Scottish food influencer shows Phil Rosenthal around Glasgow in Netflix show

The seventh series of Somebody Feed Phil sees the famed chef hit some of Scotland's most famous food spots.

Scottish food influencer Julia Bryce shows Phil Rosenthal around Glasgow in Netflix’s Somebody Feed Phil Supplied

Famed chef Philip Rosenthal has hit the streets of Glasgow with help from some of Scotland’s biggest foodies for the new of his Netflix show.

In the latest series of Somebody Feed Phil, Rosenthal is joined by Scottish food influencer Julia Bryce as well as Malaysian-Scottish chef and TV and radio broadcaster, Julie Lin.

Julia Bryce, who previously worked as a food and drink editor, has become known for her foodie finds across Scotland with over 12,000 followers on Instagram.

Julia appears in the seventh series which dedicated an entire episode to Scotland’s food scene and told STV News it was the “most random and unexpected privilege”.

“The opportunity came about when a friend, who was working with a company helping production, and asked if I could suggest some places.

“Of course I said yes, and I had a video meeting with the New York production team where we went through ideas,” Julia said.

Shortly after the meeting, Julia got a call from production who asked her to be on the show where she dined with Phil at Julie Lin’s Malaysian inspired diner, Gaga, in Glasgow.

When speaking about the experience Julia said that Julie and her team at Gaga “pulled out all the stops, it was incredible”.

Speaking about his time at Gaga and in Scotland, Phil said: “Aside from hearing great things about Gaga from a number of different sources, we loved the idea of trying a Malaysian restaurant in Scotland. And it did not disappoint – not to mention how wonderfully charming Julie is.

Julia Bryce and Phil Rosenthal sit down with Julie Lin at Gaga.Supplied

“As we find almost everywhere we go, the people are what makes Scotland so special. The food is wonderful and the scenery and history are outstanding – but it’s always the people.”

“One of the main reasons I became a chef is that I adore the joy that comes from cooking for people I love and sitting down to enjoy a meal with Phil felt like we’d been friends for years. I cannot wait for people to see it,” Julie said.

“As a huge fan of Phil and the show, it was an honour to host him at Gaga as part of the Scotland episode of the new season of the show.

“We share a lot of the same ethos when it comes to food – including that the best quality ingredients come from as close to the source as possible. That’s what Gaga is all about; taking flavoursome foods from Scotland’s larder and marrying them up with Malaysian and South East Asian cooking techniques that help their deliciousness stand out,” Julie added.

Phil also stopped by Tantrum Doughnuts, a favourite among locals and tourists alike.

The store shared the exciting news about Phil’s visit on their social media, saying that they were “absolutely buzzing” when producers approached them about being on the hit show.

The episode see’s Phil showcase local food places in the likes of Edinburgh and Isle of Skye as well as Glasgow.

“To have him showcasing different types of food across Scotland to a global audience is amazing, we are so lucky that we have such a variety of food and its so nice to see that,” Julia said.

The seventh series of Somebody Feed Phil is available to stream on Netflix from March 1.

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