‘No Passport Required’ Season 2 Will Air on PBS Starting January 20

Eater’s PBS show No Passport Required will soon return for a second season. Chef and host Marcus Samuelsson will visit six new cities to learn about the immigrant traditions and cuisines woven into America’s food and culture. Here’s the rundown on how to watch season two.

First, a special will run on Friday, December 13: Samuelsson and chef Vivian Howard of new PBS show Somewhere South will provide glimpses of their upcoming seasons from 8:30 to 9 pm. EST. Then, No Passport Required’s first episode, focused on Filipino food and culture in Seattle, will air from 9 to 10 p.m.

The remaining five episodes air from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Mondays starting January 20. The series travels to Los Angeles (January 20), where the largest Armenian community outside of the homeland resides; Houston (January 27), home to one of the highest numbers of West African expatriates of any U.S. city; and Philadelphia (February 3), where Italian Americans have thrived for generations. Other episodes focus on the Chinese-American community in Las Vegas (February 10), which has grown tremendously over the last 20 years, and Boston (February 17), where Samuelsson explores Portuguese-speaking cultures and food traditions from three different locales: Brazil, Cape Verde and Portugal. In each city, he’ll visit local restaurants, markets, and family homes, learning about each community’s cuisine and heritage.

Stay tuned for more news about No Passport Required’s season two, see more info on season one here, and watch the trailer below.



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