Trisha Yearwood talks 'Trisha's Southern Kitchen,' cooking for Garth Brooks and more

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One of the highest-selling female artists in country music history, Trisha Yearwood also happens to be a New York Times bestselling cookbook author, having released Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen in 2008 and Home Cooking With Trisha Yearwood in 2010.

"It was a complete accident, honestly. I had moved up to Oklahoma and wanted to pare down to be with Garth (Brooks, her also-famous husband) and the girls. I was looking for other things to do and was approached about writing an autobiography. I wasn't interested, but I said, 'What about a cookbook?' It came out of something I really do. My mom and sister and I all cook."

The Food Network's Trisha's Southern Kitchen is now in its fourth season, and Yearwood sees parallels between her singing career and her time in a test kitchen in front of the cameras.

"The best thing that I bring in my live show is that it's not scripted. It's more of a conversation with my audience. And that's what people like about the show — it's very real. There are mistakes and laughter."

Yearwood performs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. Tickets are $49.50-$89.50. Click here for details.

For more of Laura Reiley's interview with Trisha Yearwood -- including Yearwood's recipe for Key Lime Cake -- click here.

[Last modified: Monday, February 17, 2014 9:52pm]

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