Detroit’s Middle Eastern community took the spotlight on a brand new PBS series, “No Passport Required.” The program was hosted by chef Marcus Samuelsson who took audiences 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. Detroit’s Middle Eastern community is the focus of the first episode.
NO PASSPORT REQUIRED, a new national PBS series begins TONIGHT AT 9 PM on Detroit Public Television, Ch. 56 and will feature an intimate look at Middle Eastern cultural traditions and cuisine as practiced and experienced right here in metro 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. Marcus cooks with Lebanese-American pastry chef Lena Sareini and learns how to make the Iraqi bread samoon, all before ending the trip at a festive 700-person wedding.
Explore the culture and flavor of Detroit’s Middle Eastern community TONIGHT 9 PM in the premiere of this 6-part series of food and travel across America: NO PASSPORT REQUIRED.
Watch preview, find recipes and the restaurants Marcus visited at: