Little Big Town's Kimberly Schlapman kicks off the second season of her GAC cooking show, Kimberly's Simply Southern, this Saturday at 1 p.m. Eastern. She's lined up an impressive list of stars to join her behind the counter this season including Josh Turner, Jerrod Niemann, Dustin Lynch, Martina McBride, Craig Morgan and Sunny Sweeney as well as her LBT band mate Karen Fairchild. Playing host to her famous friends is a big perk of hosting the show for Kimberly.
"I like having people in the kitchen with me, and I like talking to them about what they're doing," Kimberly tells ABC News Radio. "I like talking about how they grew up and how they grew up with food, and did they grow up cooking and did they grow up watching their grandmother cook? I love the stories that we find out."
Kimberly has to actually memorize each recipe and cook it all while she's paying attention to the camera and making her guests feel welcome. It's a lot to juggle, and Kimberly is thankful her producers are in the next room to keep her in line during filming.
She says, "I think I'm getting a little bit better at it, but still, sometimes they yell at me from the other side of the wall, 'You forgot the cloves!' You know, stuff like that."
In addition to cooking in the kitchen, Kimberly also gets out into the wild with a trip into a Florida citrus grove this season. She also harvests oysters in Washington State, handcrafts chocolate in Brooklyn and milks cows in Georgia on upcoming episodes.
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