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10.1 William Penn's Grand Experiment The freedoms asserted in the Declaration of Independence are a direct result of William Penn's "Grand Experiment". In this episode, we visit 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. (8 of 13)
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408 SA 08/16/14 01:30pm 00:25:30 (RPT) (CC) × ST
10.1 Three Women Three seminal cookbooks are the inspiration for Chef Walter's 18th Century American recipes: Mary Randolph's "Stuffed Veal Breast," Hannah Glasse's "Braised Veal Heart and Martha Washington's Excellent Cake. (9 of 13)
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409 SA 08/23/14 01:30pm 00:25:31 (RPT) (CC) × ST
10.1 James Monroe At the end of the 17th Century, Port Royal in Jamaica was awash in pirates, including famous Captain Morgan. Their endless partying suddenly came to a stop when an earthquake gobbled up the tawdry town. Chef Walter visits Port Royal, to see the amazing intact underwater city, then cooks on the Rio Grande river, as the Arawaks have done for centuries. (10 of 13)
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410 SA 08/30/14 01:30pm 00:25:30 (RPT) (CC) × ST
10.1 Pirates Get Their Due Coffee came to Jamaica in 1740. Chef Walter climbs Jamaica's famous Blue Mountains to visit a modern-day coffee plantation. Later, he prepares an elaborate British Plantation brunch. (11 of 13)
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411 SA 09/20/14 01:30pm 00:25:30 (RPT) × × ST
36.1 Boston's Freedom Trail Chef Walter follows The Freedom Trail, a walking tour of famous sites from 18th century Boston. Later, he prepares historic Boston favorites, including Clam Chowder and Tripe a la Mode.
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401 MO 09/01/14 09:30am 00:25:30 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 The Midnight Ride "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere," Henry Longfellow's poem, made an obscure silversmith into an enduring Revolutionary legend. The poem is retold as Chef Walter accompanies the prose with Lobster Pie and Deep Fried Quail Eggs. (2 of 13)
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402 TU 09/02/14 09:30am 00:25:30 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Remembering John Adams John Adams, second President and a founding father, feared history would not remember him. Chef Staib honors Adams with a classic New England Boiled Dinner, and visits Adams' birthplace home in Quincy. (3 of 13)
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403 WE 09/03/14 09:30am 00:25:30 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Antigua: Harboring British Interests 18th century Antigua was home to Britain's second largest naval port, commanded by Lord Admiral Nelson. Chef Walter invokes these spirits in his preparation of Seafood Water and Pumpkin Pancakes in the shadow of a sugar plantation windmill and archeological dig. (4 of 13)
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404 TH 09/04/14 09:30am 00:25:30 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 St. Lucia: Tropical Delights, Naval Fights St. Lucia is an island of mixed cultures: East Indian, African, French and British. The island played a critical role in winning the American Revolution. But it's the cultural stew that Chef Walter blends in these brilliant recipes: Curried Chicken and Buillion. (5 of 13)
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405 FR 09/05/14 09:30am 00:25:30 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Liquid Gold Rum was so valuable in the 18th Century that some preferred it as currency. The show travels to Guyana where Rum is made, to explore the legend of El Dorado. Chef Staib cooks traditional Guyanese dishes using local ingredients. (6 of 13)
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406 MO 09/08/14 09:30am 00:25:30 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 In Search of Catchup Catchup originated as a fish sauce in Asia. From there British sailors incorporated it into their cooking. Chef Staib travels to Malaysia to trace the origins of catchup. He also visits an organic farm, and prepares local Malaysian specialties in bamboo rice. (7 of 13)
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407 TU 09/09/14 09:30am 00:25:30 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 William Penn's Grand Experiment The freedoms asserted in the Declaration of Independence are a direct result of William Penn's "Grand Experiment". In this episode, we visit 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. (8 of 13)
WEB LINK
408 WE 09/10/14 09:30am 00:25:30 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Three Women Three seminal cookbooks are the inspiration for Chef Walter's 18th Century American recipes: Mary Randolph's "Stuffed Veal Breast," Hannah Glasse's "Braised Veal Heart and Martha Washington's Excellent Cake. (9 of 13)
WEB LINK
409 TH 09/11/14 09:30am 00:25:31 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 James Monroe At the end of the 17th Century, Port Royal in Jamaica was awash in pirates, including famous Captain Morgan. Their endless partying suddenly came to a stop when an earthquake gobbled up the tawdry town. Chef Walter visits Port Royal, to see the amazing intact underwater city, then cooks on the Rio Grande river, as the Arawaks have done for centuries. (10 of 13)
WEB LINK
410 FR 09/12/14 09:30am 00:25:30 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Pirates Get Their Due Coffee came to Jamaica in 1740. Chef Walter climbs Jamaica's famous Blue Mountains to visit a modern-day coffee plantation. Later, he prepares an elaborate British Plantation brunch. (11 of 13)
WEB LINK
411 MO 09/15/14 09:30am 00:25:30 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Blue Mountain Coffee Our 5th President, James Monroe, was taught law by his close friend and neighbor Thomas Jefferson. Learn about the Monroe Doctrine, as Chef Staib cooks at Monroe's Ash Lawn estate, preparing Fried Lake Perch and Kohlrabi in his honor. (12 of 13)
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412 TU 09/16/14 09:30am 00:25:30 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 The First Five Presidents The show looks back at the profiles of the first five presidents, the foods they loved, and highlights from each of their lives. Chef Walter does this from the White House, site of many of those memorable feasts. (13 of 13)
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413 WE 09/17/14 09:30am 00:25:30 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Engineering A Revolution Chef Walter Staib cooks favorite European specialities: Hungarian Goulash, Cabbage Potato Stew with Kielbasa and Strawberry Tarte in honor of Polish hero, Thaddeus Kosciuszko, the 'architect' of West Point. (1 of 13)
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501 TH 09/18/14 09:30am 00:25:30 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Star Spangled Banner In honor of our national anthem, Chef Walter Staib celebrates the Star Spangled Banner at Ft McHenry with a red white and blue feast: Eel and Mussel Chowder, Smoke Pheasant en Croute, Roasted Veal Shank, and for dessert, Bread Pudding with Black Currants. (2 of 13)
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502 FR 09/19/14 09:30am 00:25:30 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Let Freedom Ring Chef Walter Staib pays tribute to the Liberty Bell and the symbolic role it has played in American history by preparing Sauteed Shad Roe, Coq au Vin Rouge with Herb Spaetzle. (3 of 13)
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503 MO 09/22/14 09:30am 00:25:30 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 El Camino Real Chef Walter Staib travels to New Mexico and recounts the incredible journey of migration to our early Southwest. He visits Taos Pueblo, and prepares authentic People of the Red Willow recipes of Atole, a Blue Corn Porridge, and Elk Stew. (4 of 13)
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504 TU 09/23/14 09:30am 00:25:31 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Chili Peppers: Fruit of New Mexico Chef Walter Staib visits New Mexico for the chili pepper harvest and learns the many wonderful ways they are prepared. Chef Staib prepares Short Ribs, Red Polenta and a Wild Boar Chile. (5 of 13)
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505 WE 09/24/14 09:30am 00:25:30 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 King of Prussia Berlin has had its fair share of war and peace. Berlin also has a connection to Colonial America through the King of Prussia. Chef Staib prepares authentic German favorites, Konigsberger Klopse Meatballs in Caper Sauce, Eisbein Pork Shanks, and Apple Strudel for dessert. (6 of 13)
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506 TH 09/25/14 09:30am 00:25:30 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Battle of Nassau In the Bahamas, Chef Walter Staib prepares Boiled Fish, Curried Lobster and Johnny Cake. He talks about the historic significance of Caribbean setting, as it was the target of America's first amphibious assault during the Revolutionary War. (7 of 13)
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507 FR 09/26/14 09:30am 00:25:29 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Trekking South Africa Chef Walter Staib goes on an incredible journey to South Africa, where he encounters giraffe, rhinos and zebras in their natural habitat and learns about the Dutch who settled the country in the 1600's. He visits an authentic Zulu village and prepares South African specialities featuring local game, including Warthog Kebobs and Ostrich Stew. (8 of 13)
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508 MO 09/29/14 09:30am 00:25:28 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Original Americans Before Europeans landed in North America, Native Americans lived in respect for the land, and did not feel they owned it. When Europeans arrived, everything changed. Chef Staib shows prepares 18th Century dishes: Cornmeal Fried Catfish, Stuffed Squash, Maple Baked Beans and Corn and Cranberry Pancakes. (9 of 13)
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509 TU 09/30/14 09:30am 00:25:28 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.2 William Penn's Grand Experiment The freedoms asserted in the Declaration of Independence are a direct result of William Penn's "Grand Experiment". In this episode, we visit 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. (8 of 13)
WEB LINK
408 SA 08/16/14 01:30pm 00:25:30 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.2 Three Women Three seminal cookbooks are the inspiration for Chef Walter's 18th Century American recipes: Mary Randolph's "Stuffed Veal Breast," Hannah Glasse's "Braised Veal Heart and Martha Washington's Excellent Cake. (9 of 13)
WEB LINK
409 SA 08/23/14 01:30pm 00:25:31 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.2 James Monroe At the end of the 17th Century, Port Royal in Jamaica was awash in pirates, including famous Captain Morgan. Their endless partying suddenly came to a stop when an earthquake gobbled up the tawdry town. Chef Walter visits Port Royal, to see the amazing intact underwater city, then cooks on the Rio Grande river, as the Arawaks have done for centuries. (10 of 13)
WEB LINK
410 SA 08/30/14 01:30pm 00:25:30 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.2 Pirates Get Their Due Coffee came to Jamaica in 1740. Chef Walter climbs Jamaica's famous Blue Mountains to visit a modern-day coffee plantation. Later, he prepares an elaborate British Plantation brunch. (11 of 13)
WEB LINK
411 SA 09/20/14 01:30pm 00:25:30 (RPT) × × ST