Hazel Smith is one of the more colorful characters you’ll find on TV. Her cooking segments on such popular programs as Emeril Live and The Ellen DeGeneres Show have made her into a minor celebrity. Her cookbook, Hot Dish: Hazel’s Cooking With the Country Stars, and her personality, have a decidedly country flavor.
Hazel also hosts a show on CMT called Southern Fried Flicks, which runs on Sunday evenings. The format is one that has been a TV staple for decades: screen an older film, and mix interviews and cooking tips in between the breaks.
This week, the show will feature the 1992 “classic,” Pure Country, which boasted of country star George Strait’s big screen acting debut.
Joining Hazel in the studio will be The Grascals, who will crack wise with Hazel as they talk about the band and bluegrass music – and verify the toothsome nature of the table fare.
Look for The Grascals on Southern Fried Flicks this Sunday (11/19) at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT) and again on Monday afternoon (11/20) at 4:00 p.m. (ET/PT).