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Anthony Anderson eats up his role as Web food show host

Anthony Anderson played a Boston detective in “The Departed,” which won an Academy Award for best picture in 2007, but he never got to dine out while filming in the city. “That’s the one thing that I wish did happen. We hit the ground running when we were in Boston and I was only there for I think a week and it was strictly on set,” says the actor-comedian who has also appeared in “Transformers” and “Me, Myself & Irene,” and starred on “Law & Order.” “I always said I would be back but I haven’t been back to Boston since production, and that was years ago.” Anderson may have a chance to see what Boston cooking is all about, thanks to his new Web series, “Anthony Eats America,” in which he travels around the country cooking with locals. He didn’t make it to Boston while filming the currently airing season, but says the producers are planning a future visit. “Hopefully we’re going to bring the show there and find somebody there and get to experience it that way, because that’s one of the cities that’s on our list,” he says. The show, which is made up of three- to five-minute episodes, premiered July 3 on the AOL On Network.

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