Trace Barnett


Trace Barnett

Trace Barnett is the founder of The Bitter Socialite, a culinary and lifestyle blog that features creative and unique content about living a beautiful, well-balanced life while juggling a tight budget and a hectic schedule. A popular guest on several television shows, Barnett makes regular appearances on news channels in Birmingham, Nashville, Atlanta, and Tupelo. Barnett was a finalist on The Next Food Network Star on Food Network. He was also a finalist on Food Network’s series Comeback Kitchen.

Trace is the author of “Tracing Roots,” his debut cookbook focused on taking a modern approach to living off the land. Trace’s entertaining tips, gardening ideas, recipes, and DIY projects have also been featured in several national and regional magazines and websites.

When Barnett is not sharing entertaining tips or teaching people to garden, he enjoys painting and creating art from repurposed materials. He believes in utilizing industrial materials to create beautiful artwork that blurs the lines between organic and inorganic so that they seamlessly flow together. He feels that it is equally important to highlight the integrity of the existing space while salvaging original components and rethinking them in a new and innovative manner. He is best known for his artwork featuring found items arranged on a canvas and covered in white paint, cheekily called “White Trash.”

Visit with the Bitter Socialite at his eponymous blog,, or Instagram, @thebittersocialite.