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A cooking series that explores America's culinary beginnings from the Birthplace of American Cuisine. Chef Walter Staib hosts.

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James Monroe #410 [TV-G]
Learn about the Monroe Doctrine, and Chef Staib cooks at Monroe's Ash Lawn estate, preparing fried lake perch and kohlrabi in his honor.

  • KET2 Wednesday, September 10 at 7:00 pm EDT

Pirates Get Their Due #411 [TV-G]
Chef Walter visits Port Royal, to see the amazing intact underwater city, then cooks on the Rio Grande River.

  • KET2 Wednesday, September 17 at 7:00 pm EDT

Blue Mountain Coffee #412 [TV-G]
Chef Watler visits a Jamaica coffee plantation and prepares an elaborate British plantation brunch.

  • KET2 Wednesday, September 24 at 7:00 pm EDT

The First Five Presidents #413 [TV-G]
At The White House, Chef Staib looks back at the first five presidents and the foods they loved.

  • KET2 Wednesday, October 1 at 7:00 pm EDT

Engineering A Revolution #501 [TV-G]
Walter prepares Hungarian Goulash and cabbage potato stew with kielbasa in honor of Thaddeus Kosciuszko.

  • KET2 Wednesday, October 8 at 7:00 pm EDT

Star Spangled Banner #502 [TV-G]
In honor of our national anthem, Walter celebrates the Star Spangled Banner at Ft. McHenry by preparing eel and mussel chowder, smoke pheasant en croute, roasted veal shank, and bread pudding with black currants.

  • KET2 Wednesday, October 15 at 7:00 pm EDT

Let Freedom Ring #503 [TV-G]
Walter pays tribute to the Liberty Bell with sauteed shad roe and coq au vin rouge.

  • KET2 Wednesday, October 22 at 7:00 pm EDT

El Camino Real #504 [TV-G]
Chef Walter travels to New Mexico and recounts the incredible journey of migration to our early Southwest. He prepares authentic People of the Red Willow recipes of Atole, a blue corn porridge, and elk stew.

  • KET2 Wednesday, October 29 at 7:00 pm EST

Chili Peppers: Fruit of New Mexico #505 [TV-G]
Chef Staib visits New Mexico for the chili pepper harvest and makes short ribs, red polenta, and wild boar chile.

  • KET2 Wednesday, November 5 at 7:00 pm EST

King of Prussia #506 [TV-G]
Chef Staib prepares authentic German favorites, Konigsberger Klopse meatballs in caper sauce, Eisbein pork shanks, and apple strudel.

  • KET2 Wednesday, November 12 at 7:00 pm EST

Battle of Nassau #507 [TV-G]
Chef Staib prepares boiled fish, curried lobster and Johnny Cakes in the Bahamas.

  • KET2 Wednesday, November 19 at 7:00 pm EST

Trekking South Africa #508 [TV-G]
Join Chef Staib as he prepares warthog kebobs and ostrich stew on an incredible journey to South Africa.

  • KET2 Wednesday, November 26 at 7:00 pm EST
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