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Taste of History

Website: http://www.ATasteofHistory.org
Next Airing: Mon, Apr 22nd, 2019 at 6:00 AM 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:

  • 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.

    Next Airing: Mon, Apr 22nd, 2019 at 6:00 AM on UEN-TV
    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.

    Next Airing: Fri, Apr 26th, 2019 at 5:00 PM on UEN-TV
    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.

    Next Airing: Fri, May 3rd, 2019 at 5:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:25:30
    Usage rights: 5/31/2018 to 5/30/2021
  • 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.

    Next Airing: Fri, May 10th, 2019 at 5:00 PM on UEN-TV
    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.

    Next Airing: Fri, May 17th, 2019 at 5:00 PM on UEN-TV
    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.

    Next Airing: Fri, May 24th, 2019 at 5:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:25:31
    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.

    Next Airing: Fri, May 31st, 2019 at 5:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:25:31
    Usage rights: 5/31/2018 to 5/30/2021
  • 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 7th, 2019 at 5:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:25:31
    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 14th, 2019 at 5:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:25:31
    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 21st, 2019 at 5:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:25:31
    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 28th, 2019 at 5:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:25:31
    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 5th, 2019 at 5:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:25:31
    Usage rights: 5/31/2018 to 5/30/2021
  • Cajun Cuisine of the Acadians

    Chef Walter Staib cooks in the Louisiana bayou for a taste of history that captures the Cajun culture! Discover how French farmers were lured to wilderness of the American South and established one of the most unique cuisines in America. Louisiana native Chef John Folse joins Staib to prepare authentic Cajun recipes such as Rabbit & Squirrel Jambalaya and Turtle Sauce Piquante"

    Length: 00:25:30
    Usage rights: 6/26/2017 to 6/25/2020
  • Coffee Past, Present & Future

    Chef Walter Staib explores one of Philadelphia's longest running coffee producers and prepares java-inspired recipes such as: Coffee-marinated Tenderloin of Beef, Coffee-Infused Diver Scallops, Coffee Cake and more!"

    Length: 00:25:29
    Usage rights: 6/26/2017 to 6/25/2020
  • 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
  • The Mummers: Pistols, Parasols & Parades

    The Mummers are a unique part of Philadelphia culture. Revelers dress in vibrant costumes and parade the streets every New Year's Day. Chef Walter Staib discovers the history of mummery and prepares recipes that include: Philadelphia Pepperpot, Braised Bluefish, Skillet Cornbread and more!

    Length: 00:25:29
    Usage rights: 6/26/2017 to 6/25/2020
  • The Queen of the Caribbean

    The island of Nevis was known as the "Queen of the Caribbean" in the 18th century. Learn how this tiny island impacted history and join Chef Staib as he teams up with local chefs to prepare a plantation-style pig roast feast and more!"

    Length: 00:25:30
    Usage rights: 6/26/2017 to 6/25/2020
  • 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
  • Yorktown - The Last Battle

    The Battle of Yorktown was more than just a victory for George Washington and the Continental Army, it was a global effort with history-changing coincidences. Come learn the exciting story of the final land battle of the American Revolution with Chef Walter Staib as he prepares Seafood Stew, Broad Beans with pork and duck, Fried Rabbit and more!"

    Length: 00:25:30
    Usage rights: 6/26/2017 to 6/25/2020

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