No Passport Required Is a PBS Food Show That Will Transport You
Season two arrives on January 20.
If you’re in the mood for a culinary adventure but there’s no room on the calendar for an impromptu cross-country trip, there’s a PBS show you should check out. No Passport Required with Marcus Samuelsson brings viewers along as the host explores culinary and cultural destinations across the United States and celebrates how food gathers Americans around the table together.
Each episode is a leg in what PBS describes as “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.” Samuelsson is the chef behind Red Rooster Harlem, Ginny’s Supper Club, Marcus at the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, Norda Bar & Grill, Red Rooster Shoreditch, and Marcus B&P.
According to PBS, the show is “a vibrant portrait of America today,” and “features musicians, poets, chefs, business owners, artists, community leaders, and home cooks who have enhanced the nation’s culture and cuisine.” Season one took Samuelsson to New Orleans, Miami, DC, Detroit, Chicago, and NYC, and season two promises more exciting culinary excursions.
Once you tune in to explore a destination with Samuelsson, you can find featured recipes from the episodes at pbs.org. Season two of the show will premiere on PBS on January 20, 2020, and episodes will air on following Mondays through February 17. You can find more information on the series and the upcoming season—as well as full-length episodes from season one available to watch now—at pbs.org.
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What’s your favorite food show to tune into each week? Did you catch season one of No Passport Required, and do you plan to tune in for season two?