03 September 2015

Special Premieres Sunday, September 27th at 8:00pm ET/5:00pm PT on Cooking Channel
 
NEW YORK - September 3, 2015 - Cooking Channel invites you to Patti LaBelle's Place, a primetime special hosted by legendary Grammy award-winning musician Patti LaBelle premiering Sunday, September 27th at 8pmET/5pmPT.  The special follows Patti as she entertains off stage and puts on a show in the kitchen, cooking and entertaining celebrity guests. When it comes to simple and delicious food served with lots of personality, there is no place like Patti LaBelle's Place!
 
"Throughout her career Patti LaBelle has inspired audiences with her music and her voice. Now, she is sharing what inspires her most - cooking a delicious meal to share with special guests," said Michael Smith, General Manager and Senior Vice President, Cooking Channel." 
 
Join Patti as she creates decadent dishes that wow her guests from the moment they enter her kitchen. Whoopi Goldberg stops by for some seafood favorites, including succulent crab cakes and crispy pan seared branzino that is seasoned to perfection. Patti's cooking skills are put to the test when Whoopi, who is notoriously known for disliking vegetables, tries her sautéed kale with garlic. Patti's dancing partner Artem Chigvintsev also swings by for a hearty meal of roasted lamb, served with mashed sweet potatoes, and delicious sautéed green beans. As a special surprise Patti whips up her signature Over the Rainbow Macaroni and Cheese made with eight different types of cheese. Of course there is always room for dessert, especially when singer, songwriter, and actress Michelle Williams shows up. Patti makes a last minute sweet treat that is so quick, easy and delicious that it makes them both sing for more. At Patti LaBelle's Place the food is always good, and you always feel right at home!
 
Fans will be able to access the full recipes from the special on CookingChannelTV.com and can join the conversation on Twitter using #PattiLaBellesPlace.
 
Patti LaBelle is a two time Grammy Award-winning singer, a best-selling author of five successful books, a three-time Emmy nominee, the star of a hit television series, and philanthropist who devotes her time and talent to numerous charities. LaBelle has celebrated a prolific career that has spanned over 50 years, and is widely known for classic rhythm and blues renditions, pop standards and spiritual sonnets including "Lady Marmalade," "New Attitude" and "If You Asked Me To." She first blossomed from a choir member to lead vocalist for the girl groups Patti LaBelle & The Bluebelles, and later Labelle, before launching a solo career. In 2008, adding to her long list of achievements, LaBelle launched a food and lifestyle brand, Patti LaBelle - Good Life, which includes a line of signature sauces, marinades, spices, cookbooks, instructional cooking DVDs, and bedding. LaBelle's love for entertaining comes from the heart, and continues to motivate her work as an entertainer, entrepreneur and humanitarian.
 
Patti Labelle's Place is produced by Powerhouse Productions.
 
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