Joanna Gaines welcomes viewers to her Magnolia Table cooking show, telling them “let’s pretend you guys are all coming here and we’re having lunch in the garden.”
Joanna Gaines shows off her newest episode in a clip posted to her Instagram account. Promise, if you watch the minute-long clip, your stomach will start growling. She talks about cooking everything from tacos to churros to fried chicken.
“I’m having a lot of fun doing this cooking show,” she says. “I’m having more fun eating.
“Life is good guys,” Joanna Gaines said, “life is good.”
Chip and Joanna Gaines kicked off their new Magnolia Network, which is available on the Magnolia app or on Discovery+, on July 15th. The Gaines are known for their decorating and renovating skills. The two Texans became famous on HGTV with the show Fixer Upper. But now, they do so much more as they build their own aspirational brand.
Studio Represents Everything Joanna Gaines Loves
The site of the cooking show represents everything Joanna Gaines is about. The studio is part of a renovated flour, or gristmill, in Valley Mills, outside of Waco, Texas. Joanna Gaines and her husband Chip renovated the mill with the initial intent of making it into a bed and breakfast.
However, it eventually became the studio for the cooking show. The kitchen and dining room are decorated in warm neutrals, with pops of green and copper to complement the light-colored stone and granite. It’s totally farmhouse chic, which is the Joanna Gaines vibe.
She wrote about her show for the summer issue of Magnolia Journal.
“When I was a little girl, I loved to pretend that I was the host of my own cooking show. While my sisters would venture outside to ride their bikes around the neighborhood or climb trees in our backyard, I kept to the kitchen, setting up shop on our island, pouring ingredients into small bowls while talking to a camera that didn’t exist.”
Gaines Named Their Business After Magnolia Tree at Baylor
Joanna Gaines and her husband, Chip, met when they were students at Baylor University. On one of their first dates, they drove by a 150-year-old magnolia tree on the Baylor campus.
“One that you would climb,” Joanna Gaines said. “Chip and I were driving by, and it was blooming these gorgeous white fragrant blooms. Then Chip used to always tell me, because he was in the landscape business, how he could climb and scale this tree. He picked a bloom and it was like the first flower I ever got from him.”
And that that’s how the couple decided to name their business, Magnolia. Insiders estimate it’s now worth more than $1 billion.
The couple has five children. The youngest, Crew, was born after the first version of Fixer Upper went off the air. Chip appears in the video clip for the cooking show, telling Crew to bring some food to his mother.