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'Trisha's Southern Kitchen' is back for season four with special guest stars, more music, new family-inspired recipes

by jmaloni


Fri, Oct 4th 2013 07:00 am

Trisha welcomes Kelly Clarkson, Wendy Williams, Nadia Comaneci, Bart Conner, Art Smith and Kurt Warner to the kitchen

Trisha Yearwood's Emmy-winning series "Trisha's Southern Kitchen" returns for a fourth season this fall with new, family-inspired recipes, music and special visits from relatives and famous friends, including Kelly Clarkson and Wendy Williams. From corn salsa with Kelly and ribbon meatloaf with Wendy, to a lightened up "un-fried" chicken with chef Art Smith, Yearwood shares meals for any occasion - all packed with her own twist on southern flavor.

Other episodes include a perfect-10 meal and trip to the balance beam with Olympic gold medalists Nadia Comaneci and Bart Conner, and a tailgate feast with NFL star Kurt Warner and his wife, Brenda.

New episodes begin airing Saturday, Nov. 9, at 10:30 a.m. on Food Network.

"Season four delivers everything our audience loves about Trisha: her passion for southern cooking and devotion to family and friends have charmed viewers since she joined Food Network," said Bob Tuschman, general manager and senior vice president at Food Network. "With more music and visits from famous friends, the new episodes are fun, intimate and uniquely entertaining."

"In my family, cooking has always been a collaborative effort that brings everyone together," Yearwood said. "Including the 'whole family' has always been a part of the show, and that's why I've invited even more friends to join me in the kitchen this season, along with my usual crew."

In the season premiere, Yearwood finds herself nostalgic for the days of black and white television and retro TV dinners, so she invites her sister, Beth, over to transport back in time 1950s-style. While dressed in clothes from the era, they whip up chicken potpies, chocolate pudding-frosted cupcakes and green beans with cheese sauce.

The new season also features holiday-themed episodes for Thanksgiving and holiday brunch, a ladies night complete with cocktails and small-bites.

Yearwood, who has won three Grammy Awards, two Academy of Country Music Awards, three Country Music Association honors and has 19 Top 10 singles, released her first best-selling cookbook "Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen" in 2008. Her second book "Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood" followed in 2010. Both books debuted on the New York Times bestseller list in the advice, how-to and miscellaneous category.

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