Taste of HistoryA Capital Design
Chef Staib takes us to Washington, DC to share Pierre L’Enfant’s grand vision for a capital city. In honor of this French architect, Chef Staib prepares Liver Dumplings, Veal Tongue Fricassee, Sautéed Heirloom Carrots and for dessert, Chocolate Mousse Cake for a Taste of History.
Taste of HistoryOriginal Sushi
Chef Staib reveals A Taste of History in the origins of Japanese sushi. We travel to the Kobe area of Japan, to see the most prized and pampered beef in the world. We Learn how Admiral Perry opened trade to Japan and tour the Imperial Palace in Kyoto.
Taste of HistoryRevolutionary Caribbean
Chef Walter takes us to the island of Turks and Caicos, and prepares Caribbean delights such as Conch Chowder and Cod Fish Cakes. We tour the Caribbean to see how important it was to the Revolutionary War, and to remember the wonderful Tastes of History we have sampled there.
Taste of HistoryCharles Thomson - Witness to History
In this episode, we visit the farm home of Charles Thomson, the Secretary to the Continental Congresses. Chef Staib prepares Shrimp in Saffron Cream, Marinated Asparagus and Fennel Puree in the Thomsons’ kitchen at Harriton House.
Taste of HistoryThe Powells - Friends of the Washingtons
Samuel Powel has the distinction of being the first mayor of Philadelphia after the War of Independence. He hosted parties for George and Martha Washington, Chef Staib prepares a Washington favorite: Forced Cabbage and a Traditional Beef Stew with Egg Noodles.
Taste of HistorySurgery and Soda Pop
Dr. Philip Syng Physick is considered the father of American surgery but also came up with the idea of soda pop! Chef Staib prepares Smoked Brook Trout on Potato Pancakes, Coq au Vin, and Brussel Sprouts in honor of the Doctor.
Taste of HistoryEscape to Deshler Morris House
In 1793 George Wasington set up his offices in a charming rented home, Deshler Morris House to avoid a small plague. We’ll tour the house and Chef Staib will prepare Shrimp Toast, along with a Larded Heart of Beef Tenderloin in Washington’s honor.
Taste of HistoryBenedict Arnold's Treacherous Wife
In this episode, we’ll tell the story of traitors, Benedict Arnold and his wife, Peggy Arnold. In spite of them, Chef Staib prepares a favorite dish of the time, Oyster Stew and Roasted Duckling Glazed with Honey.