Marcus Samuelsson, chef, restaurateur, and TV personality, is adding another notch to his belt (or, um, a new fold on his chef’s hat?) with the premiere of his new show tonight. Produced by Eater, No Passport Required is slated to air at 9 p.m. Tuesdays on PBS.
Each of the show’s six episodes will pivot around an American city and an immigrant community that flourishes in the area. Tonight’s installment shines a spotlight on the vast and vibrant Middle Eastern diaspora in Detroit and Dearborn, Michigan. Upcoming episodes will feature: the Vietnamese community in New Orleans, the Mexican community in Chicago, the Indo-Guyanese enclaves of Queens, New York, the Haitian community in Miami, and the Ethiopian community centered in Washington, D.C.