David Rittenhouse's Orrery
David Rittenhouse taught himself Newton's Laws by the age of 13. Soon after, he became an expert clockmaker, and a Professor of Astronomy. He created an orrery, an elaborate machine to track the movements of the sun, moon and stars. See Rittenhouse's orrery, and learn about his life as Chef Staib prepares a Crown Roast of Pork with Madeira Sauce along with Sweet Potatoes and Apples in his honor.
A Taste Of History Season 2
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- Ch 410A Taste Of History Season 1Philadelphia's docks were very busy in the 18th century, receiving ships from as far away as Portugal, laden with precious cargo, Madeira wine. George Washington and the rest of the country was in love with this new wine, which was all the rage in America. Chef Staib prepares Chicken Madeira using this wine along with Spätzle and Chestnut Fritters.A Taste Of History Season 1The foundation of the President's Residence in Philadelphia, has recently been excavated, showing where the slave quarters were in the original White House. The Washingtons relied upon and highly regarded their slave chef, Hercules, who was known to many as the best chef in the country. In this episode, Chef Staib prepares a Hercules signature dish Veal Olives with a White Bean and Shallot Purée.