In this episode of No Passport Required, chef and host Marcus Samuelsson visits Little Guyana in Queens to learn more about the community and sample some of Guyanese cuisine. Guyanese food is the product of a transcontinental, migration-driven history. Indentured servants from India were sent over to work on Guyanese sugar plantations, bringing South Asian influences to South American soil. From there, the influence of British colonialism and of neighboring Caribbean countries continued to shape the culture and cuisine.
Today, a Guyanese-American community thrives in New York City, spanning the length of Liberty Avenue in Richmond Hill. These families respect and value their Guyanese roots, and they embrace their home in Queens, building businesses that are designed to endure for generations to come. Here are the locations featured in this episode, listed in order of appearance.Read More