Breaking Borders

Watch as seasoned journalist Mariana Van Zeller and acclaimed chef Michael Voltaggio travel into conflict zones to get the story behind the story. 
Mariana Van Zeller and Michael Voltaggio at dinner in Cuba as seen in Breaking Borders

Mariana Van Zeller and Michael Voltaggio at dinner in Cuba as seen in Breaking Borders

Rolando Almirante (blue patterned shirt, glasses), 47, a television host and film maker, Camilo Garcia Lopez-Trigo (purple shirt, glasses), a professor in political science and philosophy, Yaniel Luis Alvarez (black and white checked shirt), 31, owner of Paradisio Farm and restaurant, Yaniel Luis Alvarez (black and white checkered shirt), 31, owner of Paradisio Farm, Enrique Suarez Suarez (blue shirt, cropped hair), a chef and owner of Espacios Tapas bar at a dinner party hosted by Chef Michael Voltaggio and Reporter Mariana Van Zeller, hosts of Travel Channel show Breaking Borders at Espacio Tapas Bar in Havana, Cuba on November 20, 2014.

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.


COMING IN MARCH
Watch the series premiere Sunday, March 15, at 9|8c that will bring together Palestinians and Israeli settlers living in the West Bank.

See exclusive footage from Michael Voltaggio and Mariana van Zeller's conversations with the opposing sides and hear their final thoughts not seen on camera. Plus, explore beautiful imagery from each location and get insights from Voltaggio on his first impressions with the local cuisine from each destination.

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