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NO PASSPORT REQUIRED

Tuesdays, July 10- August 7, 2018 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET and Tuesday, August 14, 2018 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET

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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.

Upcoming Episodes

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  • NO PASSPORT REQUIRED: Chicago

    Chef Marcus Samuelsson visits the city’s Mexican community to learn about its heritage and cuisine.

    Airdate: 7/24/2018

    Time: 9:00 - 10:00 PM

    103

    OB: 7/24/18

  • NO PASSPORT REQUIRED: Queens, NYC

    Chef Marcus Samuelsson goes inside the Indo-Guyanese community to explore its roots and cuisine.

    Airdate: 7/31/2018

    Time: 9:00 - 10:00 PM

    104

    OB: 7/31/18

  • NO PASSPORT REQUIRED: Miami

    Chef Marcus Samuelsson explores the cuisine, culture and history of the city’s Haitian community.

    Airdate: 8/7/2018

    Time: 9:00 - 10:00 PM

    105

    OB: 8/7/18

  • NO PASSPORT REQUIRED: D.C.

    Chef Marcus Samuelsson dines, dances and dishes with the Ethiopian community in the nation’s capital.

    Airdate: 8/14/2018

    Time: 8:00 - 9:00 PM

    106

    OB: 8/14/2018

Press Materials

  • PBS and VOX MEDIA’S EATER ANNOUNCE NEW SERIES HOSTED BY CHEF MARCUS SAMUELSSON − NO PASSPORT REQUIRED

    Press Release
  • NO PASSPORT REQUIRED TCA Bios

    Bio
  • NO PASSPORT REQUIRED, New Six-Part Series Hosted by Chef Marcus Samuelsson, Premieres Tuesdays, July 10-August 14, 2018 on PBS

    Episode Summary
  • NO PASSPORT REQUIRED, New Six-Part Series Hosted by Chef Marcus Samuelsson, Premieres Tuesdays, July 10-August 14, 2018 on PBS

    Press Release

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