I'll Have What Phil's Having

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  • 2015
  • 1 Season
  • 8.5  (567)

I'll Have What Phil's Having is a travel and food show produced by PBS and hosted by Philip Rosenthal. The show explores different cities and cultures around the world through the lens of their cuisine. Each episode focuses on a different destination and features a mix of local food experts, chefs, and everyday food enthusiasts who share their favorite culinary highlights of the area. Rosenthal, who is also the creator of the hit sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, provides humorous and engaging commentary throughout the show, conveying his enthusiasm for the food and the people he meets along the way.

The first episode takes viewers to Tokyo, Japan, where Rosenthal indulges in the delicious and varied local cuisine, from perfectly prepared sushi to octopus balls and even horse meat. He visits restaurants and markets, chatting with locals and trying new dishes with an open mind and a good sense of humor.

Subsequent episodes take viewers to other exciting destinations, including Paris, Barcelona, and Los Angeles. In each location, Rosenthal immerses himself in the local cuisine, seeking out hidden gems and sharing tips on where to find the best food in each city.

Throughout the show, Rosenthal's infectious passion for food and travel is evident, as he gleefully tries new dishes and delights in the pleasures of new culinary experiences. He also highlights the cultural significance of food, providing interesting insights into the history and traditions behind the dishes he samples.

One of the standout episodes of the series takes viewers to Florence, Italy, where Rosenthal explores the city's famous culinary traditions. He visits a traditional Tuscan butcher, who shares the secrets of making delicious prosciutto, and a local bakery, where he learns how to make the perfect focaccia. He also visits the Mercato Centrale, a bustling market where he samples the many local specialties and uncovers the rich history and culture behind the food.

Another memorable episode sees Rosenthal visit Tel Aviv, Israel, where he discovers the vibrant and varied cuisine of the city's street food scene. He visits local food stands and marketplaces, where he tries everything from falafel to shakshuka, and speaks with passionate locals who share their insights into the unique blend of Middle Eastern and European flavors that make up Tel Aviv's culinary landscape.

Throughout the series, Rosenthal's humor and enthusiasm make for an entertaining and engaging viewing experience, while his deep love of food and travel makes I'll Have What Phil's Having a feast for both the eyes and the senses. The show provides a unique window into the world of international cuisine, showcasing the rich history and culture behind each dish and celebrating the joys of adventurous eating.

Overall, I'll Have What Phil's Having is a delightful and informative travel and food series that is sure to inspire viewers to delve deeper into the rich and varied world of culinary traditions from around the globe.

I'll Have What Phil's Having is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (6 episodes). The series first aired on September 28, 2015.

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Los Angeles
6. Los Angeles
November 2, 2015
Martin Short and Allison Janney get together with Phil to tour his most loved spots in L.A., including a farmers' market, special kitchens and bakeries.
5. Barcelona
October 26, 2015
A trip to Barcelona includes: foie gras and eggs; a tapas crawl; and a visit to a vermouth bar.
Hong Kong
4. Hong Kong
October 19, 2015
Phil heads to the gateway to Asia. On his menu: hot pot, century-old eggs, and strange tea.
3. Paris
October 12, 2015
Phil goes to Paris, the City of Lights, or the "City of Sweets." He feasts on hot chocolate, huge croissants and vanilla bombes. He also searches for superb roast chicken and vegetable-centric dishes.
2. Italy
October 5, 2015
Phil visits chef Nancy Silverton's Umbrian home for a savory meal. They roast huge steaks over hot flames and serve them "barbarian style."
Tokyo (Pilot)
1. Tokyo (Pilot)
September 28, 2015
Follow Phil in his search for the most delicious ramen, the sushi of his dreams and anything else that makes Tokyo a global culinary capital. He serves New York egg creams to his guests and dials down with TV host and comedian David Spector.
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I'll Have What Phil's Having is available for streaming on the PBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch I'll Have What Phil's Having on demand at Apple TV Channels, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Google Play, Apple TV and Pluto TV.
  • Premiere Date
    September 28, 2015
  • IMDB Rating
    8.5  (567)