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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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Pirates Get Their Due

S04, E11  (First Aired: Jul. 2, 2012)
Port Royal, Jamaica, underwater city; cooking on the Rio Grande.
  • Sat 10/1
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 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.
  • Sat 10/1
  • 8:00PM-8:30PM
  • 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 10/1
  • 8:30PM-9:00PM
  • 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.
  • Sat 10/1
  • 11:00PM-11:30PM
  • 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 10/1
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Blue Mountain Coffee

S04, E12  (First Aired: Jul. 9, 2012)
A coffee plantation on Jamaica's Blue Mountains; British plantation brunch.
  • Sun 10/2
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 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.
  • Sun 10/2
  • 8:00PM-8:30PM
  • 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.
  • Sun 10/2
  • 8:30PM-9:00PM
  • 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.
  • Sun 10/2
  • 11:00PM-11:30PM
  • 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 10/2
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 257
  • RLTV

James Monroe

S04, E10  (First Aired: Jun. 25, 2012)
The Monroe Doctrine; fried lake perch; kohlrabi.
  • Mon 10/3
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 257
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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.
  • Mon 10/3
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
  • 257
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No Episode Title

(First Aired: Oct. 24, 2009)
Chef Walter Staib prepares 18th century cuisine.
  • Mon 10/3
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • 257
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  • 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.
  • Tue 10/4
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 257
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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.
  • Tue 10/4
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
  • 257
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No Episode Title

(First Aired: Oct. 24, 2009)
Chef Walter Staib prepares 18th century cuisine.
  • Tue 10/4
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • 257
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  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • 257
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Von Steuben's Secret Weapon

S01, E03  (First Aired: Nov. 7, 2009)
Braised rabbit legs and potato cakes.
  • Wed 10/5
  • 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.
  • Wed 10/5
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
  • 257
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No Episode Title

(First Aired: Oct. 24, 2009)
Chef Walter Staib prepares 18th century cuisine.
  • Wed 10/5
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • 257
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  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • 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.
  • Wed 10/5
  • 8:00PM-8:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Roots of Creole Cooking in St. Lucia

S06, E12  (First Aired: Jan. 21, 2015)
The Creole influence in St. Lucia; authentic Creole cuisine.
  • Wed 10/5
  • 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.
  • Wed 10/5
  • 9:00PM-9:30PM
  • 257
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No Episode Title

(First Aired: Oct. 24, 2009)
Chef Walter Staib prepares 18th century cuisine.
  • Wed 10/5
  • 9:30PM-10:00PM
  • 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.
  • Wed 10/5
  • 11:00PM-11:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Roots of Creole Cooking in St. Lucia

S06, E12  (First Aired: Jan. 21, 2015)
The Creole influence in St. Lucia; authentic Creole cuisine.
  • Wed 10/5
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 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.
  • Thu 10/6
  • 12:00AM-12:30AM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Engineering a Revolution

S05, E01  (First Aired: Jul. 17, 2013)
Hungarian goulash; cabbage potato stew with kielbasa; strawberry tarte.
  • Thu 10/6
  • 12:30AM-1:00AM
  • 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.
  • Thu 10/6
  • 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.
  • Thu 10/6
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
  • 257
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No Episode Title

(First Aired: Oct. 24, 2009)
Chef Walter Staib prepares 18th century cuisine.
  • Thu 10/6
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • 257
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  •  
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • 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.
  • Fri 10/7
  • 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.
  • Fri 10/7
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

No Episode Title

(First Aired: Oct. 24, 2009)
Chef Walter Staib prepares 18th century cuisine.
  • Fri 10/7
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV
  •  
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV
  • Sat 10/8
  • 12:00PM-12:30PM
  • 257
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  •  
  • 12:30PM-1:00PM
  • 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 10/8
  • 8:00PM-8:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Let Freedom Ring

S05, E03  (First Aired: Jul. 31, 2013)
Sauteed shad roe; coq au vin rouge with herb spaetzle.
  • Sat 10/8
  • 8:30PM-9:00PM
  • 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 10/8
  • 11:00PM-11:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Let Freedom Ring

S05, E03  (First Aired: Jul. 31, 2013)
Sauteed shad roe; coq au vin rouge with herb spaetzle.
  • Sat 10/8
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 257
  • RLTV

El Camino Real

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

Chili Peppers: Fruit of New Mexico

S05, E05  (First Aired: Aug. 14, 2013)
Short ribs; red polenta; wild boar chili.
  • Sun 10/9
  • 8:30PM-9:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

El Camino Real

S05, E04  (First Aired: Aug. 7, 2013)
Atole; blue corn porridge; elk stew.
  • Sun 10/9
  • 11:00PM-11:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Chili Peppers: Fruit of New Mexico

S05, E05  (First Aired: Aug. 14, 2013)
Short ribs; red polenta; wild boar chili.
  • Sun 10/9
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 257
  • RLTV

West Indies Influence

S01, E11  (First Aired: Jan. 2, 2010)
Salmon escoveitch; salmon corn cakes; the Subscription Room.
  • Mon 10/10
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Ben Franklin's Genius

S01, E12  (First Aired: Jan. 9, 2010)
American Philosophical Society was founded by Ben Franklin; braised oxtail; spruce beer.
  • Mon 10/10
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

No Episode Title

(First Aired: Oct. 24, 2009)
Chef Walter Staib prepares 18th century cuisine.
  • Mon 10/10
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV
  •  
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • 257
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Madeira Wine by the Galleons

S01, E13  (First Aired: Jan. 16, 2010)
Chicken cooked with Madeira wine; spaetzle; chestnut fritters.
  • Tue 10/11
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Charles Thomson -- Witness to History

S02, E01  (First Aired: Jun. 28, 2010)
Shrimp in saffron cream; marinated asparagus; fennel puree.
  • Tue 10/11
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

No Episode Title

(First Aired: Oct. 24, 2009)
Chef Walter Staib prepares 18th century cuisine.
  • Tue 10/11
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV
  •  
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

The Powels -- Friends of the Washingtons

S02, E02  (First Aired: Jul. 5, 2010)
Forced cabbage; traditional beef stew with egg noodles.
  • Wed 10/12
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Surgery and Soda Pop

S02, E03  (First Aired: Jul. 12, 2010)
Smoked brook trout on potato pancakes; coq au vin chicken; Brussels sprouts.
  • Wed 10/12
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

No Episode Title

(First Aired: Oct. 24, 2009)
Chef Walter Staib prepares 18th century cuisine.
  • Wed 10/12
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV
  •  
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

King of Prussia

S05, E06  (First Aired: Aug. 21, 2013)
Konigsberger klopse meatballs in caper sauce; eisbein pork shanks; apple strudel.
  • Wed 10/12
  • 8:00PM-8:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Battle of Nassau

S05, E07  (First Aired: Aug. 28, 2013)
Boiled fish; curried lobster; johnnycake.
  • Wed 10/12
  • 8:30PM-9:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Trekking South Africa

S05, E08  (First Aired: Sep. 4, 2013)
South African specialties featuring local game include warthog kebabs and ostrich stew.
  • Wed 10/12
  • 9:00PM-9:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Original Americans

S05, E09  (First Aired: Sep. 11, 2013)
Cornmeal fried catfish; stuffed squash; maple baked beans; corn; cranberry pancakes.
  • Wed 10/12
  • 9:30PM-10:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

King of Prussia

S05, E06  (First Aired: Aug. 21, 2013)
Konigsberger klopse meatballs in caper sauce; eisbein pork shanks; apple strudel.
  • Wed 10/12
  • 11:00PM-11:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Battle of Nassau

S05, E07  (First Aired: Aug. 28, 2013)
Boiled fish; curried lobster; johnnycake.
  • Wed 10/12
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Trekking South Africa

S05, E08  (First Aired: Sep. 4, 2013)
South African specialties featuring local game include warthog kebabs and ostrich stew.
  • Thu 10/13
  • 12:00AM-12:30AM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Original Americans

S05, E09  (First Aired: Sep. 11, 2013)
Cornmeal fried catfish; stuffed squash; maple baked beans; corn; cranberry pancakes.
  • Thu 10/13
  • 12:30AM-1:00AM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Escape to Deshler Morris House

S02, E04  (First Aired: Jul. 19, 2010)
Shrimp toast; larded heart of beef tenderloin.
  • Thu 10/13
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Benedict Arnold's Treacherous Wife

S02, E05  (First Aired: Jul. 26, 2010)
Oyster stew; roasted duckling glazed with honey.
  • Thu 10/13
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

No Episode Title

(First Aired: Oct. 24, 2009)
Chef Walter Staib prepares 18th century cuisine.
  • Thu 10/13
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV
  •  
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

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.
  • Fri 10/14
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

David Rittenhouse's Orrery

S02, E07  (First Aired: Aug. 9, 2010)
Crown roast of pork with Madeira sauce; sweet potatoes and apples.
  • Fri 10/14
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
  • 257
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No Episode Title

(First Aired: Oct. 24, 2009)
Chef Walter Staib prepares 18th century cuisine.
  • Fri 10/14
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • 257
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  •  
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • 257
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