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“A Taste of History” Visits Old Fort Niagara

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This article originally appeared in an Old Fort Niagara Press Release.

The Emmy Award-winning television series, A Taste of History, wrapped up three days of filming at Old Fort Niagara in Youngstown, NY. The series recreates culinary heritage by cooking spectacular historic recipes at original locations across the globe. Production venues have included such famous historic houses as Mount Vernon and Monticello.

The show is one-part cooking, one-part history with a dash of humor and a whole lot of personality and appeals to cooks, history lovers, travelers, and anyone who loves watching an adventure. Now in its 12th season, the show broadcasts on PBS stations, and streams on Amazon Prime, and the Hungry Channel on Apple TV and Roku devices.          

Chef Walter Staib is the show’s host. Staib is a third-generation restaurateur with over 50 years of experience. In 1989, he founded Concepts by Staib, Ltd. which is a globally operating restaurant management and hospitality-consulting firm. Staib has been instrumental in opening more than 650 restaurants worldwide and served as proprietor of the City Tavern in Philadelphia for over 26 years. In addition to his seven cookbooks, Staib has made numerous appearances on local and national cooking shows, such as 60 Minutes, the Today show, and the Food Network’s “Best Thing I Ever Ate” and “Iron Chef.” 

While at Old Fort Niagara, Chef Staib and Old Fort Niagara’s interpretive specialist Hanae Weber prepared several period dishes in the Boulangerie of the 1726 French Castle. The episode is expected to air in the spring of 2022. 

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