Watch: Marcus Samuelsson on ‘No Passport Required,’ Season 2 Episode 2

In the second episode of No Passport Required Season 2, host Marcus Samuelsson heads to Los Angeles to eat with and study from the town’s massive and diasporic Armenian neighborhood.

Samuelsson arrives in sunny Los Angeles to fulfill with Armenians influencing the town’s meals scene. Armenian meals is diaspora meals — the neighborhood is widespread, constructing properties in international locations reminiscent of Turkey and Syria following the Armenian genocide. Watch as Marcus will get to know the individuals preserving and rising Armenian meals tradition in LA and neighboring metropolis Glendale. He tries conventional favorites like manti, ponchiki, and lule kebab, in addition to next-generation takes together with barbecue and even shawarma tacos.

Additional episodes: Each hour-long episode focuses on a special immigrant neighborhood in a brand new metropolis: In addition to Los Angeles, the collection travels to Seattle, the place Marcus cooks with a Filipino neighborhood wanting to protect its meals traditions whereas utilizing key elements like ube and vinegar to create new ones; Houston (January 27), residence to one of many highest numbers of West African expatriates of any U.S. metropolis; and Philadelphia (February 3), the place Italian Americans have thrived for generations. Other episodes focus on the Chinese-American neighborhood in Las Vegas (February 10), which has grown tremendously over the past 20 years, and Boston (February 17), the place Marcus explores Portuguese-speaking cultures and cuisines from three completely different locales: Brazil, Cape Verde, and Portugal. The episodes air weekly on PBS, and all can be found for streaming.

Missed Season 1? Stream full episodes from your complete first season now, or try recaps and extra intel on No Passport Required right here.

Online and on social: Tag @eater, @pbs, and #NoCrossRequiredPBS for those who share clips, photos, or quotes from the present. Check again on Eater LA tomorrow to see a map of the eating places featured within the episode, and head to PBS to study extra in regards to the present, discover character bios, and get recipes to prepare dinner at residence.

No Passport Required is produced for PBS by Eater and Vox Media Studios, a part of Vox Media. Stream full episodes on Eater and PBS, or examine native listings. Get extra data on the present at pbs.org/nopassrequired.

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