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 both sides of the conflict to break bread and explore the issues that divide them. In each episode, they take viewers on a journey through a different country in conflict. (Israel/Palestine, Northern Ireland, Egypt, Lebanon, the Mexico-US border, Cambodia, Rwanda, Cyprus, Cuba and more). They meet people affected by the unrest, while exploring the history and culture that has created it. As Mariana digs deeper into the issues, Michael goes on a culinary adventure, collecting ideas and ingredients to create an unbelievable meal inspired by the people he has met.