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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 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.
  • Mon 8/29
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

The Washingtons at Mount Vernon

S03, E02  (First Aired: Jul. 25, 2011)
Pickled herring bonne femme; roasted stuffed goose; braised sunchokes; sweet potato biscuits.
  • Mon 8/29
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

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.
  • Tue 8/30
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Rye Coffee

S03, E04  (First Aired: Aug. 8, 2011)
Harvesting rye; madeira onion soup; sea snails; beef tongue with caper sauce; Pennsylvania Dutch dumplings.
  • Tue 8/30
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Dolley & James Madison -- Entertaining at Montpelier

S03, E05  (First Aired: Aug. 15, 2011)
Ice cream; artichokes; veal kidney dijonnaise; Hoppin' John; cornmeal fried catfish.
  • Tue 8/30
  • 5:00PM-5:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Dolley & James Madison -- Entertaining at Montpelier

S03, E06  (First Aired: Aug. 22, 2011)
Virginia ham and oysters; roast pheasant with cornmeal stuffing; peas a la Francaise.
  • Tue 8/30
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Philadelphia Falls

S03, E07  (First Aired: Aug. 29, 2011)
Potato leek soup; roasted leg of lamb; cardoon au fromage.
  • Wed 8/31
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Continental Congress & Constitutional Convention

S03, E08  (First Aired: Sep. 5, 2011)
Fried calves feet with curried remoulade; beef olives; mashed potatoes; broccoli.
  • Wed 8/31
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
  • 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 8/31
  • 8:00PM-8:30PM
  • 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 8/31
  • 8:30PM-9:00PM
  • 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.
  • Wed 8/31
  • 9:00PM-9:30PM
  • 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.
  • Wed 8/31
  • 9:30PM-10:00PM
  • 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 8/31
  • 11:00PM-11:30PM
  • 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 8/31
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 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 9/1
  • 12:00AM-12:30AM
  • 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 9/1
  • 12:30AM-1:00AM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Weekend Warriors

S03, E09  (First Aired: Sep. 12, 2011)
Mushroom toast; venison stew; bread dumplings; fried celery.
  • Thu 9/1
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Jamaica -- The Market Basket

S03, E10  (First Aired: Sep. 19, 2011)
Mannish water; ackee and saltfish; curried goat; cornmeal fritter.
  • Thu 9/1
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Birds of America -- John James Audubon

S03, E11  (First Aired: Sep. 26, 2011)
John James Audubon's farm and bird sanctuary near Valley Forge, Pa.
  • Thu 9/1
  • 5:00PM-5:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Root Cellars

S01, E09  (First Aired: Dec. 19, 2009)
Goose with turnips; crab cake with herb remoulade; root cellars.
  • Thu 9/1
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Nothing Grows on Exuma

S03, E12  (First Aired: Oct. 3, 2011)
Recipes from Exuma, Bahamas, include conch salad, conch fritters, fish fry and guava duff.
  • Fri 9/2
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

The First Three Seasons

S03, E13  (First Aired: Oct. 10, 2011)
Memorable dishes.
  • Fri 9/2
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
  • 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.
  • Sat 9/3
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 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.
  • Sat 9/3
  • 8:00PM-8:30PM
  • 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.
  • Sat 9/3
  • 8:30PM-9:00PM
  • 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.
  • Sat 9/3
  • 11:00PM-11:30PM
  • 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.
  • Sat 9/3
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 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.
  • Sun 9/4
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

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.
  • Sun 9/4
  • 8:00PM-8:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

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.
  • Sun 9/4
  • 8:30PM-9:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

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.
  • Sun 9/4
  • 11:00PM-11:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

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.
  • Sun 9/4
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 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.
  • Mon 9/5
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Antigua: Harboring British Interests

S04, E04  (First Aired: May. 14, 2012)
Seafood water and pumpkin pancakes.
  • Mon 9/5
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

St. Lucia: Tropical Delights, Naval Fights

S04, E05  (First Aired: May. 21, 2012)
Curried chicken and bouillon.
  • Tue 9/6
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Liquid Gold

S04, E06  (First Aired: May. 28, 2012)
Rum in Guyana; the legend of El Dorado; traditional Guyanese dishes.
  • Tue 9/6
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

In Search of Catchup

S04, E07  (First Aired: Jun. 4, 2012)
The origins of ketchup; an organic farm in Malaysia; preparing local Malaysian specialties in bamboo rice.
  • Tue 9/6
  • 5:00PM-5:30PM
  • 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 9/6
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV
  • Wed 9/7
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Pirates Get Their Due

S04, E11  (First Aired: Jul. 2, 2012)
Port Royal, Jamaica, underwater city; cooking on the Rio Grande.
  • Wed 9/7
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
  • 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 9/7
  • 8:00PM-8:30PM
  • 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 9/7
  • 8:30PM-9:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Root Cellars

S01, E09  (First Aired: Dec. 19, 2009)
Goose with turnips; crab cake with herb remoulade; root cellars.
  • Wed 9/7
  • 9:00PM-9:30PM
  • 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 9/7
  • 9:30PM-10:00PM
  • 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 9/7
  • 11:00PM-11:30PM
  • 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 9/7
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Root Cellars

S01, E09  (First Aired: Dec. 19, 2009)
Goose with turnips; crab cake with herb remoulade; root cellars.
  • Thu 9/8
  • 12:00AM-12:30AM
  • 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.
  • Thu 9/8
  • 12:30AM-1:00AM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Blue Mountain Coffee

S04, E12  (First Aired: Jul. 9, 2012)
A coffee plantation on Jamaica's Blue Mountains; British plantation brunch.
  • Thu 9/8
  • 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 9/8
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Martha Washington Won the War

S01, E01  (First Aired: Oct. 24, 2009)
Martha Washington's authentic turkey stew with oysters.
  • Thu 9/8
  • 5:00PM-5:30PM
  • 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.
  • Thu 9/8
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Von Steuben's Secret Weapon

S01, E03  (First Aired: Nov. 7, 2009)
Braised rabbit legs and potato cakes.
  • Fri 9/9
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Washington's Crossing Pepperpot Soup

S01, E04  (First Aired: Nov. 14, 2009)
West Indies-influenced pepperpot soup with corn bread.
  • Fri 9/9
  • 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.
  • Sat 9/10
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

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.
  • Sat 9/10
  • 8:00PM-8:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Engineering a Revolution

S05, E01  (First Aired: Jul. 17, 2013)
Hungarian goulash; cabbage potato stew with kielbasa; strawberry tarte.
  • Sat 9/10
  • 8:30PM-9:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

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.
  • Sat 9/10
  • 11:00PM-11:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Engineering a Revolution

S05, E01  (First Aired: Jul. 17, 2013)
Hungarian goulash; cabbage potato stew with kielbasa; strawberry tarte.
  • Sat 9/10
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 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.
  • Sun 9/11
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 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.
  • Sun 9/11
  • 8:00PM-8:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV