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PBS No Passport Required: D.C.
Aug
14
9:00 PM21:00
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PBS No Passport Required: D.C.

Tuesday, August 14 at 9-10:00 p.m ET – “D.C.”

Outside of Ethiopia, Washington, D.C. has the largest population of Ethiopians in the world, so the city feels like a homecoming to Marcus even though he’s never lived there. He visits a market in Little Ethiopia, talks about the spiritual rituals that are so closely connected with the cuisine, enjoys Ethiopian staples like kifto and injera, and celebrates the culture’s traditions through cooking, dance and a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony.

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PBS No Passport Required: Miami, NYC
Aug
7
9:00 PM21:00
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PBS No Passport Required: Miami, NYC

Tuesday, August 7 at 9-10:00 p.m. ET – “Miami”

The history of Haitian immigration to Miami is deep and layered. Food serves as a way for the community to celebrate together and helps educate the region about its culture. From the tropical, tangy soursop ice cream and the spicy, nutty mamba spread to soupe joumou and deep-fried pate korde, Marcus eats his way through Haiti’s culinary classics while embracing the detailed history — and music and art — of Haitians in the city of Miami.

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PBS No Passport Required: Queens, NYC
Jul
31
9:00 PM21:00
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PBS No Passport Required: Queens, NYC

Tuesday, July 31 at 9-10:00 p.m ET – “Queens, NYC”

In New York, Marcus learns about the Indo-Guyanese community. This double-diasporic community from Guyana and the Caribbean has roots in India, influences from Africa, China, Portugal, and has now settled in Richmond Hill, Queens. Marcus eats Trinidadian roti and doubles, visits a cross-cultural bush cook, plays cricket and learns how to make a traditional Guyanese chicken curry in honor of springtime festival Phagwah.

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PBS No Passport Required: Chicago
Jul
24
9:00 PM21:00
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PBS No Passport Required: Chicago

Tuesday, July 24 at 9-10:00 p.m. ET – “Chicago”

Marcus visits the longstanding Mexican community in Chicago — the second largest in the U.S. — to learn about its heritage and traditions. With muralist Juan Angel Chavez, Marcus eats tacos de cecina and grilled nopales, and discusses the important role meat plays in Mexican cooking. Later, Marcus discovers the secrets of making mole sauce with master chef Diana Davila, who combines Chicago’s local ingredients with the techniques of pre-Hispanic Mexican cuisine at her restaurant Mi Tocaya.

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PBS No Passport Required: New Orleans
Jul
17
9:00 PM21:00
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PBS No Passport Required: New Orleans

Tuesday, July 17 at 9-10:00 p.m. ET – “New Orleans”

New Orleans is known for being one of the most vibrant food cities in America, thanks in part to the Vietnamese community's culinary contributions. With Cindy Nguyen, NOLA's first Vietnamese councilwoman, Marcus learns about the essentials of the cuisine. Alongside Peter Nguyen and Tung Nguyen, he discovers how young chefs are taking culinary traditions and translating them for a new, multicultural generation. And as he takes in everything from pho and banh mi to Vietnamese iced coffee, Marcus also hears about how the BP oil spill and Hurricane Katrina impacted the community.

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PBS No Passport Required: Detroit
Jul
10
9:00 PM21:00
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PBS No Passport Required: Detroit

Premiering Tuesday, July 10 at 9-10:00 p.m. ET – “Detroit”

Marcus heads to Detroit — home to one of the largest and most diverse Middle Eastern communities in America — to explore its culture, history and food. With a family of Syrian refugees in Dearborn, he shares a home-cooked meal and talks about their proud heritage and overcoming misconceptions. Over Yemeni tea, he discusses the importance of finding community. And Marcus cooks with Lebanese-American pastry chef Lena Sareini, eats falafel and learns how to make the Iraqi bread samoon, all before ending the trip at an amazing 700-person wedding.

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