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Explore the farms, restaurants, and ingredients that make Iowa food uniquely Iowan. Host Charity Nebbe takes viewers on a journey to discover flavorful Iowa ingredients. From apples to spinach to rhubarb and herbs, each episode features a single Iowa ingredient and treats viewers to a spectacular trip from the farm to the table. Explore where these delectable ingredients are grown in Iowa, learn more about some talented chefs who use local ingredients, and join Charity in the kitchen to savor some delicious recipes.


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    Charity Nebbe

    Charity Nebbe is the host of Iowa Public Television's Iowa Ingredient program. Charity grew up in... Read more

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Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Caramel Apple Sauce

posted on April 23, 2014

 Make the pumpkin bread. This can be done several days ahead of when you plan on making this dessert and even frozen ahead of time and thawed. If you don’t choose to make the pumpkin bread, any bread can be cut up and used as well. When... More »

Fresh Herb Deviled Eggs with Candied Bacon

posted on April 23, 2014

Ingredients ½ cup mayonnaise 2 Tbsp. half and half ½ tsp. mustard powder12 large organic eggs 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar 1 tsp. fresh parsley (finely chopped) 1 tsp. fresh chives (finely chopped) 1 tsp. fresh dill ¼ tsp. salt... More »

Eggs from Seven Pines Farm

posted on April 23, 2014

Melissa Freidhoff-Rodgers, Ross' Restaurant,...

posted on April 23, 2014

Visit Ross's Restaurant in Bettendorf. Not only does this 24-hour diner offer a range of dishes using Iowa grown food, but it also is the place to visit if you ever decide to run for president. More »

Cooking Eggs with Melissa Freidhoff-Rodgers

posted on April 23, 2014

Melissa Freidhoff Rodgers from Ross' Restaurant visits the studio kitchen and shares some creative ways to use eggs. Learn how to make a deviled eggs and a sinfully sweet bread pudding. More »

Iowa Flour

posted on April 23, 2014

Visit Early Morning Harvest outside of Panora, where one farmer is milling grain into Iowa flour. More »

Iowa Ingredient | Walnuts (#304)

posted on April 18, 2014

Full Program: Visit a neighborhood backyard in Iowa, and chances are pretty good that you’ll find walnut trees. On this Iowa Ingredient, join host Charity Nebbe to learn more about this local nut. We’ll visit an Iowa tree farmer who sells his walnuts all over... More »

Black Walnuts from Dell Lawrence, Sabula

posted on April 16, 2014

Visit a farm outside Sabula where Dell Lawrence, picks up, washes, dries, and cracks black walnuts...a lot of walnuts. More »

Chef Michael Bailey, Embassy Club West, Des Moines

posted on April 16, 2014

For more than 100 years, Des Moines Embassy Club members have used its downtown locations to entertain business associates, as well as visiting world leaders and celebrities. Visit some of the locations to see what sort of food Chef Michael Bailey... More »

Cooking Black Walnuts with Chef Michael Bailey

posted on April 16, 2014

Chef Michael Bailey from the Des Moines Embassy Club visits the studio location to serve up a savory walnut dish. More »

Le Mars Ice Cream Days

posted on April 16, 2014

Visit the Ice Cream Capital of the world. Every year, Le Mars hosts a festival on all things Ice Cream. More »

Walnut Soup

posted on April 16, 2014

Ingredients ½ stick (4 Tablespoons) butter ½ cup uncooked bacon, diced  1 stalk celery, diced 1 medium red onion, diced 1 ½ cups Black Walnuts or English Walnuts 5 cups chicken stock 1 pint heavy cream Bottle... More »

Walnut “Risotto” with Fall Mushrooms and Carrot...

posted on April 15, 2014

Ingredients 2 Tablespoons olive oil 1 small yellow onion, diced 1 pound black walnuts or English walnuts ¼ cup sweet vermouth 4 cups chicken or mushroom stock 1 pound meaty mushrooms (such as Chantrelle and Porcini) 2 cups carrots,... More »

Iowa Ingredient | Beets (#303)

posted on April 14, 2014

Full Program: These earthy vegetables come in unexpected colors with very distinct flavors. Beets are perhaps one of the most polarizing foods available. Everyone has their own opinion. On this Iowa Ingredient, join host Charity Nebbe to learn more about the... More »

Sautéed Beet Greens & Fresh Beet Salad

posted on April 9, 2014

Ingredients 1 bunch of whole beets with greens 2 Tablespoons olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced salt and pepper 1 lemon Optional choice of herbs to taste (mint, basil, thyme) ½ cup chopped tomato ¼ cup walnuts or... More »