When legendary R&B diva Patti LaBelle isn't performing, she finds true happiness in the kitchen, entertaining and cooking for her friends and family. In this hour-long special, Miss Patti is cooking up crab cakes and pan-seared branzino with sautéed kale for Whoopi Goldberg, roast lamb with sweet potatoes and rainbow mac and cheese for her Dancing with the Stars partner, Artem Chigvintsev, and quick and easy parfaits with Michelle Williams, before bringing the party to a close with some singing!
Patti LaBelle invites Grammy winner Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson over for some fresh and delicious comfort food. Dancing up a storm in the kitchen, they prepare a menu of Slow-Cooked Brisket, Smashed Potatoes and Patti's Southern-Style Fried Corn. Later, actress Naturi Naughton stops by for Patti's famous Succulent Scallops in Garlic Butter Sauce, and Miss Patti gives Naturi a cooking lesson that is "Over the Rainbow."
Patti LaBelle invites her friend, fashion guru Joe Zee, over for a simple Shrimp Scampi served over Angel Hair Pasta. She tops off the meal with Apple-Peach Compote and Vanilla Ice Cream. Then, British Grammy Award-winning singer Estelle comes by and Patti makes her feel right at home with her very own version of Fish and Chips with Tartar Sauce.
Patti LaBelle introduces long-time friend and gospel superstar, Kirk Franklin, and his wife, Tammy, to her Famous Fried Chicken. Nothing says "yum" like golden-brown, delicious fried chicken served with Sauteed Potatoes and Onions, along with Garlicky Broccoli Rabe. Later, Erica Campbell, from the legendary gospel duo Mary Mary, stops by and she and Patti make a simple and delicious double-layer Peach Cobbler.
Patti LaBelle is hanging out in the kitchen with celebrity make-up artist Jay Manuel. Never a dull moment when these two are in the kitchen, their meal starts with a Mixed Green Salad, drizzled with Patti's secret Homemade Salad Dressing, before she shows Jay how to prepare her Spicy Garlic Sauteed Chicken Breasts and Fresh Spinach. Later, Patti's good girlfriend Gayle King drops by for a down-home meal of mouthwatering Beef Short Ribs and Miss Patti's Mean Greens.
Patti LaBelle has star power in her kitchen today. First, Ta'Rhonda Jones drops by to learn Patti's delicious Pork Chops with Sauteed Cabbage. Then, Patti refreshes her palate with actress Kaitlin Doubleday over a vegan lunch of Sauteed Portobello Mushrooms with Garlic and Butter. Finally, Patti is joined by actor Lance Gross, to help her prepare Pan-Seared Salmon served with Sauteed Green Beans "A La Bella".
It's family time at Patti LaBelle's place, when Patti invites her good friend Carla Hall over for a down-home Southern lunch, inspired by her father's Cornmeal Fried Catfish. Patti and Carla reminisce and cook up a storm, and then NBA champion J.R. Smith brings his mother, Ida, for a very special Italian meal of Linguine with Meatballs at Miss Patti's.
Patti LaBelle invites comedian Cedric the Entertainer over for a hearty meal. They laugh out loud in the kitchen as Patti cooks up juicy and tender lamb chops served with candied sweet potatoes and fresh sauteed spinach. Then, Dancing with the Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba stops by for a sweet treat, and Patti makes it a family affair when she prepares Aunt Hattie Mae's Raspberry Pie -- a simple and delicious dessert that's a perfect 10.
Patti LaBelle makes a slow-cooked Southern meal for her good friend and morning show anchor Robin Roberts. She's treated to Patti's mouth-watering Corn Beef served with Fierce Fried Cabbage and rice with homemade gravy. Later, actor Joseph Sikora from the hit show Power gets his appetite satisfied with a tender T-bone steak and sauteed Brussels sprouts with turkey bacon served alongside garlic Yukon gold mashed potatoes.
Patti LaBelle hangs out in the kitchen with the dynamic duo of David and Tamela Mann for some down-home family fun. Patti shows them her unique spin on salmon croquettes deluxe with creamy and delicious grits. She then whips up a simple and delicious gold medal meal for Olympian Laurie Hernandez that includes penne pasta served with chicken, basil and fresh tomatoes. Finally, she invites Wanda Durant -- the real MVP of the NBA -- over for a quick and easy meal that includes bean turkey chili and Patti's favorite pan-fried cornbread.
Patti LaBelle hangs out in the kitchen with Orange is the New Black star Laverne Cox. Patti goes fresh, tasty and delicious for this mega star serving her sauteed red snapper with arugula, onion and heirloom tomato salad drizzled with her lemon-infused vinaigrette. Later, Tamron Hall drops by and Patti makes her Shrimp, Crab and Lobster Linguine with White Sauce -- a meal that is sure to satisfy all seafood lovers.