Country music star Trisha Yearwood continues to prove her talents extend beyond her amazing vocals.
Yearwood, who already has two best selling cookbooks under her belt, is taking her culinary skills to the small screen this Saturday with the debut of her Food Network mini series, Trisha’s Southern Kitchen.
In the themed six-episode series, viewers will get a chance to meet Yearwood’s family and friends while the singer demonstrates how to whip up their favorite recipes.
“These first six episodes have my sister, my uncle, my best buddies and my nephew — they have somebody else in them, so I’m not just standing there by myself,” Yearwood, 47, says.
While Trisha’s husband Garth Brooks is not featured in the upcoming episodes, she says there’s a good chance he’ll show up in the kitchen if there’s a second season.
In an exclusive interview with the Tennesseean, Yearwood chatted about filming the show, mentioning that the episodes were inspired by those close to her.
One episode in particular features her father’s recipe for Brunswick Stew — the only meal her mother wanted to eat before she passed away from cancer in 2011.
“I learned to make it when my mom was sick,” Yearwood explained. “When you’re going through chemo, very specific things sound good to you to eat, and you might love them every day for two weeks and then never want them again. Brunswick stew was one of those things she went through that she really wanted.”
In addition to Granddaddy’s Brunswick stew, Yearwood will also share other family favorites including Daddy’s Barbecued Chicken, Uncle Wilson’s Famous Grilled Onions and Lizzie’s Chicken and Dumplings, most of which are featured in her cookbooks.
Yearwood’s Trisha’s Southern Kitchen debuts at 10:30am EST Saturday on Food Network. Will you be tuning in to catch the first episode?
Trisha Yearwood talks about her “culinary background” in the video below: