Video: Michael's Take on Cuban Food

Chef Michael Voltaggio talks about Cuba's cuisine and people.

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Gorillas in the Mist

Gorillas in the Mist

Roger Amani, a guide at Volcanoes National Park, leads local fixer Ayubu Kasasa, Michael Voltaggio and Mariana van Zeller to the Umubano ("friendship") group, a family of 13 mountain gorillas led by a silverback named Charles. It is, without a doubt, one of the most popular stops in Rwanda. 960 1280

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View of Rwanda from Volcanoes National Park

View of Rwanda from Volcanoes National Park

Roger Amani leads Mariana van Zeller and Michael Voltaggio out of Volcanoes National Park after spending time with the gorillas. 960 1280

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Selfies!

Selfies!

Michael and Mariana capture their excitement of being with the gorillas. 960 1280

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Potato Collection Inside Volcanoes National Park

Potato Collection Inside Volcanoes National Park

Ayubu, Mariana and Michael gather potatoes grown in the soil of Volcanoes National Park. Michael will use them for the dinner at the end of the trip. 960 1280

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Fresh Corn!

Fresh Corn!

Mariana, Michael and Ayubu taste freshly picked corn from a roadside stand in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. 960 1280

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Women Drummers of Ingoma Nshya

Women Drummers of Ingoma Nshya

An ensemble of drummers called Ingoma Nshya, which consists of Hutu and Tutsi women, performs for Michael and Mariana. It’s their official welcome to Rwanda. Ingoma Nshya promotes female empowerment, renewal and Hutu-Tutsi reconciliation. 960 1280

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Banana Picking

Banana Picking

Michael breaks off bananas from a tree outside of Kigali. Bananas are one of the biggest food crops in Rwanda. 960 1280

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View of Kigali in the Distance

View of Kigali in the Distance

A beautiful view of Rwanda's countryside, with Kigali in the distance. 960 1280

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Touring Rwanda

Touring Rwanda

Ayubu atop Mount Kigali with chef Michael Voltaggio and correspondent Mariana van Zeller in Kigali, Rwanda. 960 1280

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Nyamata Church

Nyamata Church

Nyamata Church, located about 20 miles from Kigali, is where thousands of Tutsis and moderate Hutus fled persecution in hope that the church would keep them safe, but most of them were killed there. 960 1280

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In Memoriam

In Memoriam

On display are skulls and skeletons of the people who died in the church and the surrounding area. 960 1280

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Goat Meat

Goat Meat

Michael shops for fresh produce and goat in Kigali’s central market, all for the final dinner. 960 1280

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Produce Market

Produce Market

Kigali's central market is packed with fresh produce. 960 1280

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Chef Michael in the Kitchen

Chef Michael in the Kitchen

It's the last day in Rwanda, and Michael is in the kitchen, preparing the final meal for his and Mariana’s dinner guests. 960 1280

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Dinner is Served

Dinner is Served

Michael's green papaya salad with green vegetables. 960 1280

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Michael's Twist on Coq au vin

Michael's Twist on Coq au vin

Coq au vin topped with tomatoes and red wine. 960 1280

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Final Dinner in Rwanda

Final Dinner in Rwanda

Mariana and Michael pose for a picture with their dinner guests, who include both Hutus and Tutsis. 960 1280

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Walking Along the Malecon

Walking Along the Malecon

Journalist Mariana van Zeller, chef Michael Voltaggio and local guide/fixer Rolando Almirante walk through Old Havana, Cuba, along the Malecon, an oceanfront walkway. 960 1280

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Cuba's Vintage Cars

Cuba's Vintage Cars

One of Cuba's many vintage cars. Mariana, Michael and Rolando ride inside on the way to Santy Restaurant. Related: Why We Love the Cubans 960 1280

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A Drink with Ernest Hemingway at Floridita

A Drink with Ernest Hemingway at Floridita

Michael "speaks" with Ernest Hemingway at the Floridita, a bar frequented by the famous American author. 960 1280

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Roasted Pig at Paraiso Farm Restaurant

Roasted Pig at Paraiso Farm Restaurant

A beautiful roasted pig is carved for serving at the Paraiso Farm Restaurant in Vinales. 960 1280

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Lunch is Served!

Lunch is Served!

Mariana and Michael can hardly hold back their excitement over the roasted pig. 960 1280

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Toast to Cuba!

Toast to Cuba!

Mariana and Michael take a moment at the Paraiso Farm to toast their arrival in Cuba. 960 1280

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Pass the Cuban!

Pass the Cuban!

Michael enjoys a Cuban cigar alongside Daniel Luis Alvarez, Mariana and a local tobacco farmer in Vinales.  960 1280

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Cuba's Famous Cigars

Cuba's Famous Cigars

Resting cigars at Chef Justo Restaurant in Old Havana. 960 1280

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Horseback to the Tobacco Farm

Horseback to the Tobacco Farm

Mariana, Michael and a local guide ride horseback to a tobacco farm in Vinales.  960 1280

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Prepared Dishes at Chef Justo Restaurant

Prepared Dishes at Chef Justo Restaurant

Prepared dishes at Chef Justo Restaurant in Old Havana. 960 1280

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Sushi at Santy Restaurant

Sushi at Santy Restaurant

Mariana and Michael continue their food tour of Cuba at Santy Restaurant, which serves gorgeous and delicious sushi. 960 1280

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Sushi at Santy Restaurant

Sushi at Santy Restaurant

More fresh fish on the table at Santy Restaurant. 960 1280

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Produce at a Local State Market

Produce at a Local State Market

Mariana and Michael grab fresh produce from a local state market. Michael will use these ingredients to prepare the final meal for his and Mariana’s guests. 960 1280

  

Chef Voltaggio at Work

Chef Voltaggio at Work

Chef Michael Voltaggio at work, cutting away at a taro root. 960 1280

  

What's for Dinner?

What's for Dinner?

Taro with chips and guacamole, one of the many dishes that Michael has prepared for the final meal. Other dishes include a pork shoulder smoked with cigar leaves, Michael’s take on a Cuban sandwich, fried snapper and paella made out of pasta with a coconut shrimp stock. 960 1280

  

The Final Dinner

The Final Dinner

Mariana and Michael toast with their guests — a chef, a tour guide from Vinales and an ex-Cuban diplomat. 960 1280

  

View from Our Gurkha Houseboat

View from Our Gurkha Houseboat

From the balcony of their Gurkha houseboat, Mariana and Michael have a beautiful view of Nagin Lake in Srinagar, Kashmir. 960 1280

  

Tea Time

Tea Time

Mariana and Michael's first activity in Kashmir is having hot tea with local guide/fixer Faisul Yaseen. 960 1280

  

Inside of the Gurkha Houseboat

Inside of the Gurkha Houseboat

The ornate interior of the Gurkha houseboat. The wood paneling is all handmade. 960 1280

  

Transport by Shikara (Wooden Boat)

Transport by Shikara (Wooden Boat)

A traditional and colorful shikara (wooden boat) on Nagin Lake. 960 1280

  

Srinagar's Marketplace

Srinagar's Marketplace

Srinagar's marketplace, where Michael and Mariana purchased a variety of spices and ingredients for their dinner. 960 1280

  

Wazwan Preperation

Wazwan Preperation

In Srinagar, cooks, or wazas, prepare 36 different traditional meals known as wazwan. This many dishes is normally to celebrate a wedding. 960 1280

  

Street Food

Street Food

Kashmir's street-food scene. 960 1280

  

Where the Children Rest

Where the Children Rest

The graves of children who were victims of violence in Jammu and Kashmir.  960 1280

  

Chef Michael Voltaggio at Work

Chef Michael Voltaggio at Work

Mariana van Zeller takes a peek at the lamb kebabs that chef Michael Voltaggio has prepared for the final dinner on the houseboat in Srinagar. 960 1280

  

Kebabs

Kebabs

The appetizing lamb kebabs on the grill. 960 1280

  

Dinner is Served!

Dinner is Served!

Michael introduces his dishes to the guests at the dinner table. 960 1280

  

A classic car and a Sonoran hotdog food truck called Chuyitos
Chevy 1955 Bel Air and Sonoran Hot Dogs

Chevy 1955 Bel Air and Sonoran Hot Dogs

Michael (Voltaggio) is obsessed with classic American cars. In fact, he owns this exact same model — a Chevy 1955 Bel Air. He wanted to drive it down to Arizona, but since we had to make sure he actually arrived in time for the shoot, we decided to rent one instead. Our first stop was a truck that sells the famous Sonoran hot dogs, which Michael insisted we eat several feet away from the car so as not to get it dirty.  That whole morning, I felt like we'd been transported 60 years back in time! 960 1280

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US-Mexico $2 Billion Border Fence

US-Mexico $2 Billion Border Fence

I've been reporting on border and immigration issues for years, but this was the first time I got to see the $2 billion border fence from above. Border Patrol says it's been effective in preventing the movement of illegal goods and people from Mexico into the US, but opponents call it a boondoggle. They say that all it does is drive immigrants to more dangerous (fenceless) terrain, which means more deaths along the border for those pursuing a better life for themselves and their families. 960 1280

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649-Mile Fence

649-Mile Fence

The brown line you see is part of the 649-mile fence. Since it's not a continuous fence, it covers less than a third of the 1,954-mile US-Mexican border.   960 1280

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The Border From Above

The Border From Above

Flying over the US-Mexican border on a 4-seat Cessna. I look calm and collected, but this is where I learned that having a chef as the co-pilot is never a good idea. You can't be good at everything, Voltaggio! 960 1280

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View From the Other Side

View From the Other Side

This photo was taken in Nogales, AZ. On the other side of the 18-foot fence is Nogales, Sonora, in Mexico. I've been here on reporting trips before, but the sheer size of the fence never ceases to surprise me.     960 1280

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'Breaking Bad'?

'Breaking Bad'?

It ain't Breaking Bad; it's Breaking Borders. Oh, and it airs every Sunday at 9|8c on Travel Channel. 960 1280

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Michael Voltaggio, Excited for Cuisine & Compliments

Michael Voltaggio, Excited for Cuisine & Compliments

Michael is excited to try authentic Mexican food in Nogales, Sonora. Or perhaps it's because a 70-year-old Mexican lady just said, "Qué gringo más guapo!" (“What a handsome gringo!”)   960 1280

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Bottoms Up!

Bottoms Up!

Yes, they were all for me — 10 shots of pure gold. What happens in the field stays in the field. 960 1280

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Mountain Minutemen

Mountain Minutemen

In Arizona, we spent a few hours one night with members of the Mountain Minutemen, a group of armed men and women who camp out in the desert, hunting for illegal border crossers. This man asked us not to show his face or reveal his identity, but the leader of the group, Robert Crooks, was one of our dinner guests on the episode. 960 1280

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Welcome to Nogales, Arizona

Welcome to Nogales, Arizona

Michael Voltaggio and Mariana van Zeller pose for the camera in Nogales, AZ, just a few minutes from the Arizona-Mexico border and Heroica Nogales, Mexico. 960 1280

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Lunch at Chuyitos food truck

Lunch at Chuyitos food truck

Michael and Mariana dig in to the famous Sonoran hot dog at the Chuyitos food truck. 960 1280

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Sightseeing Along the US-Mexico Border

Sightseeing Along the US-Mexico Border

Michael and Mariana walk alongside a graffitied wall near the border. 960 1280

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In Honor of Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez

In Honor of Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez

A large mural of a young Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez on horseback hangs on the wall in Nogales, Mexico. The 16-year-old boy was killed by US Border Patrol in 2012.  960 1280

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Moment of Reflection

Moment of Reflection

Michael and Mariana reflect on what they’ve learned so far along the US-Mexico border. 960 1280

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La Posada Restaurant

La Posada Restaurant

Outside La Posada Restaurant in Nogales, Mexico, which has been serving authentic Mexican food to the community for more than 50 years. Related Video: Mexico's Cuisine 960 1280

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Owner of La Posada Restaurant

Owner of La Posada Restaurant

Michael and Mariana speak with the owner of La Posada Restaurant. 960 1280

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Interview with Peg Bowden

Interview with Peg Bowden

Michael and Mariana speak with Peg Bowden, a volunteer at El Comedor immigrant center in Nogales, Mexico. Peg lives in Arizona, 12 miles from the Mexican border. 960 1280

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El Comedor Immigrant Center

El Comedor Immigrant Center

Migrants are given a meal, clean clothes and shoes at El Comedor immigrant center. 960 1280

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Border Patrol's Minuteman

Border Patrol's Minuteman

Mariana and Michael speak with Robert Crooks, a Minuteman, in the Sonoran Desert near Casa Grande, AZ. Minutemen are unofficial US-Mexico border patrols. 960 1280

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Visiting the US-Mexico Border

Visiting the US-Mexico Border

Mariana and Michael converse after meeting with Robert Crooks. 960 1280

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Walking J Farm

Walking J Farm

Mariana and Michael visit Walking J Farm, which is known for its organic vegetables. 960 1280

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Jim Chilton's Open Ranch

Jim Chilton's Open Ranch

Mariana speaks with Arizona rancher Jim Chilton, whose ranch borders Mexico but has no fences or walls marking the boundary. 960 1280

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Dinner Prep

Dinner Prep

Michael prepares vegetables in the kitchen of Hacienda Corona de Guevavi, the site of the dinner between opposing sides of the immigration debate on the US-Mexico border. 960 1280

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What's for dinner, Michael?

What's for dinner, Michael?

One of Michael's dishes for the dinner: chicken with yellow-tomato enchilada sauce. 960 1280

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On the Menu

On the Menu

Michael prepared an array of dishes for the dinner, including radish and carrot salad with carrot-top dressing; beef-tongue fajitas with onions, peppers, coriander and lime; Caesar salad; "flower" tortillas (corn tortillas stuffed with flowers); sweet potato gratin, made with sweet potatoes, Cotija cheese, chili and cream; roast pork shoulder with soy-mustard-butter sauce; and finally, pig ear and fennel salad. 960 1280

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Cheers!

Cheers!

Michael and Mariana share a toast with their dinner guests, who are on opposing sides of the immigration debate, at Hacienda Corona de Guevavi. 960 1280

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See Episode Guide

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  • Bloody Saturday in Ireland
    Mariana van Zeller and Michael Voltaggio travel to Northern Ireland to bring Catholics and Protestants together for a meal and conversation. They witness heated clashes during marching season, sip on Guinness and dine in the Crumlin Road Jail.
    Sunday April 12
    11am | 10c
  • Premiere
    Dying for the American Dream
    Journalist Mariana van Zeller and chef Michael Voltaggio drive to the US-Mexico border to see a conflict that exists in our own backyard: immigration. Mariana and Michael talk to men who search for illegal immigrants and hear stories of migrants trying to cross the border.
    Sunday April 12
    9pm | 8c
  • Dying for the American Dream
    Journalist Mariana van Zeller and chef Michael Voltaggio drive to the US-Mexico border to see a conflict that exists in our own backyard: immigration. Mariana and Michael talk to men who search for illegal immigrants and hear stories of migrants trying to cross the border.
    Monday April 13
    12am | 11c
  • Premiere
    Tortured Past and Present in Kashmir
    Journalist Mariana van Zeller and chef Michael Voltaggio visit Kashmir to learn about the conflict that threatens its existence: to be part of India, part of Pakistan or its own independent state. Mariana and Michael walk through heavily guarded streets and visit a floating market.
    Sunday April 19
    9pm | 8c
  • Tortured Past and Present in Kashmir
    Journalist Mariana van Zeller and chef Michael Voltaggio visit Kashmir to learn about the conflict that threatens its existence: to be part of India, part of Pakistan or its own independent state. Mariana and Michael walk through heavily guarded streets and visit a floating market.
    Monday April 20
    12am | 11c
  • Premiere
    Vintage Cars, Cigars & New Freedom in Cuba
    The last TV crew to enter Cuba before the announcement of the 50-year embargo being lifted, Mariana van Zeller and Michael Voltaggio go to the communist island to talk about the state of the nation, what has changed, and the future expectations and hopes.
    Sunday April 26
    9pm | 8c
  • Vintage Cars, Cigars & New Freedom in Cuba
    The last TV crew to enter Cuba before the announcement of the 50-year embargo being lifted, Mariana van Zeller and Michael Voltaggio go to the communist island to talk about the state of the nation, what has changed, and the future expectations and hopes.
    Monday April 27
    12am | 11c
  • Premiere
    Gorillas and Growth in Rwanda
    Mariana van Zeller and Michael Voltaggio travel to Rwanda, which experienced unprecedented genocide in 1994. They visit the Nyamata Church, where thousands of Tutsis were killed, and trek through the mountains to get up-close with the amazing gorilla.
    Sunday May 3
    11pm | 10c
  • Gorillas and Growth in Rwanda
    Mariana van Zeller and Michael Voltaggio travel to Rwanda, which experienced unprecedented genocide in 1994. They visit the Nyamata Church, where thousands of Tutsis were killed, and trek through the mountains to get up-close with the amazing gorilla.
    Monday May 4
    2am | 1c
  • Premiere
    Fields and Dreams in Cambodia
    After Pol Pot's reign of terror, Mariana van Zeller and Michael Voltaggio visit a rebuilding Cambodia. They travel to the Killing Fields, where millions of citizens were murdered; feed roaming moneys in Angkor; and dine with Pol Pot's assistant.
    Sunday May 10
    11pm | 10c
  • Fields and Dreams in Cambodia
    After Pol Pot's reign of terror, Mariana van Zeller and Michael Voltaggio visit a rebuilding Cambodia. They travel to the Killing Fields, where millions of citizens were murdered; feed roaming moneys in Angkor; and dine with Pol Pot's assistant.
    Monday May 11
    2am | 1c
  • Premiere
    Cyprus: Island of Hope
    Mariana van Zeller and Michael Voltaggio go to Cyprus, an island nation where religious violence split a city in 2, creating tension and the need for United Nations protection. They explore an abandoned airport, fish near a ghost town and dine in the buffer zone.
    Sunday May 17
    11pm | 10c
  • Cyprus: Island of Hope
    Mariana van Zeller and Michael Voltaggio go to Cyprus, an island nation where religious violence split a city in 2, creating tension and the need for United Nations protection. They explore an abandoned airport, fish near a ghost town and dine in the buffer zone.
    Monday May 18
    2am | 1c

About the Show

Breaking Borders follows seasoned journalist Mariana van Zeller and acclaimed chef Michael Voltaggio as they travel into conflict zones to get the story behind the story.

More About Breaking Borders

About the Hosts

In each episode of Breaking Borders, seasoned journalist Mariana van Zeller and acclaimed chef Michael Voltaggio take viewers on a journey through a different country in conflict. They meet people affected by the unrest while exploring the history and culture that has created it.

Mariana van Zeller and Michael Voltaggio's Bio

Breaking Borders Breaking Borders follows seasoned journalist Mariana Van Zeller and acclaimed chef Michael Voltaggio as they travel into conflict zones to get the story behind the story. Together, they have a unique and challenging goal: To gather people from all sides of the conflict to break bread and explore the issues that divide them.
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Photo Galleries

Mount of Olives

Mount of Olives

Journalist Mariana van Zeller and chef Michael Voltaggio look out to the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, which holds religious prominence in the Jewish community. It's believed that, at the base of the mountain, where Jews are buried, God will redeem the deceased when the Messiah returns. 960 1280

  

Welcome to Palestine

Welcome to Palestine

A welcome sign greets locals, tourists and pilgrims who are visiting the West Bank from Jerusalem. 960 1280

  

Falafel for Lunch

Falafel for Lunch

Mariana takes a bite out of a falafel sandwich, a lunch staple in Israel that is served by countless street vendors and restaurants throughout the city. Related: Taste of Jerusalem 960 1280

  

Grocery Shopping in Jerusalem

Grocery Shopping in Jerusalem

Michael and local fixer Sameer visit a local vegetable stand in Jerusalem. Michael took the day to shop for ingredients to prepare for the big dinner later that evening, when Israelis and Palestinians would dine together and talk about the age-old problems that face their 2 populations. Related Video: Michael Voltaggio Reflects on Jerusalem 960 1280

  

Israel’s Peace Now

Israel’s Peace Now

Mariana receives an overview of the latest happenings in Israel from Yariv Oppenheimer of Peace Now, an organization whose main goal is to promote peace in the country. 960 1280

  

Israel's Hummus

Israel's Hummus

Michael and Mariana enjoy a popular local dish, hummus. Later that day, they trek over to the Palestinian territory to sample hummus once more and see if there is any real difference. Related Video: Jerusalem's Hummus Conflict 960 1280

  

Jaffa Gate

Jaffa Gate

Built in 1538, the Jaffa Gate is the main entrance to the Old City of Jerusalem. 960 1280

  

Jewish Cemetery

Jewish Cemetery

Michael and Mariana visit the Jewish cemetery on the Mount of Olives, which was established 3,000 years ago and is home to more than 70,000 tombs. 960 1280

  

Overlooking the Mount of Olives

Overlooking the Mount of Olives

Michael gets a closer look at the Mount of Olives. 960 1280

  

The Wall

The Wall

Sameer explains the conflict to Michael and Mariana as they stand outside the wall separating Israel from Palestinian territory. 960 1280

  

"Big Bill" Campbell Memorial

"Big Bill" Campbell Memorial

Mariana van Zeller and Michael Voltaggio stand in front of a memorial for “Big Bill” Campbell, a commander in the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF), whose goal was to combat the Irish Republican Army. 960 1280

  

Shankill Road

Shankill Road

Loyalist Plum Smith sits in front of old photos on a wall on Shankill Road, a popular target of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) that has been bombed 3 times, the most recent and deadliest of which occurred in 1993. 960 1280

  

"Dark Hedges" of Northern Ireland

"Dark Hedges" of Northern Ireland

The gorgeous and famous "Dark Hedges" — beech trees that lead up to the Gracehill House — have been featured on Game of Thrones. Related: All Men Must Travel: Game of Thrones Destinations 960 1280

  

Hudson Bar

Hudson Bar

Michael and Mariana sample high-end whiskey at the Hudson Bar in Belfast. 960 1280

  

Top-Shelf Whiskey

Top-Shelf Whiskey

Michael Stewart, owner of the Hudson Bar, right, talks to Michael Voltaggio about the top-shelf whiskey. 960 1280

  

Milltown Cemetery

Milltown Cemetery

The resting place for IRA hunger strikers and generations of Republicans who were buried after "the Troubles," a period of extreme conflict in Northern Ireland that started in the 1960s and reached as far as mainland Europe.


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In Memoriam of Bobby Sands

In Memoriam of Bobby Sands

Michael Voltaggio stands in front of a mural that remembers Bobby Sands, an Irish nationalist who led a hunger strike in prison, where he died. 960 1280

  

Duke of York

Duke of York

Mariana and Michael visit the Duke of York pub in Belfast to get some Guinness. 960 1280

  

"In Your Face"

"In Your Face"

During the Troubles, Belfast native Frankie Quinn took a series of photos that showed Northern Ireland in the 1980s, including this one, titled In Your Face. 960 1280

  

Crumlin Road Jail

Crumlin Road Jail

The Crumlin Road Jail (or gaol) formerly housed several members of the UVF. A section of the interior was damaged in 1991 by a bomb set off by the IRA. Closed down in 1996, Crumlin Road Jail is now one of the most popular sights on Northern Ireland’s "terror tour." It's open for daily public tours and evening paranormal tours. 960 1280

  

Dinner Prep

Dinner Prep

Chef Michael Voltaggio prepares an Irish meal that his grandmother would be proud of for the dinner guests at Crumlin Road Jail. 960 1280

  

Dinner at Crumlin Road Jail

Dinner at Crumlin Road Jail

Guests from opposing sides of the Troubles join Mariana and Michael for a discussion and dinner at the Crumlin Road Jail. 960 1280

  

Caves of Ireland

Caves of Ireland

Beautiful cave on the coast of Northern Ireland. 960 1280

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Breakfast in Belfast

Breakfast in Belfast

The Ulster fry — "breakfast of champions" in Belfast! I was the only one to finish it! 960 1280

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Ireland's Rocky Surface

Ireland's Rocky Surface

The Giant's Causeway on the coast in Northern Ireland. Interlocking rocks and columns of an old volcanic eruption. 960 1280

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When in Ireland, Drink Guinness

When in Ireland, Drink Guinness

A great pint of Guinness at the Europa Hotel in Belfast, Northern Ireland. This is one of the most bombed hotels in the world. This gentleman has been here as a bartender through it all! 960 1280

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Traditional Meal in Sri Lanka

Traditional Meal in Sri Lanka

Curry I made in Sri Lanka. 960 1280

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Sri Lankan Hoppers

Sri Lankan Hoppers

So hooked on these hoppers, a traditional Sri Lankan dish we had every morning for breakfast. 960 1280

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Meal Preparation

Meal Preparation

Washing before enjoying a meal at a Muslim wedding in Kashmir. 960 1280

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Lamb Kabobs

Lamb Kabobs

I made these Kashmiri lamb kabobs. It was an inspired meal. 960 1280

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Fresh Produce Along the River

Fresh Produce Along the River

These are the veggies from my morning produce shopping at the river markets in Kashmir. 960 1280

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Kashmir Kitchen

Kashmir Kitchen

Wazwan chef's kitchen in Kashmir. Old school. 960 1280

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Meat Preparation

Meat Preparation

Wazwan chefs prepping the meat for the wedding meal. 960 1280

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Abandoned Kitchen in Cyprus

Abandoned Kitchen in Cyprus

The kitchen of the abandoned Nicosia International Airport in Cyprus. This place was built to cook some serious food. 960 1280

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Mediterranean Sea Cuisine

Mediterranean Sea Cuisine

Delicious meze of whitefish served to us for lunch on the Mediterranean Sea in Tripoli, Libya. 960 1280

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Mediterranean Lobster

Mediterranean Lobster

Local lobster from the Mediterranean Sea for lunch in Byblos, Lebanon. 960 1280

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Byblos Greeter

Byblos Greeter

This guy was welcoming guests in front of a restaurant in Byblos, one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world. 960 1280

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Meat Pies in Bosnia

Meat Pies in Bosnia

Savory meat pies in Bosnia date back to the cuisines of the Ottoman Empire. 960 1280

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Traditional Bosnian Dish

Traditional Bosnian Dish

Janjetina is a Bosnian dish of lamb that's slowly roasted over charcoal. We pulled over on the side of the road to sample these beauties. 960 1280

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Bosnia's Underground

Bosnia's Underground

This underground tunnel was used by Bosnians to sneak food and supplies into Sarajevo during the war. Imagine carrying up to 100 pounds while hunched over and walking the length of a football field. 960 1280

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