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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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Charles Thomson -- Witness to History

S02, E01  (First Aired: Jun. 28, 2010)
Shrimp in saffron cream; marinated asparagus; fennel puree.
  • Fri 12/9
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 257
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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 12/9
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
  • 257
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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.
  • Fri 12/9
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • 257
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  • Fri 12/9
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • 257
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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 12/10
  • 12:00PM-12:30PM
  • 257
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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.
  • Sat 12/10
  • 12:30PM-1:00PM
  • 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 12/10
  • 8:00PM-8:30PM
  • 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.
  • Sat 12/10
  • 8:30PM-9:00PM
  • 257
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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.
  • Sat 12/10
  • 9:00PM-9:30PM
  • 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 12/12
  • 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 12/12
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
  • 257
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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.
  • Mon 12/12
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • 257
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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.
  • Mon 12/12
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • 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 12/13
  • 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 12/13
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
  • 257
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James Monroe

S04, E10  (First Aired: Jun. 25, 2012)
The Monroe Doctrine; fried lake perch; kohlrabi.
  • Tue 12/13
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • 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.
  • Tue 12/13
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • 257
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No Episode Title

(First Aired: Oct. 24, 2009)
Chef Walter Staib prepares 18th century cuisine.
  • Tue 12/13
  • 8:00PM-8:30PM
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  • 8:30PM-9:00PM
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  • 9:00PM-9:30PM
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  • 9:30PM-10:00PM
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  • 10:00PM-10:30PM
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  • 10:30PM-11:00PM
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  • 11:00PM-11:30PM
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  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
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  • Wed 12/14
  • 12:00AM-12:30AM
  • 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.
  • Wed 12/14
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 257
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18th Century Animals

S02, E10  (First Aired: Aug. 30, 2010)
Beef barley soup; pork ragout; Sally Lunn dumplings.
  • Wed 12/14
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
  • 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.
  • Wed 12/14
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • 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.
  • Wed 12/14
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • 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 12/14
  • 11:00PM-11:30PM
  • 257
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El Camino Real

S05, E04  (First Aired: Aug. 7, 2013)
Atole; blue corn porridge; elk stew.
  • Wed 12/14
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 257
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Coffee at Colonial Williamsburg

S02, E11  (First Aired: Sep. 6, 2010)
Chicken vermicelli soup; veal fricassee; curried rice pilaf.
  • Thu 12/15
  • 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.
  • Thu 12/15
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
  • 257
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Von Steuben's Secret Weapon

S01, E03  (First Aired: Nov. 7, 2009)
Braised rabbit legs and potato cakes.
  • Thu 12/15
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • 257
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Washington's Crossing Pepperpot Soup

S01, E04  (First Aired: Nov. 14, 2009)
West Indies-influenced pepperpot soup with corn bread.
  • Thu 12/15
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • 257
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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.
  • Fri 12/16
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 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.
  • Fri 12/16
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
  • 257
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Jefferson's Monticello

S01, E05  (First Aired: Nov. 21, 2009)
Stuffed cabbage with fried asparagus; a tour of Thomas Jefferson's estate and gardens.
  • Fri 12/16
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • 257
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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.
  • Fri 12/16
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

James Monroe

S04, E10  (First Aired: Jun. 25, 2012)
The Monroe Doctrine; fried lake perch; kohlrabi.
  • Sat 12/17
  • 12:00PM-12:30PM
  • 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.
  • Sat 12/17
  • 12:30PM-1:00PM
  • 257
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Battle of Nassau

S05, E07  (First Aired: Aug. 28, 2013)
Boiled fish; curried lobster; johnnycake.
  • Sat 12/17
  • 8:00PM-8:30PM
  • 257
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Trekking South Africa

S05, E08  (First Aired: Sep. 4, 2013)
South African specialties featuring local game include warthog kebabs and ostrich stew.
  • Sat 12/17
  • 8:30PM-9:00PM
  • 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.
  • Sat 12/17
  • 9:00PM-9:30PM
  • 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.
  • Mon 12/19
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 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.
  • Mon 12/19
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
  • 257
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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.
  • Mon 12/19
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • 257
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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.
  • Mon 12/19
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • 257
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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 12/20
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 257
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Philadelphia Falls

S03, E07  (First Aired: Aug. 29, 2011)
Potato leek soup; roasted leg of lamb; cardoon au fromage.
  • Tue 12/20
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
  • 257
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Root Cellars

S01, E09  (First Aired: Dec. 19, 2009)
Goose with turnips; crab cake with herb remoulade; root cellars.
  • Tue 12/20
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • 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.
  • Tue 12/20
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • 257
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No Episode Title

(First Aired: Oct. 24, 2009)
Chef Walter Staib prepares 18th century cuisine.
  • Tue 12/20
  • 8:00PM-8:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV
  •  
  • 8:30PM-9:00PM
  • 257
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  • 9:00PM-9:30PM
  • 257
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  • 9:30PM-10:00PM
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  • 10:00PM-10:30PM
  • 257
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  • 11:00PM-11:30PM
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  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 257
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  • Wed 12/21
  • 12:00AM-12:30AM
  • 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 12/21
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Weekend Warriors

S03, E09  (First Aired: Sep. 12, 2011)
Mushroom toast; venison stew; bread dumplings; fried celery.
  • Wed 12/21
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
  • 257
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West Indies Influence

S01, E11  (First Aired: Jan. 2, 2010)
Salmon escoveitch; salmon corn cakes; the Subscription Room.
  • Wed 12/21
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • 257
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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.
  • Wed 12/21
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • 257
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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.
  • Wed 12/21
  • 11:00PM-11:30PM
  • 257
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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.
  • Wed 12/21
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 257
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Jamaica -- The Market Basket

S03, E10  (First Aired: Sep. 19, 2011)
Mannish water; ackee and saltfish; curried goat; cornmeal fritter.
  • Thu 12/22
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 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 12/22
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
  • 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.
  • Thu 12/22
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Charles Thomson -- Witness to History

S02, E01  (First Aired: Jun. 28, 2010)
Shrimp in saffron cream; marinated asparagus; fennel puree.
  • Thu 12/22
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV