January 30, 2012 9:00am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Trisha Yearwood Launching Food Network Series (Exclusive)
Grammy winner Trisha Yearwood is cooking up something new.
The best-selling author of two cookbooks has inked a deal to star in a six-episode daytime cooking show for the Food Network, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.
In the as-yet-untitled series, Yearwood will share food traditions and display her Southern hospitality, sharing recipes with friends and family and preparing Sunday dinners to planning family reunion barbecues. Each of the six themed episodes will invite viewers into Yearwood's kitchen for her favorite meals and family stories.
"Fans know Trisha best as a music powerhouse, and through her new Food Network show audiences will learn first-hand what her friends and family already know -- that Trisha is a talented, passionate rock-star cook too,” Food Network GM and senior vp programming and production Bob Tuschman said. "We look forward to sharing this side of Trisha with viewers, showcasing an intimate, entertaining look at her personal recipes, family traditions and warm Southern hospitality."
Ellen Rakieten Entertainment and RelativityREAL will produce the series, which is in now in production in Nashville and set to bow in April.
For her part, Yearwood has released a pair of cookbooks, 2008's "Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen" and 2010's "Cooking for Family and Friends," both of which reached No. 1 on the New York Times' best-seller list on the advice, how-to and miscellaneous category.
"I'm so grateful to Food Network for the opportunity to share my family's favorite recipes and precious memories in this show," Yearwood said. "I'm having so much fun, it's a very special experience."
Yearwood has picked up three Grammys, including for best female country vocal performance in 1998 for her hit "How Do I Live."
On the small screen, her acting credits include JAG and appearing as herself on Crossing Jordan. She is repped by WME.