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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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Philadelphia Falls #307 [TV-G]
Chef Walter prepares potato leek soup, roasted leg of lamb, and cardoon au fromage at The Cliveden Estate.

  • KET Saturday, April 19 at 4:30 pm EDT
  • KET2 Monday, May 19 at 3:00 pm EDT

Bartram's Gardens: A Revolution In Gardening #303 [TV-G]
Recipes include fried Lafayette fish, curried tofu with shrimp, and turbot and braised romaine.

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

Continental Congress & Constitutional Convention #308 [TV-G]
Join Chef Walter as he tours Carpenters' Hall in Philadelphia, home to the first Continental Congress and Benjamin Franklin's library. Chef Walter prepares fried calves feet with curried remoulade along with beef olives, mashed potatoes, and broccoli.

  • KET Saturday, April 26 at 4:30 pm EDT
  • KET2 Monday, May 26 at 3:00 pm EDT

Rye Coffee #304 [TV-G]
Discover why Rye Coffee became a popular drink in America after President Jefferson and Congress imposed a foreign trade embargo in 1807. Recipes include: Madeira onion soup, Periwinkles (sea snails), beef tongue with caper sauce, and Pennsylvania Dutch dumplings.

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

Weekend Warriors #309 [TV-G]
Visit the battlefields, mess tents, and riverside encampments for first-hand accounts by reenactors. Chef Walter is busy keeping the fire going in John and William Bartram's kitchen as he prepares mushroom toast, venison stew, bread dumplings, and fried celery.

  • KET Saturday, May 3 at 4:30 pm EDT
  • KET2 Monday, June 2 at 3:00 pm EDT

Dolley & James Madison - Entertaining at Montpelier, Part 1 #305 [TV-G]
Dolley Madison was the toast of Washington, hosting her famous "squeeze" parties at the White House first for Thomas Jefferson, and then for her husband, James. Recipes include: artichokes, veal kidney dijonnaise, Hoppin' John, and cornmeal fried catfish.

  • KET2 Monday, May 5 at 3:00 pm EDT

Jamaica - The Market Basket #310 [TV-G]
Chef Walter goes to Jamaica - the market basket of Colonial America. He prepares classic Jamaican dishes, such as Mannish Water (made from goat's head), Akee and saltfish, curried goat, and festival - a cornmeal fritter.

  • KET Saturday, May 10 at 4:30 pm EDT
  • KET2 Monday, June 9 at 3:00 pm EDT

Dolley & James Madison - Entertaining at Montpelier, Part 2 #306 [TV-G]
Chef Walter learns more about how the Madison's dined and entertained at their beautiful home. Recipes include: Virginia ham and oysters, roast pheasant with cornmeal stuffing, and peas a la Francaise.

  • KET2 Monday, May 12 at 3:00 pm EDT

Birds of America - John James Audubon #311 [TV-G]
Join Chef Walter as he tours artist/illustrator John James Audubon's farm and bird sanctuary near Valley Forge. He prepares a very unusual poultry recipe, stuffed cock's comb. He also makes chicken curry, "the Indian Way," from Hannah Glasse's 1745 cookbook, along with almond rice pilaf.

  • KET Saturday, May 17 at 4:30 pm EDT
  • KET2 Monday, June 16 at 3:00 pm EDT

Nothing Grows On Exuma #312 [TV-G]
Chef Walter introduces the recipes of Exuma: conch salad, conch fritters, fish fry, and a guava duff.

  • KET Saturday, May 24 at 4:30 pm EDT
  • KET2 Monday, June 23 at 3:00 pm EDT

The First Three Seasons #313 [TV-G]
The story of America's founding through excerpts from the first 38 episodes of the series. Chef Walter shows highlights from the very memorable dishes he has prepared so far in three seasons of the series.

  • KET Saturday, May 31 at 4:30 pm EDT
  • KET2 Monday, June 30 at 3:00 pm EDT

Boston's Freedom Trail #401 [TV-G]
Chef Walter follows The Freedom Trail, a walking tour of famous sites from 18th century Boston, then prepares clam chowder and tripe a la mode.

  • KET Saturday, June 7 at 4:30 pm EDT

The Midnight Ride #402 [TV-G]
"The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere" is retold as Chef Walter accompanies the prose with lobster pie and deep fried quail eggs.

  • KET Saturday, June 14 at 4:30 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.

  • KET Saturday, June 21 at 4:30 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.

  • KET Saturday, June 28 at 4:30 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.

  • KET Saturday, July 5 at 4:30 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.

  • KET Saturday, July 12 at 4:30 pm EDT

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

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, 2014 at 4:30 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 2, 2014 at 4:30 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 9, 2014 at 4:30 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 16, 2014 at 4:30 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 23, 2014 at 4:30 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, August 30, 2014 at 4:30 pm EDT
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