Kimberly's Simply Southern is a one-of-a-kind cooking show featuring country artist and founding member of the band Little Big Town, Kimberly Schlapman. Her passion for making simple, home cooked recipes with her family and country singing friends back home keeps Kimberly hunting for culinary treasures when on the road.
In each episode, Kimberly hops off the tour bus to discover America's best local foods, ingredients and people who share her love of tasty good vittles. In Maine, Kimberly catches lobster with a salty, 5th generation lobsterman. In Hemmingway, SC, Kimberly learns the art of whole hog BBQ from Pit Master Rodney Scott. In Chicago, Kimberly unearths the secret to the perfect pie crust at Hoosier Mama Pie Company.
Then, back in her Nashville kitchen, Kimberly folds her newly gained knowledge into her traditional family recipes like Grandmother Bartlett's Fried Chicken, Pulled Pork Sandwiches, and Deviled Egg Potato Salad. Upping the fun factor, Kimberly gets a little help from her friends as a bevy of country artists stop by to chop and chat. Each guest is rewarded for their kindness with good company, good times and one of Kimberly's authentic, southern meals.
Kimberly heads to Hemingway, SC to meet the Pitmaster General of whole hog BBQ. In her own Tennessee kitchen, she tries her hand at BBQ pork, South Carolina style. Special Guest: Laura Bell Bundy
Slow-cured country ham is a way of life for the people of the Great Smoky Mountains and today Kimberly learns how to make that perfect Tennessee prosciutto. Back home she makes a breakfast that's definitely worth waking up for. Special Guests: Phillip Sweet and Jimi Westbrook
Kimberly visits one of the last drive-in restaurants left, in Chicago, where she learns how to cook up the famous Chicago-style hot dog. Back in the kitchen, she cooks up some savory hot dogs inspired by one of the Windy City's signature eats. Special Guest: Thompson Square
After Kimberly visits a Nashville pitmaster to learn the secrets behind smoking a perfect rack of ribs, she brings her newly learned chops back to the kitchen to cook up some ribs inspired by Tennessee tradition. Special Guest: Kix Brooks
Nothing says Southern comfort food like fluffy, warm biscuits, and Kimberly visits with a Nashville biscuit chef whose food truck serves up decadent, delicious takes on a Southern staple. Back in her home kitchen, she whips up her version of the Southern classic, as well as other biscuit inspired recipes. Special Guest: Executive Chef Rusty Hamlin
In the forests of Connecticut, Kimberly visits a family owned orchard that's been chruning out hot and cold apple cider for over a century. After learning the craft from tree to jug, Kimberly creates some sweet and savory dishes inspired by her New England harvest. Special guests: Steve & Daisy Schlapman