Founding Fathers’ Sunday Supper

Founding Fathers’ Sunday Supper

On Sunday, June 28th, Chef Walter Staib and Wawa Welcome America present Sunday Supper–a glimpse into what our Founding Fathers ate for the first celebration of Independence! Chef Staib will showcase two spectacular recipes from his Emmy-Award winning show A Taste of History. He breaks down the history of the recipes, giving fascinating insights into what life, and food, was like during the birth of our nation. You can cook along with the Chef as he makes roasted leg of venison–a dish that was actually served at the banquet celebrating Independence in 1777! He also makes a wonderful ale braised sausage, a classic recipe that can be easily adapted to cook on your home stove or barbecue. Let’s see what you’ve got!

Enter to Win an Autographed Cookbook Signed by Chef Walter Staib!

Let’s see what you got! We want to see your take of the Founding Fathers’ Sunday Supper with a 2020 twist. 10 lucky winners will receive A Taste of History Cookbook, the official companion cookbook to PBS’s thirteen-time Emmy Award-winning television series that explores the culinary beginnings of our nation.

How To Enter: 

Post a photo or video of your take of the Founding Fathers’ Sunday Supper Recipe made by Chef Walter Staib to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. You Must Tag #CelebratePhilly #July4thPhilly and ensure your social account is publicly listed in order to be entered into the drawing. Winners will be selected randomly and announced via social media on July 4th! 



Good Luck!
All qualified submissions will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.


Sunday's Recipe:

About Chef Walter Staib

Chef Walter Staib is a third-generation restaurateur with more than four decades of culinary experience, an author, Emmy Award winning TV host, James Beard-nominated chef and culinary historian. As founder and president of Concepts By Staib, Ltd. (est. 1989), a global restaurant management and hospitality consulting firm, Walter Staib has opened more than 650 restaurants worldwide. He is currently the driving force behind Philadelphia’s City Tavern, a faithful recreation of an original 18th century tavern and Concepts By Staib, Ltd.’s flagship operation.

Chef Staib has authored seven cookbooks, including his most recent, the A Taste of History Cookbook, a companion book to the series. Walter 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.” He is the host of A Taste of History, which received the 2012 James Beard Foundation nomination for Best TV Show On Location and has been awarded fifteen Emmy awards, including three for best host. The show is a vehicle for Staib to share 18th century cuisine with a growing audience.

About A Taste of History

In A Taste of History, Chef Walter Staib explores, educates, and brings America’s culinary heritage to life through the recreation of elegant and sumptuous dishes inspired by the founding fathers. The series is an Emmy Award-winning program, seen nationwide on PBS and Amazon Prime. Chef Staib cooks exotic and significant recipes of historic proportions: venison, pheasant, ostrich, and eel; fry fish, celery, calves feet, and oysters to name a few and also the traditional classics, with stuffed cabbage, mashed potatoes, turkey stew, beef brisket and more. Visit for more info and watch the series anytime on Prime Video. Don’t miss the debut of season 11 of A Taste of History July 4th at Noon on WHYY.

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About City Tavern Restaurant

The City Tavern has been rebuilt so that you may enjoy a “taste” of the past and share the atmosphere of gentility and food cheer enjoyed by our nation’s founders. Both the National Park Service and Chef Walter Staib, the tavern’s proprietor for the last 26 years, have made every effort to faithfully recreate the tavern as it operated during the American Revolution. It is our hope that, should John Adams return, he would still think of the tavern as “the most genteel tavern in America.

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