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Eater Has a New Show on PBS — And New Orleans Is Part of It

‘No Passport Required’ takes Marcus Samuelsson to six immigrant communities in the U.S.

Food Network Magazine’s 2nd Annual Cooking School Featuring Marcus Samuelsson Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images for Food Network Magazine

No Passport Required, Eater’s new show on PBS, brings Chef Marcus Samuelsson to New Orleans in the second episode (July 17).

In the New Orleans episode, Samuelsson talks with multiple generations of Vietnamese chefs about “about their culinary contributions to the city, and how these food traditions have truly become a part of the multicultural city.”

In an interview with Eater, he said that cooking with chef Tung Nguyen’s family in New Orleans was one of his favorite moments during the entire season of filming.

He also talks with councilwoman Cindy Nguyen and chef Peter Nguyen; enjoys pho, bánh mì, Vietnamese iced coffee; and hears about the impact the BP oil spill and Hurricane Katrina had on the community.

The show, airing every Tuesday from July 10 through August 14 at 8 p.m. CST, dives into immigrant food culture in six U.S. cities: New Orleans, Detroit, Miami, Chicago, New York, and Washington, D.C.

See a full press release on PBS.

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