Trisha Yearwood Reveals Garth’s Gift for Experimental Cuisine
Trisha Yearwood's love of home cooking keeps her busy in the kitchen, and also keeps the singer on bookstore shelves. She's set to release 'Home Cooking With Trisha Yearwood,' the follow-up to 2008's 'Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Home,' the title of which reflects both her upbringing and the place she now shares around the dinner table with husband Garth Brooks and his three daughters from his previous marriage.
In the April issue of Redbook magazine, which hits newsstands March 23, Trisha shares a bit of Garth's less than stellar past in the kitchen.
"He jokes how, when he first got divorced and moved to Oklahoma and had the girls every other day, the three of them ate a lot of boxed macaroni and cheese and chicken tenders," she says. These days, however, Trisha notes, the superstar seems as comfortable in the kitchen as he does on stage. "He is really an experimental cook. He came up with this breakfast bowl, but it's not really a recipe. It's more like a bunch of really great things thrown into a bowl."
Trisha also reveals her culinary guilty pleasure, confessing, "I love cheese and I love cheese in everything. Macaroni and cheese is probably one of my favorite things in the world. I don't care if it's from a box or a school cafeteria."
Trisha's new cookbook even includes "a Crock-Pot recipe for mac and cheese that is one of the best things in the whole world. I can't make it that often, because I will eat the entire thing. But my motto's always been, Everything in moderation – including moderation."
And when it comes time for the family to sit down to a meal together, Trisha says they try make sure there are no distractions. "Having dinner together is something Garth and I have worked at making sure we do, because it's too easy these days not to. Everyone has their own agenda and is going in a million different directions. So for us, it's become, 'Now we're all going to sit down and the cells are going to be turned off and there are not going to be any iPods playing into anyone's ears. It's time for family. And even if at first the girls are like, 'Really?' we end up having the best time."
'Home Cooking With Trisha Yearwood' will be available on April 6.