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Taste of History

Website: http://www.ATasteofHistory.org
Next Airing: Fri, Jun 5th, 2020 at 5:00 PM on UEN-TV

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A TASTE OF HISTORY is a TV cooking series that explores America's culinary beginnings from the Birthplace of American Cuisine. This innovative series brings America's history to life and makes it vibrant as we step back in time and get to know the founders of our country through the food they ate and the recipes they prepared. Chef Walter Staib, an award-winning internationally known chef with over four decades of experience, is a master of open hearth cookery. He demonstrates a true mastery in the preparation of sophisticated 18th Century cuisine, sure to inspire home-cooks. A TASTE OF HISTORY is produced in significant historic locations; from Jefferson's Monticello to Philadelphia's Rittenhouse Town and even on the banks of the Delaware River at Washington's Crossing. In each episode Chef Staib explores the origin of featured recipes and ingredients to reveal historical context. We learn about Martha Washington's contributions at Valley Forge, the Washington's well-known slave-chef Hercules and visit Jefferson's Monticello to walk through his gardens and cook in his kitchen!

Episodes:

  • Flavors of the Pinoleros

    Chef Walter Staib travels to the Land of Lakes and Volcanoes: Nicaragua! From touring antique markets to preparing traditional favorites like vigaron and baho, Staib gives an intimate look into the history and flavors of the Nicaraguans.

    Next Airing: Fri, Jun 5th, 2020 at 5:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:25:30
    Usage rights: 5/31/2018 to 5/30/2021
  • Handmade: Crafts of the 18th Century

    Chef Walter Staib explores the painstaking process of colonial craftsmanship. Along with observing book making and looming, Staib exhibits his own craft with recipes such as braised lamb shank and stuffed kohlrabi.

    Next Airing: Fri, Jun 12th, 2020 at 5:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:25:30
    Usage rights: 5/31/2018 to 5/30/2021
  • Rochambeau's Revolutionary Road

    In 1781, General Rochambeau's French forces marched hundreds of miles with the Continental Army to help secure American independence. Chef Walter Staib prepares rustic fare that would have been served on this historic journey.

    Next Airing: Fri, Jun 19th, 2020 at 5:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:25:30
    Usage rights: 5/31/2018 to 5/30/2021
  • A Sentimental Journey Through Nicaragua

    Joined by his son, Chef Walter Staib travels to his late-wife's homeland in this touching tribute. Nicaragua's natural beauty, unique culture, and amazing cuisine are celebrated.

    Next Airing: Fri, Jun 26th, 2020 at 5:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:25:29
    Usage rights: 5/31/2018 to 5/30/2021
  • Best of Jamaica

    The natural beauty and exotic spices of Jamaica cannot be captured in a single visit! Chef Walter Staib has been cooking in this amazing Caribe nation for decades, both on and off camera. This collection highlights both famous and hidden sides of Jamaica.

    Next Airing: Fri, Jul 3rd, 2020 at 5:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:25:31
    Usage rights: 5/31/2018 to 5/30/2021
  • The Seed of a City

    18th century taverns provided much more than a meal and a place to sleep - they were the catalyst for a city's growth. Chef Staib joins the team at Dill's Tavern to discover the roots of Dillsburg, Pennsylvania and prepare recipes such as roast mutton, sausage cassoulet, and more.

    Next Airing: Fri, Jul 10th, 2020 at 5:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:29:00
    Usage rights: 6/29/2020 to 6/28/2023
  • Eat It to Beat It

    Chef Staib travels to the Caribbean nation of Grenada to shed light on the threat of the invasive lionfish and cook up some tasty solutions. Recipes include lionfish ceviche and pan seared lionfish with fire roasted breadfruit.

    Next Airing: Fri, Jul 17th, 2020 at 5:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:29:00
    Usage rights: 7/6/2020 to 7/5/2023
  • History on a Half Shell

    Chef Staib explores the oyster harvesting industry from its tumultuous past to its sustainable present. Staib celebrates this keystone species with a family seafood feast, and prepares some unique recipes of his own like crab & oyster cakes and oyster empanadas.

    Next Airing: Fri, Jul 24th, 2020 at 5:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:29:00
    Usage rights: 7/13/2020 to 7/12/2023
  • Cuisine of the Equator

    Chef Staib travels to the highlands of Ecuador where local ingredients and indigenous culture combine with that of the Spanish conquistadors to create something truly unique. Recipes like cuy, cevichocho, and helados de paila are prepared by local chefs.

    Next Airing: Fri, Jul 31st, 2020 at 5:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:29:00
    Usage rights: 7/20/2020 to 7/19/2023
  • The Santa Fe Trail

    Chef Staib journeys down the Santa Fe trail through Kansas to discover where travelers regrouped before the next perilous leg of their journey. Recipes like steamed venison pudding and bison stew are prepared at a local stagecoach stop.

    Next Airing: Fri, Aug 7th, 2020 at 5:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:29:00
    Usage rights: 7/27/2020 to 7/26/2023
  • Return to the Dockyard

    Chef Staib returns to Antigua to discuss the significance of the island's 17th century naval dockyard. Signature island recipes include fungee, lobster rundown, ducana, and creole grouper.

    Next Airing: Fri, Aug 14th, 2020 at 5:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:29:00
    Usage rights: 8/3/2020 to 8/2/2023
  • America's Oldest City

    Chef Staib visits the oldest continuously inhabited city in the continental United States: St. Augustine, Florida. Authentic Spanish dishes are prepared including gambas al ajillo, fabada asturiana, and gazpacho.

    Next Airing: Fri, Aug 21st, 2020 at 5:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:29:00
    Usage rights: 8/10/2020 to 8/9/2023
  • Historic Locust Grove

    Chef Staib visits a Louisville homestead once frequented by former presidents and the explorers of the American frontier. Recipes include burgoo, chicken leek pie, and more.

    Next Airing: Fri, Aug 28th, 2020 at 5:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:29:00
    Usage rights: 8/17/2020 to 8/16/2023
  • A Tribute to Mrs. Goodfellow

    Mrs. Goodfellow was a successful baker and teacher who opened the first finishing school in America. Chef Walter Staib and Pastry Chef Diana recreate some of her most notable creations, including lemon meringue pie and much more.

    Length: 00:25:30
    Usage rights: 5/31/2018 to 5/30/2021
  • Jamaica's Spectacular South Coast

    Chef Staib travels along the south coast of Jamaica and delights in adventure off the beaten track, relishing a local's delicious pepper shrimp dish and a fisherman's hangout in the middle of the sea.

    Length: 00:25:30
    Usage rights: 5/31/2018 to 5/30/2021
  • Pennsbury: The Working Estate

    Grand estates required an enormous amount of effort to maintain during the early days of America. Chef Staib discovers what it took at the manor of Pennsylvania's founder, William Penn. Recipes include catfish dumplings and cream of persimmon.

    Length: 00:25:30
    Usage rights: 5/31/2018 to 5/30/2021
  • Recipes in the Rainforest

    The natural beauty and unique foods of St. Lucia are explored. Chef Walter Staib learns some native creole language and helps prepare unique and traditional St. Lucian fare in the tropical forest of this island nation.

    Length: 00:25:30
    Usage rights: 5/31/2018 to 5/30/2021
  • Remember Paoli

    Chef Walter Staib uncovers the life of General "Mad Anthony" Wayne and the Battle of Paoli - an event that inspired America's first battle cry, "Remember Paoli!" Recipes include braised short ribs, Pennsylvania dutch gratin, and more.

    Length: 00:25:29
    Usage rights: 5/31/2018 to 5/30/2021
  • Settling Jamestown

    The struggle and triumph of the first permanent English settlement in North America is explored. In honor of the natives and colonists of Jamestown, Virginia, Chef Staib prepares stuffed roasted chicken with wild rice and cornbread.

    Length: 00:25:30
    Usage rights: 5/31/2018 to 5/30/2021
  • The Bounty of Penn's Pennsylvania

    William Penn was amazed to find vast numbers of wild game in the forests of the New World. Chef Walter Staib travels to Pennsbury Manor and prepares recipes such as elk stew that would have been enjoyed by the Pennsylvania colonists including Penn himself.

    Length: 00:25:30
    Usage rights: 5/31/2018 to 5/30/2021
  • The Monticello Wine Experiment

    Thomas Jefferson's impact on the world of wine is explored in Chef Staib's triumphant return to Monticello. Recipes include lavender-marinated duck, oysters with champagne, and more.

    Length: 00:25:30
    Usage rights: 5/31/2018 to 5/30/2021
  • Washington's Character, Charisma & Ambition

    Founding father George Washington helped shape the great nation known as the United States of America. Chef Walter Staib's favorite segments featuring George Washington are compiled for this very special episode of A Taste of History."

    Length: 00:25:29
    Usage rights: 6/26/2017 to 6/25/2020

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