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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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Chili Peppers: Fruit of New Mexico

S05, E05  (First Aired: Aug. 14, 2013)
Short ribs; red polenta; wild boar chili.
  • Sat 4/29
  • 12:00PM-12:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

King of Prussia

S05, E06  (First Aired: Aug. 21, 2013)
Konigsberger klopse meatballs in caper sauce; eisbein pork shanks; apple strudel.
  • Sat 4/29
  • 12:30PM-1:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Battle of Nassau

S05, E07  (First Aired: Aug. 28, 2013)
Boiled fish; curried lobster; johnnycake.
  • Mon 5/1
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Trekking South Africa

S05, E08  (First Aired: Sep. 4, 2013)
South African specialties featuring local game include warthog kebabs and ostrich stew.
  • Mon 5/1
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV
  •  
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Battle of Nassau

S05, E07  (First Aired: Aug. 28, 2013)
Boiled fish; curried lobster; johnnycake.
  • Mon 5/1
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Original Americans

S05, E09  (First Aired: Sep. 11, 2013)
Cornmeal fried catfish; stuffed squash; maple baked beans; corn; cranberry pancakes.
  • Tue 5/2
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Under the Vine and Figtree

S05, E10  (First Aired: Sep. 18, 2013)
Calf brains with butter and capers; beef royale.
  • Tue 5/2
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV
  •  
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Original Americans

S05, E09  (First Aired: Sep. 11, 2013)
Cornmeal fried catfish; stuffed squash; maple baked beans; corn; cranberry pancakes.
  • Tue 5/2
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • 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.
  • Tue 5/2
  • 8:00PM-8:30PM
  • 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.
  • Tue 5/2
  • 8:30PM-9:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Winning the War With Bread

S06, E02  (First Aired: Nov. 12, 2014)
Classic turkey pot pie; gingerbread and poached pears.
  • Tue 5/2
  • 9:00PM-9:30PM
  • 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.
  • Tue 5/2
  • 9:30PM-10:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Revolutionary Caribbean

S05, E13  (First Aired: Oct. 9, 2013)
Caribbean delights include conch chowder and codfish cakes.
  • Tue 5/2
  • 10:00PM-10:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Original Sushi

S05, E12  (First Aired: Oct. 2, 2013)
The origins of Japanese sushi; Kobe beef; a tour of the Imperial Palace grounds.
  • Tue 5/2
  • 10:30PM-11:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

A Capital Design

S05, E11  (First Aired: Sep. 25, 2013)
Liver dumplings; veal tongue fricassee; sauteed heirloom carrots; chocolate mousse cake.
  • Tue 5/2
  • 11:00PM-11:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Trekking South Africa

S05, E08  (First Aired: Sep. 4, 2013)
South African specialties featuring local game include warthog kebabs and ostrich stew.
  • Tue 5/2
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Battle of Nassau

S05, E07  (First Aired: Aug. 28, 2013)
Boiled fish; curried lobster; johnnycake.
  • Wed 5/3
  • 12:00AM-12:30AM
  • 257
  • RLTV

A Capital Design

S05, E11  (First Aired: Sep. 25, 2013)
Liver dumplings; veal tongue fricassee; sauteed heirloom carrots; chocolate mousse cake.
  • Wed 5/3
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Original Sushi

S05, E12  (First Aired: Oct. 2, 2013)
The origins of Japanese sushi; Kobe beef; a tour of the Imperial Palace grounds.
  • Wed 5/3
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV
  •  
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

A Capital Design

S05, E11  (First Aired: Sep. 25, 2013)
Liver dumplings; veal tongue fricassee; sauteed heirloom carrots; chocolate mousse cake.
  • Wed 5/3
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Revolutionary Caribbean

S05, E13  (First Aired: Oct. 9, 2013)
Caribbean delights include conch chowder and codfish cakes.
  • Thu 5/4
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 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.
  • Thu 5/4
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV
  •  
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Revolutionary Caribbean

S05, E13  (First Aired: Oct. 9, 2013)
Caribbean delights include conch chowder and codfish cakes.
  • Thu 5/4
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Winning the War With Bread

S06, E02  (First Aired: Nov. 12, 2014)
Classic turkey pot pie; gingerbread and poached pears.
  • Fri 5/5
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 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.
  • Fri 5/5
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV
  •  
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Winning the War With Bread

S06, E02  (First Aired: Nov. 12, 2014)
Classic turkey pot pie; gingerbread and poached pears.
  • Fri 5/5
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • 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.
  • Sat 5/6
  • 12:00PM-12:30PM
  • 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.
  • Sat 5/6
  • 12:30PM-1:00PM
  • 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.
  • Mon 5/8
  • 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.
  • Mon 5/8
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV
  •  
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • 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.
  • Mon 5/8
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • 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.
  • Tue 5/9
  • 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.
  • Tue 5/9
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV
  •  
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • 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.
  • Tue 5/9
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Washington's Crossing Pepperpot Soup

S01, E04  (First Aired: Nov. 14, 2009)
West Indies-influenced pepperpot soup with corn bread.
  • Tue 5/9
  • 8:00PM-8:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Von Steuben's Secret Weapon

S01, E03  (First Aired: Nov. 7, 2009)
Braised rabbit legs and potato cakes.
  • Tue 5/9
  • 8:30PM-9:00PM
  • 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 5/9
  • 9:00PM-9:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Martha Washington Won the War

S01, E01  (First Aired: Oct. 24, 2009)
Martha Washington's authentic turkey stew with oysters.
  • Tue 5/9
  • 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 5/9
  • 10:00PM-10:30PM
  • 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 5/9
  • 10:30PM-11:00PM
  • 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.
  • Tue 5/9
  • 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.
  • Tue 5/9
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 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 5/10
  • 12:00AM-12:30AM
  • 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.
  • Wed 5/10
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 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.
  • Wed 5/10
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV
  •  
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • 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.
  • Wed 5/10
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • 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.
  • Thu 5/11
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Martha Washington Won the War

S01, E01  (First Aired: Oct. 24, 2009)
Martha Washington's authentic turkey stew with oysters.
  • Thu 5/11
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV
  •  
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • 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.
  • Thu 5/11
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • 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.
  • Fri 5/12
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 257
  • RLTV

Von Steuben's Secret Weapon

S01, E03  (First Aired: Nov. 7, 2009)
Braised rabbit legs and potato cakes.
  • Fri 5/12
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV
  •  
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • 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.
  • Fri 5/12
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • 257
  • RLTV