Phil Rosenthal, Hot Dogs
Phil Rosenthal is the creator and co-producer of “Everybody Loves Raymond” (yo, that show got 69 Emmy nominations!) but now his passion is introducing Americans to fantastic foreign food destinations as the host of his Netflix show “Somebody Feed Phil.”
Phil enthusiastically eats al pastor in Mexico City and pastéis de nata in Lisbon, but his last meal would be a collage of classic American childhood favorites, including the humble hot dog.
Welcome to Your Last Hot Dog! A show about buns (heh heh) and the cylindrical meats that rest inside of them!
First we head to Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs in Coney Island, Brooklyn to learn the history of the century-old company. Then, Rachel chats with Major League Eating president Richard Shea about their annual 4th of July Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest, an event so popular it’s aired on ESPN. And Rachel and Producer Aaron discuss their favorite hot dogs toppings or, spoiler alert, the lack there of.
Next stop: Copenhagen, where hot dog carts have been a street food staple since 1920. Rachel consults with Danish food and wine journalist Rasmus Palsgard about traditional Copenhagen hot dog toppings and is surprised to learn what drink is commonly paired with a street dog.
Published: Friday February 15, 2019