South Beach Wine & Food Festival

SOBEWFF: Trisha Yearwood Cooks and Sings at Southern Kitchen Brunch (Video)

Lee Brian Schrager, the founder and organizer of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival declared on stage the Southern Kitchen Brunch is one of his most beloved events. "I don't know if it's because it's so pretty, because some of the best food of the weekend is here, or because it has one of my favorite food personalities," said Schrager right before introducing the afternoon's host, Trisha Yearwood.

The Grammy-award winning singer, cookbook author and star of Trisha's Southern Kitchen on the Food Network told the large audience, "I love music and I love food -- it's a wonderful combination." Yearwood took the opportunity to announce her upcoming musical tour with husband Garth Brooks, and performed four songs for the starstruck brunchers gathered at the Loews Hotel.

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Valeria Nekhim was born in the Ukraine and raised in Montreal. She has lived in Manhattan and Miami. Her favorite part of food writing is learning the stories of chefs and restaurateurs.