ORLANDO, Fla. -

Celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse announced on Thursday he will be hosting a new Florida-based television show on the Cooking Network that will focus on the food and culture of the Sunshine State.

The show, to be called "Emeril Florida," will focus on Orlando in its first episode, set to air in January. Lagasse will explore the dining and entertainment in Florida in the show..

Lagasse made the announcement Thursday at the 45th Annual Governor's Conference on Tourism, which is being held at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld.

Two of Lagasse's restaurants, Emeril's Orlando and Emeril's Tchoup Chop, are both located at the Universal Orlando Resort.