About the Series
I’LL HAVE WHAT PHIL’S HAVING invites audiences to join an international culinary exploration with Phil Rosenthal, creator of the TV hit EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND, and one of Hollywood’s funniest producers. Beginning Monday, September 28 at 10/9C on PBS (check local listings), this six-part series follows host Rosenthal as he explores culinary capitals of the world and dines on regional specialties, all while pushing the boundaries of his palate – and the viewer’s – in his funny, unforgettable travels. In his search for the best of a city’s specialty, or one of its most unusual cuisines, Rosenthal entertains the audience while making connections all over the world.
In I’LL HAVE WHAT PHIL’S HAVING, Rosenthal sets his sights on kitchens both on and off the well-worn gastronomic path, where he meets those who are keeping traditions alive and creating new ones. Viewers travel with him from Hong Kong to Barcelona, from Paris to Tokyo, and from a three-star Michelin restaurant in an Italian palazzo to a Los Angeles bakery training former gang members.
Rosenthal is a food enthusiast, but as he was growing up, he was not exposed to any adventurous eating. Rosenthal says, “My mother was not a fantastic cook. Our oven had a setting for ‘shoe.’ But I’ve always loved family, food, travel, and humor. That’s how I connect with people. I'm not your typical adventurer. So, I’m hoping folks will look at a nebbish like me exploring the world and trying new things and say, ‘If that guy can go outside, maybe I can, too.’”
Studio Six @ WGBH Boston
Studio Six is the lifestyles and specials department of WGBH, charged with conceiving, producing and presenting a number of ongoing series and special programs for outlets such as PBS, APT and pbs.org. The department also researches and develops new series for public television, cable and digital media outlets. Under the leadership of Denise DiIanni, Senior Executive in Charge, recent Studio Six productions include AMERICA AFTER FERGUSON, MOVEABLE FEAST, and SACRED JOURNEYS WITH BRUCE FEILER.
Zero Point Zero Production
Zero Point Zero Production, Inc. is a television and digital production company founded in 2003 by Executive Producers Chris Collins and Lydia Tenaglia. Since its inception, the company has produced hundreds of hours of television in over 90 countries around the world, including the four critically acclaimed and Emmy Award-winning series, ANTHONY BOURDAIN: PARTS UNKNOWN (CNN); ANTHONY BOURDAIN: NO RESERVATIONS (Travel Channel); DIARY OF A FOODIE (PBS); and THE MIND OF A CHEF (PBS).
For a full list of credits, see Credits.