No Passport Required Hosted by renowned chef Marcus Samuelsson, NO PASSPORT REQUIRED is a six-part series that takes viewers on another 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 learn about the dynamic and creative ways a particular community has made its mark. A vibrant portrait of America today, NO PASSPORT REQUIRED features chefs, entrepreneurs, artists, community leaders, and home cooks who have enhanced the nation's culture and cuisine.
From Seattle, where Marcus cooks with a Filipino community eager to create new traditions for a new generation, to Houston, where West African immigrants create their own brand of soul food, NO PASSPORT REQUIRED showcases how food brings Americans - new and old - together around the table. In Philadelphia, Marcus learns more about the genesis of the Italian-American cuisine that's such a staple in the United States today. In Boston, the chef tracks food traditions through the Portuguese-speaking world while on a whirlwind tour of the city. In Southern California, the widespread Armenian community in Los Angeles and Glendale comes together to create a new home through shared food and culture. And in glitzy Las Vegas, Marcus leaves the strip to dive into the Chinese culinary traditions now revered in the city. Explore the wonders of the world's global food traditions right here in the United States - NO PASSPORT REQUIRED.
Producer: Mark W. Olsen
Executive Producer: Marcus Samuelsson, Joanna Forscher, Jim Bankoff, Amanda Kludt, Marty Moe, Chad Mumm
Production Company: Vox Media Inc.
Production Year: 2019
Copyright Year: 2019
Director: Joanna Forscher, Nick August-Perna, Chloe Chapman
Host: Marcus Samuelsson
Subtitle Language: English (SDH)
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen