Why food is the "great connector"


The creator of the hit TV series “Everybody Loves Raymond” has reached the “pinnacle” of his career, but the show’s 15 Emmy Awards have little to do with it. Phil Rosenthal is chasing his cravings around the world, making six stops for his new Netflix docu-series “Somebody Feed Phil,” in which he samples some of the best street food on Earth. “Food is the great connector and laughs are the cement,” Rosenthal said on “Salon Talks.”

The idea for the Netflix show began years ago after an episode of “Everybody Loves Raymond” when Ray is reluctant to travel to Italy because he isn’t interested in other cultures. After the trip (food included), Ray’s mind is completely changed. “The world would be so much better if we could experience a little bit of someone else’s experience,” Rosenthal said.

Watch the full episode above to learn where Rosenthal’s cravings lead him, and some of the not-so-delicious outtakes. Tune into SalonTV's live shows, "Salon Talks" and "Salon Stage", daily at noon ET / 9 a.m. PT and 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT, streaming live on Salon, Facebook and Periscope.

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