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.

In each episode, Van Zeller and 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. As Van Zeller digs deeper into the issues, Voltaggio goes on a culinary adventure, collecting ideas and ingredients to create an unbelievable meal inspired by the people he has met.

Breaking Borders coming soon 2015!

Mariana Van Zeller
Co-host of Breaking Borders
Mariana Van Zeller is an award-winning journalist and co-founder of MUCK Media.  She is a correspondent for Fusion and ABC NEWS, based in Los Angeles. Mariana’s work has appeared on ABC’s Nightline, National Geographic, PBS, CNN, CBS, Channel 4 (UK) and the CBC. She is fluent in Portuguese, English, Spanish, Italian and French, and is currently learning Arabic. She resides in LA with her husband, Darren, and son, Vasco.
Michael Voltaggio
Co-host of Breaking Borders
Chef Michael Voltaggio has successfully run kitchens for a number of esteemed chefs and restaurants. In 2009, Voltaggio earned the title of “Top Chef” on Bravo TV’s Emmy award-winning show.  He has established a reputation for what critics herald as “serious” food that is also playful, visually stunning and flawlessly executed. Recently, GQ magazine named Voltaggio’s LA restaurant ink. the “Best New Restaurant in America,” in its March 2012 issue. He also opened ink.sack, a sandwich shop located a few doors down from ink. ink.sack has established itself as a staple in LA and can now be enjoyed by an international audience with a 2nd location inside Los Angeles International Airport’s (LAX) newly-renovated Tom Bradley International Terminal.

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