If you have been following social media recently, you may have noticed a certain celebrity has been visiting us here in Orlando.
Philip Rosenthal is an American television writer and producer who is the creator, writer, and executive producer of the CBS sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond (1996–2005). In recent years, he has presented food and travel documentaries I’ll Have What Phil’s Having on PBS and Somebody Feed Phil on Netflix. Phil travels the world and explores different cultures one bite at a time, often with childlike wonder and curiosity about different cultures, with food serving as the entry point for deeper understanding and connection.
In January 2023, the show was renewed for a seventh season – with Orlando as one of its destinations.
Some of the places he visited include: East End Market, Sampaguita, Crocante, and Tien Hung Market’s Banh Mi Boy in Orlando’s Mills 50 District, to name a few…and I was honored to be a guest host for his visit to Banh Mi Boy, sharing a delicious bite of Crispy Roast Pork Belly (HEO QUAY) Banh Mi sandwich while discussing the history of Orlando’s Vietnamese American community and sharing the great work that Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida does in our community.
Stay tuned for the premiere to find out what Orlando fed Phil here while he was in town this coming January 2024 on Netflix!
Netflix has ordered a seventh season of one of its longest-running docuseries, Somebody Feed Phil, created and hosted by Emmy winner Phil Rosenthal.
The series, whose sixth season was released in October 2022, will once again follow the Everybody Loves Raymond creator on his culinary adventures as he takes in the local cuisine and cultures of cities around the world.
Somebody Feed Phil is produced by Lucky Bastards and Zero Point Zero Production. For Lucky Bastards, executive producers are Phil Rosenthal, his brother Rich Rosenthal and John Bedolis. For Zero Point Zero, executive producers are Christopher Collins and Lydia Tenaglia.
Rosenthal recently released Somebody Feed Phil The Book, a companion cookbook to his Netflix series, which hit the New York Times bestseller list. His first travel food series, I’ll Have What Phil’s Having, premiered on PBS in 2015 and ran for two seasons, winning the 2016 James Beard Award for Best Television Program, on Location.