'No Passport Required: Season Two'
(Marcus Samuelsson, et al / 2-DVD / G / 2020 / PBS)
Overview: Hosted by renowned chef Marcus Samuelsson, 'No Passport Required: Season 2' 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 visits a new city to learn about the dynamic and creative ways a particular community has made its mark.
DVD Verdict: Hosted by renowned chef Marcus Samuelsson, No Passport Required is a 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 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.
Here in the second season, 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 that includes fish stews, indigenous superfoods, and even some jiu jitsu.
In Southern California, the widespread Armenian community in LA 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 — all with, yep, you guessed it, no passport ever being required! This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.78:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and runs for 5 and a half hours.