No Passport Required, the new show produced by Eater, premieres tonight on PBS. In the first episode, host Marcus Sameulsson heads to Detroit and Dearborn — home to one of the largest and most diverse Middle Eastern communities in the country — to learn more about the culture, history, and food. He shares a meal with a family of Syrian refugees in Dearborn and talks about the importance of finding community over Yemeni tea at The Bottom Line in Detroit. Samuelsson also cooks with Lebanese-American pastry chef Lena Sareini of Selden Standard, eats falafel with amba, learns how to make samoon at Naba Brick Oven Bakery, and shares a meal with Phoenica restaurateur Sameer Eid, all before ending the trip at an amazing 700-person wedding. Here’s how to watch the episode.
How to Watch No Passport Required, Episode One: “Detroit”
When: The show airs on PBS tonight, Tuesday, July 10, at 9/8c. Check local listings here.
Additional episodes: Each hour-long episode focuses on a different immigrant community in a new city: Middle Eastern in Detroit and Dearborn, followed by Vietnamese in New Orleans, Mexican in Chicago, Indo-Guyanese in Queens, NYC, Haitian in Miami, and Ethiopian in D.C.
Online and on social: Tag @eater, @pbs, and #nopassrequiredpbs if you share clips, pictures, or quotes from the show. Visit Eater’s pop culture Facebook group every Tuesday night to discuss the show with other fans, come back to Eater Detroit tomorrow to see a map of restaurants featured in the episode, and head to PBS to learn more about the show, find character bios, and get recipes to cook at home.
No Passport Required is produced for PBS by Eater and Vox Entertainment, part of Vox Media. Tune in or stream full episodes Tuesdays at 9/8c on PBS. (Check local listings.) Get more information on the show at pbs.org/nopassrequired.