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Join chef Marcus Samuelsson 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. No Passport Required is a Food, Travel series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (12 episodes). The series first aired on July 10, 2018. It has mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.7.

No Passport Required is available for streaming on the PBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch No Passport Required on demand at Apple TV+, Amazon Prime, Amazon, PBS, Hoopla, iTunes online.

Tuesday at 9:00 PM on PBS
2 Seasons, 12 Episodes
July 10, 2018
Food, Travel
7.7/10
Cast: Marcus Samuelsson
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No Passport Required Full Episode Guide

  • Chef Marcus Samuelsson learns about the Portuguese, Brazilian, and Cape Verdean diasporas in Boston, which are united by one language in the bustling port city they call home. Chefs who are continuing and transforming culinary traditions are featured.

  • Las Vegas and its deep-rooted Chinese community are explored, from the Strip's neon-lit casinos to modest shopping malls. Chef Marcus Samuelsson learns about diverse food traditions and meets a new wave of chefs transforming their parents' cuisine.

  • Chef Marcus Samuelsson explores the food culture of Philadelphia with new friends and old, sampling everything from pizza to cannoli, with plenty of red sauce, burrata and handmade pasta in-between.

  • Chef Marcus Samuelsson explores Houston, America's most diverse city, to explore the food and culture of its Nigerian and West African communities. Along the way, he cooks with cutting-edge chefs as well as traditional home cooks.

  • The large and thriving Armenian community in Los Angeles is explored. Chef Marcus Samuelsson learns about their history, shares their traditional cuisine, and meets chefs who are taking it to the next level.

  • Marcus Samuelsson goes to Seattle, where he spends time with immigrant and second-generation Filipinos who are taking charge of the city's food scene.

  • Washington, D.C.'s Ethiopian community.

  • The flavors and heritage of the Haitian community in Miami.

  • The roots and cuisine of the Indo-Guyanese community in Queens, N.Y.; Trinidadian roti; a cross-cultural bush cook; cricket; making a traditional Guyanese chicken curry.

  • The heritage and cuisine of the Mexican community in Chicago; tacos de cecina; grilled nopales; the secrets of mole sauce.

  • The influence of Vietnamese cuisine on New Orleans; from pho to banh mi, young chefs translate culinary traditions for a new generation.

  • An exploration of the culture and flavor of Detroit's Middle Eastern community includes a meal with a Syrian refugee family, falafel, making Iraqi bread and a 700-person Lebanese wedding.