Best Host - Cultural or Historic Series

Congratulations to Chef Walter Staib for receiving his fourth Emmy Award!

Ash Lawn-Highland

Our latest journey brought us to the homestead of James Monroe, the fifth President of the United States!

James Madison's Montpelier

Learn about the feast Chef Staib created during our visit to Montpelier!

A Taste of History

Cooking in historic Pomona Hall!

Pomona Hall

Pomona Hall

Once the home of one of the region’s richest families, Pomona Hall was the centerpiece of a plantation in Camden, New Jersey. It began as a small wood-framed house in 1718 and eventually evolved into a luxurious mansion by 1788 when Marmaduke Cooper lived there. A large Quaker family, Marmaduke was the nephew of the original owner and one of the area’s most prosperous businessmen. The fully restored mansion touts a working hearth kitchen, herb garden and look into daily life in the Delaware Valley right after the Revolutionary War.
Each of the rooms are kept just as if the family was still living there. The dining room table, for instance, is set with china and dining accoutrements of the kind used by the Cooper family two centuries ago, including faux food and wine. The rooms give visitors the feel that the family might have just finished their meal and adjourned to another room of the grand residence.
A Taste of History filmed some of its first episodes at Pomona Hall, a large and fully appointed hearth kitchen that is also used for hearth cooking classes.
Another view from the kitchen
Pomona Hall
Ready to cook
The kitchen

Pomona Hall Image Gallery