Breaking Borders: Sarajevo Pictures

Journalist Mariana van Zeller and acclaimed chef Michael Voltaggio travel to Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovnia, to understand how 3 ethnic groups — the Serbs, Croats and Bosniaks — coexist among the ghosts of a fatal past.

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Shawarma

Shawarma

Delicious Middle Eastern spices are infused into either lamb, chicken, turkey, beef or veal, and then the meat is slow-cooked for nearly 24 hours to create shawarma. The most popular ways to eat shawarma are in a gyro or with flatbread (aka taboon bread). Find shawarma at countless places in Jerusalem, including Hamarosh and Moshiko. 960 1280

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Falafel

Falafel

The falafel, made of fava beans and/or chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans), is extremely good and healthy. It's normally topped with a variety of ingredients, including tahini, cucumbers, tomatoes and more. Almost always sold alongside shawarma, falafel has found its way to the West, quickly becoming a go-to for a quick meal in large cities such as New York City  and Washington, D.C. 960 1280

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Rugelach

Rugelach

This gem is made of yeast-leavened, sour cream or cream cheese dough that’s filled with some of the sweetest combinations around: raisins, walnuts, cinnamon, chocolate, marzipan, poppy seeds or fruit preserves. When in Jerusalem, try rugelach at the popular Marzipan Bakery. 960 1280

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Beigeleh

Beigeleh

A tasty treat similar to its Italian cousin, the pretzel, beigeleh (or ka'ak in Arabic) is rolled-up dough covered in sesame seeds and served with an herb packet of za'atar for dipping. Beigeleh is sold on the streets in the Christian and Muslim quarters of Jerusalem's Old City.

Related: Jerusalem's Dome of the Rock

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Musakhan

Musakhan

Incredible flavors, along with a tasty bird, top a piece of taboon bread for musakhan. Cardamom, black pepper, olive oil and onions — to name a few of the ingredients — make this dish very tasty. Enjoy it from vendors in the Muslim Quarter or at Philadelphia Restaurant in East Jerusalem. 960 1280

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Hummus

Hummus

Usually served with taboon bread, hummus consists of ground chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans) with sesame seeds, olive oil, lemon and garlic. The Middle Eastern staple comes with almost every dish. New twists on traditional hummus include adding eggplant, sun-dried tomatoes, figs, spinach, feta and countless other combinations. 960 1280

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Sachlab

Sachlab

Sachlab, a pudding-drink made from a certain orchid plant, is served hot and enjoyed with coconut shavings, nuts and cinnamon. If you're up for trying something new, sample sachlab at the 24-hour Mifgash HaSheikh café. 960 1280

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Lamb

Lamb

Served a variety of ways (e.g., shawarma), lamb is a staple meat in Jerusalem. Enjoy it slow-cooked at Darna, a fine-dining Moroccan restaurant in Jerusalem.

Related: Moroccan Goat Tagine

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Beef and Lamb Burgers

Beef and Lamb Burgers

They're probably not the first thing you think about eating in Jerusalem, but burgers made of juicy lamb and tender beef are served at the popular Black Bar 'n' Burger in the New City. Top your burger  with traditional items, such as garlic baked in olive oil, duck breast with hot peppers, and, of course, hummus, if you wish. 960 1280

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Kebabs

Kebabs

Kebabs (called shipudim, or "skewers," in Hebrew) are the essential Middle Eastern cuisine. Simple to eat and really tasty, they consist of skewered cuts of meat — and, sometimes, veggies — on a stick. There are plenty of options all over Jerusalem, including Hashipudiya. 960 1280

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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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A Toast Along the Mexico/Arizona Border

A Toast Along the Mexico/Arizona Border

Mariana van Zeller and Michael Voltaggio share a toast with their dinner guests during the Mexico/Arizona border episode. 960 1280

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Interview with Mariana van Zeller

Interview with Mariana van Zeller

Mariana speaks with a local farmer and dinner guest in Arizona. 960 1280

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Along the Sarajevo City Line

Along the Sarajevo City Line

Local guide/fixer Sabina Niksic explains to Michael and Mariana the significance of the Sarajevo city line that separates the east from the west in Bosnia and Herzegovina. 960 1280

  

Sarajevo's Restaurant Kibe

Sarajevo's Restaurant Kibe

Michael and Mariana marvel at the dishes on the table at Restaurant Kibe in Sarajevo.  960 1280

  

Welcome to Havana, Cuba

Welcome to Havana, Cuba

The Breaking Borders film crew captures Mariana and Michael speaking with a local guide/fixer in the city center of Havana. Related: Why We Love the Cubans 960 1280

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Lunch is Served in Cuba's Countryside

Lunch is Served in Cuba's Countryside

Michael gets a closer look at the whole roasted pig that’s for lunch at an organic farm in Cuba’s countryside. 960 1280

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Cuban Cigars

Cuban Cigars

Mariana and Michael pose for a quick picture with a Cuban cigar on a tobacco farm. 960 1280

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Children of Syria

Children of Syria

Peace! Mariana and Michael pose with Syrian children at a refugee camp in Lebanon. 960 1280

  

In the Kitchen with Michael Voltaggio

In the Kitchen with Michael Voltaggio

Mariana assists Michael in the "kitchen" as he prepares lamb kebobs for part of the final dinner on a houseboat in Kashmir, his first wazwan meal. 960 1280

  

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

Mariana and Michael stand in front of the West Belfast Regiment sign in Northern Ireland. Related Episode: Bloody Saturday in Ireland 960 1280

  

Dissecting a 30-year-old War

Dissecting a 30-year-old War

Michael and Mariana speak with Plum Smith, a Protestant, about the history behind the 30-year-old war in Northern Ireland between Catholic Republicans and Protestant Loyalists which is known as "The Troubles." 960 1280

  

Israel and Palestine

Israel and Palestine

Sameer, a Palestinian guide/fixer, explains to Michael and Mariana the conflict between Israel and Palestine as they stand outside the wall separating Israel from Palestinian territory. Related Episode: Mother of All Conflicts 960 1280

  

Grocery Shopping in Jerusalem

Grocery Shopping in Jerusalem

Mariana and Michael visit the open-air market in Jerusalem to find fresh ingredients for the dinner that Michael will prepare. It will bring together Israeli settlers and Palestinians to discuss their historic controversy. 960 1280

  

Stilt Fishing in Sri Lanka

Stilt Fishing in Sri Lanka

Do as the Romans do — but in this case, it's the Sri Lankans. Michael and Mariana go stilt fishing with a fisherman on Thalpe Beach. 960 1280

  

Yatagala Temple in Sri Lanka

Yatagala Temple in Sri Lanka

Mariana and Michael, dressed in white saris and sarongs, visit the Yatagala temple in Unawatuna, Sri Lanka. 960 1280

  

Rwanda, Africa

Rwanda, Africa

Michael and Mariana trek into the Rwandan jungle for an experience of a lifetime: visiting with the wild gorillas. 960 1280

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Rwandan Market

Rwandan Market

Michael visits a Rwandan market to learn about the local cuisine. 960 1280

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The Great Pyramid of Giza

The Great Pyramid of Giza

While in Egypt, Michael and Mariana visit Giza to see the ancient pyramids and the Great Sphinx, arriving in style. Related Episode: Detained in Egypt 960 1280

  

Old Cairo

Old Cairo

Mariana, Michael and local guide/fixer Ahmed Seddik walk to a café in the Old Cairo market. 960 1280

  

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