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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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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.
  • Wed 7/27
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
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Root Cellars

S01, E09  (First Aired: Dec. 19, 2009)
Goose with turnips; crab cake with herb remoulade; root cellars.
  • Wed 7/27
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
  • 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 7/27
  • 8:00PM-8:30PM
  • 257
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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 7/27
  • 8:30PM-9:00PM
  • 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.
  • Wed 7/27
  • 9:00PM-9:30PM
  • 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.
  • Wed 7/27
  • 9:30PM-10:00PM
  • 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 7/27
  • 11:00PM-11:30PM
  • 257
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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 7/27
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 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.
  • Thu 7/28
  • 12:00AM-12:30AM
  • 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 7/28
  • 12:30AM-1:00AM
  • 257
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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.
  • Thu 7/28
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 257
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West Indies Influence

S01, E11  (First Aired: Jan. 2, 2010)
Salmon escoveitch; salmon corn cakes; the Subscription Room.
  • Thu 7/28
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
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Ben Franklin's Genius

S01, E12  (First Aired: Jan. 9, 2010)
American Philosophical Society was founded by Ben Franklin; braised oxtail; spruce beer.
  • Thu 7/28
  • 5:00PM-5:30PM
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Madeira Wine by the Galleons

S01, E13  (First Aired: Jan. 16, 2010)
Chicken cooked with Madeira wine; spaetzle; chestnut fritters.
  • Thu 7/28
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
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Charles Thomson -- Witness to History

S02, E01  (First Aired: Jun. 28, 2010)
Shrimp in saffron cream; marinated asparagus; fennel puree.
  • Fri 7/29
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
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The Powels -- Friends of the Washingtons

S02, E02  (First Aired: Jul. 5, 2010)
Forced cabbage; traditional beef stew with egg noodles.
  • Fri 7/29
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
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Surgery and Soda Pop

S02, E03  (First Aired: Jul. 12, 2010)
Smoked brook trout on potato pancakes; coq au vin chicken; Brussels sprouts.
  • Sat 7/30
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 257
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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.
  • Sat 7/30
  • 8:00PM-8:30PM
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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.
  • Sat 7/30
  • 8:30PM-9:00PM
  • 257
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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.
  • Sat 7/30
  • 11:00PM-11:30PM
  • 257
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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.
  • Sat 7/30
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 257
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Escape to Deshler Morris House

S02, E04  (First Aired: Jul. 19, 2010)
Shrimp toast; larded heart of beef tenderloin.
  • Sun 7/31
  • 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.
  • Sun 7/31
  • 8:00PM-8:30PM
  • 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.
  • Sun 7/31
  • 8:30PM-9:00PM
  • 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.
  • Sun 7/31
  • 11:00PM-11:30PM
  • 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.
  • Sun 7/31
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 257
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Benedict Arnold's Treacherous Wife

S02, E05  (First Aired: Jul. 26, 2010)
Oyster stew; roasted duckling glazed with honey.
  • Mon 8/1
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 257
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Benjamin Franklin -- Science Superstar

S02, E06  (First Aired: Aug. 2, 2010)
Vol-au-vent with sweetbreads; beef and pork pie; sweet-and-sour red cabbage.
  • Mon 8/1
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
  • 257
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David Rittenhouse's Orrery

S02, E07  (First Aired: Aug. 9, 2010)
Crown roast of pork with Madeira sauce; sweet potatoes and apples.
  • Tue 8/2
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 257
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Yellow Fever

S02, E08  (First Aired: Aug. 16, 2010)
Citrus-marinated salmon with an eggplant dore.
  • Tue 8/2
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
  • 257
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Betsy Ross Sews a Legend

S02, E09  (First Aired: Aug. 23, 2010)
Lobster and corn fritters; baked veal chops; braised artichokes.
  • Tue 8/2
  • 5:00PM-5:30PM
  • 257
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18th Century Animals

S02, E10  (First Aired: Aug. 30, 2010)
Beef barley soup; pork ragout; Sally Lunn dumplings.
  • Tue 8/2
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
  • 257
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Coffee at Colonial Williamsburg

S02, E11  (First Aired: Sep. 6, 2010)
Chicken vermicelli soup; veal fricassee; curried rice pilaf.
  • Wed 8/3
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 257
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Remembering Lafayette's Sacrifices

(First Aired: Dec. 21, 2012)
French General Lafayette's American victory tour of 1824 was a sold-out event wherever he went. In this episode, Chef Staib pays tribute to Gen. LaFayette by making a very French meal of Tripe Soup, Roasted Sweetbreads and Creamed Savoy Cabbage.
  • Wed 8/3
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
  • 257
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Engineering a Revolution

S05, E01  (First Aired: Jul. 17, 2013)
Hungarian goulash; cabbage potato stew with kielbasa; strawberry tarte.
  • Wed 8/3
  • 8:00PM-8:30PM
  • 257
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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.
  • Wed 8/3
  • 8:30PM-9:00PM
  • 257
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Let Freedom Ring

S05, E03  (First Aired: Jul. 31, 2013)
Sauteed shad roe; coq au vin rouge with herb spaetzle.
  • Wed 8/3
  • 9:00PM-9:30PM
  • 257
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El Camino Real

S05, E04  (First Aired: Aug. 7, 2013)
Atole; blue corn porridge; elk stew.
  • Wed 8/3
  • 9:30PM-10:00PM
  • 257
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Engineering a Revolution

S05, E01  (First Aired: Jul. 17, 2013)
Hungarian goulash; cabbage potato stew with kielbasa; strawberry tarte.
  • Wed 8/3
  • 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.
  • Wed 8/3
  • 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.
  • Thu 8/4
  • 12:00AM-12:30AM
  • 257
  • RLTV

El Camino Real

S05, E04  (First Aired: Aug. 7, 2013)
Atole; blue corn porridge; elk stew.
  • Thu 8/4
  • 12:30AM-1:00AM
  • 257
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The Beautiful People of Colonial Williamsburg

S02, E13  (First Aired: Sep. 20, 2010)
Cod fish fritters; stuffed roasted quail; Virginia ham; pineapple sauerkraut.
  • Thu 8/4
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

The Washingtons at Mount Vernon

S03, E01  (First Aired: Jul. 18, 2011)
Chef Walter Staib prepares some of George Washington's favorites, including roasted beef marrow, baked stuffed sturgeon, roasted root vegetables and citrus vinaigrette.
  • Thu 8/4
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
  • 257
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The Washingtons at Mount Vernon

S03, E02  (First Aired: Jul. 25, 2011)
Pickled herring bonne femme; roasted stuffed goose; braised sunchokes; sweet potato biscuits.
  • Thu 8/4
  • 5:00PM-5:30PM
  • 257
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Bartram's Gardens: A Revolution in Gardening

S03, E03  (First Aired: Aug. 1, 2011)
Fried Lafayette fish; curried tofu with shrimp, turbot and braised romaine.
  • Thu 8/4
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
  • 257
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Rye Coffee

S03, E04  (First Aired: Aug. 8, 2011)
Harvesting rye; madeira onion soup; sea snails; beef tongue with caper sauce; Pennsylvania Dutch dumplings.
  • Fri 8/5
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 257
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Dolley & James Madison -- Entertaining at Montpelier

S03, E05  (First Aired: Aug. 15, 2011)
Ice cream; artichokes; veal kidney dijonnaise; Hoppin' John; cornmeal fried catfish.
  • Fri 8/5
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
  • 257
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Chef Walter Staib prepares 18th century cuisine.
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