Trisha Yearwood recently chatted with Southern Living for their November issue. She opened up about cooking, the kitchen and her superstar husband Garth Brooks. Trisha talks about missing her mother’s cooking and how making recipes that belonged to her mom and grandmother makes her feel connected to them.
“I was homesick and missed my mother’s cooking, so I tried to make her potato salad. I cried when it tasted like hers. That reminder of home was comforting. Now the majority of the things I cook are recipes from my mom and grandmother.”
Trisha also hosts a cooking show that is in its second season on the Food Network. “Trisha’s Southern Kitchen” lets Trisha share how much she loves being in the kitchen. She told the magazine she finds being in the kitchen relaxing and gets satisfaction when she serves a meal to someone.
Does Trisha have some super southern kitchen secrets? Why yes, yes she does! Trisha says,
“Potatoes, sweet Vidalia onions, butter, and garlic. That’s what every Southern kitchen should be stocked with.” She also adds, “Strength, grace, and good manners. Those are the traits that set a Southern girl apart.”
Trisha couldn’t go without mentioning her relationship with Garth.
“Garth [Brooks] and I had an instant friendship. The first day we met, we sang together, it felt like we’d been singing together our whole lives. I’ve had the opportunity to do duets with some amazing artists: Aaron Neville, Vince Gill, Don Henley. But there’s no one I would rather sing with than my husband, Garth.”