By Ariana Bacle
April 28, 2014 at 06:47 PM EDT

Former Food Network star Paula Deen is going on tour this summer throughout the South, according to People.

Deen, who battled allegations of racism last year and was subsequently let go from the Food Network, has been trying to clean up her tarnished reputation and the newly announced tour is her latest attempt to get back in America’s favor.

So far, seven shows have been announced in locations including Nashville and Atlanta. Each show will be 90 minutes and feature cooking demos and interaction with the audience. Tickets go on sale May 1.