CAMDEN, NJ — Chef Walter Staib, the renowned host of the Emmy Award-winning "A Taste of History," will host a special screening of the cooking series at the Camden County Historical Society next month.
Pomona Hall, a 1726 brick mansion operated by the Historical Society, recently served as a production location of the PBS show, which explores America's culinary history with visits to notable sites across the country.
Staib will return to Camden on Sunday, Nov. 3 at 1:30 p.m. for a special event hosted by CCHS and Crossroads of the American Revolution, showing highlights of the series and the evolution of Colonial American cuisine.
Each episode dives into the origin of featured 18th-century recipes and ingredients to reveal the important historical contexts.
Born in Germany, the third-generation restaurateur Staib began his career in Europe and now boasts more than 40 years of culinary experience. Staib's work has earned him global recognition, including being named the 2016 inductee of the American Academy of Chefs Culinary Hall of Fame as Celebrated Chef and the first inductee into the Caribbean Culinary Hall of Fame.
He was also appointed the First Culinary Ambassador to the City of Philadelphia and was named the Culinary Ambassador to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Staib was awarded the Seven Stars and Stripes Award for Excellence in Hospitality and the National Restaurant Association Keystone Humanitarian Award for Pennsylvania. He is an inductee into the American Academy of Chefs Culinary Hall of Fame as Celebrated Chef.
The $30 admission for the event includes the show viewing and talk, along with a DVD and samples from "A Taste of History" pastry chef Diana Wolkow, who serves as executive chef at the Staib-owned City Tavern Restaurant in Philadelphia. Signed copies of Staib's "A Taste of History Cookbook" will also be available for purchase. Tickets are available at the event website.