Themed shows range from preparing traditional dishes from her childhood to planning a baby shower and a family reunion barbecue to offering tips on lightening up standard Southern recipes.
Shot in Nashville, the six-episode series features Yearwood’s unique how-to tips and techniques for down-home dishes like Daddy’s Barbecued Chicken, Uncle Wilson’s Famous Baked Onions, Chick-less Pot Pie and Sweet and Saltines.
“Trisha’s best known as a music legend, but her talents don’t stop there. She’s a passionate and talented cook, whose down-to-earth style, winning recipes, and southern hospitality will charm and inspire viewers,” said Bob Tuschman, General Manager and Senior Vice President Programming, Food Network, in the announcement.
“For me, cooking is very connected to my family and friends,” said Yearwood in the announcement. “Every recipe on the show carries wonderful memories with my loved ones and I can’t wait to share my meals, stories and family photos with Food Network viewers.”
Yearwood, who has won three Grammy Awards, two Academy of Country Music Awards, three Country Music Association honors and had 19 top 10 singles, released her first best-selling cookbook, “Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen” (Clarkson Potter), in 2008. Her second book, “Cooking for Family and Friends (Clarkson Potter), followed in 2010. Both books reached the No. 1 position on the New York Times best-seller list in the Advice, How-To and Miscellaneous category.
Both cookbooks include forewords from Yearwood’s husband, Oklahoma country music megastar Garth Brooks.