'I'll Have What Phil's Having'
(Phil Rosenthal / 2-Disc DVD / NR / 2015 / PBS)
Overview: Come along with Emmy Award®-winner Phil Rosenthal on these six offbeat and often hilarious culinary adventures around the world. Phil, creator of the TV hit Everybody Loves Raymond, meets the chefs, culinary leaders, and style-setters who keep their communities' traditions alive and create new ones, in kitchens both on and off the well-worn gastronomic path.
DVD Verdict: From the man who brought us the mega hit comedy 'Everybody Loves Raymond' comes an awe-inspiring new culinary TV show, 'I'll Have What Phil's Having.' Culling the title, somewhat cleverly, from the line delivered by the innocent diner in the restaurant where Meg Ryan has her "moment," the show is a great way to spend an hour!
Taking us all around the world, quite literally, we stop off first in Hong Kong. A newcomer to this "gateway to Asia," Phil explores the city sampling classic to unconventional dishes, learning about Chinese medicine, fashion, mixology, tea, and more! In Tokyo, and on sensory overload at first, Phil realizes that in Tokyo, not only must the food taste delicious but the experience has to be parallel, making it pleasant for all of the senses.
In Spain, Phil explores Barcelona's rich history through food from art and architecture to their love of pork and a quest for the best jamón. In Paris, and whilst some people call Paris "The City of Light," Phil introduces his favorite destinations in "The City of Sweets," among other gastronomic delights.
Whilst in Italy, and from the bustle of Florence to countryside of Umbria, Phil journeys across the land where passion and beauty are infused into every aspect of the culture, but most importantly, into the food. Back home in Los Angeles, and Phil tours his favorite food spots in his adopted hometown, and shares the diversity of Los Angeles through its food.
And, if all that weren't enough, on this wonderful 2-disc edition of 'I'll Have What Phil's Having,' we also get seven (7) bonus foodie scenes never before aired! This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.