*Before his ABC comedy “Black-ish” premieres this fall, Anthony Anderson will spend the summer hosting Food Network series Food Fest Nation, debuting Monday, July 21 at 9 pm ET/PT.
Anderson will tour food festivals around the country, spotlighting regional cuisine. Stops include the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival in Fernandina Beach, Fla.; the Magnolia Blossom Festival & World Championship Steak Cook-Off in Magnolia, Ark. where 4,000-plus kinds of ribeye steaks compete for a $10,000 prize, as well as the Long Grove Strawberry Festival in Long Grove, Ill. where the specialty menu items are strawberry ricotta ravioli and strawberry balsamic chicken.
Anderson previously competed on “Chopped” and appeared as a judge and competitor on “Iron Chef America.”
This fall, he produces and stars alongside Laurence Fishburne and Tracee Ellis Ross in ABC’s “Black-ish,” about a middle-class African American family.
Here’s the full list of the festivals Anthony will be visiting:
Eight Flags Shrimp Festival — Fernandina Beach, Fla.
Magnolia Blossom Festival & World Championship Steak Cook-Off — Magnolia, Ark.
Long Grove Strawberry Festival — Long Grove, Ill.
South Carolina Poultry Festival — Batesburg, S.C.
Jambalaya Festival — Gonzales, La.
Blue Ridge BBQ Festival — Tryon, N.C.
Rockwood Ice Cream Festival — Wilmington, Del.