Anderson has had two "food interventions" as part of Anderson and today Padma Lakshmi is scheduled to stop by to judge the “Anderson Top Chef Challenge” where contestants compete to prepare spinach recipes for Anderson to try. Long time fans of Anderson's will remember these are not the first times he has taste-tested food on television. In digging through the ATA archives these three instances, when Anderson participated on programs and tasted some rather interesting foods, caught our attention.
First up, from March 6, 2005 is Anderson's appearance as a guest judge on Iron Chef ~
Next up was an episode of Live with Regis & Kelly from October 14th, 2008. Drinking sea urchin was involved ~
And on May 2, 2010 Anderson interviewed Chef Jose Andres for 60 Minutes and more tasting ensued ~