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Hosted by renowned chef Marcus Samuelsson, NO PASSPORT REQUIRED is a new six-part PBS/Eater series that takes viewers on an inspiring journey across the U.S. to explore and celebrate the wide-ranging diversity of immigrant traditions and cuisine woven into American food and culture. Each week Marcus — an immigrant himself — visits a new city to discover the dynamic and creative ways a particular community has made its mark. A vibrant portrait of America today, NO PASSPORT REQUIRED features musicians, poets, chefs, business owners, artists, community leaders and home cooks who have enhanced the nation’s culture and cuisine.
From Detroit, where Marcus meets Middle Eastern immigrants who call the city home, to the Ethiopian community in Washington, D.C., NO PASSPORT REQUIRED showcases how food can bring Americans — old and new — together around the table. In New Orleans, Marcus learns how Vietnamese culinary traditions have fully integrated into the fabric of the city, taking center stage with long-established French and African influences. In New York, he’s shown how the Indo-Guyanese culture thrives in a small enclave of Queens, and how this one community has taken the best of its Indian, Caribbean and colonial heritage and incorporated those influences into its customs and cuisine. In Chicago, Marcus ventures into the city’s Mexican neighborhoods and discovers their impact on the area’s food and cultural landscape. Going beyond the borders of South Beach, he also meets with members of Miami’s proud Haitian community. This Summer, explore the wonders of the world’s global food traditions right here at home in the U.S. — NO PASSPORT REQUIRED.
- Detroit Explore the culture and flavor of Detroit’s Middle Eastern community. Tune in or stream July 10 at 9/8c. Continue
- New Orleans Discover how Vietnamese residents have influenced the city in delicious ways. Tune in or stream July 17 at 9/8c. Continue
- Chicago Visit Chicago’s Mexican community to learn about its heritage and cuisine. Tune in or stream July 24 at 9/8c. Continue
- Queens, NYC Go inside the Indo-Guyanese community in Queens to explore its roots and cuisine. Tune in or stream July 31 at 9/8c. Continue
- Miami Explore the cuisine, culture and history of the city’s Haitian community. Tune in or stream August 7 at 9/8c. Continue
- Washington, D.C. Dine, dance and dish with the Ethiopian community in the nation’s capital. Tune in or stream August 14 at 8/7c. Continue
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Meet Marcus Samuelsson
Marcus Samuelsson is the acclaimed chef behind Red Rooster Harlem, Ginnys Supper Club, Marcus at the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club in Bermuda, Norda Bar & Grill in Gothenburg, Sweden, and in 2017, Red Rooster Shoreditch in London and Marcus B&P in Newark. He has thrilled the food scene with a blend of culture and artistic excellence, first catching the attention of the culinary world at Aquavit. During his tenure as executive chef there, he received an impressive three-star rating from The New York Times, the youngest person ever to receive such an accolade. Continue Reading