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

TV Schedule

In Search of Catchup #407 [TV-G]
Chef Staib travels to Malaysia to trace the origins of catchup, visit an organic farm, and prepare local Malaysian specialties in bamboo rice.

  • KET Saturday, July 19 at 4:30 pm EDT
  • KET2 Monday, August 18 at 3:00 pm EDT

Remembering John Adams #403 [TV-G]
Chef Staib prepares a New England boiled dinner and visits John Adams' birthplace home in Quincy, Massachusettes.

  • KET2 Monday, July 21 at 3:00 pm EDT

William Penn's Grand Experiment #408 [TV-G]
Visit William Penn's North American home and learn about his planned city, Philadelphia. In Penn's honor, Chef Staib prepares oxtail soup and rib roast with Yorkshire pancakes.

  • KET Saturday, July 26 at 4:30 pm EDT
  • KET2 Monday, August 25 at 3:00 pm EDT

Antigua: Harboring British Interests #404 [TV-G]
Antigua was home to Britain's second largest naval port during the 18th century, commanded by Lord Admiral Nelson. Chef Walter prepares seafood water and pumpkin pancakes in the shadow of a sugar plantation windmill and archeological dig.

  • KET2 Monday, July 28 at 3:00 pm EDT

St. Lucia: Tropical Delights, Naval Fights #405 [TV-G]
St. Lucia played a critical role in winning the American Revolution. Chef Walter prepares curried chicken and buillion.

  • KET2 Monday, August 4 at 3:00 pm EDT

Three Women #409 [TV-G]
Recipes include Mary Randolph's Stuffed Veal Breast, Hannah Glasse's Braised Veal Heart, and Martha Washington's Excellent Cake.

  • KET Saturday, August 9 at 4:30 pm EDT
  • KET2 Monday, September 1 at 3:00 pm EDT

Liquid Gold #406 [TV-G]
Travel to Guyana where Rum is made and explore the legend of El Dorado. Chef Staib cooks traditional Guyanese dishes using local ingredients.

  • KET2 Monday, August 11 at 3:00 pm EDT

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.

  • KET Saturday, August 16 at 4:30 pm EDT
  • 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.

  • KET Saturday, August 23 at 4:30 pm EDT
  • 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.

  • KET Saturday, August 30 at 4:30 pm EDT
  • 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.

  • KET Saturday, September 6 at 4:30 pm EDT
  • KET2 Wednesday, October 1 at 7:00 pm EDT
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