No Passport Required

Hosted by renowned chef Marcus Samuelsson, No Passport Required is a new six-part 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.

In each episode, 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.

Distributed by: The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
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Marcus Samuelsson

Marcus Samuelsson

No Passport Required's host and executive producer Marcus Samuelsson is an acclaimed chef, sucessful cookbook author, busy philanthropist and an international patron of the arts.

Detroit

Episode #101 · Join Chef Marcus Samuelsson to explore the culture and flavor of Detroit's Middle Eastern community. Marcus shares a meal with a Syrian refugee family, eats falafel, learns how to make Iraqi bread, and attends an amazing 700-person Lebanese wedding.

New Orleans

Episode #102 · Chef Marcus Samuelsson discovers how Vietnamese cuisine and culture have influenced the city in delicious ways. From pho to banh mi, he learns how young chefs are taking culinary traditions and translating them for a new, multicultural generation.

Chicago

Episode #103 · Chef Marcus Samuelsson visits the city's longstanding Mexican community - the second-largest in the U.S. - to learn about its heritage and cuisine. He tastes tacos de cecina and grilled nopales, and learns the secrets of mole sauce from a master.

Queens, Nyc

Episode #104 · Chef Marcus Samuelsson goes inside the Indo-Guyanese community to explore its roots and cuisine. Marcus eats Trinidadian roti, visits a cross-cultural bush cook, plays cricket and learns how to make a traditional Guyanese chicken curry.

Miami

Episode #105 · Chef Marcus Samuelsson explores the cuisine, culture and history of the Haitian community. From tropical, tangy soursop ice cream to mamba spread to soupe joumou and deep-fried pate korde, Marcus eats his way through Haiti's culinary classics.

D.C.

Episode #106 · Chef Marcus Samuelsson dines, dances and dishes with the Ethiopian community in the nation's capital. He enjoys staples like kifto and injera, and celebrates the culture through cooking, dance and a traditional coffee ceremony.