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.
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.
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.
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.