Trisha Yearwood Unveils Line of Southern Barbecue Essentials
Trisha Yearwood has got you covered for your backyard barbecues this summer with her new line of food prep mixes and kits through Williams Sonoma.
The artist says the products — which include barbecue sauce, seasonings, and even a drink mix called ‘Summer in a Cup’ — are inspired by her real life.
“We’re not really formal entertainers,” Yearwood tells People, referring to herself and husband Garth Brooks. “When we have friends over, it’s not, ‘What’s the theme for the party?’ ‘How are we going to set the table?’ — that’s not how we do. It’s more, ‘Hey, the sun’s out today, want to come over and get in the pool and we’ll figure out something?’”
Yearwood’s line is certainly designed to make figuring out something easier and more festive.
“What I love about it is every recipe has a story,” Yearwood says. “The story for Summer in a Cup is a true story from living in Oklahoma and my friend Mandy made up this drink with fruit juice and coconut rum, and we tasted it and she said, ‘That’s summer in a cup,’ and it just kind of stuck, so it’s the perfect name for the drink. We came up with my biggest memory of what it tasted like.”
The line is available now online and will be available in stores beginning in mid-May.
Yearwood has been busy out on tour with Brooks over the last few years, but she’s been honing her brand as a foodie as well. The artist is up for a Daytime Emmy for her cooking show on Food Network, Trisha’s Southern Kitchen. It’s nominated for Outstanding Culinary Program, and the awards take place April 30.
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