Take a Trip Across the U.S. with Renowned
Chef Marcus Samuelsson as He Explores and Celebrates
Diversity and Immigrant Traditions and Cuisines in
American Food and Culture in His New Series…
No Passport Required Premiering Tuesday July 10th at 9pm ET/PT on PBS
Ric talks with celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson
Each week Marcus visits a new city to discover the dynamic and creative ways a particular immigrant 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.
An immigrant himself — born in Ethiopia, raised in Sweden, now a celebrated chef, restaurateur, author and resident of Harlem — Samuelsson’s personal story brings a particular resonance to his observations as he travels across the country.
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 in Chicago, Marcus heads to the city’s Mexican neighborhoods and discovers their impact on the area’s food and cultural landscape. In Miami, he meets with members of the proud local Haitian community.
For more information, visit: www.pbs.org/show/no-passport-required/