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Taste of History

Next Airing: Fri, Aug 23rd, 2019 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!


  • The Tex-Mex Republic

    Chef Walter Staib teams up Chef Pete Mims to enjoy Laredo's local food favorites and the interesting history of the short-lived Republic of the Rio Grande. Recipes include puffy chalupas, and beef tenderloin with huitlacoche.

    Next Airing: Fri, Aug 23rd, 2019 at 5:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:29:00
    Usage rights: 7/10/2019 to 7/9/2022
  • Washington's Winter Headquarters

    Chef Walter Staib and General George Washington brave the elements to discuss the winter of 1777 at Valley Forge. Recipes include veal kidney mushroom pie, and fried cauliflower.

    Next Airing: Fri, Aug 30th, 2019 at 5:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:29:00
    Usage rights: 7/17/2019 to 7/16/2022
  • Bourbon: The True American Spirit

    Oak barrels, spring water and corn take center stage as Chef Walter Staib discovers the history of bourbon in Kentucky. Recipes include pepper-crusted pork tenderloin, and bourbon-glazed apples.

    Next Airing: Fri, Sep 6th, 2019 at 5:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:29:00
    Usage rights: 7/24/2019 to 7/23/2022
  • Little England in the Caribbean

    Barbados' history, cuisine, and folklore are explored by Chef Walter Staib. Recipes with local chefs include Bajan macaroni pie, sea cat, and Bajan souse with pig ear.

    Next Airing: Fri, Sep 13th, 2019 at 5:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:29:00
    Usage rights: 7/31/2019 to 7/30/2022
  • From Kitchen Garden to Table

    Chef Walter Staib cooks "garden to table" at William Penn's 17th century home. Recipes include baked stuffed flounder with sorrel & summer squash.

    Next Airing: Fri, Sep 20th, 2019 at 5:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:29:00
    Usage rights: 8/7/2019 to 8/6/2022
  • The Best of St. Lucia

    Chef Walter Staib recounts his favorite local dishes and locations from the island of St. Lucia.

    Next Airing: Fri, Sep 27th, 2019 at 5:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:29:00
    Usage rights: 8/14/2019 to 8/13/2022
  • A Look Back On Ten Seasons

    A dazzling retrospective of A Taste of History, as told by host and creator, Chef Walter Staib.

    Next Airing: Fri, Oct 4th, 2019 at 5:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:29:00
    Usage rights: 8/21/2019 to 8/20/2022
  • America's First Penitentiary

    Chef Walter Staib tours the historic corridors of Philadelphia's Eastern State Penitentiary. Recipes include white bean & beef stew, and red bean chili.

    Length: 00:29:00
    Usage rights: 6/12/2019 to 6/11/2022
  • 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.

    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.

    Length: 00:25:31
    Usage rights: 5/31/2018 to 5/30/2021
  • Camden & The Controversial Quaker

    The wealth of New Jersey's waterfront and the story of Marmaduke Cooper is uncovered by Chef Walter Staib at Pomona Hall. Recipes include stewed pheasant, and fricassee of sweetbreads & veal tongue.

    Length: 00:29:00
    Usage rights: 6/19/2019 to 6/18/2022
  • Jam-Asian Fusion

    The lasting influence of the Chinese in Jamaica is explored by Chef Walter Staib in the kitchen and on the street. Unique Asian-Jamaican fusion recipes include janga eggrolls with star fruit relish, and spicy shumai with Thai chili.

    Length: 00:29:00
    Usage rights: 5/29/2019 to 5/28/2022
  • Penn's Personal Brewery

    William Penn's approach to ale making is brought to life at his home, Pennsbury Manor. Recipes include sausage dumplings with a mushroom ale sauce, and roasted potatoes with sausage & sage.

    Length: 00:29:00
    Usage rights: 6/5/2019 to 6/4/2022
  • Salt Cay: The Island That Time Forgot

    Chef Walter Staib travels to Turks and Caicos to explore the historic salt ponds of Salt Cay. He also assists in the preparation a Caribbean queen conch tasting menu with local chefs.

    Length: 00:29:00
    Usage rights: 6/26/2019 to 6/25/2022
  • Southern Fare at Rattle & Snap

    Chef Walter Staib visits Tennessee and cooks at one of its oldest antebellum estates, Rattle & Snap. Recipes include cream of peanuts, stuffed pork roulade, and braised green beans.

    Length: 00:29:00
    Usage rights: 7/3/2019 to 7/2/2022