Trisha Yearwood Shares That Garth Brooks is the Perfect Taste-Tester

Country music singer Trisha Yearwood has many talents, and cooking up delectable dishes is one of them. During the pandemic, she and her husband were forced to spend more time at home than usual, and she took advantage of the extra time to work on her latest cookbook. Garth Brooks was the perfect assistant, always giving her honest feedback of her recipes.

Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood

Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood are one of Hollywood's most iconic couples, taking the music industry by storm with their incredible music. The singer songwriters have been together for over 15 years of marriage and are still going strong. Before meeting Trisha in Nashville Tennessee, Garth was married to Sandy Mahl, who he met at Oklahoma State. The couple have three daughters together, Taylor Mayne Pearl, August Anna, and Allie Colleen.

During his marriage to  Sandy Mahl, who he met at Oklahoma State, Garth Brooks met Trisha Yearwood in Nashville Tennessee. When Brooks and Mahl eventually split up, the country superstar finally started dating the successful singer, songwriter and entertainer he'd met in Nashville, and it was immediately clear how right they were for each other.

From the country couple's love story to their duets to their many CMA Awards, American Music Awards and more, Trisha and Garth are a dynamic duo like no other. Along with being unstoppable on the stage, the country singer couple are the perfect match in the kitchen.

Trisha's Cooking Adventures

Garth Brooks has said that he loved being quarantined with his "best friend," and Yearwood expressed similar feelings in an episode of PEOPLE Every Day. As she used her time stuck inside to work on her new cookbook, Trisha's Kitchen: Easy Comfort Food for Friends and Family, she found that her husband Garth Brooks was the perfect food critic.

Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood
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She explained that it was "pretty weird" to be stuck at home so much, but she used cooking as a therapeutic and creative outlook. Trisha has a cooking show on the Food Network, Trisha's Southern Kitchen, along with a number of beloved cookbooks, so fans are already familiar with her delicious Southern recipes.

As the singer told host Janine Rubenstein. "I really do enjoy the kitchen, it's just relaxing for me. I think it's because my parents were both good cooks and they raised me to be like, 'If everything is terrible, you order pizza and it's fine. Don't stress over it.'"

Trisha Yearwood put a lot of time into perfecting her recipes, and Brooks gave her the honest feedback that every home cook needs. "It was really good because working on the cookbook, I could work on a recipe and Garth is wonderful because he's a real honest critic," Trisha said. "He's not going to just say, 'Everything's great.' If he tells me something needs something and needs more this or that, I'm going to get mad first but he's also usually right."

Garth Brooks also helps out in the kitchen from time to time, like in this hilarious and adorable episode of The Ellen Degeneres Show.

Garth's Favorite Recipes

Garth Brooks is happy to critique Trisha's cooking, but he's also open about when he loves one of her culinary creations. Yearwood revealed in an interview with People that a few of the recipes in her upcoming cookbook are her husband's favorites.

One is the teriyaki bowl, which is based on the teriyaki bowl served at a restaurant that the couple used to visit in Tulsa, In the Raw. Another is the sweet, indulgent breakfast burger with maple hot butter.

"[He] particularly loves this breakfast burger with maple hot butter that I came up with," Yearwood said. "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."

Another favorite that Garth gets to enjoy every Thanksgiving is Trisha's delicious mashed potatoes and gravy. As Yearwood explains, Garth loves gravy. So he looks forward to Thanksgiving for the homemade gravy with the turkey."

Trisha's Latest Cookbook

Trisha Yearwood's latest cookbook is coming out on Sept. 28, bringing an assortment of new easy comfort food recipes that will transport you right to Trisha and Garth's welcoming kitchen table.

"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 explained. "Real recipes, simple ingredients, and stories about friends and family and why these recipes are important to me."

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