Trisha Yearwood is dishing on some of the details of her new cookbook, Trisha’s Kitchen. The book, which will be out on September 28, includes some of her own favorite recipes, as well as those of her husband, Garth Brooks, who wrote the foreword for the book.
“[He] particularly loves this breakfast burger with maple hot butter that I came up with,” Yearwood tells People. “I usually serve it alongside some homemade hash browns, and the bun gets a french toast treatment, so there’s lots of salt with the sweet. It’s really good.”
Yearwood also included a recipe called Garth’s Teriyaki Bowls, inspired by one of their favorite places to eat out.
“We used to go to this sushi place [In the Raw] in Tulsa with our girls, and they have a version of this teriyaki bowl on their menu, so we took what we loved about that entree and made it our own,” Yearwood reveals. “It’s one of Garth’s favorite meals!”
The Georgia native, who is on the mend after being diagnosed with COVID-19 last month, found an unexpected perk of being forced to self-quarantine at home: more culinary creativity.
“I think I was really born for cooking in quarantine, because I was raised on the theory that simple is better,” Yearwood reflects. “My pantry holds basics, staples that I use daily, so when we were faced with being home and not going to the grocery store, especially in the very beginning of the pandemic, I didn’t panic. I knew I could make meals out of what I had in my freezer — I always keep frozen ground beef, steaks, pizzas — and dried goods like pasta and canned sauces.”
Trisha’s Kitchen is Yearwood’s fourth cookbook. Through all of them, she has stayed true to who she is, both in the kitchen and in life.
“Obviously you’ll see all new recipes in this book, but I think the thing I’m most proud of is what this new book has in common with my previous books,” Yearwood says. “Real recipes, simple ingredients, and stories about friends and family and why these recipes are important to me.”
Yearwood is also the star of her own cooking show, Trisha’s Southern Kitchen. The show airs on the Food Network.