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On the new series Eating America, premiering Monday, July 28 at 9|8c, host Anthony Anderson is on a mission to discover the most flavorful food festivals in the country. Food Network fans may recognize Anthony Anderson from Chopped, where he competed on a special holiday episode, and from Iron Chef America, where he’s been a frequent judge. This food lover is now taking on a new venture in Food Fest Nation, tasting everything from classic interpretations of regional fare to surprising twists on favorite dishes. Anthony will get to the belly of what is truly at the heart of America — one food festival at a time.
In this eight-episode series, Anthony visits some of the most unusual food fairs around the country. Not only does he try the local specialties, but he also meets the people who create them, including a few unforgettable characters.
Watch a preview below:
Here’s a list of the festivals Anthony will be visiting:
Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival — Fernandina Beach, Fla.
Texas Crab Festival — Crystal Beach, Texas
Magnolia Blossom Festival & World Championship Steak Cook-Off — Magnolia, Ark.
New Orleans Food Experience
Blue Ridge BBQ Festival — Tryon, N.C.
Long Grove Strawberry Festival — Long Grove, Ill.
Rockwood Ice Cream Festival — Wilmington, Del.
Watch the premiere on Monday, July 28 at 9|8c and come back to FoodNetwork.com/EatingAmerica to view photo galleries from each festival.