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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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18th Century Animals

S02, E10  (First Aired: Aug. 30, 2010)
Beef barley soup; pork ragout; Sally Lunn dumplings.
  • Tue 2/28
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Coffee at Colonial Williamsburg

S02, E11  (First Aired: Sep. 6, 2010)
Chicken vermicelli soup; veal fricassee; curried rice pilaf.
  • Tue 2/28
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV
  •  
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

18th Century Animals

S02, E10  (First Aired: Aug. 30, 2010)
Beef barley soup; pork ragout; Sally Lunn dumplings.
  • Tue 2/28
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

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.
  • Tue 2/28
  • 8:00PM-8:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

The Beautiful People of Colonial Williamsburg

S02, E13  (First Aired: Sep. 20, 2010)
Cod fish fritters; stuffed roasted quail; Virginia ham; pineapple sauerkraut.
  • Tue 2/28
  • 8:30PM-9:00PM
  • 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.
  • Tue 2/28
  • 9:00PM-9:30PM
  • 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.
  • Tue 2/28
  • 9:30PM-10:00PM
  • 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 2/28
  • 10:00PM-10:30PM
  • 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 2/28
  • 10:30PM-11:00PM
  • 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 2/28
  • 11:00PM-11:30PM
  • 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 2/28
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Philadelphia Falls

S03, E07  (First Aired: Aug. 29, 2011)
Potato leek soup; roasted leg of lamb; cardoon au fromage.
  • Wed 3/1
  • 12:00AM-12:30AM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Philadelphia's City Tavern

S06, E01  (First Aired: Nov. 5, 2014)
The history of Philadelphia's City Tavern; chef Staib prepares roast leg of venison, yellow beets and walnuts gratin, sage potatoes and creme brulee.
  • Wed 3/1
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Winning the War With Bread

S06, E02  (First Aired: Nov. 12, 2014)
Classic turkey pot pie; gingerbread and poached pears.
  • Wed 3/1
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV
  •  
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Philadelphia's City Tavern

S06, E01  (First Aired: Nov. 5, 2014)
The history of Philadelphia's City Tavern; chef Staib prepares roast leg of venison, yellow beets and walnuts gratin, sage potatoes and creme brulee.
  • Wed 3/1
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • 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.
  • Thu 3/2
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 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 3/2
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV
  •  
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • 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.
  • Thu 3/2
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • 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.
  • Fri 3/3
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 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.
  • Fri 3/3
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV
  •  
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • 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.
  • Fri 3/3
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • 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 3/4
  • 12:00PM-12:30PM
  • 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 3/4
  • 12:30PM-1:00PM
  • 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.
  • Mon 3/6
  • 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.
  • Mon 3/6
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV
  •  
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • 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.
  • Mon 3/6
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • 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.
  • Tue 3/7
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 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.
  • Tue 3/7
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV
  •  
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • 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.
  • Tue 3/7
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • 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.
  • Tue 3/7
  • 8:00PM-8:30PM
  • 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.
  • Tue 3/7
  • 8:30PM-9:00PM
  • 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.
  • Tue 3/7
  • 9:00PM-9:30PM
  • 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.
  • Tue 3/7
  • 9:30PM-10:00PM
  • 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.
  • Tue 3/7
  • 10:00PM-10:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Martha Washington Won the War

S01, E01  (First Aired: Oct. 24, 2009)
Martha Washington's authentic turkey stew with oysters.
  • Tue 3/7
  • 10:30PM-11:00PM
  • 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.
  • Tue 3/7
  • 11:00PM-11:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Von Steuben's Secret Weapon

S01, E03  (First Aired: Nov. 7, 2009)
Braised rabbit legs and potato cakes.
  • Tue 3/7
  • 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.
  • Wed 3/8
  • 12:00AM-12:30AM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Washington's Crossing Pepperpot Soup

S01, E04  (First Aired: Nov. 14, 2009)
West Indies-influenced pepperpot soup with corn bread.
  • Wed 3/8
  • 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.
  • Wed 3/8
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Von Steuben's Secret Weapon

S01, E03  (First Aired: Nov. 7, 2009)
Braised rabbit legs and potato cakes.
  • Wed 3/8
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Martha Washington Won the War

S01, E01  (First Aired: Oct. 24, 2009)
Martha Washington's authentic turkey stew with oysters.
  • Wed 3/8
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • 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.
  • Thu 3/9
  • 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 3/9
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV
  •  
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • 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 3/9
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • 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.
  • Fri 3/10
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

West Indies Influence

S01, E11  (First Aired: Jan. 2, 2010)
Salmon escoveitch; salmon corn cakes; the Subscription Room.
  • Fri 3/10
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
  • 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 3/10
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • 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 3/10
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

West Indies Influence

S01, E11  (First Aired: Jan. 2, 2010)
Salmon escoveitch; salmon corn cakes; the Subscription Room.
  • Sat 3/11
  • 12:00PM-12:30PM
  • 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.
  • Sat 3/11
  • 12:30PM-1:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV