Web site: http://www.atasteofhistory.com/
A cooking series that explores America's culinary beginnings from the Birthplace of American Cuisine. Chef Walter Staib hosts.
Yellow Fever #208
In the summer of 1793, a terrible plague swept through Philadelphia. Yellow Fever wiped out ten percent of the population. People of means escaped, leaving their African-American slaves behind to tend to the sick. The slaves cared for their patients so selflessly that the city awarded them two churches in thanks - the first African-American owned properties in America. Chef Staib cooks citrus-marinated salmon with an eggplant dore.
- KET Saturday, June 15 at 4:30 pm EDT
Betsy Ross Sews a Legend #209
Betsy Ross is one the most celebrated woman in American history. Although there is still controversy around her story and whether she sewed our country's first flag, the details appear to support a woman of great courage who was asked by Gen. Washington to defy the British and secretly give our nation its identity. Chef Staib prepares lobster and corn fritters and baked veal chops with braised artichokes in Betsy's honor.
- KET Saturday, June 22 at 4:30 pm EDT
18th Century Animals #210
The variety of livestock we see on farms today differs significantly from the ones that were common during the Revolutionary Era. Modern techniques have plumped animals up and induced them to grow much more quickly. But an effort is underway at Colonial Williamsburg to get back to those original breeds. Chef Staib cooks at Harriton House, preparing beef barley soup, pork ragout, and Sally Lunn dumplings.
- KET Saturday, June 29 at 4:30 pm EDT
Coffee at Colonial Williamsburg #211
Colonial Williamsburg is one of the oldest settlements in America, and the British assumed it would become America's capital. Today, visitors can experience an entire village of Colonial life and authentic foods. Chef Staib cooks in Peyton Randolph's kitchen, preparing chicken vermicelli soup, veal fricassee, and curried rice pilaf.
- KET Saturday, July 6 at 4:30 pm EDT
Lafayette's Sacrifices #212
Lafayette is portrayed as the dashing young French general at Washington's side. In France, he and his wife were hunted down and imprisoned for supporting America's cause. In this episode, Chef Staib pays tribute to Gen. Lafayette by making a very French meal of tripe soup, roasted sweetbreads, and creamed savoy cabbage.
- KET Saturday, July 13 at 4:30 pm EDT
The Beautiful People of Colonial Williamsburg #213
The Governor's Palace at Colonial Williamsburg was the epitome of fine dining and cultured cuisine. In this episode, get a rare tour of the Palace kitchens, and see how the "beautiful people" of the Colonial Era lived. Chef Staib also gets elbow deep in chocolate making, after preparing cod fish fritters, stuffed roasted quail, Virginia ham, and pineapple sauerkraut in Peyton Randolph's kitchen.
- KET Saturday, July 20 at 4:30 pm EDT
Engineering A Revolution #501
Walter prepares Hungarian Goulash and cabbage potato stew with kielbasa in honor of Thaddeus Kosciuszko.
- KET Saturday, July 27 at 4:30 pm EDT
Star Spangled Banner #502
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.
- KET Saturday, August 3 at 4:30 pm EDT
Let Freedom Ring #503
Walter pays tribute to the Liberty Bell with sauteed shad roe and coq au vin rouge.
- KET Saturday, August 10 at 4:30 pm EDT
El Camino Real #504
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.
- KET Saturday, August 17 at 4:30 pm EDT
Chili Peppers: Fruit of New Mexico #505
Chef Staib visits New Mexico for the chili pepper harvest and makes short ribs, red polenta, and wild boar chile.
- KET Saturday, August 24 at 4:30 pm EDT
King of Prussia #506
Chef Staib prepares authentic German favorites, Konigsberger Klopse meatballs in caper sauce, Eisbein pork shanks, and apple strudel.
- KET Saturday, August 31 at 4:30 pm EDT
Battle of Nassau #507
- KET Saturday, September 7 at 4:30 pm EDT
Trekking South Africa #508
- KET Saturday, September 14 at 4:30 pm EDT
Original Americans #509
- KET Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 4:30 pm EDT
Under The Vine and Figtree #510
- KET Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 4:30 pm EDT
A Capital Design #511
- KET Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 4:30 pm EDT
Original Sushi #512
- KET Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 4:30 pm EDT
Revolutionary Caribbean #513
- KET Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 4:30 pm EDT
Official web site: http://www.atasteofhistory.com/