Feast and history: No Passport Required’s Chef Marcus Samuelsson blown away by Filipino flavors in Seattle

PBS’s No Passport Required recently visited Seattle to showcase the vibrant Filipino cuisine and the welcoming Filipino community in The Emerald City.

In the hour-long special, chef and host Marcus Samuelsson explored the streets of Seattle, sampling dishes from popular Filipino-run establishments. Additionally, he delved into Philippine history to better understand its role in shaping Filipino food culture.

During this historical exploration, Marcus experienced the Spanish and Chinese influences on Filipino cuisine, noting how seamlessly they integrate with American fusion. Marcus commended the Filipino people for their creativity in continually inventing new flavors and adding their unique twist to classic dishes.

The show also captured Marcus’s interactions with the growing Filipino community in Seattle, where he was warmly welcomed into the Filipino family, experiencing their hospitality and style.

Explore this entertaining and insightful homage to Filipino culture in the video below.

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