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“Trisha’s Southern Kitchen” returns Oct. 20

Melissa Hayer Published: October 16, 2012
Trisha Yearwood - Provided Photo
Trisha Yearwood - Provided Photo

 

Grammy-winning recording artist and best-selling cookbook author Trisha Yearwood returns to the Food Network for the second season of “Trisha’s Southern Kitchen” at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20.

Details on the series, provided in a news release, are as follows:

Shot in Oklahoma, season two’s themed shows range from Southern Brunch and Sunday Supper to Halloween and Thanksgiving traditions to tips on lightening up down-home meals while maintaining their Southern flavor. Joined by her closest family members and friends, including husband Garth Brooks, Trisha celebrates the best of Southern hospitality with delicious food, beloved childhood memories and beautiful music in the 13-episode season.

“Trisha’s Southern hospitality, family stories and cooking talents really resonate with our audience and we’re delighted to deliver new episodes this fall,” said Bob Tuschman, General Manager and Senior Vice President, Food Network. “Viewers love seeing this unexpected side of one of music’s leading ladies – her passion for food and family, and her playful humor make Trisha a joy to spend time with.”

“I’m so excited for season two. Sharing my family recipes and having the people I love most by my side is such a joy,” said Yearwood. “This show celebrates what living life to the fullest is all about, and it’s so gratifying to return to Food Network for a new season.”

In a special episode, Garth joins Trisha to cook the dishes they love making together, including Black Bean Lasagna and Miss Mickey’s Peanut Butter Balls.

The new season includes several holiday-themed episodes, with a Halloween costume surprise from Allie and August Brooks, a Yearwood Thanksgiving where Trisha reveals the No Baste, No Bother Roasted Turkey recipe passed down from her mother, and a Holiday Cookie Swap Party.

She dedicates a show to lighter dishes, including Corn Flake Chicken and Apple Ambrosia, that keep the Southern flavor without the calories.

Trisha’s sister Beth, niece Ashley and unforgettable Uncle Wilson also visit, as do her college roommate Tina, makeup artist Jennifer and workout buddy Billie.

Trisha also sings an unforgettable version of one of her biggest hits in an emotional wedding shower episode and hosts Preacher Leonard Pirtle, who married Trisha and Garth, for a can’t-miss Sunday Supper.

Trisha Yearwood, who has won three Grammy Awards, two Academy of Country Music Awards, three Country Music Association honors and has 19 top-ten singles, released her first best-selling cookbook “Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen” (Clarkson Potter) in 2008. Her second book “Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood” (Clarkson Potter) followed in 2010. Both books reached the #1 position on the New York Time bestseller list in the Advice, How-To and Miscellaneous category.

“Trisha’s Southern Kitchen” is produced by Ellen Rakieten Entertainment and RelativityREAL.