Trisha Yearwood's second career as a chef is expanding beyond the cookbook and into the studio with a new six-episode series slated to air on the Food Network. 


The 47-year-old Grammy Award winning artist and author of two best-selling cookbooks announced the daytime series yesterday; revealing that taping has already started in Nashville. 


"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."


According to a statement from the network, each themed episode will invite viewer's into Yearwood's kitchen; where food traditions and Southern hospitality will be shared. 


"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."


Yearwood previously has released two cookbooks -  2008's "Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen" and 2010's "Stories and Recipes to Share with Family and Friends."


Let's hope her Southern cooking offers a healthy balance to the nutritional nightmares created by Paula Deen. Look for Yearwood's series to premiere in April.

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Trisha Yearwood launching Food Network series
Country music star to share favorite family recipes over six episodes.