Chef Walter Staib's television cooking program "A Taste of History" received two honors during the 28th Annual Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards at The Loews Philadelphia Hotel on Sept. 25. Staib and James Davey won respective awards for "On-Camera Talent--Program Host/Moderator" and "Director."

Chef Walter Staib in the kitchen at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello home, Charlottesville, Va.

In "A Taste of History," which is now airing its second season nationwide on PBS, chef Staib explores the lives of the nation's founders through the recipes they prepared and the dishes they served. For more information, visit