Jill Biden and Trisha Yearwood Swap Family Recipes in a New Thanksgiving Special

published Nov 4, 2021
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Diptych of Trisha Yearwood on left and Jill Biden on Right
Credit: Left: Getty Images/Nicholas Hunt / Staff | Right: Getty Images/ Alex Wong / Staff

Thanksgiving is the perfect time of year to gather your loved ones around a table using the unifying force of food. In the spirit of coming together, Food Network has announced a Thanksgiving special featuring Jill Biden and Trisha Yearwood, a dynamic duo that’s sure to light up the holiday screen and please the entire family. A White House Thanksgiving will air on November 20th at 12 p.m. EST on Food Network, and will stream same-day on Discovery+.

First Lady Jill Biden will welcome country star and Food Network host Trisha Yearwood into the White House to swap family recipes and create a festive tablescape. In the special, FLOTUS will share her Grandmom Jacobs’ savory stuffing recipe, while Yearwood will demonstrate her turkey gravy. The White House staff will also get in on the action, with White House Executive Chef Cristeta Comerford whipping up a roasted turkey with thyme, and Executive Pastry Chef Susan Morrison preparing an apple crisp topped with chocolate chip ice cream (the President’s favorite flavor).

The White House floral designer, Hedieh Ghaffarian, will help Biden and Yearwood with the floral arrangements and decor using flowers from the White House garden. It’s sure to be a heartwarming special with some tasty recipes and first-rate decorations. Plus, it’s always fun to get a peek into the White House, especially around the holidays.

First Lady Biden recapped the experience and expressed her hopes for viewers in a press release stating: “It was fun opening up the White House to Food Network and learning cooking tips from Trisha and the White House chefs and florist while sharing my own family recipes. I hope everyone watching comes away feeling that cooking a Thanksgiving meal is something anyone can do, but if you’re still nervous about making the gravy, like I am, you’re in good company!”

Emphasizing Thanksgiving’s theme of togetherness, Yearwood added “I hope this special is a reminder to all of us about what we all have in common. Love one another.”