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A Taste of History

Chef Walter Staib is a third-generation restaurateur with more than four decades of culinary experience. In this series, Staib explores America's culinary history, re-creating dishes dating back as far as the nation's birth in the 18th century. The show is taped at historic locations across America, including Monticello (Thomas Jefferson's estate), the historic RittenhouseTown district of Philadelphia and the site where George Washington crossed the Delaware River. Staib discusses the origin of each recipe and its ingredients in order to reveal the history surrounding the dish.

Premiere:
Oct 24, 2009
Original Network:
PBS
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The First Three Seasons

S03, E13  (First Aired: Oct. 10, 2011)
Memorable dishes.
  • Thu 5/26
  • 5:00PM-5:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Boston's Freedom Trail

S04, E01  (First Aired: Apr. 23, 2012)
The Freedom Trail, a walking tour of famous sites from 18th century Boston; clam chowder; tripe a la mode.
  • Thu 5/26
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

The Midnight Ride

S04, E02  (First Aired: Apr. 30, 2012)
Henry Longfellow's poem, ``The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere''; lobster pie; deep-fried quail eggs.
  • Fri 5/27
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Remembering John Adams

S04, E03  (First Aired: May. 7, 2012)
A classic New England boiled dinner; John Adams' birthplace home in Quincy, Mass.
  • Fri 5/27
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Engineering a Revolution

S05, E01  (First Aired: Jul. 17, 2013)
Hungarian goulash; cabbage potato stew with kielbasa; strawberry tarte.
  • Sat 5/28
  • 8:00PM-8:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Star Spangled Banner

S05, E02  (First Aired: Jul. 24, 2013)
Eel and mussel chowder; smoked pheasant en croute; roasted veal shank; bread pudding with black currants.
  • Sat 5/28
  • 8:30PM-9:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Engineering a Revolution

S05, E01  (First Aired: Jul. 17, 2013)
Hungarian goulash; cabbage potato stew with kielbasa; strawberry tarte.
  • Sat 5/28
  • 11:00PM-11:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Star Spangled Banner

S05, E02  (First Aired: Jul. 24, 2013)
Eel and mussel chowder; smoked pheasant en croute; roasted veal shank; bread pudding with black currants.
  • Sat 5/28
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Let Freedom Ring

S05, E03  (First Aired: Jul. 31, 2013)
Sauteed shad roe; coq au vin rouge with herb spaetzle.
  • Sun 5/29
  • 8:00PM-8:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

El Camino Real

S05, E04  (First Aired: Aug. 7, 2013)
Atole; blue corn porridge; elk stew.
  • Sun 5/29
  • 8:30PM-9:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Let Freedom Ring

S05, E03  (First Aired: Jul. 31, 2013)
Sauteed shad roe; coq au vin rouge with herb spaetzle.
  • Sun 5/29
  • 11:00PM-11:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

El Camino Real

S05, E04  (First Aired: Aug. 7, 2013)
Atole; blue corn porridge; elk stew.
  • Sun 5/29
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 257
  • RLTV

William Penn's Grand Experiment

S04, E08  (First Aired: Jun. 11, 2012)
William Penn's North American home; history of Philadelphia; oxtail soup and rib roast with Yorkshire pancakes.
  • Tue 5/31
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV
  • Tue 5/31
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

William Penn's Grand Experiment

S04, E08  (First Aired: Jun. 11, 2012)
William Penn's North American home; history of Philadelphia; oxtail soup and rib roast with Yorkshire pancakes.
  • Tue 5/31
  • 5:00PM-5:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV
  • Tue 5/31
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Pirates Get Their Due

S04, E11  (First Aired: Jul. 2, 2012)
Port Royal, Jamaica, underwater city; cooking on the Rio Grande.
  • Wed 6/1
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Blue Mountain Coffee

S04, E12  (First Aired: Jul. 9, 2012)
A coffee plantation on Jamaica's Blue Mountains; British plantation brunch.
  • Wed 6/1
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Winning the War With Bread

S06, E02  (First Aired: Nov. 12, 2014)
Classic turkey pot pie; gingerbread and poached pears.
  • Wed 6/1
  • 8:00PM-8:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Artillery by the Book

S06, E03  (First Aired: Nov. 19, 2014)
Pease soup with pork shanks; Sally Lunn toast; Hunter's stew with rabbit, beef, turkey and pork; skillet potatoes; cannonball punch.
  • Wed 6/1
  • 8:30PM-9:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Fort Mifflin's River War

S06, E04  (First Aired: Nov. 26, 2014)
Shrimp and rutabaga fricassee; corn fritters; okra fish stew; baked fennel.
  • Wed 6/1
  • 9:00PM-9:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

General Hand, Redcoat/Patriot

S06, E05  (First Aired: Dec. 3, 2014)
Cabbage soup with meat dumplings; roasted stuffed pork stomach with pan gravy; steamed leeks with Irish bacon; Irish soda bread.
  • Wed 6/1
  • 9:30PM-10:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Winning the War With Bread

S06, E02  (First Aired: Nov. 12, 2014)
Classic turkey pot pie; gingerbread and poached pears.
  • Wed 6/1
  • 11:00PM-11:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Artillery by the Book

S06, E03  (First Aired: Nov. 19, 2014)
Pease soup with pork shanks; Sally Lunn toast; Hunter's stew with rabbit, beef, turkey and pork; skillet potatoes; cannonball punch.
  • Wed 6/1
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Fort Mifflin's River War

S06, E04  (First Aired: Nov. 26, 2014)
Shrimp and rutabaga fricassee; corn fritters; okra fish stew; baked fennel.
  • Thu 6/2
  • 12:00AM-12:30AM
  • 257
  • RLTV

General Hand, Redcoat/Patriot

S06, E05  (First Aired: Dec. 3, 2014)
Cabbage soup with meat dumplings; roasted stuffed pork stomach with pan gravy; steamed leeks with Irish bacon; Irish soda bread.
  • Thu 6/2
  • 12:30AM-1:00AM
  • 257
  • RLTV

James Monroe

S04, E10  (First Aired: Jun. 25, 2012)
The Monroe Doctrine; fried lake perch; kohlrabi.
  • Thu 6/2
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

The First Five Presidents

S04, E13  (First Aired: Jul. 16, 2012)
A review of five presidents, the foods they loved and highlights from their lives.
  • Thu 6/2
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

James Monroe

S04, E10  (First Aired: Jun. 25, 2012)
The Monroe Doctrine; fried lake perch; kohlrabi.
  • Thu 6/2
  • 5:00PM-5:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

The First Five Presidents

S04, E13  (First Aired: Jul. 16, 2012)
A review of five presidents, the foods they loved and highlights from their lives.
  • Thu 6/2
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Martha Washington Won the War

S01, E01  (First Aired: Oct. 24, 2009)
Martha Washington's authentic turkey stew with oysters.
  • Fri 6/3
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Early German Settlers

S01, E02  (First Aired: Oct. 31, 2009)
German settlers come to Philadelphia and immediately contribute to the new world's culture; ale-braised sausages.
  • Fri 6/3
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Von Steuben's Secret Weapon

S01, E03  (First Aired: Nov. 7, 2009)
Braised rabbit legs and potato cakes.
  • Sat 6/4
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Chili Peppers: Fruit of New Mexico

S05, E05  (First Aired: Aug. 14, 2013)
Short ribs; red polenta; wild boar chili.
  • Sat 6/4
  • 8:00PM-8:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

King of Prussia

S05, E06  (First Aired: Aug. 21, 2013)
Konigsberger klopse meatballs in caper sauce; eisbein pork shanks; apple strudel.
  • Sat 6/4
  • 8:30PM-9:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Chili Peppers: Fruit of New Mexico

S05, E05  (First Aired: Aug. 14, 2013)
Short ribs; red polenta; wild boar chili.
  • Sat 6/4
  • 11:00PM-11:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

King of Prussia

S05, E06  (First Aired: Aug. 21, 2013)
Konigsberger klopse meatballs in caper sauce; eisbein pork shanks; apple strudel.
  • Sat 6/4
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Washington's Crossing Pepperpot Soup

S01, E04  (First Aired: Nov. 14, 2009)
West Indies-influenced pepperpot soup with corn bread.
  • Sun 6/5
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Battle of Nassau

S05, E07  (First Aired: Aug. 28, 2013)
Boiled fish; curried lobster; johnnycake.
  • Sun 6/5
  • 8:00PM-8:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Trekking South Africa

S05, E08  (First Aired: Sep. 4, 2013)
South African specialties featuring local game include warthog kebabs and ostrich stew.
  • Sun 6/5
  • 8:30PM-9:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Battle of Nassau

S05, E07  (First Aired: Aug. 28, 2013)
Boiled fish; curried lobster; johnnycake.
  • Sun 6/5
  • 11:00PM-11:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Trekking South Africa

S05, E08  (First Aired: Sep. 4, 2013)
South African specialties featuring local game include warthog kebabs and ostrich stew.
  • Sun 6/5
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Washington's Crossing Pepperpot Soup

S01, E04  (First Aired: Nov. 14, 2009)
West Indies-influenced pepperpot soup with corn bread.
  • Mon 6/6
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Root Cellars

S01, E09  (First Aired: Dec. 19, 2009)
Goose with turnips; crab cake with herb remoulade; root cellars.
  • Mon 6/6
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Jefferson's Monticello

S01, E05  (First Aired: Nov. 21, 2009)
Stuffed cabbage with fried asparagus; a tour of Thomas Jefferson's estate and gardens.
  • Tue 6/7
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Jefferson's Monticello

S01, E06  (First Aired: Nov. 28, 2009)
Beer and wine cellars; ice house; how 18th century food was harvested and stored; boiled beef with bouillon potatoes.
  • Tue 6/7
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Jefferson's Monticello

S01, E05  (First Aired: Nov. 21, 2009)
Stuffed cabbage with fried asparagus; a tour of Thomas Jefferson's estate and gardens.
  • Tue 6/7
  • 5:00PM-5:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Jefferson's Monticello

S01, E06  (First Aired: Nov. 28, 2009)
Beer and wine cellars; ice house; how 18th century food was harvested and stored; boiled beef with bouillon potatoes.
  • Tue 6/7
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Hercules: Slave Chef to the Washingtons

S01, E10  (First Aired: Dec. 26, 2009)
Veal olives was the signature dish of Hercules, the slave chef of George Washington; white bean and shallot puree.
  • Wed 6/8
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

West Indies Influence

S01, E11  (First Aired: Jan. 2, 2010)
Salmon escoveitch; salmon corn cakes; the Subscription Room.
  • Wed 6/8
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Grenada -- The Spice Island

S06, E07  (First Aired: Dec. 17, 2014)
Grenada, the home of nutmeg; local chefs make oil down and other island dishes.
  • Wed 6/8
  • 8:00PM-8:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Take to the Waters

S06, E06  (First Aired: Dec. 10, 2014)
Mountain trout; honey-stung Brussels sprouts; stew with braised marinated rabbit; roasted, stuffed tenderloin of venison.
  • Wed 6/8
  • 8:30PM-9:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Benjamin Franklin -- at Home in London

S06, E09  (First Aired: Dec. 31, 2014)
The Benjamin Franklin House in London; Ben Franklin's recipes for lettuce and anchovy soup, stuffed lobster, venison loaf, succotash and parmesan cheesecake.
  • Wed 6/8
  • 9:00PM-9:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Discovering China's Past

S06, E08  (First Aired: Dec. 24, 2014)
Exotic fish market and the Forbidden City of Beijing; hotspots in Chonging, China; a classic Chinese feast of tripe, peanut and peppercorn sauce, pot stickers, Chonging-style chicken and steamed buns.
  • Wed 6/8
  • 9:30PM-10:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Grenada -- The Spice Island

S06, E07  (First Aired: Dec. 17, 2014)
Grenada, the home of nutmeg; local chefs make oil down and other island dishes.
  • Wed 6/8
  • 11:00PM-11:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Take to the Waters

S06, E06  (First Aired: Dec. 10, 2014)
Mountain trout; honey-stung Brussels sprouts; stew with braised marinated rabbit; roasted, stuffed tenderloin of venison.
  • Wed 6/8
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Benjamin Franklin -- at Home in London

S06, E09  (First Aired: Dec. 31, 2014)
The Benjamin Franklin House in London; Ben Franklin's recipes for lettuce and anchovy soup, stuffed lobster, venison loaf, succotash and parmesan cheesecake.
  • Thu 6/9
  • 12:00AM-12:30AM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Discovering China's Past

S06, E08  (First Aired: Dec. 24, 2014)
Exotic fish market and the Forbidden City of Beijing; hotspots in Chonging, China; a classic Chinese feast of tripe, peanut and peppercorn sauce, pot stickers, Chonging-style chicken and steamed buns.
  • Thu 6/9
  • 12:30AM-1:00AM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Jefferson's Monticello

S01, E07  (First Aired: Dec. 5, 2009)
White bean and bacon soup; chicken fricassee; herbed barley; tour of Monticello Visitor's Center.
  • Thu 6/9
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Jefferson's Monticello

S01, E08  (First Aired: Dec. 12, 2009)
James Hemings, Thomas Jefferson's slave cook; curried lamb with rice pilaf and stewed mushrooms.
  • Thu 6/9
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV