Taste of History

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!

Recent and Upcoming Airings

300 Years of Service 11.33/23 12:00 pm
Bonaparte In St. Lucia 11.33/30 12:00 pm
Creole Cuisine and the War of 1812 11.33/16 12:00 pm
Eliza Powel's Sinful Feast 11.32/2 12:00 pm
From Bordeaux to Jefferson's Cellars 11.32/16 12:00 pm
George Washington's Whiskey 11.32/23 12:00 pm
German Born, American Made 11.33/9 12:00 pm
Peace and Autonomy 11.33/2 12:00 pm
Pittsburgh: from Frontier to Fortune 11.32/9 12:00 pm