NO PASSPORT REQUIRED “Los Angeles" with Chef Marcus Samuelsson premieres nationally on PBS Monday, January 20th (9:00-10:00 pm ET, check local listings). Season 2 finds Marcus visiting six new cities, including LA, to explore the rich diversity of immigrant traditions and cuisines woven into American food and culture.
Marcus visits Los Angeles, where the largest Armenian community outside of the homeland thrives in the foothills north of downtown L.A. From lule kabob, the dish that holds the diaspora together, to Ghapama, pumpkin stuffed with apricots, rice, Aleppo peppers and other trimmings, Marcus learns what sets this diverse cuisine apart.
Marcus Samuelsson is the acclaimed chef behind many restaurants worldwide including Red Rooster Harlem, Marcus’ Bermuda and Marcus B&P in Newark, New Jersey. Samuelsson was the youngest person to ever receive a three-star review from The New York Times and has won multiple James Beard Foundation Awards including Best Chef: New York City.
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Listen to his chat with Neil below!