A Taste of History Season 8
S08 E01Jun 26, 2017
George Washington's Whiskey Jun 26, 2017 The Season 8 premiere explores George Washington's retirement years during a visit to Mount Vernon. Recipes include Washington's unaged rye whiskey, produced and sold from the on-site distillery, pecan-stuffed suckling pig, pork kidney and plum pudding.
S08 E02Jul 3, 2017
Peace and Autonomy Jul 3, 2017 The world of the Maroons of Accompong Town is explored during a visit to Jamaica. Recipes include a traditional roasted jerk pig and a savor pepper pot soup.
S08 E03Jul 10, 2017
German Born, American Made Jul 10, 2017 A visit to Henry Muhlenberg's family home in Trappe, Pa. Muhlenberg, an immigrant pastor, was father to Peter (Washington's general) and Henry Jr., a renowned botanist. Recipes include such German fare as pickled lamb tongue, stuffed cabbage and more.
S08 E04Jul 17, 2017
Creole Cuisine and the War of 1812 Jul 17, 2017 The Battle of New Orleans, which catapulted Andrew Jackson to fame, is spotlighted. Recipes include redfish courtboullion, brandied bananas with rum and cream cheese ice cream and more.
S08 E05Jul 24, 2017
300 Years of Service Jul 24, 2017 Philadelphia's Christ Church, which dates to 1695, is explored. Recipes include sauerbraten, spicy cabbage slaw and more.
S08 E06Jul 31, 2017
Bonaparte in St. Lucia Jul 31, 2017 Saint Lucia, the contested jewel between the English and the French and also the hotly debated birthplace of French Empress Josephine Bonaparte, is discussed. Upper-class French recipes include Navarin d'Agneau and more.
S08 E07Aug 7, 2017
Alexander Hamilton the Financier Aug 7, 2017 The story of Alexander Hamilton is explored. Dishes include fricassee of veal with turnips, soft shell crabs and a classic dessert.
S08 E08Aug 14, 2017
Cajon Cuisine of the Acadians Aug 14, 2017 A visit to Louisiana explores the Cajun culture and discovers the unique cuisine of the American South. Authentic Cajun recipes include rabbit and squirrel jambalaya; and turtle sauce piquante.
S08 E09Aug 21, 2017
Yorktown - The Last Battle Aug 21, 2017 The Battle of Yorktown, the final land battle of the American Revolution, is explored. Dishes include seafood stew; broad beans with pork and duck; and fried rabbit.
S08 E10Aug 28, 2017
The Mummers: Pistols, Parasols & Parades Aug 28, 2017 The Mummers, a unique part of Philadelphia's culture, are spotlighted. They're known for their vibrant costumes and New Year's Day parade. Recipes include Philadelphia pepperpot, braised bluefish, skillet cornbread and more.
S08 E11Sep 4, 2017
Coffee Past, Present & Future Sep 4, 2017 A visit to one of Philadelphia's longest running coffee producers. Java-inspired recipes include coffee-marinated tenderloin of beef, coffee-infused diver scallops, and coffee cake.
S08 E12Sep 11, 2017
The Queen of the Caribbean Sep 11, 2017 The tiny island of Nevis, known as the "Queen of the Caribbean" during the 18th century, is visited. Recipes include a plantation-style pig roast feast.
S08 E13Sep 18, 2017
Washington's Character, Charisma & Ambition Sep 18, 2017 The Season 8 finale compiles Chef Walter Staib's favorite segments spotlighting George Washington.