"Food Fest Nation" is a reality series on Food Network that features Anthony Anderson on a mission to discover the most flavorful food festivals in the country. Tasting everything from classic interpretations of regional fare to surprising twists of favorite foods, he uncovers what is truly at the heart of America — one delicious food festival at a time. 

In the series, Anthony visits the most unique food fairs in the nation, sampling local specialties and meeting the characters devoted to the regional cuisine. Along the way, Anthony visits the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival in Fernandina Beach, Fla. and highlights delicious classics such as shrimp tacos, shrimp boil and shrimp jambalaya, as well as innovative shrimp ice cream. In one episode, he attends the Magnolia Blossom Festival & World Championship Steak Cook-Off in Magnolia, Ark., where over 4,000 different kinds of mouthwatering ribeye steaks compete to be the best of the best and for a $10,000 prize.

Anthony also visits the Long Grove Strawberry Festival, where over 20,000 attendees flock to Long Grove, Ill. for three "berry" special days of enjoying all things strawberry, including Strawberry Ricotta Ravioli and Strawberry Balsamic Chicken. In another episode, he stops by Ribfest Chicago for a world-class rib-eating showdown that draws top competitive eaters from around the globe. Throughout the season, Anthony also gets a taste of the South Carolina Poultry Festival in Batesberg, S.C., the Jambalaya Festival in Gonzalez, La., the Blue Ridge BBQ Festival in Tyron, N.C., as well as the Rockwood Ice Cream Festival in Wilmington, Del.

"Food Fest Nation" is produced by Magnetic Productions.


Network: Food Network
Genre: Reality
Runtime: 30 mins.
Premiere Date: June 21, 2014
Seasons: 1
Production Company: Magnetic Productions

Anthony Anderson to Host 'Food Fest Nation' — Premiering Monday, July 21, the new Food Network series follows the "Law & Order" actor as he discovers America's best food festivals. Read more...

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