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No Passport Required

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  • Premiered: 
    July 10, 2018
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  • Network: PBS
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Type: Live Action
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  • Tags: food, restaurant, travel

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Plot Synopsis

Hosted and executive produced by Marcus Samuelsson, NO PASSPORT REQUIRED is a six-part docuseries that follows the chef as he travels to under-explored parts of American cities to showcase the people, places, and culinary flavors of immigrant communities. 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.

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Vox Media (aka Vox Entertainment)