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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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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.
  • Tue 9/19
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
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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.
  • Tue 9/19
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
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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.
  • Tue 9/19
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
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James K. Polk: The Dark Horse President

S07, E07  (First Aired: Jun. 22, 2016)
Farm-to-table southern fare favored by President James K. Polk, including fried chicken and chess pie.
  • Tue 9/19
  • 8:00PM-8:30PM
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George Washington's Tent

S07, E08  (First Aired: Jun. 29, 2016)
George Washington's mobile headquarters survives both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars; Army cuisines; rustic pot-au-feu and whiskey cake.
  • Tue 9/19
  • 8:30PM-9:00PM
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Back to the Black Forest

S06, E11  (First Aired: Jan. 14, 2015)
Chef Staib returns to the Black Forest of Germany, where he cultivated his career; Maultaschen or Black Forest ravioli; mache salad with eggs, bacon and hazelnuts; Black Forest potato salad; Black Forest cake.
  • Tue 9/19
  • 9:00PM-9:30PM
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Roots of Creole Cooking in St. Lucia

S06, E12  (First Aired: Jan. 21, 2015)
The Creole influence in St. Lucia; authentic Creole cuisine.
  • Tue 9/19
  • 9:30PM-10:00PM
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A Capital Design

S05, E11  (First Aired: Sep. 25, 2013)
Liver dumplings; veal tongue fricassee; sauteed heirloom carrots; chocolate mousse cake.
  • Tue 9/19
  • 10:00PM-10:30PM
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Original Sushi

S05, E12  (First Aired: Oct. 2, 2013)
The origins of Japanese sushi; Kobe beef; a tour of the Imperial Palace grounds.
  • Tue 9/19
  • 10:30PM-11:00PM
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Pirates Get Their Due

S04, E11  (First Aired: Jul. 2, 2012)
Port Royal, Jamaica, underwater city; cooking on the Rio Grande.
  • Tue 9/19
  • 11:00PM-11:30PM
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Blue Mountain Coffee

S04, E12  (First Aired: Jul. 9, 2012)
A coffee plantation on Jamaica's Blue Mountains; British plantation brunch.
  • Tue 9/19
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
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James K. Polk: The Dark Horse President

S07, E07  (First Aired: Jun. 22, 2016)
Farm-to-table southern fare favored by President James K. Polk, including fried chicken and chess pie.
  • Wed 9/20
  • 12:00AM-12:30AM
  • 257
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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 9/20
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
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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 9/20
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
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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 9/20
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • 257
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The Return of L'Hermione

S06, E10  (First Aired: Jan. 7, 2015)
The final reconstruction phase of L'Hermione; calf livers in calvados with apples; potato gratin; poached leeks in vinaigrette; dandelion salad with lardons; salad of mussels, barley, artichokes and tomatoes; floating island.
  • Thu 9/21
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
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Back to the Black Forest

S06, E11  (First Aired: Jan. 14, 2015)
Chef Staib returns to the Black Forest of Germany, where he cultivated his career; Maultaschen or Black Forest ravioli; mache salad with eggs, bacon and hazelnuts; Black Forest potato salad; Black Forest cake.
  • Thu 9/21
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The Return of L'Hermione

S06, E10  (First Aired: Jan. 7, 2015)
The final reconstruction phase of L'Hermione; calf livers in calvados with apples; potato gratin; poached leeks in vinaigrette; dandelion salad with lardons; salad of mussels, barley, artichokes and tomatoes; floating island.
  • Thu 9/21
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
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Roots of Creole Cooking in St. Lucia

S06, E12  (First Aired: Jan. 21, 2015)
The Creole influence in St. Lucia; authentic Creole cuisine.
  • Fri 9/22
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 257
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The Water of Life: Cognac

S07, E01  (First Aired: Jul. 1, 2015)
Smoked sturgeon; roasted breast of pigeon with foie gras; chocolate sabayon with cognac.
  • Fri 9/22
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
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Roots of Creole Cooking in St. Lucia

S06, E12  (First Aired: Jan. 21, 2015)
The Creole influence in St. Lucia; authentic Creole cuisine.
  • Fri 9/22
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • 257
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From Bordeaux to Jefferson's Cellars

S07, E10  (First Aired: Jul. 6, 2016)
Specialties of the Bordeaux region in southwest France.
  • Sat 9/23
  • 12:00PM-12:30PM
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Charles Thomson's Great Seal of the United States

S07, E02  (First Aired: May. 11, 2016)
Crawfish bisque and wether stew; bee sting cake, infused with honey and baked in an 18th-century beehive oven.
  • Sat 9/23
  • 12:30PM-1:00PM
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George Washington in Barbados

S07, E03  (First Aired: May. 18, 2016)
Unique connection between Barbados and the U.S.; Bajan fish cakes; flying fish; cou-cou.
  • Mon 9/25
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
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Dr. Benjamin Rush: Father of American Psychiatry

S07, E04  (First Aired: May. 25, 2016)
Seafood vol-au-vent; leek and crimini mushroom ragu; apple tart.
  • Mon 9/25
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
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George Washington in Barbados

S07, E03  (First Aired: May. 18, 2016)
Unique connection between Barbados and the U.S.; Bajan fish cakes; flying fish; cou-cou.
  • Mon 9/25
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
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Boston's Famous Parker House

S07, E05  (First Aired: Jun. 8, 2016)
Boston's Haymarket Square and Parker House; Boston scrod; Parker House rolls; Boston cream pie.
  • Tue 9/26
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
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The Moravians of Bethlehem

S07, E06  (First Aired: Jun. 15, 2016)
The history of the Moravians; beef rouladen and stir-fried cabbage; Moravian sugar cake.
  • Tue 9/26
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
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Boston's Famous Parker House

S07, E05  (First Aired: Jun. 8, 2016)
Boston's Haymarket Square and Parker House; Boston scrod; Parker House rolls; Boston cream pie.
  • Tue 9/26
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • 257
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When America Spoke French

S07, E09  (First Aired: Jul. 6, 2016)
How the French population of Philadelphia lived and ate in the late 18th century; the Berley brothers of Shane Confectionary discuss the history of making ice cream above the candy shop.
  • Tue 9/26
  • 8:00PM-8:30PM
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Orchids, Herbs and Rum in Jamaica

S07, E11  (First Aired: Jul. 13, 2016)
The history of Jamaica includes the orchid craze in the 1800s; Maroon tribal leader; the art of making rum; brown stew pork.
  • Tue 9/26
  • 8:30PM-9:00PM
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The Water of Life: Cognac

S07, E01  (First Aired: Jul. 1, 2015)
Smoked sturgeon; roasted breast of pigeon with foie gras; chocolate sabayon with cognac.
  • Tue 9/26
  • 9:00PM-9:30PM
  • 257
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From Bordeaux to Jefferson's Cellars

S07, E10  (First Aired: Jul. 6, 2016)
Specialties of the Bordeaux region in southwest France.
  • Tue 9/26
  • 9:30PM-10:00PM
  • 257
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Revolutionary Caribbean

S05, E13  (First Aired: Oct. 9, 2013)
Caribbean delights include conch chowder and codfish cakes.
  • Tue 9/26
  • 10:00PM-10:30PM
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Engineering a Revolution

S05, E01  (First Aired: Jul. 17, 2013)
Hungarian goulash; cabbage potato stew with kielbasa; strawberry tarte.
  • Tue 9/26
  • 10:30PM-11:00PM
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James Monroe

S04, E10  (First Aired: Jun. 25, 2012)
The Monroe Doctrine; fried lake perch; kohlrabi.
  • Tue 9/26
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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.
  • Tue 9/26
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
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When America Spoke French

S07, E09  (First Aired: Jul. 6, 2016)
How the French population of Philadelphia lived and ate in the late 18th century; the Berley brothers of Shane Confectionary discuss the history of making ice cream above the candy shop.
  • Wed 9/27
  • 12:00AM-12:30AM
  • 257
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James K. Polk: The Dark Horse President

S07, E07  (First Aired: Jun. 22, 2016)
Farm-to-table southern fare favored by President James K. Polk, including fried chicken and chess pie.
  • Wed 9/27
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 257
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George Washington's Tent

S07, E08  (First Aired: Jun. 29, 2016)
George Washington's mobile headquarters survives both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars; Army cuisines; rustic pot-au-feu and whiskey cake.
  • Wed 9/27
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
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James K. Polk: The Dark Horse President

S07, E07  (First Aired: Jun. 22, 2016)
Farm-to-table southern fare favored by President James K. Polk, including fried chicken and chess pie.
  • Wed 9/27
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • 257
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George Washington's Tent

S07, E08  (First Aired: Jun. 29, 2016)
George Washington's mobile headquarters survives both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars; Army cuisines; rustic pot-au-feu and whiskey cake.
  • Thu 9/28
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 257
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Orchids, Herbs and Rum in Jamaica

S07, E11  (First Aired: Jul. 13, 2016)
The history of Jamaica includes the orchid craze in the 1800s; Maroon tribal leader; the art of making rum; brown stew pork.
  • Thu 9/28
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
  • 257
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George Washington's Tent

S07, E08  (First Aired: Jun. 29, 2016)
George Washington's mobile headquarters survives both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars; Army cuisines; rustic pot-au-feu and whiskey cake.
  • Thu 9/28
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
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Eliza Powel's Sinful Feast

S07, E12  (First Aired: Jul. 20, 2016)
Chef Walter Staib recreates Eliza Powel's ``sinful feast'' in her historic Philadelphia home.
  • Fri 9/29
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
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Pittsburgh: From Frontier to Fortune

S07, E13  (First Aired: Jul. 27, 2016)
The cuisine and history of Pittsburgh; William Penn Hotel; how Pittsburgh changed over the years, from the French and Indian War to the opulence of the industrialists.
  • Fri 9/29
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Eliza Powel's Sinful Feast

S07, E12  (First Aired: Jul. 20, 2016)
Chef Walter Staib recreates Eliza Powel's ``sinful feast'' in her historic Philadelphia home.
  • Fri 9/29
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • 257
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Martha Washington Won the War

S01, E01  (First Aired: Oct. 24, 2009)
Martha Washington's authentic turkey stew with oysters.
  • Sat 9/30
  • 12:00PM-12:30PM
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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.
  • Sat 9/30
  • 12:30PM-1:00PM
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Martha Washington Won the War

S01, E01  (First Aired: Oct. 24, 2009)
Martha Washington's authentic turkey stew with oysters.
  • Mon 10/2
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
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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.
  • Mon 10/2
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
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Martha Washington Won the War

S01, E01  (First Aired: Oct. 24, 2009)
Martha Washington's authentic turkey stew with oysters.
  • Mon 10/2
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
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